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

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