Charlotte Catholic took the 3A Championship in come-from-behind fashion, edging a tough-nosed Jacksonville team 17-14 to win the school's sixth state championship and second straight. What started as an offensive feeling game, turned into the expected defensive battle with Catholic scoring the only second half points, a touchdown with just under five minutes to play, that put the Cougars in front for good by the final margin.
The Reidsville Rams stormed from down 14 much of the game to stun Northeastern with a 31-28 win as Zach Baber hit a 24-yard field goal to give Reidsville its first and only lead with just four seconds remaining in the game.
Havelock's run as the number one team in the Touchdown Friday Top 9 continues this week and will conclude with the Rams being named the 2018 Touchdown Friday champions next week. Wilson Hunt's forfeiture to Havelock gives the Rams a perfect regular season.