Taking a look at the NCHSAA Finalized Football Playoff Brackets:Grimsley, Northwest Guilford, Dudley, Southeast Guilford and Southern Guilford get in, Eastern Guilford and Northern Guilford get left out

CLICK HERE for the Finalized NCHSAA Football Playoff Brackets….
(Eastern Guilford did not get in, and Northern Guilford did not get in….Those were the two teams that were hanging around on the bubble, and unfortunately, their bubble burst…This is tough news to take, but what do you do, what can you do???)

3-A East:
#6 Southern Guilford at #3 Havelock

3-AA East:
#7 Clayton at #2 Southeast Guilford

3-AA West:
#8 Dudley at #1 Watauga

4-A West:
#8 East Forsyth at #1 Grimsley

4-AA West:
#7 Northwest Guilford at #2 Myers Park

**********From the NCHSAA:**********
1A Football Playoffs First Round Pairings

East

#1 West Columbus (2-3) vs. #8 Pamlico County (4-2)

#4 Rosewood (6-1) vs. #5 Northside-Pinetown (5-2)

#3 Bear Grass Charter (3-1) vs. #6 Perquimans (4-1)

#2 Northampton Co. (1-3) vs. #7 North Duplin (3-4)

West

#1 Elkin (5-1) vs. #8 Andrews (4-2)

#4 Murphy (6-1) vs. #5 Thomas Jefferson (6-0)

#3 Mitchell (6-0) vs. #6 Christ the King (4-3)

#2 Robbinsville (7-0) vs. #7 Winston-Salem Prep (5-2)

1AA Football Playoffs First Round Pairings

East

#1 Tarboro (5-0) vs. #8 Manteo (2-4)

#4 John A. Holmes (5-0) vs. #5 Princeton (7-0)

#3 East Carteret (5-2) vs. #6 Hobbton (2-5)

#2 Louisburg (4-2) vs. #7 Lakewood (2-5)

West

#1 North Stanly (6-0) vs. #8 Polk County (4-1)

#4 North Rowan (4-2) vs. #5 Community School of Davidson (5-2)

#3 Pine Lake Prep (7-0) vs. #6 Mount Airy (4-2)

#2 East Surry (6-1) vs. #7 North Moore (4-3)

2A Football Playoffs First Round Pairings

East

#1 Reidsville (6-0) vs. #8 Southwest Onslow (4-1)

#4 Wallace-Rose Hill (4-3) vs. #5 Red Springs (4-1)

#3 Northeastern (4-0) vs. #6 Kinston (5-1)

#2 Clinton (7-0) vs. #7 Eastern Randolph (4-1)

West

#1 Hendersonville (5-2) vs. #8 Bunker Hill (6-1)

#4 Shelby (5-2) vs. #5 Walkertown (5-0)

#3 Mount Pleasant (7-0) vs. #6 West Lincoln (5-2)

#2 Mountain Heritage (4-1) vs. #7 Forbush (6-0)

2AA Football Playoffs First Round Pairings

East

#1 Washington (5-1) vs. #8 South Granville (5-2)

#4 Croatan (6-1) vs. #5 McMichael (2-5)

#3 Southwest Edgecombe (5-2) vs. #6 Roanoke Rapids (5-1)

#2 St. Pauls (5-0) vs. #7 Randleman (7-0)

West

#1 North Davidson (6-1) vs. #8 Pisgah (6-1)

#4 Ashe County (7-0) vs. #5 Oak Grove (5-2)

#3 Hibriten (7-0) vs. #6 Burns (5-2)

#2 Maiden (6-0) vs. #7 Salisbury (5-2)

3A Football Playoffs First Round Pairings

East

#1 Rocky Mount (6-1) vs. #8 Eastern Alamance (5-1)

#4 Terry Sanford (6-1) vs. #5 Western Alamance (7-0)

#3 Havelock (7-0) vs. #6 Southern Guilford (5-2)

#2 Northwood (5-2) vs. #7 West Carteret (5-2)

West

#1 A.C. Reynolds (6-1) vs. #8 West Rowan (4-2)

#4 Charlotte Catholic (5-1) vs. #5 Crest (6-1)

#3 Kings Mountain (7-0) vs. #6 J.M. Robinson (5-2)

#2 Statesville (5-1) vs. #7 Monroe (5-2)

3AA Football Playoffs First Round Pairings

East

#1 Cleveland (7-0) vs. #8 Southern Durham (5-1)

#4 J.H. Rose (6-0) vs. #5 Lee County (7-0)

#3 West Brunswick (5-1) vs. #6 Chapel Hill (5-1)

#2 Southeast Guilford (6-1) vs. #7 Clayton (6-1)

West

#1 Watauga (5-1) vs. #8 Dudley (6-1)

#4 A.L. Brown (6-1) vs. #5 T.C. Roberson (6-1)

#3 Weddington (6-0) vs. #6 Asheville (5-2)

#2 Mount Tabor (7-0) vs. #7 Alexander Central (5-2)

4A Football Playoffs First Round Pairings

East

#1 Cardinal Gibbons (6-0) vs. #8 Pine Forest (4-2)

#4 Richmond (3-0) vs. #5 Middle Creek (6-1)

#3 New Bern (5-1) vs. #6 Scotland (4-1)

#2 South View (6-1) vs. #7 Jack Britt (4-1)

West

#1 Grimsley (6-0) vs. #8 East Forsyth (3-3)

#4 South Caldwell (3-2) vs. #5 Hillside (5-1)

#3 Glenn (5-1) vs. #6 Butler (6-1)

#2 Providence (6-1) vs. #7 Hickory Ridge (5-2)

4AA Football Playoffs First Round Pairings

East

#1 Apex Friendship (7-0) vs. #8 Pinecrest (5-2)

#4 Millbrook (5-2) vs. #5 Wake Forest (5-1)

#3 Hoggard vs. #6 Leesville Road (5-2)

#2 Rolesville (6-0) vs. #7 Holly Springs (4-3)

West

#1 Hough (7-0) vs. #8 Green Hope (4-1)

#4 Ardrey Kell (6-1) vs. #5 Z.B. Vance (6-1)

#3 Panther Creek (7-0) vs. #6 Olympic (6-1)

#2 Myers Park (7-0) vs. #7 Northwest Guilford (6-1)

8 comments

  1. Mr. Mitchener from Eastern Guilford High School on Twitter:
    @MitchenersClass
    We are going to miss the playoffs because another team had to quarantine and then decided not to play us. That team played everyone else in our conference. We beat the 2 seed in our conference last night, but they have a higher winning %. Not fair to the kids.

  2. from Southeast Guilford HS assistant football coach Maurice Torain……
    (On Twitter)
    @CoachTorain_16
    Your Southeast Guilford Falcons finished the regular season at 6-1 and capture its third straight Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference Championship. Let the NCHSAA Playoffs begin. #SoutheastBuilt
    @segfalconfb

  3. Nick Stevens
    @NickStevensHSOT
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    No. 1 seeds at the 4A level with home field advantage throughout:

    4AA East: Apex Friendship
    4AA West: Hough

    4A East: Cardinal Gibbons
    4A West: Grimsley

  4. Covid is not fair to many but bright side is the kids got a chance to play and from all reports I think everyone came out on the safe side. Hope it continues this way.

  5. The EGHS and SGHS split was likely due to school attendance numbers not winning %. EGHS is 3AA size, NGHS is 3AA size, SGHS is 3A size. Head to head EGHS beat SGHS but likely was not a spot in 3AA for 2 loss teams like EGHS or NGHS. 3A probably had spots open. Dudley is #8 seed with only 1 loss. So I think school attendance and the east/west split was the factor. Like ballout said we at least had a season to play

  6. @Chuckie Brown

    It doesn’t work like that. The teams that qualify for the playoffs are determined first (16 total in the East and 16 total in the West per classicication) and then they are divided into A and AA. Southern had a higher CONFERENCE win percentage than Eastern, even after Fridays game. That conference also had two automatic qualifiers.

  7. @Details

    Thanks for the info.

    What about 1A East? The 1 and 2 seeds have the worst records in the bracket. I can understand those teams making the playoffs as automatic qualifiers in split division conferences but the 4 seed has best record and %. Seeds 3 thru 8 have better records and % than 1 and 2. The seeding seems flawed even with Covid considerations.

  8. @Chuckie Brown

    They took all of the conference winners and did a random draw to put them on the seeding the line. After all of the conference winners were placed the second place automatic qualifies were placed and then finally any automatic third place qualifiers and any wild card teams. Seeds don’t really mean much other than more home games.

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