North Raleigh and Lee County eliminated from playoffs

November 10, 2012 

Staff reports

North Raleigh Christian was eliminated from the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II football championships in the semifinals by undefeated Arden Christ School, 54-26.

North Raleigh (9-3) had advanced to the semfinalsby defeating Hickory Grove 31-12, but fell behind the Greenies 40-20 in the fourth quarter.

North Raleigh’s John Cook passed for 219 yards and rushed for 95. Cody Sterrett had 103 yards in receptions.

Christ School is 12-0 and will play Davidson Day, a 104-80 winner over Harrell’s Christian, in next week’s championship game.

In the NCISAA Division I finals, Charlotte Christian defeated Charlotte Providence Day 24-21.

Lee clobbered: Scotland County, the 2011 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A state champion, continued its quest for a second title with a 56-27 victory over Lee County.

The Yellow Jackets were the No. 4 overall seed and the No. 2 team behind Middle Creek during the Tri-Nine 4A season, but trailed 49-0 at the half.

Coach Richard Bailey’s Scots completely overwhelmed the Yellow Jackets in the first half as they returned a fumble for a touchdownand a punt for a touchdown and ran for 244 yards.

Scotland will play Fayetteville Smith, a 56-36 winner over Southeast Guilford, in the third round.

South Granville falls: South Columbus defeated South Granville 21-15 in the 2A playoffs.

4AA West

Matthews Butler, the top-ranked 4AA team in the state, handled former North Carolina kingpin Charlotte Independence, 56-26.

Undefeated Butler will play unbeaten East Forsyth in the Western 4AA semifinals.

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