2019 NCHSAA Football Regional Finals Notes and Pairings:East Forsyth at Grimsley Friday night 7:30pm at Jamieson Stadium

Posted by Andy Durham on December 2, 2019 at 11:41 am under High School | 5 Comments to Read

NCHSAA 4-A West Regional Championship Game
#2 East Forsyth(11-2) at #1 Grimsley(12-1) Friday night 7:30pm at Jamieson Stadium
+++++Previous 2019 meeting, East Forsyth over Grimsley, 21-20, back on October 4 at Grimsley High School’s Jamieson Stadium…..+++++

1A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST
#2 North Edgecombe (10-3) vs. #4 Northampton County (10-3)

WEST
#1 Robbinsville (13-0) vs. #3 Thomas Jefferson (12-1)

1AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST
#1Tarboro (13-0) vs. #2 John A. Holmes (12-0)

WEST
#1 East Surry (13-0) vs. #2 Mitchell (12-1)

2A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST
#1 Clinton (12-1) vs. #3 Northeastern (11-3)

WEST
#2 Reidsville (13-1) vs. #4 West Stokes (11-3)

2AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS
EAST
#1 Randleman (13-0) vs. #7 Salisbury (12-2)

WEST
#1 Shelby (12-1) vs. #6 Burns (12-2)

3A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS
EAST
#1 Southern Nash (14-0) vs. #3 Eastern Alamance (14-0)

WEST
#5 Charlotte Catholic (10-3) vs. #10 Kings Mountain (12-2)

3AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS
EAST
#1 Lee County (14-0) vs. #2 New Hanover (13-1)

WEST
#1 Weddington (14-0) vs. #2 Watauga (13-1)

4A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS
EAST
#4 Cardinal Gibbons (11-2) vs. #6 Scotland (12-2)

WEST
**********#1 Grimsley (12-1) vs. #2 East Forsyth (11-2)**********

4AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS
EAST
#1 Wake Forest (12-1) vs. #2 Leesville Road (12-0)

WEST
#1 Richmond County (12-0) vs. #10 Vance (11-2)

++++++++++NCHSAA Round Four/Regional Finals Notes:+++++++++++
2019 Football Playoffs Regional Finals Interesting Facts
• Teams in the Regional Finals have compiled a 391-36 record this year which equals a 91.6% winning percentage.
• Only two double-digit seeds have reached the regional finals this year. In the 3AA West, #10 Kings Mountain will head
to #1 Weddington for the Regional Finals. In the 4AA West, #10 Z.B. Vance will go on the road to face #1 Richmond
County.
• There are 11 undefeated teams remaining in the field. Robbinsville (13-0), Tarboro (13-0), John A. Holmes (12-0), East
Surry (13-0), Randleman (13-0), Southern Nash (14-0), Eastern Alamance (14-0), Lee County (14-0), Weddington (14-
0), Leesville Road (14-0), Richmond County (13-0).
The Cream Rises to the Top
• Twelve #1 seeds have reached the Regional Finals. This year the #1 seeds in the fourth round are: Robbinsville (1A),
Tarboro (1AA), East Surry (1AA), Clinton (2A), Randleman (2AA), Shelby (2AA), Southern Nash (3A), Lee County (3AA),
Weddington (3AA), Grimsley (4A), Wake Forest (4AA) and Richmond County (4AA).
• The 2019 total doubles last year’s mark of six #1 seeds to the Regional Final when Tarboro (1AA), Northeastern (2A),
Ledford (2AA), Havelock (3A), East Forsyth (4A), and Wake Forest (4AA) all reached the fourth round.
• Additionally, six of the 16 Regional Finals pit the #1 Seed against the #2 Seed from that region.
• Of the 32 teams remaining, 22 of them were Conference Champions this year.
• The average Adjusted MaxPreps Ranking (AMPR) for teams remaining in the field is 8.94.

Want a Rematch?
• Of the eight State Championship Games to be contested in 2019, as many as four of them could feature a rematch of last year’s State
Championship Game.
• The 1AA State Championship last year featured 2019 Regional Finalists Tarboro and East Surry.
• The 2A State Championship last year pitted 2019 Regional Finalists Northeastern and Reidsville.
• The 4A State Championship a year ago saw 2019 Regional Finalists Scotland County and East Forsyth.
• The 4AA State Championship last year was a matchup of 2019 Regional Finalists Wake Forest and Zebulon B. Vance.
• There are a pair of rematches from last year’s Regional Finals. In 3A, Charlotte Catholic and Kings Mountain will square off again for
a chance to play for a State Championship. In 1AA, Tarboro and John A. Holmes will get together to once again decide the 1AA East
for the third straight year.

When Was the Last Time?
• Three programs are making their first appearances in the Regional Finals in the record-keeping era (since 1972). Cardinal Gibbons, Thomas Jefferson Academy and Northampton County are all in the State Semis for the first time in program history. Note:
Northampton County recently combined Northampton-East and Northampton-West to form the school during a consolidation.
Northampton-West made two Regional Final Appearances, reaching the fourth round in back-to-back years, 2005 and 2006.
• Last Regional Finals Appearance for each other 2019 Regional Finalist
• Burns (2011 3A West) lost to West Rowan 33-7
• Clinton (2015 2AA East) lost to Bunn 30-29
• Charlotte Catholic (2018 3A West) defeated Kings Mountain 30-7
• East Forsyth (2018 4A West) defeated Porter Ridge 32-14
• East Surry (2018 1AA West) defeated Starmount 44-27
• Eastern Alamance (2015 3A East) lost to Rocky Mount 42-21
• Grimsley (2005 4A West) defeated Crest 1-0 by forfeit
• John A. Holmes (2018 1AA East) lost to Tarboro 48-7
• Kings Mountain (2018 3A West) lost to Charlotte Catholic 30-7
• Lee County (2005 4A East) lost to J.H. Rose 56-0
• Leesville Road (2007 4AA East) lost to New Bern 20-16
• Mitchell (2017 1A West) lost to Cherokee 42-28
• Northeastern (2018 2A East) defeated Southwest Onslow 47-36
• New Hanover (2017 3AA East) defeated Eastern Guilford 32-29
• North Edgecombe (1994 1A East) defeated Pamlico County 24-12
• West Stokes (2011 2AA West) defeated Shelby 32-29
• Randleman (1983 2A West) defeated Sylva-Webster 29-25
• Reidsville (2018 2A West) defeated Brevard 24-21
• Richmond County (2008 4AA West) defeated Independence 30-22
• Salisbury (2012 2AA West) lost to South Iredell 35-28
• Scotland County (2018 4A East) defeated Seventy-First 28-0
• Shelby (2018 2AA West) defeated Hibriten 28-21
• Southern Nash (1991 3A East) lost to T.W. Andrews 43-28
• Tarboro (2018 1AA East) defeated John A. Holmes 48-7
• Watauga (2006 4A West) lost to West Charlotte 21-0
• Wake Forest (2018 4AA East) defeated Pinecrest 49-7
• Weddington (2018 3AA West) defeated Mount Tabor 45-12
• Z.B. Vance (2018 4AA West) defeated Myers Park 21-13


  • Gfan said,

    Got one comment. GO WHIRLIES!!!!

  • Wolfpack78 said,

    My late son was on the 2005 Whirlie team that went to the State Championship..what a magical season that was. So glad to see Grimsley having that same type of season. Can’t wait for Friday for the rematch with EF that’s gonna propel them back to the “Ship”..!!!

  • Ron Rivera said,

    Good luck Grimsley!! All of Greensboro should be over on Westover Terrace Friday evening. I will make the drive over since I don’t currently have any plans.

  • Whirlwind of a Night! said,

    Everyone get over to Grimsley and watch Grimsley get this DUB!!! Grimsley and Nora will dominate East Forsyth.
    Grimsley 42
    East 8

  • Fear the G said,

    East Forsyth front 7 on defense are trash! They couldn’t stop Nora before and won’t stop him now! If you really think about it they didn’t stop any good RBs! Can’t wait to see Grimsley go to the State Championship and beat last years Champs! Will make it that much sweeter.

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