Photo: Rolesville High takes the field earlier this year.
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By TOM SHANAHAN
Wake Forest-Rolesville High School opened in 1941. For the next seven decades, one campus sufficiently served two communities.
But those were simpler times.
By the 21st century, the Triangle’s rapid and sprawling growth required splitting into separate, 2,000-plus student campuses. The hyphen was dropped to open Rolesville High in 2013. The original campus took a shorter name, Wake Forest High.
A rivalry was born.
The football games at first were one-sided, but the showdowns have matured into rematches in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A playoffs. This week marks the third time in four years they’ve met in the regular season and a few weeks later in the playoffs.
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