State high school football playoffs: J.H. Rose, Jacksonville, Tarboro, Wallace-Rose Hill advance to East Regional final

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — We know three things about next Friday’s Eastern Regional finals of the state high school football playoffs.

Tarboro is home. Wallace-Rose Hill is still alive and the Big Carolina Conference will represent for the first time in the Class 3-A state final as J.H. Rose and Jacksonville each won their respective playoff games.

Next Friday will certainly be interesting as Tarboro, the defending Class 1-AA state champs, will host red-hot Pender County. The Patriots knocked off defending Class 1-A East champion Northside on Friday.

In 2-A play, Wallace-Rose Hill continued its incredible season by knocking off Northeastern on the road. The win comes a week after the Bulldogs beat Duplin County rival East Duplin.

In 3-A play, Jacksonville and J.H. Rose will square off for the East Regional title. The Big Carolina Conference foes squared off on Sept. 28 with Rose winning 28-21.

Fourth Round
Class 1-A

No. 1 Tarboro 27, Northampton County 8
No. 6 Pender County 34, No. 2 Northside 28

Next Friday: East Regional final
No. 6 Pender County at No. 1 Tarboro

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Class 2-A
No. 1 Princeton 45, No. 5 St. Pauls 28
No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill 57, No. 3 Northeastern 22

Next Friday: East Regional final
No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill at No. 1 Princeton

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Class 3-A
No. 13 Jacksonville 27, No. 1 Eastern Alamance 21
No. 6 J.H. Rose 49, No. 23 Scotland County 28

Next Friday: East Regional final
No. 13 Jacksonville at No. 6 J.H. Rose

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