Middle Creek, helped by a tremendous defensive effort in Friday’s 24-21 victory over Garner, moves into the top spot of The News & Observer Top 15.
Knightdale was No. 1 last week, but slips to fourth.
The area’s three teams that will play in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Eastern championship games are Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
Top-ranked Middle Creek will be at home against No. 2 Wake Forest in 4AA. Southern Durham, which is No. 3, is at home against Wilson Hunt in 3AA.
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Millbrook, which lost in four overtimes to Wake Forest, is No. 5, and Garner moves up a spot to No. 6 despite losing to Middle Creek.
|1. Middle Creek||2||12-2|
|2. Wake Forest||3||11-3|
|3. Southern Durham||5||12-2|
|11. Leesville Road||11||8-4|
|12. Cardinal Gibbons||12||9-4|
|13. Panther Creek||13||9-3|
|14. Erwin Triton||14||9-3|