NCHSAA bracket busters 4-A

4-A with Smith at Dudley in Round One….Could be Dudley vs. Glenn or High Point Central in Round Two and then possibly Ragsdale at Dudley in Round Three….
#1 Southern Durham (10-0)
#16 East Wake (4-6)
#8 Athens Drive (8-2)
#9 Person County (6-4)
#5 New Hanover (8-2)
#12 Holly Springs (7-3)
#4 Terry Sanford (9-1)
#13 Pine Forest (6-4)
#3 Middle Creek (10-0)
#14 New Bern (5-5)
#6 Hillside (8-2)
#11 Purnell Swett (8-2)
#7 Southeast Raleigh (8-2)
#10 JH Rose (5-5)
#2 Harnett Central (10-0)
#15 Seventy-First (5-5)
#1 RJ Reynolds (10-0)
#16 TC Roberson (4-6)
#8 Mt. Tabor (8-2)
#9 Western Guilford (5-5)

#5 Alexander Central (9-1)
#12 Porter Ridge (7-3)
#4 AC Reynolds (9-1)
#13 East Gaston (6-4)
#3 Ragsdale (10-0)
#14 Watagua (6-4)

#6 Sun Valley (8-2)
#11 North Davidson (7-3)
#7 Glenn (8-2)
#10 High Point Central (8-2)

#2 Dudley (10-0)
#15 Ben L. Smith (5-5)


  1. Interesting matchups , should be some good football games coming up
    Dudley got lucky with that #2 draw

    Go Panthers!

  2. I would think that if you beat a team, you should be ranked ahead of them. Especially if you ran the table.

  3. how does a team get seeded higher than a team that beat them in the regular season? i dont understand.

  4. Look folks, knock off the whining about seedings—If you ar a champion, you want to play them all and beats their brains out. It shouldn’t matter a bit who you play!!!! Bring ’em on!!!!!

  5. Ragsdale is fine with their seed. Sure, it would be nice to have a 3rd round game at home but you have to get to the 3rd round first. It all works out in the end.

    Both Ragsdale and Dudley are essentially undefeated for playoff purposes. Both teams played an endowment game and won. This allows you to drop a non-conference loss. So Dudley can drop their one loss. So for playoff purposes both teams are 10-0 instead of 10-1 or 11-0.

    If RJR, Ragsdale and Dudley had all played each other then head to head would have mattered and been considered. But since only Dudley and Ragsdale played the game between the two is not relevant for seeding purposes. That’s the NCHSAA rule. Right or wrong, that’s the rule.

    Good luck to all the local schools. Lots of boys and coaches have worked hard. For all you seniors out there, enjoy it.

  6. For what it’s worth Dudley went 11-0 last year and was the number # 1 ranked team in the State in 3A last year but received a 3 seed in the playoffs.
    My point is the best team will win out regardless of ranking or location of the game.

  7. The #1 seed in 3AA East was awarded to Harnett Central last year who got embarrassed by NE Guilford. It’s win or GO HOME time now guys!

  8. At this point both teams have improved over the season and if both teams continue to win they will meet again.

  9. High Point Central at Glenn listed as area teams, but they are in italics instead of bold to differentiate them from the game below with Smith at Dudley….

    Creative services at work……

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