Northwood can't slow Eastern Alamance running back Malcolm Summers in loss
This is a look at Friday, Nov. 15th's eight state playoff football games encompassing nine area football programs. Game-by-game breakdowns include playoff classification, East Region seeding and overall records.
4-AA — No. 10 South View (8-3) at No. 7 Riverside (8-3), 7 p.m.
4-A — No. 12 Clayton (7-4) at No. 5 Hillside (8-2), 7 p.m.
4-A — No. 10 Northern (3-8) at No. 7 Wilmington New Hanover (8-3), 7 p.m.
3-AA — No. 15 Chapel Hill (4-7) at No. 2 Southern (9-2), 7 p.m.
3-AA — No. 11 Rocky Mount (8-3) at No. 6 Orange (10-1), 7 p.m.
3-A — No. 10 Northwood (8-3) at No. 7 Mebane Eastern Alamance (8-3), 7 p.m.
2-AA — No. 13 Hertford County (6-5) at No. 4 South Granville (9-2), 7 p.m.
1-AA — No. 5 Granville Central (7-4) at No. 4 Princeton (8-3), 7 p.m.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association on Saturday released the seedings and matchups for Friday's opening round of the state football playoffs in eight classifications and nine area teams made the field.
Cardinal Gibbons scored the last 34 points of the game to beat Northwood 55-21 in a battle for third place in 3A Conference 11 on Friday night.
Orange and Southern meet in the area game of the year Friday, Nov. 8, the first meeting of the Big Eight 3-A Conference co-leaders as fellow 3-A members. But while Friday's regular-season finale will decide the Big Eight title, it might not be the last time the two face off this season. Two of the top 3-A programs in the state, they could very well face each other again in the playoffs. Both teams have already locked up playoff berths. A look at all 10 high school games involving area teams on Friday's schedule. Note: Northern-Riverside tonight is at Riverside.