Week 2 of state high school football playoffs: John Paul II falls in state final; Rose, Jacksonville, Washington, Southside move to third round

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Survive and advance.

That was the case for nine high school football teams in the WNCT coverage area. They each advanced with victories on Thursday and Friday in the second round of the state high school playoffs.

When Friday rolls around again, Tarboro (Class 1-A), Northside (1-A), Northeastern (2-A) and East Duplin (2-A) will be home while Southside (1-A), Washington (2-A), Wallace-Rose Hill (2-A), Jacksonville (3-A) and J.H. Rose (3-A) will be on the road.

The most intriguing matchup will involve Wallace-Rose Hill at East Duplin. It will be a rematch of their East Central Conference 2-A regular-season title game, which East Duplin won 24-21. East Duplin (11-1) has won 10 straight.

Southside (11-1) will travel to Beaufort County rival Northside for a rematch of their Anchor Bowl game, which Northside won 26-6. The Coastal Plains 1-A/2-A regular-season champion Panthers (10-1) have only lost to Wallace-Rose Hill this season while Southside’s only loss was to Northside.

Washington (10-2) has now won eight straight after beating Cummings on the road. They travel to unbeaten Northeastern (11-0) next Friday.

J.H. Rose (8-4) will square off against another Fayetteville team next Friday, this time on the road at 71st. Rose beat Terry Sanford in their second-round game.

In the NCISAA Class 1-A state title game, host John Paul II Catholic fell 72-48 to Cary Christian. JPC II beat Cary Christian in a regular-season game earlier in the year. It’s the second straight year JPC II has made it to the state title game and lost.

Second Round
Class 1-A

No. 1 Tarboro 48, No. 16 Southeast Halifax 7
No. 8 Perquimans 38, No. 16 Riverside 26
No. 5 Rosewood 36, No. 12 North Edgecombe 8
No. 4 Northampton County 28, No. 20 Warren County 0
No. 3 North Moore 30, No. 14 Gates County 8
No. 6 Pender County 54, No. 11 West Columbus 6
No. 7 Southside 50, No. 10 Kipp Pride 0
No. 2 Northside-Pinetown 69, No. 15 Hobbton 20

Class 2-A
No. 1 Princeton 41, No. 17 Kinston 31
No. 8 Nash Central 13, No. 9 South Granville 6
No. 5 St. Pauls 44, No. 12 Roanoke Rapids 36, OT
No. 4 Whiteville 56, No. 13 James Kenan 0
No. 3 Northeastern 50, No. 14 John A. Holmes 0
No. 11 Washington 48, No. 6 Cummings 40
No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill 56, No. 7 West Craven 21
No. 2 East Duplin 39, No. 15 Clinton 22

Class 3-A
No. 1 Eastern Alamance 21, No. 16 Havelock 6
No. 6 Westover 40, No. 9 North Brunswick 21
No. 5 Lee County 42, No. 12 Southern Nash 25
No. 13 Jacksonville 21, No. 4 Hunt 20
No. 3 71st 29, No. 19 Williams 28
No. 6 J.H. Rose 34, No. 22 Terry Sanford 28
No. 23 Scotland County 41, No. 7 West Carteret 21
No. 2 Northern Nash 39, No. 15 Smithfield Selma 21

Class 4-A
No. 12 Millbrook 14, No. 5 Hillside 8
No. 20 Rolesville 69, No. 4 New Bern 49

NCISAA Class 1-A state final
Cary Christian 72, John Paul II Catholic 48


Third Round
Class 1-A

No. 8 Perquimans at No. 1 Tarboro
No. 5 Rosewood at No. 4 Northampton County
No. 6 Pender County at No. 3 North Moore
No. 7 Southside at No. 2 Northside

Class 2-A
No. 8 Nash Central at No. 1 Princeton
No. 5 St. Pauls at No. 4 Whiteville
No. 11 Washington at No. 3 Northeastern
No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill at No. 2 East Duplin

Class 3-A
No. 8 Westover at No. 1 Eastern Alamance
No. 13 Jacksonville at No. 5 Lee County
No. 6 J.H. Rose at No. 3 71st
No. 23 Scotland County vs. No. 2 Northern Nash

Class 4-A
No. 20 Rolesvilleat No. 12 Millbrook


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — With the threat of rain coming, several local high school football teams rolled the dice and got their games in Thursday night. Now we’ll see what happens on Friday.

Northside, Tarboro, Northeastern and Perquimans each advanced in their games Thursday night. Those winning teams combined for 205 points, led by Northside’s 69-20 win over Hobbton.

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

Check out the schedule and scores below. Schools have the option to play their games at 7 or 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Games can also be moved to Thursday due to the rain chances. Games slated for 7:30 p.m. will be indicated below.

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