High School Football Playoffs will start one week later this year/season due to Hurricane Matthew:OFF week for most playoff-bound teams on November 11

*****Round One for the NCHSAA Football Playoffs will now get rolling/started on November 18 and most of our Triad/Guilford County teams will finish up the regular season on November 4 and then rest or be OFF on Friday night November 11 and they will finish up and not know who they will play for at least one more/another week, due the seeding of the NCHSAA Football Teams that will take place on November 12…..
*****NC-SC Shrine Bowl game set for December 17 and see more about that game below too…..*****
(They may have to move the Shrine Bowl Game to December 24 at 9am in the morning and play it up under a Christmas Tree.)
+++++The Shriners do a great job and does the NCHSAA and it is much easier to sit back and talk about this situation, than it is making the decisions that dictate change….+++++

Football – Sites TBD
Seeding: November 12th (changed from November 5th)
First Round: November 18th
Second Round: November 25th
Third Round: December 2nd
Regionals: December 9th
State Championships: December 16th & 17th (changed from December 9th & 10th)

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors and Commissioner Que Tucker have made the difficult decision to move playoff dates following historic flooding in many parts of eastern North Carolina.

“The logistics of moving the fall championships dates, especially this close to the events are complex; however, we must do everything in our power to do what is best for our student-athletes in the state,” said Commissioner Que Tucker. “Keeping our young people safe as we try to minimize risk of injury must be paramount in our decisions.”

State Football Title Game Sites courtesy of Don Hines site at www.ncpiedmontsports.com:
*****With the Championship games now set for December 17 with the 4-A’s and the 4-AA teams, the NC-SC Shrine Bowl game is set for the same day and if say Dudley or Page is in a NCHSAA Championship Game on the 17th then that means Hendon Hooker(Dudley HS) and Will Jones(Page HS) would not be able to play in the Shrine Bowl Game and currently, they are the only two QB’s set on the North Carolina Roster….Makes for some interesting changes….

2016 NCHSAA Football Championship Sites
2A, 4A or 4AA N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium
Saturday, Dec. 17

2AA, 3A or 3AA, Wake Forest’s BB&T Stadium
Saturday, Dec. 17

For 1A and 1AA, North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium
Saturday, Dec. 17

At least one of those title games will be played
Friday, Dec. 16