Beddingfield 56, North Pitt 19: The Bruins erupted for 36 points in the third quarter to erase a 19-13 lead at halftime by the Panthers. Beddingfield (6-5, 3-2 Eastern Plains 2A Conference) returned two kicks and a punt for touchdowns. North Pitt finished its season 1-10 overall and 0-5 in the EPC.
Christ School 34, Ravenscroft 16: The Ravens (7-6) saw their season end in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II semifinals in Arden, N.C.
Ravenscroft was unable to get its run game established against the Greenies, but did score on a 38-yard field goal by Zach Murphy, 9-yard pass to Donald Fuller (66 yards on 24 carries) from Dylan Harris (7 of 16 passes for 102 yards) and 1-yard run by Bakari Young-Smith.
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The Ravens were the defending Division II state champions.
No. 20 Lee County 35, Gray’s Creek 6: The Yellow Jackets (10-1, 5-1 Cape Fear Valley 3A) will have the conference’s top seed going into the playoffs. Though Lee County and Westover are technically co-champions, Lee County won the head-to-head. Westover can hang a banner, but Lee has full bragging rights.
Jahmir ran for three touchdowns and Jory Perkins completed 11 of 18 passes for 142 yards as Lee County jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead. It’s the first time the Jackets have ever won 10 games in a season.
Seventy-First 54, Overhills 14: The Jaguars (3-8, 1-5 Mid-South 4A) closed out coach Mark Kirk’s first season with a lopsided loss to the Falcons (9-2, 5-1).
Village Christian 33, Wake Christian 26: Emery Simmons rushed for two touchdowns and passed for two more, leading Village Christian to a 33-26 upset of top-seeded Wake Christian in the semifinals of the NCISAA Division III football playoffs.
The top-seeded Bulldogs (10-1, ranked No. 18 by The News & Observer) had beaten the No. 5 seed Knights 34-13 on Oct. 28 in their regular-season finale in Fayetteville. Village Christian (6-5) will visit Statesville Christian in the state championship game next Friday night.
WCA, led by Connor Collins with two receiving and one rushing touchdown, ran its final three plays from the Knights’ 2. Nathaniel Williams completed 16 of 39 passes for 250 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs, who had completed their first unbeaten regular season in 11-man football in the school’s 50th anniversary year.