GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — There’s a number of high school football teams in Eastern North Carolina that will have a lot to be thankful for during the week of Thanksgiving.

Tarboro, Northside, Northeastern, Wallace-Rose Hill, Jacksonville and J.H. Rose each advanced to the Eastern Regional semifinals in their respective classifications with victories on Friday. That means there will still be lots of high school football in ENC next Friday.

Tarboro, the top seed in the East in Class 1-A, pitched a shutout against Perquimans. No. 2 Northside held on for its second victory of the season against Southside.

In 2-A, Wallace-Rose Hill will go to Northeastern after both teams won on Friday. The Bulldogs avenged their loss to East Duplin from earlier in the season and will now try to match offensive firepower with Northeastern, who won in a shootout with Washington.

In Class 3-A, J.H. Rose and Jacksonville proved again how tough the Big Carolina Conference is as both teams won on the road to set up fourth-round games on Friday. Jacksonville will be on the road while Rose will be at home.

Third Round
Class 1-A

No. 1 Tarboro 42, No. 8 Perquimans 0
No. 4 Northampton County 34, No. 5 Rosewood 16
No. 6 Pender County 50, No. 3 North Moore 12
No. 2 Northside 14, No. 7 Southside 7

Class 2-A
No. 1 Princeton 63, No. 8 Nash Central 12
No. 5 St. Pauls 38, No. 4 Whiteville 36
No. 3 Northeastern 57, No. 11 Washington 47
No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill 21, No. 2 East Duplin 17

Class 3-A
No. 1 Eastern Alamance 43, No. 8 Westover 12
No. 13 Jacksonville 25, No. 5 Lee County 22, OT
No. 6 J.H. Rose 20, No. 3 71st 14
No. 23 Scotland County 29, No. 2 Northern Nash 26


Fourth Round
Class 1-A

No. 4 Northampton County at No. 1 Tarboro
No. 6 Pender County at No. 2 Northside

Class 2-A
No. 5 St. Pauls at No. 1 Princeton
No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill at No. 3 Northeastern

Class 3-A
No. 13 Jacksonville at No. 1 Eastern Alamance
No. 23 Scotland County at No. 6 J.H. Rose


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Jacksonville is in the third round of the state high school football playoffs after winning on the road at Hunt last Friday. The team hopes to pull off another road win this Friday.

Jacksonville (9-2) will face Lee County (9-3) with hopes of winning to advance to the Class 3-A East semifinals.

One of the other third-round state high school football playoff games slated for Friday involves two Beaufort County rivals.

Northside (10-1) will host Southside (11-1) on Friday at 7. The two teams are part of eight teams in the WNCT coverage still alive. The Panthers beat Southside in the Anchor Bowl back on Oct. 11, 26-6.

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