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 Raleighs 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 Harrells Christian, in next weeks 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 Baileys 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.
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.