Top 20 Most Dominant North Carolina HS Football Programs during the MaxPreps Era(Dudley, Northern Guilford, Reidsville, Thomasville and Western Alamance in the mix)

Based on computer data since 2004 and CLICK HERE to see all from MaxPreps…

from Jim Stoudt at

The ‘Most Dominant’ North Carolina football programs in the MaxPreps Era

1. Independence (Charlotte) – 266 points
Overall record: 116-25
With three state titles and four No. 1 finishes, Independence has solidified itself as the state’s most dominant team.

2. Butler (Matthews) – 263
Overall record: 120-23
Butler has captured three state championships and notched eight Top 10 finishes.

3. Charlotte Catholic – 226
Overall record: 129-21
The Cougars lay claim to two state titles and seven Top 25 finishes.

4. Dudley (Greensboro) – 208
Overall record: 113-28
Dudley has claimed the No. 2 ranking twice, as well as three state championships.

5. West Rowan (Mt. Ulla) – 186
Overall record: 121-21
The Falcons captured three consecutive 3A state titles from 2008-10, finishing in the Top 5 in each season.

6. Reidsville – 180
Overall record: 127-23
Three undefeated seasons have resulted in three state titles for the Rams.

7. Richmond (Rockingham) – 177
Overall record: 115-21-1
Richmond has finished in the Top 25 nine times, claiming a 4AA state title in the process.

7. Shelby – 177
Overall record: 116-35
Shelby has recorded three state championship victories and four Top 25 finishes.

9. New Bern – 172
Overall record: 107-29-1
The Bears lay claim to two state titles and seven Top 25 finishes.

10. Northern Guilford (Greensboro) – 164
Overall record: 77-9
A perfect season in 2012 gave the Nighthawks a third-consecutive state championship and the No. 2 ranking.

11. Rose (Greenville) – 162
Overall record: 91-41
Rose has won three state championships and claimed the No. 2 ranking twice.

11. Tarboro – 162
Overall record: 107-33
Tarboro claimed a state title in 2010 after finishing the season undefeated. It has totaled three since 2004.

13. Havelock – 152
Overall record: 92-43
In all three years the Rams have finished in the Top 25, they have won a state a 3A state championship.

14. Thomasville – 147
Overall record: 113-31
The Bulldogs have compiled four state titles and four Top 25 finishes.

15. Jack Britt (Fayetteville)- 141
Overall record: 114-30
Since 2004, the Buccaneers have finished in the Top 25 five times and ended the season as the runner-up four times.

16. Mallard Creek (Charlotte) – 134
Overall record: 68-26
A perfect season in 2013 helped the Mavericks capture a state title and the No. 1 ranking.

16. Western Alamance (Elon) – 134
Overall record: 111-29
The Warriors reached the No. 2 ranking in 2007 after winning a 3A state championship.

18. Concord – 132
Overall record: 96-42
Concord has been the victor in two state championship games and has finished in the Top 25 four times.

19. Crest (Shelby) – 126
Overall record: 95-48
Crest has five Top 25 finishes and a state title on its record.

20. Southwest Onslow (Jacksonville) – 114
Overall record: 117-26
The Stallions have claimed two state titles and finished as the runner-up twice more.


  1. The interesting piece is how the western part of the state has dominated football.

  2. notably absent (granted they ARE lower classifications…) are Swain CO…Murphy…Albemarle…West Montgomery …Elkin…Mt Airy…James Kenan …Wallace-Rose Hill

    Tarboro is worthy BUT on any given Friday Night…any of the above would be a challenge…SO WHYs Tarboro listed?

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