WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Eastern Guilford took an early lead on the first play from scrimmage, but ultimately it was Weddington’s defense that won the day as the Warriors managed a a 33-20 victory in the 3AA State Title game. It was the school’s first football championship in two appearances in the finals.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Wake Forest Cougars defense led the way to make the school’s fourth appearance in the state championship game and defense dominated the day bringing the Cougars their first state championship with a 29-0 victory over Greensboro Page.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Thomas Lempereur booted three field goals to make the difference for South Point in a 16-7 victory over Rocky Mount, winning the 3A State Championship and claiming the school’s fifth football state championship. The victory for the Red Raiders avenged an overtime loss in last year’s 3A State Championship to Rocky Mount.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Golden Lions of Shelby had lived up to the “Golden” moniker all season long as the Lions had never trailed at any point of the 2016 football season coming into the school’s fourth straight appearance in the state championship game. They never trailed in the 2AA title game either, as Shelby took down Northside-Jacksonville 28-6 to win the school’s ninth state title all-time and their fourth straight.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Murphy Bulldogs found themselves down a score twice in the 1A Football State Championship game, but the Bulldogs controlled the game for much of the afternoon rushing for 354 yards and holding the ball for over 29 minutes of the 48 played on the way to a 15-14 win. It was the Bulldogs eighth state championship win in NCHSAA play and the seventh for head coach David Gentry.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs are no stranger to the 1AA State Championship game as the team came into the 2016 1AA State Championship against West Montgomery as the two-time defending champion. The Bulldogs nabbed the early lead on a 15- yard TD by Javonte Williams and ran to a 30-7 victory over the Warriors claiming their third straight title.
CHAPEL HILL— Will Jones from Page High School and Jarren Cottingham from Hickory Ridge High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards, powered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and UnitedHealthcare will bring a canned food drive to the 2016 NCHSAA Football State Championships Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17.
The campaign surrounding the championships, called #UHCChampionshipDrive, encourages fans attending the games to bring non-perishable food or household items to the entry gate of the Championships. All donations will be boxed by school affiliation.
CHAPEL HILL— Talia Barnes from C.E. Jordan High School and Emeka Emezie from Marvin Ridge High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards, powered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
CHAPEL HILL— Mya Johnson from Roxboro Community School and Jo Leake from West Montgomery High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards, powered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
Long-time soccer coach in the NCHSAA at Western Guilford and Bishop McGuinness, George Kennedy, passed away last week from a heart attack at age 71.
Kennedy ran the Western Guilford soccer programs, both men and women, for 25 years and was instrumental in getting soccer fields build at Western Guilford. He has been serving at Bishop McGuinness since 2011 as the Head Women's Soccer Coach.
The #SportsmanshipTogether series follows examples of good sportsmanship and programs doing things the right way in an effort to highlight the positive things seen across the NCHSAA during the Association's "Sportsmanship ... Together we make the right call" campaign. If you see an example of excellent sportsmanship at an NCHSAA member school or event, please contact James Alverson of the NCHSAA with the details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CHAPEL HILL— Emme Nelson from Community School of Davidson and Maynor Espinoza from Wallace-Rose Hill High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards, powered by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
RALEIGH, N.C – The NCHSAA held its 14th annual Cheerleading Invitational Championships at the Raleigh Convention Center. Over 100 teams competed in the event and Leesville Road High School took home the top prize, the Carolina Cup, presented to the highest scoring team across each of the 18 Varsity Divisons in the Competition.
The Pride won the Varsity Coed division with a score of 85.85, claiming the school’s first Carolina Cup.