Nash County will be buzzing with prep football by this weekend.
While Rocky Mount and Nash Central will open their football preseasons in the same event, so will Northern Nash and Southern Nash, but a day earlier.
The two will be playing Friday in the annual North Johnston High School Football Jamboree in Kenly.
Along with the Knights and the Firebirds, the field will include host North Johnston, South Johnston, new Corinth-Holders' JV squad, Wilson Beddingfield, North Duplin, Dixon, Rosewood, Spring Creek and Louisburg.
It's at Louisburg where former longtime Rocky Mount assistant coach Chris Lee will begin his second season as head coach.
Play is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the teams using a round-robin format.
Southern Nash will kick off its regular season campaign with a visit to Franklinton on Friday, Aug. 20. Northern Nash will open on the same day against Wilson Beddingfield on the road.
Speaking of Franklinton High, that's the destination of former Rocky Mount assistant coach Will Harrell. Harrell, who spent one season with the Gryphons, will join his father, Red Rams' head coach Clark Harrell, on the staff and will be coaching the defense.