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State Champions Again
Swain County coach Rod White knew Southside, an undefeated and top-seeded team like his own, would give his team its most challenging game this season.
- Asheville Citizen-Times.

Concord grinds down Hunt
For a football team that all season had its mojo working, the Wilson Hunt Warriors couldn't muster enough gusto to derail hard-charging Concord in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A championship game Saturday at Wake Forest University's Groves Stadium.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Rose's trail ends with title, tears
Well after the initial moment of elation and right as both teams exited the field following the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A championship, it finally hit Greenville Rose quarterback Leneric Muldrow.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Independence makes it 5 in a row
Hope Mills South View entered Saturday's NCHSAA 4-AA football championship outnumbering top-ranked Charlotte Independence in wins and in fan support, the latter of which created a starry-eyed sense of optimist among Tigers faithful.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Shelby Crest defends championship
Shelby Crest stepped up its defense just in time Saturday to defend its state championship.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Stallions triumph
Considering that Shelby and Southwest Onslow have combined for three NCHSAA 2-A football championships and five appearances since 1997, it is surprising they had yet to play head-to-head for the title going into Saturday's game at Wallace-Wade Stadium.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Warriors fall just short
Western Alamance fall a yard short of forcing overtime against Charlotte Catholic in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-AA football championship game Saturday at Duke's Wallace Wade Stadium.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Safety gives Swain seventh state title
Swain County's senior football players have been lifelong friends and just couldn't accept closing out their careers as Maroon Devils with a loss.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Thomasville rips away state title
When Thomasville's Tavarius Henderson ripped the football away from Levern Coston, he also ripped away a state championship from Wallace-Rose Hill's Bulldogs and veteran coach Jack Holley by preserving the 15-14 margin.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Crest's fresh legs run over Dudley in 3-AA title game
The Dudley football team was tired.
- News & Record

Hit and run gives title to Thomasville
Neither the players nor the coaches for either team would admit to it, but the majority of the 3,300 fans at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA championship thought it was finished.
- News & Record

Western Alamance makes final play, doesn't get last call
Although Western Alamance is still waiting for an official explanation, the Warriors came up 1 yard short of tying the game on the final play and lost 14-7 to Charlotte Catholic in the 2-AA state championship game at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham.
- News & Record

Gimme 5!
Joe Cox's championship season included a personal record that many thought would stand a long time.
- Charlotte Observer

Catholic holds on, captures 2AA title
Charlotte Catholic won its first state title in 27 years Saturday, and Cougars fans will have a hard time forgetting the 2AA football championship.
- Charlotte Observer

E.Z. does it
Concord coach E.Z. Smith couldn't speak as he walked off the field after his team's 27-0 win against Wilson Hunt in the N.C. 3A championship Saturday.
- Charlotte Observer

Independence wins state title with style
Joe Cox's championship season included a personal record that many thought would stand a long time.
- Charlotte Observer

Starcevic delivers in crunch for Catholic
Since he was in sixth grade at Holy Trinity Middle, Nick Starcevic dreamed of winning a state high school football championship at Charlotte Catholic.
- Charlotte Observer

Patriots leave no doubt who's best
Independence is the best high school football team you have ever seen. Don't care where you're from, how old you are or how good the game was back in your day.
- Charlotte Observer

Greenville Rose edges Fayetteville Britt
Nothing came easily for Greenville Rose all season. Fittingly, that included the Rampants' second straight state championship.
- Charlotte Observer

Burney leads Southwest Onslow over Shelby
Southwest Onslow had no trouble defending its state championship Saturday.
- Charlotte Observer

Thomasville edges Wallace-Rose Hill
Tavarius Henderson forced and returned a fumble for a 10-yard touchdown with 1:13 to play Saturday, lifting Thomasville past Wallace-Rose Hill 15-14 for the Class 1-AA North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship.
- Charlotte Observer

High snap gives Swain County edge
In a game between tough defenses, it was a special-teams miscue that sealed another state championship for Swain County on Saturday.
- Charlotte Observer

SW Onslow wins 2-A crown
Southwest Onslow had no trouble defending its state championship Saturday.
- Wilmington Star News

Wallace falls just short in title game
For Wallace-Rose Hill, this one has to sting.
- Wilmington Star News

Independence crushes South View
t this rate, Charlotte Independence could soon have its own chapter in the state record books.
- Wilmington Star News

Concord shuts out Wilson Hunt 27-0
Concord quarterback Tommy Beecher passed for only 53 yards - nearly 300 under his average - but a power running game and a smothering defense more than compensated as Concord rolled over Wilson Hunt 27-0 in the 3-A NCHSAA state championship.
- Winston-Salem Journal

Shelby Crest knocks off Greensboro Dudley
Shelby Crest has been riding its two horses all year.
- Winston-Salem Journal

Prep-Playoffs Roundup
- Winston-Salem Journal

Thomasville 15, Wallace-Rose Hill 14
The Class 1-AA state football championship was there for the taking, and Tavarious Henderson stole it.
- Winston-Salem Journal


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