A Northwest Guilford touchdown pass from Caleb Homol to Tre’ Turner with 51 seconds left in game lifted the Vikings to a 29-28 upset at No. 4 Garner. The Vikings went for two, and Homol found Justin Stone wide open to shock the host Trojans.
Garner (9-3) was intercepted on its final play. Northwest Guilford (8-4) will play at No. 5 Fuquay-Varina next Friday.
No. 3 Wake Forest 59, No. 14 Laney 14: The Cougars’ duo of Tyri Beard and Devon Lawrence were too much for the Buccaneers (5-7) to handle as Wake Forest (12-0) rushed for more than 300 yards. Beard had 178 and two scores on 6 carries, while Lawrence had 154 and two scores on 9 carries. Wake Forest will host Greensboro’s Page High, the 6-seed in the next round.
No. 7 Richmond County 28, No. 10 Holly Springs 3: The Golden Hawks (7-5) snapped a three-game win streak with a loss to the Raiders (10-2).
No. 2 Jack Britt 45, No. 15 Heritage 12: The Huskies (5-7) led in the first quarter but fell in Fayetteville to the Bucs (11-1).
No. 2 New Hanover 47, No. 15 Knightdale 9: The Knights (6-6) ended their year at New Hanover (10-2), which will host No. 7 West Johnston next.
No. 3 Hillside 59, No. 14 Person 9: For the second time in as many weeks, the Hornets (9-2) rolled over the Rockets (6-6). Hillside will host No. 6 Hoggard.
No. 4 Cape Fear 26, No. 13 Rolesville 19: The first playoff trip for the Rams (6-6) ends in Fayetteville with a loss to the Colts (9-3).
No. 2 Cleveland 37, No. 15 Union Pines 31: Caiden Norman threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 163 yards, but it was the Rams’ defense that made two stops in the fourth quarter to nail down the win. Cleveland will host No. 7 Gray’s Creek in the next round.
No. 8 Hunt 7, No. 9 Lee County 3: The Yellow Jackets (8-4) were denied a fourth straight 9-win season by the Warriors (9-3).
No. 13 Northern Guilford 40, No. 4 Corinth Holders 7: The Nighthawks (8-4) thrashed the Pirates (9-3).
No. 5 Asheboro 35, No. 12 Triton 12: The Comets (10-2) handled the underdog Hawks (4-8).
No. 11 South Johnston 21, No. 6 Eastern Wayne 6: Kavante Johnson ran for 117 tough yards and two touchdowns as South Johnston advanced to the second round. The South Johnston defense contained the Warriors except for one play, a 65-yard touchdown pass from Ezekiel Best to Robert Gonzalez that cut the Trojans’ lead to 7-6 at halftime. South Johnston will visit 3-seed Rocky Mount in the second round.
4-Southern Guilford 51, 13-Southern Lee 3: The Cavaliers (6-6) never challenged the Storm (10-2).
Ravenscroft 38, Cannon School 7: The Ravens (8-3) will host next week’s N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II championship against 2-seed Christ School.
Wake Christian 29, Concord First Assembly 14: The Bulldogs (9-3) will play for their first NCISAA title next Friday at No. 1 seed High Point Christian Academy for the Division III title. Trevin Muse scored a pair of touchdowns and Wake Christian forced four turnovers. Connor Collins and Seth Bunn also found the end zone.
Bunn 49, East Davidson 6: The Wildcats (10-2) will host 10th-seeded Cummings (5-7), an upset winner at Roanoke Rapids (8-3). Bunn piled up 449 total yards en route to a victory over East Davidson (5-7). Tevin Perry rushed for three touchdowns. The Wildcats defense forced five turnovers.
No. 5 Beddingfield 35, No. 12 South Granville 14: The Vikings (4-8) close out the year at the hands of the Bruins (7-5).
No. 3 East Duplin 48, No. 14 Franklinton 22: The Red Rams (5-7) ended the year against the Panthers (8-3).
No. 8 Camden County 27, No. 8 Princeton 14: The Bulldogs (4-7) peaked at the right time, but fell short to the Bruins (9-3).
No. 5 Granville Central 42, No. 12 Gates County 8: The Panthers (9-3) have the first playoff win in school history after downing the Red Barons (5-7).
No. 9 Columbia 51, No. 8 Kestrel Heights 36: On Thursday, the Wildcats (8-4) defeated Hawks (9-2) in a game that was moved to N.C. Central University.
Jordan football coach LaDwaun Harrison is out after four seasons. The Falcons went 2-9 this season, the third time in Harrison’s four years. His cumulative record was 7-37.