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Carlester Crumpler. Car-les-ter. Crump-ler. The alliterative rhythm of the name lends to the overall legend of its owner, who now in his late 60s possesses the same athletic grace he did some … more
In the end, it was just like head coach Henry Trevathan said it would for his Fike High Cyclones football team in 1969. The veteran coach proclaimed that each week of the postseason would get … more
Wedged among the layers that make up the remarkable tale of Fike High School’s three straight state 4-A championships in football in the late 1960s were a couple of strategic decisions that may … more
When Henry Trevathan implemented the 4-4-3 defense for his Fike High varsity team in 1965, he was on the cutting edge of high school football. In his third season at Fike in 1966, Trevathan turned to … more
In their 1969 season farewell to Cyclone Country Stadium, the Fike High Cyclones polished off Greensboro Smith 35-14 and earned a third straight trip to the North Carolina High School Athletic … more
Even with state 4-A championships from the previous two seasons and nine victories in the 1969 regular season to their credit, the Fike High Cyclones had to fight for their lives against E.E. Smith … more
Fike High head football coach Henry Trevathan made sure to point out late in the 1969 season that the games kept getting harder and harder each week. But Trevathan’s Cyclones were getting … more
In the eighth game of the 1969 varsity football season, Fike High was finally tested for the for the first time by a stubborn Goldsboro squad on Halloween night. The Cyclones resorted to its two … more
The Fike High Cyclones weren’t really ever in danger of losing the seventh game of the 1969 varsity football season but the host Hillside Hornets made the soon-to-be three-time state 4-A … more
He wasn’t the homecoming king but Fike High senior Carlester Crumpler ruled over the Cyclones homecoming and the visiting New Bern Bears in game 6 of Fike’s 1969 championship … more
While the Fike High football program’s state championship run of the late 1960s had many components, the unmistakable face of the Cyclone dynasty was Henry Trevathan. Now the legendary … more
Just three years earlier, it would have been unthinkable for Fike High to hand Raleigh Broughton a 33-0 defeat in varsity football but by the fifth game of the 1969, it was almost expected of the … more
It was no surprise that Kinston’s Grainger High gave the Fike Cyclones the toughest test they would have through the first four games of their 1969 state championship varsity football season. … more
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