State football playoffs, first round: Rose, West Craven, Washington, Kinston among teams to advance

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The first round of the state high school playoffs began this week with 30 teams in the WNCT coverage area eligible to win a state title.

After the dust settled, 15 of those teams advanced to the second round. One of those teams that did not advance was Lejeune, which had to forfeit its game with Pender County due to COVID-19.

Kinston won a wild one, beating Eastern Wayne 27-21. The Vikings intercepted a pass on the last play of the game and returned it for a touchdown to win it.

In the independent schools state playoffs, John Paul II Catholic will host the NCISAA 1-A state finals for the second year in a row. John Paul beat Rocky Mount Academy while Cary Christian beat Parrott Academy.

Below are all the area scores from Friday along with the second-round pairings. Be sure to tune in to “Touchdown Friday” at 11:05 for scores, highlights and more.

Friday’s games
1-A

No. 1 Tarboro bye
No. 8 Perquimans 51, No. 25 Northwest Halifax 8
No. 9 Riverside 48, No. 24 Chatham Central 0
No. 20 Warren County 32, No. 13 Pamlico County 22
No. 14 Gates County 34, No. 19 North Duplin 8
No. 6 Pender County won by forfeit over No. 27 Lejeune
No. 11 West Columbus 43, No. 22 Bertie County 0
No. 7 Southside 48, No. 26 South Creek 0
No. 10 KIPP Pride 42, No. 23 Jones Senior 22
No. 2 Northside bye

2-A
No. 17 Kinston 27, No. 16 Eastern Wayne 21
No. 8 Nash Central 29, No. 25 Southwest Onslow 28
No. 13 James Kenan 41, No. 20 East Bladen 34
No. 4 Whiteville 56, No. 39 Camden County 0
No. 3 Northeastern 52, No. 30 East Carteret 8
No. 14 John A. Holmes 28, No. 19 North Pitt 22
No. 6 Cummings 36, No. 27 Greene Central 28
No. 11 Washington 63, No. 22 South Columbus 36
No. 7 West Craven 54, No. 26 North Lenoir 6
No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill 71, No. 23 SouthWest Edgecombe 36
No. 2 East Duplin 63, No. 31 West Bladen 0

3-A
No. 16 Havelock 33, No. 17 Rocky Mount 28
No. 12 Southern Nash 49, No. 21 White Oak 9
No. 13 Jacksonville 22, No. 20 Western Alamance 8
No. 6 J.H. Rose 45, No. 27 Croatan 24
No. 22 Terry Sanford 64, No. 11 Currituck County 40
No. 7 West Carteret 24, No. 26 Cape Fear 7

4-A
No. 5 Hillside 45, No. 28 D.H. Conley 38
No. 4 New Bern 56, No. 29 Wakefield 49

NCISAA Class 1-A state semifinals
John Paul II Catholic 56, Rocky Mount Academy 32
Cary Christian 64, Arendell Parrott Academy 22
NCISAA Class 1-A state final (next Friday)
Cary Christian at John Paul II Catholic

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Second Round
1-A

No. 16 Southeast Halifax at No. 1 Tarboro
No. 9 Riverside at No. 8 Perquimans
No. 12 North Edgecombe at No. 5 Rosewood
No. 20 Warren County at No. 4 Northampton County
No. 14 Gates County at No. 3 North Moore
No. 11 West Columbus at No. 6 Pender County
No. 10 KIPP Pride at No. 7 Southside
No. 15 Hobbton at No. 2 Northside-Pinetown

2-A
No. 17 Kinston at No. 1 Princeton
No. 8 Nash Central vs. No. 9 South Granville
No. 12 Roanoke Rapids at No. 5 St. Pauls
No. 13 James Kenan at No. 4 Whiteville
No. 14 John A. Holmes at No. 3 Northeastern
No. 11 Washington at No. 6 Cummings
No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill at No. 7 West Craven
No. 15 Clinton at No. 2 East Duplin

Class 3-A
No. 16 Havelock at No. 1 Eastern Alamance
No. 9 North Brunswick at No. 6 Westover
No. 12 Southern Nash at No. 5 Lee County
No. 13 Jacksonville at No. 4 Hunt
No. 19 Williams at No. 3 71st
No. 22 Terry Sanford at No. 6 J.H. Rose
No. 23 Scotland County at No. 7 West Carteret
No. 15 Smithfield-Selma at No. 2 Northern Nash

Class 4-A
No. 12 Millbrook at No. 5 Hillside
No. 20 Wake Forest-Rolesville at No. 4 New Bern

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