Preliminary brackets released by NCHSAA

Posted by Andy Durham on November 8, 2008 at 6:48 pm under High School | 14 Comments to Read

FIRST ROUND NOVEMBER 14

CLASS 4-AA EAST
(10) West Johnston (7-3) at (7) Garner (7-3)
(15) Southern Pines Pinecrest (6-4) at (2) Wilmington Hoggard (9-1)
(11) Raleigh Wakefield (7-3) at (6) Apex (8-2)
(14) Raleigh Enloe (6-4) at (3) Hope Mills South View (7-3)
(9) Raleigh Millbrook (8-2) at (8) Richmond Senior (7-2-1)
(16) Raleigh Sanderson (5-5) at (1) Fayetteville Jack Britt (9-1)
(12) Durham Jordan (7-3) at (5) Lumberton (8-2)
(13) Raleigh Broughton (6-4) at (4) Raleigh Leesville Road (8-2)

CLASS 4-AA WEST
(10) Northwest Guilford (6-4) at (7) East Mecklenburg (8-2)
(15) West Mecklenburg (5-5) at (2) East Forsyth (10-0)
(11) Davie (7-3) at (6) Huntersville Hopewell (7-3)
(14) Charlotte Ardrey Kell (5-5) at (3) West Charlotte (8-2)
(9) Charlotte Z.B. Vance (6-4) at (8) West Forsyth (8-2)
(16) Charlotte Myers Park (5-5) at (1) Charlotte Independence (10-0)
(12) Charlotte Providence (6-4) at (5) Matthews David Butler (9-1)
(13) North Mecklenburg (6-4) at (4) Charlotte Garinger (4-6)

CLASS 4-A EAST
(10) Smithfield-Selma (6-4) at (7) Durham Hillside (9-0-1)
(15) Raleigh Athens Drive (4-6) at (2) Wake Forest-Rolesville (9-1)
(11) New Bern (6-3-1) at (6) Wilmington New Hanover (6-4)
(14) Fayetteville Cape Fear (5-5) at (3) Southeast Raleigh (9-1)
(9) Fayetteville Douglas Byrd (8-2) at (8) Apex Middle Creek (4-6)
(16) Cary (4-6) at (1) Fuquay-Varina (10-0)
(12) Northern Durham (5-5) at (5) Greenville Rose (6-4)
(13) Fayetteville Pine Forest (5-5) at (4) Southern Durham (8-2)

CLASS 4-A WEST
(10) South Caldwell (5-5) at (7) Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds (6-4)
(15) North Davidson (5-5) at (2) Asheville A.C. Reynolds (9-1)
(11) South Mecklenburg (6-4) at (6) East Burke (7-3)
(14) Watauga (5-5) at (3) Boiling Springs Crest (7-3)
(9) Lumberton Purnell Swett (7-3) at (8) Fayetteville Seventy-First (9-1)
(16) Gastonia Ashbrook (4-6) at (1) Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (10-0)
(12) High Point Central (6-4) at (5) Greensboro Page (7-3)
(13) Fayetteville Westover (5-5) at (4) Chapel Hill (8-2)

CLASS 3-AA EAST
(10) Wilson Fike (8-2) at (7) Asheboro (8-2)
(15) Winterville South Central (5-5) at (2) Greensboro Dudley (10-0)
(11) Western Guilford (6-4) at (6) Erwin Triton (8-2)
(14) Southeast Guilford (7-3) at (3) Jamestown Ragsdale (10-0)
(9) Wilson Hunt (4-6) at (8) Northeast Guilford (5-5)
(16) Western Harnett (4-6) at (1) Harnett Central (10-0)
(12) Spring Lake Overhills (4-6) at (5) West Brunswick (6-4)
(13) Trinity (4-6) at (4) Northern Vance (6-4)

CLASS 3-AA WEST
(10) Sun Valley (7-3) at (7) Mooresville (8-2)
(15) Hickory (6-4) at (2) Kings Mountain (8-2)
(11) Asheville T.C. Roberson (6-4) at (6) Charlotte Olympic (8-2)
(14) Hickory St. Stephens (6-4) at (3) Anson (8-2)
(9) Winston-Salem Parkland (4-6) at (8) Asheville Clyde Erwin (6-4)
(16) Northwest Cabarrus (4-6) at (1) Charlotte Catholic (9-1)
(12) Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (6-4) at (5) Gastonia Forestview (8-2)
(13) Lake Norman (6-4) at (4) Kannapolis Brown (9-1)

CLASS 3-A EAST
(10) Havelock (8-2) at (7) Washington (7-3)
(15) Bertie (5-5) at (2) West Craven (10-0)
(11) South Granville (7-3) at (6) SouthWest Edgecombe (8-2)
(14) Nash Central (5-5) at (3) Kinston (9-1)
(9) Wilson Beddingfield (8-2) at (8) Oxford Webb (8-2)
(16) Jacksonville (2-8) at (1) Rocky Mount (10-0)
(12) Hope Mills Gray¹s Creek (5-5) at (5) Eastern Alamance (9-1)
(13) Eastern Wayne (5-5) at (4) Hertford (9-1)

CLASS 3-A WEST
(10) Western Alamance (8-2) at (7) High Point Andrews (7-3)
(15) South Rowan (5-5) at (2) Waynesville Tuscola (9-1)
(11) R-S Central (7-3) at (6) Asheville (7-3)
(14) Gastonia Hunter Huss (6-4) at (3) Winston-Salem Carver (9-1)
(9) Monroe Parkwood (7-3) at (8) Statesville (8-2)
(16) Franklin (5-5) at (1) Belmont South Point (10-0)
(12) North Buncombe (7-3) at (5) Newton Fred T. Foard (8-2)
(13West Iredell (6-4) at (4) West Rowan (9-1)

CLASS 2-AA EAST
(10) Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (6-4) at (7) Ledford (8-2)
(15) Richlands (5-5) at (2) Marshville Forest Hills (8-2)
(11) South Brunswick (8-2) at (6) East Duplin (8-2)
(14) Central Davidson (5-5) at (3) Orange (7-3)
(9) North Pitt (6-4) at (8) Southern Guilford (7-3)
(16) West Stanly (4-6) at (1) Reidsville (10-0)
(12) Mayodan McMichael (8-2) at (5) West Stokes (8-2)
(13) Eastern Guilford (7-3) at (4) Pittsboro Northwood (9-1)

CLASS 2-AA WEST
(10) Mount Pleasant (7-3) at (7) North Surry (4-6)
(15) South Iredell (4-6) at (2) East Henderson (10-0)
(11) Salisbury (6-4) at (6) Canton Pisgah (8-2)
(14) Forest City Chase (4-6) at (3) Lenoir Hibriten (9-1)
(9) North Lincoln (7-3) at (8) Lincolnton (8-2)
(16) East Rutherford (4-6) at (1) East Lincoln (10-0)
(12) Catawba Bandys (5-5) at (5) Ashe County (8-2)
(13) Black Mountain C.D. Owen (4-6) at (4) Shelby (8-2)

CLASS 2-A EAST
(10) North Brunswick (6-4) at (7) Southwest Onslow (8-2)
(15) Whiteville (4-6) at (2) Northside (Jacksonville) 10-0)
(11) Clinton (6-4) at (6) Northwest Halifax (8-2)
(14) Greene Central (4-6) at (3) Elizabeth City Northeastern (10-0)
(9) Kill Devil Hills First Flight (7-3) at (8) Franklinton (6-4)
(16) Pasquotank (4-6) at (1) Tarboro (10-0)
(12) Edenton Holmes (5-5) at (5) Goldsboro (8-1-1)
(13) Newport Croatan (4-6) at (4) Bunn (9-1)

CLASS 2-A WEST
(10) Monroe (8-2) at (7) Bessemer City (8-2)
(15) Burlington Cummings (4-6) at (2) Newton-Conover (9-1)
(11) Wilkes Central (6-4) at (6) West Bladen (6-4)
(14) Providence Grove (5-5) at (3) Burnsville Mountain Heritage (9-1)
(9) Brevard (6-4) at (8) Lexington (7-3)
(16) Graham (4-6) at (1) South Columbus (10-0)
(12) Red Springs (6-4) at (5) Boonville Starmount (8-2)
(13) Maiden (6-4) at (4) West Davidson (8-2)

CLASS 1-AA EAST
(10) Pamlico (6-4) at (7) Hampstead Topsail (9-1)
(15) Gates (2-8) at (2) East Bladen (10-0)
(11) Southeast Halifax (6-4) at (6) Pender (6-4)
(14) Rocky Point Heide Trask (3-7) at (3) Louisburg (10-0)
(9) North Johnston (5-5) at (8) Newton Grove Midway (9-1)
(16) Wallace-Rose Hill (2-8) at (1) Warsaw James Kenan (10-0)
(12) East Columbus (5-5) at (5) Ayden-Grifton (8-2)
(13) Dixon (4-6) at (4) Camden (9-1)

CLASS 1-AA WEST
(10) Polk County (7-3) at (7) East Surry (9-1)
(15) West Wilkes (2-8) at (2) Murphy (10-0)
(11) West Columbus (5-5) at (6) Siler City Jordan-Matthews (9-1)
(14) Avery (2-8) at (3) Hendersonville (10-0)
(9) Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (7-3) at (8) West Montgomery (7-3)
(16) East Wilkes (2-8) at (1) Thomasville (10-0)
(12) Swain County (5-5) at (5) Cherryville (4-6)
(13) South Stokes (3-7) at (4) Albemarle (10-0)

CLASS 1-A EAST
(10) Perquimans (6-4) at (7) Robersonville Roanoke (4-6)
(15) Rosewood (2-7) at (2) Creswell (8-1)
(11) Northampton-West (5-5) at (6) Cape Hatteras (4-5)
(14) Pinetown Northside (2-8) at (3) Williamston (6-4)
(9) Jamesville (4-5) at (8) Manteo (5-5)
(16) Lejeune (2-8) at (1) Jones (10-0)
(12) Northampton-East (4-6) at (5) Weldon (8-2)
(13) Mattamuskeet (3-6) at (4) Plymouth (8-2)

CLASS 1-A WEST
(10) Hayesville (5-5) at (7) Hobbton (7-3)
(15) South Davidson (3-7) at (2) Elkin (9-1)
(11) Alleghany (4-6) at (6) North Duplin (5-5)
(14) North Stokes (3-7) at (3) Robbinsville (9-1)
(9) Rose Hill Union (6-4) at (8) South Stanly (7-3)
(16) Chatham Central (2-8) at (1) Mount Airy (10-0)
(12) Princeton (4-6) at (5) Lakewood (6-4)
(13) Rosman (3-7) at (4) Cherokee (8-2)


  • Damon said,

    You have got to be kidding me……this can’t hold up. I looked forward to seeing this rematch, but there’s no way this should be a 1st Round Game. I’m sure Ragsdale will be ready to play Friday night, but they can’t be happy. How in the world did Southeast get a 14 seed? Talk about disrespect for both teams! Northeast Guilford and Western Guilford received higher seeds than SE….WOW. I’m no mathematician, but I do have a degree in Physics; and this is making no sense.

    That being said…..I’m going to get my popcorn ready right now. I think I’ll go with the Kettle Corn from Orveille Redenbacher (did I murder the spelling?)

  • Joe said,

    Damon, beleive it or not, but those brackets are correct. SE Guilford got 14 seed because they got a at-large bid.

    1-2-3) Dudley (10-0)
    1-2-3) Harnett Central (10-0)
    1-2-3) Ragsdale (10-0)
    #1 seed in conf. with 10-0 records
    4-5) West Brunswick (6-4)
    4-5) Northern Vance (6-4)
    #1 seed in conf. with 6-4 records
    6-7) Asheboro (8-2)
    6-7) Triton (8-2)
    #2 seed in conf. with 8-2 records
    8 ) Northeast Guilford (5-5)
    #2 seed in conf. with 5-5 record
    9) Hunt (4-6)
    #2 seed in conf. with 4-6 record
    10) Fike (8-2)
    #3 seed in conf. with 8-2 record
    11) Western Guilford (6-4)
    #3 seed in conf. with 6-4 record
    12-13) Overhills (4-6)
    12-13) Trinity (4-6)
    #3 seed in conf. with 4-6 records
    14) Southeast Guilford (7-3)
    at-large bid with 7-3 record
    15) South Central (5-5)
    at-large bid with 5-5 record
    16) Western Harnett (4-6)
    at-large bid with 4-6 record

    So if your still confused as to why SE Guilford is a 14 seed. I’ll try to explain.
    Basically, it all comes down to where you finish in conference play.
    All the teams that come in first in there conference get first dibs on the top seeds, the teams with the better records get the higher seeds.
    Then all the teams that come in second place in there conferences get the next seeds in order by best record.
    See the pattern?

  • Joe said,

    At the 4A/4AA level, I’ve seen a couple of problems. Ardrey-Kell has no non-conference loss to drop, so they are out at 4-6, 1-6. Instead, one of Terry Sanford, Knightdale, or Clayton should get in. This will push Richmond County back to the 4AA West, and may also (if Knightdale or Terry Sanford gets in) push Wake Forest down to the 4A East. This change will resolve the Richmond/Garner seeding mistake. Also, I believe that New Bern should be seeded over Smithfield-Selma in the 4AA East.

  • Lee said,

    Ragsdale is NOT unhappy. I’m sure the boys are excited about the playoffs. No reason to be disappointed. SEG is essentially a different team from the 1st game. Topps has been moved to WR/DB and the team has changed their look.

    NCHSAA can say what they want but this game is a positive on both sides of the ledger. This game will get a good gate which means income. The other positive is both schools are close to each other geographically which means lower travel expenses. In this economy that’s a positive.

  • lee said,

    I do find it odd that SEG is a 14 seed with a 7-3 record, while a 5-5 team is a #15 and two teams that were 4-6 are #12 and #13 seeds. I would think SEG deserved to be ranked higher.

  • Andy said,

    The 3-AA East is a wild one with Dudley, Ragsdale, Southeast, Northeast, Western and it could be SEG over Ragsdale in the rematch. Last time it was 7-5 Tigers and SEG has rebuilt their offense.

    If Western wins they could end up at Ragsdale in round two or they might end up hosting SEG.

    As the #8 if NEG wins they could end up knocking off the #1 Harnett Central and then who knows what? If Asheboro gets through round one they could be at Dudley in round two. Dudley and NEG could meet again or Dudley might see SEG or Ragsdale before it’s all over.

    There are quite a few possibilities in the 3-AA East and watch out for Page in the 4-A West as a #4 and you never know about Southern Guilford the way they’ve been playing.

    Eastern drew a tough spot at #13 in the 2-AA and the North State 2-A Conference has a load in the 2-AA East with Reidsville, West Stokes, Southern, McMichael and Eastern….

    This is the best time of the year with all of us trying to figure out when, where, and what’s going to happen next.

    I knew it was time for me to make a statement and more coming tomorrow/

  • Andy said,

    Let’s say 7-6 Ragsdale over SEG as I type this by candlelight on Abe Lincoln’s old computer.

  • mark said,

    while I’m not an unhappy Ragsdale fan they sure did draw a tough first round draw for the 11-0 record they put up. Personally I like seeing a new team you don’t run into every year. But no matter what you have to just beat whoever is lined up against you.

    it will definitely be a good gate and Ragsdale knows SEG as well as they know Ragsdale.

    Since it was 7-6 last time the next game will probably be 43-42.

  • Joe said,

    The updated/corrected brackets are posted! check them out.

  • Damon said,

    I just read the article in the News and Record that explains how the playoff seeding is done, plus Joe shed the light on a few things. I guess it is what is. I’m sure that all kids are looking forward to the playoffs. I just felt Ragsdale got the short end of the stick in this situation. I guess whoever was pulling names out of the hat put some anti Guilford County mojo on this thing. 2 Guilford County Schools eligible for the the #1 seed and Harnett Central comes out the big winner. I’m going to have to do my homework on the N. Vance and West Brunswick to see if that side of the bracket even comes close to the Guilford County side. I just pray whoever makes it out of our side of the bracket can stay healthy. I see some tough physical football on the way.

    From the SEG prospective….this is the game these kids wanted. I’m sure cell phones were ringing and text messages were flying back and forth in Falcon Country when the pairings were released. It’s a chance at redemption against a team you felt like you should have beaten. It’s chance for players and coaches to get it right. If you’re on the SEG side of the fence and you can’t get up for this one…..then turn your pads in(players), go diagram plays for cars to manuever through your local grocery store parking lot(coaches), or go watch and cheer paint dry(fans). In order to be the man….you got to beat the man Friday night in a Den full of hungry Tigers fans.

    Lee and Mark feel free to help me out on this aspect. I would think as a Tiger, you have got to feel a little disrespected. 11-0 is a great accomplishment and you’re rewarded with the toughest draw. Your coaches and players have faced every challeng and obstacle as a team and this isn’t any different. I’m sure the attitude out in Jamestown is that the best is willing to play anyone at anytime. 11-0 is no accident. This is a new season and you’re ready to get the party started!!

    I would think that Jamestown is definitely the place to be Friday Night. No question this is a big draw. Are u ready for some FOOTBALL!!!

  • mark said,

    no doubt Ragsdale will have the toughest first round game of any undefeated school.

    I also understand it’s all basically the luck of the draw. SEG was unlucky when Trinity drew the 3rd place conference straw. Made SEG a wild card. SEG pulls that straw and they would have probably been 11th seed. Trinity goes wild card and you probably see them @ Dudley and maybe South Central goes to Ragsdale.

    Ragsdale got unlucky too pulling the third straw of the three unbeatens. SEG had the best record of the three wild cards so they had to match them up with #3 whoever it was – in this case Ragsdale.

    Should make for a great first round game. SEG actually throws the ball now they have some injured playmakers back so it is a different offense for Ragsdale to prepare for. Hopefully Ragsdale learned something that first game the way a stagnant offense found life once they started passing the ball. Probably won’t see two Ragsdale punts be blocked either.

    It will still probably be a defensive game and Ragsdale D is playing better than ever. They sure manhandled Asheboro Friday night.

  • Lee said,

    No disrespect at all being felt in Jamestown. They have no control over seeding and how do you disrespect 11-0? The boys can only control their effort of the field. They did their best and won 11 games. What they couldn’t control was a coin flip. I don’t see how it matters much. On any given night anyone can beat anyone.

  • Damon said,

    Mark…believe it or not. Southeast is actually running their offense. They didn’t change a thing except the QB. This is the offense they worked all summer on. Injuries caused them to make some adjustments for the Ragsdale game. They went back to ground Fritz. Plus, Webb, Harrison, Topps, and Pegues are playing both ways now. I think we’re over the dehydration scare.

    I would have to disagree with the News and Record headline about seeding becoming a science project. After studying it for awhile, I think they actually made it very simplistic. Plus, it takes the subjectivity is taken out of the equation. It’s basically, the luck of the draw. I guess you can’t get too upset about that. Speaking of subjectivity. What do you guys know about the non Guilford County side of the 3AA East bracket?

  • mark said,

    I’m sure it is their regular offense but it’s not the one Ragsdale saw last time they played. They saw 48 minutes of Ground Fritz.