Final Brackets for the 2017 High School Football Playoffs from NCHSAA.org

Posted by Andy Durham on November 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm under High School | 11 Comments to Read

Below are the COMPLETE BRACKETS as of Saturday 11/4/17 4:15pm
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No Grimsley and you have Dudley at Southeast Guilford….Dudley a #10 at Southeast Guilford a #7….Northeast Guilford at Eastern Alamance, Northern Guilford at DH Conley, Southwest Guilford hosting Statesville, Page still with the First Round bye, but now a #4 Seed in the West instead of a #2 Seed in the East and now Page in with Mallard Creek, Butler and West Forsyth…..Ragsdale is hosting South View and former Smith coach Rodney Brewington, Smith is at (11-0) Lee County and Eastern Guilford will play host to Durham Hillside….Eastern Guilford, Dudley, Southeast Guilford, Northern Guilford and Smith, all in the same bracket…..

South Caldwell has that #2 Seed in the 4-A West bracket with a (1-10) record….

1A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East
#1 North Duplin (11-0), BYE
#8 Southside (6-5) vs. #9 Northside-Pinetown (5-6)
#5 Pamlico County (7-4) vs. #12 Albemarle (4-7)
#4 Columbia (5-4), BYE
#3 South Robeson (3-8), BYE
#6 Plymouth (6-5) vs. #11 North Edgecombe (4-6)
#7 Southeast Halifax (7-4) vs. #10 South Creek (5-6)
#2 Northampton County (10-1), BYE

West
#1 Mitchell (10-1), BYE
#8 South Stokes (5-6) vs. #9 Community School of Davidson (5-6)
#5 Robbinsville (7-4) vs. #12 Rosman (2-9)
#4 Mountain Island Charter (8-3), BYE
#3 Thomas Jefferson (10-1), BYE
#6 Elkin (5-6) vs. #11 Hayesville (3-8)
#7 Union Academy (7-4) vs. #10 Alleghany (4-7)
#2 Cherokee (10-1), BYE

1AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East
#1 Tarboro (11-0), BYE
#8 Riverside-Martin (6-5) vs. #9 Princeton (7-4)
#5 West Montgomery (9-2) vs. #12 Rosewood (5-6)
#4 Granville Central (5-6), BYE
#3 East Carteret (7-4), BYE
#6 Lakewood (9-2) vs. #11 Pender (4-7)
#7 Manteo (8-3) vs. #10 Gates County (6-5)
#2 John A. Holmes (10-1), BYE

West
#1 Mount Airy (11-0), BYE
#8 Polk County (7-4) vs. #9 North Rowan (8-3)
#5 Swain County (7-4) vs. #12 Cherryville (4-7)
#4 Bessemer City (10-1), BYE
#3 North Stanly (10-1), BYE
#6 Murphy (9-2) vs. #11 South Stanly (5-6)
#7 East Surry (7-4) vs. #10 Starmount (6-5)
#2 East Wilkes (9-2), BYE

2A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East
#1 Northeastern (11-0) vs. #16 Bertie (4-7)
#8 First Flight (8-3) vs. #9 Clinton (5-5)
#5 Wallace-Rose Hill (9-1) vs. #12 Ayden-Grifton (6-5)
#4 Beddingfield (7-4) vs. #13 Farmville Central (5-6)
#3 Southwest Onslow (8-3) vs. #14 Goldsboro (6-5)
#6 SouthWest Edgecombe (9-2) vs. #11 Hertford County (6-5)
#7 Kinston (9-2) vs. #10 Greene Central (7-4)
#2 East Bladen (10-1) vs. #15 James Kenan (3-7)

West
#1 Reidsville (11-0) vs. #16 West Lincoln (4-7)
#8 East Rutherford (7-4) vs. #9 East Montgomery (9-2)
#5 Graham (3-8) vs. #12 Lincolnton (5-6)
#4 South Columbus (10-1) vs. #13 Wheatmore (9-2)
#3 Hendersonville (8-3) vs. #14 Brevard (6-5)
#6 Salisbury (7-3) vs. #11 Red Springs (8-3)
#7 Whiteville (10-1) vs. #10 North Wilkes (8-3)
#2 Mountain Heritage (10-0) vs. #15 Lexington (6-4)

2AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East
#1 East Duplin (11-0) vs. #16 St. Pauls (5-6)
#8 Bunn (8-3) vs. #9 West Stokes (8-3)
#5 Nash Central (9-2) vs. #12 T.W. Andrews (4-7)
#4 Randleman (9-1) vs. #13 Roanoke Rapids (8-3)
#3 South Granville (11-0) vs. #14 Washington (4-7)
#6 West Craven (6-5) vs. #11 Richlands (8-3)
#7 Ledford (8-2) vs. #10 Anson (4-7)
#2 North Davidson (10-1) vs. #15 Forest Hills (3-8)

West
#1 South Point (11-0) vs. #16 West Iredell (5-6)
#8 Shelby (9-2) vs. #9 Newton-Conover (9-2)
#5 Maiden (11-0) vs. #12 Fred T. Foard (8-3)
#4 Mount Pleasant (9-2) vs. #13 East Lincoln (6-5)
#3 Franklin (11-0) vs. #14 Smoky Mountain (5-6)
#6 Wilkes Central (9-2) vs. #11 Pisgah (6-5)
#7 North Surry (10-1) vs. #10 Patton (8-3)
#2 Hibriten (11-0) vs. #15 Bandys (5-6)

3A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East
#1 Western Alamance (11-0) vs. #16 Eastern Wayne (6-4)
#8 Fike (8-3) vs. #9 Triton (6-5)
#5 Jacksonville (9-2) vs. #12 Northside-Jacksonville (6-5)
#4 Terry Sanford (10-1) vs. #13 Rocky Mount (4-6)
#3 Southern Nash (10-1) vs. #14 Westover (4-7)
#6 Eastern Alamance (9-2) vs. #11 Northeast Guilford (7-4)
#7 E.E. Smith (8-3) vs. #10 West Carteret (8-3)
#2 Havelock (10-1) vs. #15 Williams (5-6)

West
#1 Charlotte Catholic (11-0) vs. #16 West Caldwell (6-5)
#8 Stuart Cramer (7-4) v.s. #9 Concord (5-6)
#5 Weddington (8-3) vs. #12 Hickory (6-5)
#4 Hunter Huss (7-4) vs. #13 West Rowan (6-5)
#3 Jay M. Robinson (9-2) vs. #14 Tuscola (7-4)
#6 Crest (7-4) vs. #11 Monroe (5-6)
#7 Rockingham County (8-3) vs. #10 Freedom (7-4)
#2 Kings Mountain (10-1) vs. #15 Forestview (4-7)

3AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East
#1 Clayton (11-0) v.s #16 Northwood (7-4)
#8 Cleveland (7-4) vs. #9 Northern Durham (8-2)
#5 D.H. Conley (10-1) vs. #12 Northern Guilford (6-5)
#4 Eastern Guilford (9-2) vs. #13 Hillside (5-5)
#3 Lee County (11-0) vs. #14 Ben L. Smith (5-6)
#6 Orange (8-2) vs. #11 Cape Fear (8-3)
#7 Southeast Guilford (9-2) vs. #10 Dudley (9-2)
#2 New Hanover (10-1) vs. #15 West Brunswick (4-7)

West
#1 Mount Tabor (9-2) vs. #16 Ashbrook (4-7)
#8 Watauga (9-2) vs. #9 Asheville (7-4)
#5 Marvin Ridge (10-1) vs. #12 Sun Valley (8-3)
#4 Alexander Central (10-1) vs. #13 Cuthbertson (4-7)
#3 South Iredell (9-2) vs. #14 Northwest Cabarrus (6-5)
#6 A.L. Brown (9-2) vs. #11 Clyde A. Erwin (6-4)
#7 Southwest Guilford (8-3) vs. #10 Statesville (9-2)
#2 A.C. Reynolds (10-1) vs. #15 Parkland (6-5)

4A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
East
#1 Scotland County (9-1), BYE
#8 Jordan (6-5) vs. #9 Seventy-First (8-3)
#5 Overhills (8-3) vs. #12 Knightdale (6-5)
#4 South Central (9-2), BYE
#3 Cardinal Gibbons (11-0), BYE
#6 Heritage (10-1) vs. #11 Purnell Swett (5-6)
#7 Ragsdale (7-4) vs. #10 South View (8-3)
#2 Hoggard (11-0), BYE

West
#1 Harding University (10-1), BYE
#8 Porter Ridge (7-4) vs. #9 Davie County (5-6)
#5 East Forsyth (7-4) vs. #12 Mooresville (4-7)
#4 West Mecklenburg (8-3), BYE
#3 Glenn (10-1), BYE
#6 Vance (8-3) vs. #11 R.J. Reynolds (6-5)
#7 Hickory Ridge (9-2) vs. #10 West Charlotte (5-6)
#2 South Caldwell (1-10), BYE

4AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS
East
#1 Wake Forest (11-0), BYE
#8 Jack Britt (6-5) vs. #9 Millbrook (5-6)
#5 Middle Creek (8-3) vs. #12 Laney (7-4)
#4 Sanderson (8-3), BYE
#3 Garner (7-4), BYE
#6 Pinecrest (7-4) vs. #11 Athens Drive (7-4)
#7 Leesville Road (7-4) vs. #10 Fuquay-Varina (7-4)
#2 Green Hope (9-2), BYE

West
#1 Mallard Creek (11-0), BYE
#8 Richmond County (7-4) vs. #9 North Mecklenburg (8-3)
#5 Providence (8-3) vs. #12 South Mecklenburg (2-9)
#4 Page (10-1), BYE
#3 Butler (8-2), BYE
#6 Myers Park (10-1) vs. #11 East Mecklenburg (5-6)
#7 Hough (8-3) vs. #10 Ardrey Kell (3-8)
#2 West Forsyth (11-0), BYE


  • Football Friday said,

    Can someone tell me how a 2-9 team make in the playoffs…??? Just because the school is in the south park area in Charlotte doesn’t give them a free pass.

  • Sports fan said,

    I agree with Football Friday. I think they’re over thinking themselves in Raleigh. How do you get a 2 seed with 1 win, unbelievable. They say they’re using maxpreps rankings but that doesn’t even justify South Caldwell in this case. They are ranked 24th in the 4A rankings. Not a genius but I know that doesn’t translate to a 2 seed.

  • Southeast Guilford has Talent said,

    Southeast Guilford vs Dudley in the first round!! I hope the players realize that beating Dudley is a step in the journey, not the destination. Good luck to those kids. Work hard this week to sharpen your swords Falcons.

    The first time around each teams came away hurting so whoever wins may have more than just an opponent to deal with in round 2.

  • Stupid Rules said,

    Why didn’t everyone do all this bitching when they decided to go with split conference again this year. Once the playoffs get here is not the time to do it. The rules have been in place all year. Is it stupid absolutely but the HC’s should have been bitching when realignment happened. Stop the Split conferences stop the sub dividing. There should be 4 State Titles in the State of NC 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A. Then if they want to make a move make a 5A Conference. 64 4A teams making the playoffs is dumb! Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the everyone gets a trophy generation

  • Andy Durham said,

    South Caldwell got the #2 Seed by winning the 4-A half of a split 4-A/3-A Conference….The part of that conference has some strength, but the 4-A part of that conference is weaker than dirty dishwater…

    They need to throw this provision out the window with the dishwater and make sure this is a longer a stipulation that those split conference winners have to get in the playoffs….It is crazy and the NCHSAA has to see this or they are fixated on looking the other way…

    Don’t know what type of protest it would take to get rid of this Split Conference allowance but they need to do something before the start of next year’s playoffs….

  • Andy Durham said,

    A little news on Northern Guilford’s next opponent, D.H. Conley and their record-setting quarterback….

    Senior quarterback Holton Ahlers of D.H. Conley (Greenville, N.C.) isn’t going to forget his last regular season high school football game.

    The 6-foot-4, 235-pound lefty completed 26-of-37 passes for 589 yards and nine touchdowns (tying a state record) while also rushing for 120 yards and two more scores, leading the Vikings to a 78-43 win over South Central (Winterville).

    That’s a total of 709 yards and 11 touchdowns for the East Carolina commitment as D.H. Conley won its 10th straight game.

    Ahlers is having a huge season for the Vikings (10-1), throwing for 3,190 yards and 52 touchdowns while rushing for 811 and 13 scores. He will look to add to his staggering totals beginning next week in North Carolina’s Class 3A state playoffs.

    Ahlers has also starred in baseball and basketball and D.H. Conley. He committed to the East Carolina football program in January.

  • Glenn Goss said,

    Sports fan The NCHSAA is actually located in Chapel Hill.
    This entire process is broken. The way it was done last year was fine and I have no answer as to why they thought it should be changed. Now the schools with a BYE loses money because they have a BYE the first round. I am surprised that the NCHSAA did this because they also lose money and their main purpose is to make money. They also need to throw out their section dealing with Sportsmanship because now one part of the seeding process has to do with how many points a team can score versus how many shutouts they can get. Now if a player is on the second and third team their playing time is diminished. I could write a book on the negatives of policies the NCHSAA has implemented. As you can see I am not a huge fan of theirs.

  • Glenn Goss said,

    Stupid Rules. The coaches have expressed their concerns about a lot of things over thee last decade but the problem is they have very little control over what the NCHSAA does. One fact is that this year a HC from the mountains was at the NCHSAA meeting in Chapel Hill when it was decided that the playoff format was going to be as it was last year. He left the meeting and later learned that they (NCHSAA Power That Be) decided to use the 20% – 30% -30% – 20% formula that lead to this mess we have this year. So, my point is that all the decisions are made by everyone else except the coaches. Go to their site and look up the board of director members to see who makes up this board. The coaches are not involved because they are not on the board of directors. The board is made up of principals, AD’s, etc. Therefore all the FB coaches can do is make recommendations which in my opinion are never considered. All these messes we now have were created by people who do not coach.

  • Spencer Dixon said,

    Here is a list of the wise folks who make these decisions.

    2017-18 NCHSAA Board of Director Members

    Joe Poletti – President, NCHSAA Board of Directors
    Carteret County Schools
    joe.poletti@carteretk12.org

    Sandy George – Vice President, NCHSAA Board of Directors
    Mount Airy High School
    sgeorge@mtairy.k12.nc.us

    Brad Allen
    Affiliate Representative – NCHSAA Officiating Program?
    southeasternbasketball@gmail.com

    Neil Blankenship
    Swain High School
    nblankenship@swainmail.org

    Charles Clark
    Beaufort County High School
    cclark@beaufort.k12.nc.us

    Brad Craddock
    Glenn High School
    bcraddoc@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

    Patty Evers
    East Bladen County High School
    psevers@bladen.k12.nc.us

    Tim Foster
    Southwest Onslow High School
    tim.foster@onslow.k12.nc.us

    Joe Franks
    Affiliate Representative – North Carolina Coaches Association
    jfranks@nccoach.org

    Wendell Hall
    Affiliate Representative – North Carolina State School Boards Association
    j_wendell_hall@yahoo.com

    Darin Hartness
    Davie County Schools
    hartnessd@davie.k12.nc.us

    Rob Jackson
    Eden-Chowan County Schools
    rjackson@ecps.k12.nc.us

    Burt Jenkins
    Affiliate Representative – North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction
    Burt.Jenkins@dpi.nc.gov

    Lynn Moody
    Rowan-Salisbury County Schools
    lynn.moody@rss.k12.nc.us

    Jeff Morris
    Affiliate Representative -North Carolina Athletic Directors Association
    jmorris@graystoneday.org

    Reggie Peace
    Lee County High School
    rpeace.ls@lee.k12.nc.us

    Doug Rhoney
    Alexander Central High School
    drhoney@alexander.k12.nc.us

    Rodney Shotwell Past-President
    Rockingham County Schools
    rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

    Jerry Simmons
    New Bern High School
    jerry.simmons@cravenk12.org

    Scarlett Steinert
    Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools
    ssteinert@chccs.k12.nc.us

    Masanori Toguchi
    Hough High School
    masanori.toguchi@cms.k12.nc.us

    Marcus Whichard
    Edgecombe County Public Schools
    mwhichard@ecps.us

    Bobby Wilkins
    Hendersonville High School
    wrwilkins@hcpsnc.org

    Terry Worrell
    Asheboro City Schools
    tworrell@asheboro.k12.nc.us

  • This is dumb said,

    I can’t beleive what I am seeing with the pairing. 3 win teams don’t make the playoffs….or should’nt. I agree with the other person, welcome to the everyone gets a trophy phase of high school athletics.

  • Southeast Guilford has Talent said,

    Yeah, they did seem to mess a perfectly good system up, but that is life. I’ve seen GREAT situations completely wiped out for reasons that were a complete mystery. Either way, the system is what it is for this year and hopefully changes will be made going forward. Seems like the coaches feel a bit in this situation like parents do went it comes to team decisions……..I know, I know, I could have let that ride……..lol!!! 😉

    That being said, I played little league in the 70’s and from what I remember everyone got a trophy, but we also had Most Valuable Player and special awards like that at well. I don’t see a problem with kids getting a trophy for showing up to practice, and putting in work. That in itself is an accomplishment at an age (12 and under) when all most kids want to do is have fun, not be yelled at by adults because they messed up on a play.