Now that the N.C. Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation has 4 totally different championship websites for soccer with the addition of Duke’s Wallace-Wade Stadium, no classification needs to be cut up between two stadiums.
Final yr, N.C. State hosted the 2AA, 4A and 4AA championships, however 2A was held at Wake Forest together with 3A and 3AA.
This yr, the 1AA and 1A championships are at N.C. State, 2AA and 2A at North Carolina, 3AA and 3A at Duke, 4AA and 4A at Wake Forest. The venues will rotate from yr to yr.
Groups enter this week’s second spherical of the playoffs simply three wins away from reaching a type of title video games.
ROUND 2 PREVIEW
Second-spherical showdown: It will get no higher than two prime-10 groups within the AP ballot, Heritage (eleven-1) at Cardinal Gibbons (eleven-zero), assembly within the 4A playoffs. Heritage’s solely loss is to the state’s No. 1 staff and is just the 6-seed solely as a result of it was behind 5 groups that earned 1-seeds from its convention.
Underrated second-spherical recreation: The 4AA East is filled with nice video games – Center Creek (9-three) at Sanderson (eight-three) and Pinecrest (eight-four) at Garner (7-four) – however don’t lose monitor of Leesville Street (eight-four) at Inexperienced Hope (9-2). Leesville misplaced to the Falcons by a 28-21 rating within the third week of the season. Inexperienced Hope has gained six in a row, and Leesville has gained 5 in a row.