Vance County Vipers Head Football Coach Aaron Elliot summed up the school’s loss to Terry Sanford in the first round of the state high school playoffs with three words “Too many mistakes,” he said on Thursday’s SportsTalk. The 34-27 loss followed an undefeated regular season for Vance County. “We knew they were a good team. Certainly not a 26th ranked team,” Elliott commented. After the loss Elliott gave his team one week off but now they are back to work preparing for next season. The Vipers have already headed back to the weight room.
The Vipers will lose 10 seniors from this year’s team when the hit the gridiron late next August but Elliott sees a bright future for the Vipers. “Our team will work personnel. We will put kids in the right place to be successful,” Elliott said. He says he expects the conference to improve next year. Louisburg went to the second round of the playoff, J.F. Webb had their best season in years and there’s always Southern Durham to contend with.
While naturally disappointed that the Vipers lost he continues to look favorably on this past season and should have another great year in 2024.