When Marcus Marshall decided he would transfer after two seasons at Georgia Tech, the Millbrook High graduate was determined to get it right this time. While both of his parents attended James Madison, where his father Warren had a stellar Hall of Fame career as a running back for the Dukes, the school in the scenic Shenandoah Valley was not a slam dunk for the Raleigh running back.
The loyal fans of Tarboro – population 11,415 – rely heavily on the high school football team being successful. The residents hadn’t grown restless, but six years without a title, by their standards, was way too long. But, throughout it all, the community still loved their Vikings.