A look at Monday's area high school sports
Girls' state tennis playoffs start today with East Chapel Hill as the only PAC-6 program hosting a match in the opening round.
Riverside won its fourth straight game Friday, a resounding 42-10 blowout win over PAC-6 4-A foe East Chapel Hill. The win for the Pirates (5-2, 1-0 PAC-6) sets up a date with preseason favorite Hillside (4-2, 1-0 PAC-6) Friday night.
The long non-conference season for PAC-6 4-A football teams comes to an end tonight — and it couldn’t have come at a more auspicious time for a mostly-struggling half dozen, all coming off bye weeks. In other games tonight, Big Eight 3-A Conference powers Southern and Cardinal Gibbons meet in Raleigh with a share of first place on the line. Other Big Eight matchups include Northern Vance at Chapel Hill, Cedar Ridge at co-leader Orange and Oxford Webb at Northwood.
Volleyball, cross country, boys' soccer and girls' tennis ...
East Chapel Hill, Granville Central and Kestrel Heights lose road games; Southern wins big at Northern Vance; South Granville blasts Burlington Cummings
Perfection is on the line tonight as 4-0 Orange travels to Pittsboro to meet 4-0 Northwood in the Big Eight 3-A Conference showdown of the season. Orange is ranked No. 8 in the state among 3-A programs and Northwood No. 25 by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association. ...The game is one of 13 games involving area teams on tap tonight. Only three others — Greensboro Dudley at Northern, Chapel Hill at Oxford Webb and Bartlett-Yancey at Roxboro Person — will be played in the area, the rest are on the road.
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“I was hoping it would never end,” Chapel Hill running back Darius Allen said Friday night after scoring all four of the Tigers touchdowns and rambling for 168 yards. East Chapel Hill was wondering if it was ever going to end, suffering a 26-7 loss with a dismal performance on both sides of the ball, then watching in envy as the Tigers swarmed at their 20-yard line, hoisting aloft the trophy that annually goes to the winning team’s school in the enthusiastic cross-town rivalry.
Scores are updated throughout the night.
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“Intense” is the word Northern High coach R.J. Wilson uses to describe the Knights’ football rivalry with crosstown rival Southern which will be renewed at 7 Friday night at Durham County Memorial Stadium. Southern alum and coach, Adrian Jones, says the Northern rivalry is more special to him than his players — “Hillside came in and took over the rivalry for the players,” Jones said. “But the game means a lot to me and I talk to my players about it a lot.” The rivalry has involved emotional investment with little return for the Knights of late. Northern has lost 10 straight in the series, winning its last game in 2002, according to Jones. ... Game-by-game breakdowns of all of Friday night's area football games.