GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The regular season of the high school wrapped up on Friday. Now, it’s on to the state playoffs.
Croatan’s 44-29 win over East Carteret in Coastal 8 1-A/2-A play earned the team its first outright conference championship in football in school history. It also puts the Cougars in good position for the 2-A state playoffs. Pairings will be announced late Saturday as several games with playoff implication still need to be played Saturday.
Teams have until 1 p.m. to get those games started. At least two games in Eastern North Carolina will be played Saturday morning.
White Oak won’t make the state playoffs but the team got its first outright win Friday since 2018. The Vikings beat Northside-Jacksonville, 14-6.
Richlands at Southwest Onslow, canceled, COVID-19
First Flight at Currituck, ppd. weather
White Oak 14, Northside-Jacksonville 6
Princeton 58, Rosewood 27
East Duplin 52, Hertford County 9
Dixon 41, Trask 8
West Carteret 52, Swansboro 20
Pender County 24, North Edgecombe 0
West Craven 29, Greene Central 6
Croatan 44, East Carteret 29
Mattamuskeet 24, Hickory 21
Rocky Mount 41, Northern Nash 22
Ayden-Grifton 21, North Lenoir 15
Clinton 36, Wallace-Rose Hill 27
Eastern Wayne 26, C.B. Aycock 24
Nash Central 47, North Johnston 27
First Flight at Currituck 50, First Flight 16
Camden County 47, Gates County 14
Havelock, Edenton, Tarboro win league titles; Washington wins in OT in wild one with Kinston
The high school football season has been nothing short of crazy this season. What’s another week of madness.
Havelock, Tarboro and Edenton picked up league titles on Thursday. Washington also took home a conference crown in a wild game against a Kinston team that had not allowed a point all season.
The Pam Pack won that one in overtime, 50-49.
D.H. Conley also looked really good in beating Pitt County rival South Central. The Vikings were playing in their second game in four days. They must now sit and see how the state pairings play out on Saturday, which is when the NC High School Athletic Association releases them.
But first, there’s Friday night.
Many teams moved their regular-season finale from Friday to Thursday. One of the reasons for the move is due to the anticipated wet weather that’s been predicted on Friday. Also, teams are moving to Thursday with the hope of getting the season done in time for Saturday’s state playoff pairings.
Two schools won’t play on Thursday or Friday. JDNews.com reported Southwest Onslow’s home game with Richlands has been canceled due to COVID-19. No word on how this might impact the postseason for both teams.
Here’s what we know now with another week of schedule changes, moves and cancellations upon us. If you know of a schedule change, let us know (Jason O. Boyd, firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can tweet us at Touchdown Friday.
D.H. Conley 51, South Central 6
SouthWest Edgecombe 33, Beddingfield 30
Fike 31, Hunt 28
Havelock 41, Jacksonville 14
Hobbton 53, North Duplin 13
Southern Nash 52, Franklinton 28
Bear Grass Charter 38, Riverside 26
Northside-Pinetown 44, Southside 14
Washington 50, Kinston 49, OT
Edenton Holmes 41, Perquimans 12
Tarboro 50, Pamlico County 14
Midway 42, James Kenan 30
North Pitt 36, Farmville Central 0
Union at Lakewood, no score