Player of the Week: Melik Ward

TARBORO, N.C. (WITN) - Tarboro football's standout senior defensive and offensive lineman Melik Ward is our newest WITN Pepsi Player of the Week!

"He's just the perfect example of what I like Tarboro football players to be," Tarboro head football coach Jeff Craddock said.

Ward is a four-year starter on the Vikings' varsity football team.

"I appreciate the team and the coaches because without them I don't really think I'd be the same," Ward said.

Ward and the No. 1 Vikings (13-0, 6-0) host No. 3 John A. Holmes (12-1, 5-0) in the Eastern Regional final of the 2018 1AA Football Championships Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.