Middle Creek and Wake Forest are ranked Nos. 9 and 10 in The Associated Press state high school football 4A poll. Wake Forest defeated Middle Creek in the 2013 4AA semifinals and advanced to the state championship game.
The Big Eight 3A has its Southern Durham, which is ranked No. 2, and Orange, which is No. 8, among the AP top 10.
Princeton is No. 3 in 1A.