- Gryphon junior offensive lineman Whit Barnes
Rocky Mount's football team will have just one chance for an official scrimmage this coming season.
The Gryphons will attend the second Friday Night Pigskin Preview on Friday, Aug. 10 at Wake Forest-Rolesville High's Trentini Stadium. Rocky Mount played in the event last season as well.
RMHS will play in the 6 p.m. rotation against Durham Jordan, Broughton and East Wake. The other rotations are: 4 p.m.: Bunn, Green Hope, Louisburg and Millbrook; and at 8 p.m.: Clayton, Wake Forest-Rolesville, Garner and Northern Durham.
With the help of a solid offensive line, led by junior Whit Barnes, RMHS hopes to top the record 5,509 total yards it set in 2006.