Championship Central

Check out the 2018 Carolina Gridiron Championship Central page. Stay tuned for updates, insights, and analysis from teams and games around the state as schools start their journey towards the state championship.

2018 Preseason All-Gridiron Team Released

Carolina Gridiron is pleased to announce the 2018 preseason All-Gridiron team. Congratulations to each of the players chosen and best wishes for a successful 2018 season.

Check Out The Weekly Top 15 This Season

CarolinaGridiron.com releases Top 15 Rankings every week. Be sure to check back each Thursday duing the season to see where your favorite team is ranked.

College Football in North Carolina

Carolina Gridiron is expanding coverage of Division I, II and III college football teams in the state of North Carolina every season. See how your favorite college team is doing on the gridiron this season.

Scrimmages and Jamborees

With your help, we are able to yearly put together the most comprehensive statewide high school football jamboree/scrimmage list in North Carolina. We are beginning the 2018 list now. Be sure to check back for more scrimmages and jamborees.

Carolina Gridiron FAIR Rankings

Check out the Carolina Gridiron FAIR Rankings archives to see where your team has stacked up during past seasons. The 2018 rankings will be released once all teams have played at least one game against an NCHSAA opponent.

Charlotte Eliminated From Bowl Contention on Senior Day

CHARLOTTE – In a game that featured over a thousand total offensive yards, it was the FIU Panthers who ultimately came out on top at Charlotte's Richardson Stadium in a 42-35 Conference USA Eastern Division showdown.

For the 49ers, it was a career day for running back Benny LeMay who finished with thirty carries for 159 yards and a program record-tying four touchdowns. Senior Hasaan Klugh, who got the start at quarterback on Senior Day and made the most of his last opportunity to play in front of the home crowd, passed for 253 yards and a score while rushing for forty-eight yards as well.


Freshman wide receiver Victor Tucker caught four passes for 115 yards including a diving catch at the one-yard line that set up a 49ers score. Senior Juwan Foggie led the Charlotte defense, who did not allow a 100-yard rusher for the tenth time this season, with nine tackles.

FIU's James Morgan found success through the air, throwing for 268 yards and two scores. Running back Napoleon Maxwell score two touchdowns as well, including one on a 52-yard run.

With the loss, Charlotte (4-7, 3-4) was eliminated from bowl contention for the 2018 season and will look instead to next week's game at Florida Atlantic for a chance to go into the offseason with some momentum.



NCHSAA Second Round Match-ups



1A Football Playoff Second Round Pairings
East
#1 Northampton (10-1) vs. #9 Washington County (4-7)
#4 Rosewood (7-2) vs. #5 North Edgecombe (6-5)
#3 Gates (9-2) vs. #6 South Creek (8-4)
#2 Pamlico (10-1) vs. #7 Southside (5-7)
West
#1 Thomas Jefferson (11-0) vs. #8 Bishop McGuinness (8-4)
#4 Robbinsville (9-2) vs. #5 Elkin (7-5)
#3 Murphy (9-1) vs. #6 Alleghany (7-5)
#2 Mitchell (9-2) vs. #7 Cherokee (7-5)

1AA Football Playoff Second Round Pairings
East
#1 Tarboro (11-0) vs. #9 South Stanly (8-4)
#4 Granville Central (8-1) vs. #5 North Stanly (10-2)
#3 Edenton Holmes (10-1) vs. #6 East Carteret (8-4)
#2 Princeton (9-0) vs. #7 Riverside-Martin (9-3)
West
#1 Mount Airy (11-0) vs. #8 Swain County (7-5)
#4 East Surry (8-3) vs. #5 Bessemer City (7-5)
#3 North Rowan (9-2) vs. #11 Polk County (4-8)
#2 Starmount (5-6) vs. #10 Community School of Davidson (7-5)

2A Football Playoff Second Round Pairings
East
#1 Northeastern (11-0) vs. #9 Beddingfield (9-2)
#4 Kinston (11-0) vs. #5 Clinton (8-2)
#3 South Columbus (12-0) vs. #6 Southwest Onslow (10-2)
#7 Wallace-Rose Hill (8-3) vs. #15 Goldsboro (6-5)
West
#1 Randleman (12-0) vs. #8 Brevard (9-3)
#4 Wheatmore (11-1) vs. #5 West Stanly (7-4)
#11 Hendersonville (7-5) vs. #3 Mountain Heritage (9-1) or #14 Providence Grove (6-5)
#2 Reidsville (12-0) vs. #7 East Rutherford (10-2)

2AA Football Playoff Second Round Pairings
East
#1 Ledford (11-1) vs. #8 Roanoke Rapids (8-4)
#4 West Craven (7-5) vs. #5 Hertford County (6-5)
#3 North Davidson (10-2) vs. #6 Cummings (5-7)
#2 SouthWest Edgecombe (10-2) vs. #7 Croatan (6-5)
West
#8 North Lincoln (9-3) vs. #16 East Lincoln (6-6)
#4 Shelby (9-3) vs. #5 Ashe County (10-2)
#3 Bandys (11-1) vs. #6 West Stokes (11-1)
#2 Hibriten (12-0) vs. #10 South Point (9-3)

3A Football Playoff Second Round Pairings
East
#1 Havelock (11-0) vs. #8 Southern Lee (7-3) or #9 Franklinton (7-4)
#4 Terry Sanford (9-3) vs. #5 Rocky Mount (9-1)
#3 Western Alamance (11-1) vs. #6 Jacksonville (8-1)
#2 Southern Nash (10-0) vs #7 Eastern Alamance (9-3)
West
#1 Northwest Cabarrus (12-0) vs. #9 Tuscola (8-4)
#4 Statesville (9-3) vs. #5 Kings Mountain (10-2)
#3 Charlotte Catholic (11-1) vs. #11 Monroe (7-5)
#2 Huss (12-0) vs. #7 Crest (9-3)

3AA Football Playoff Second Round Pairings
East
#1 Northern Durham (11-1) vs. #9 Hillside (9-3)
#4 Cleveland (10-2) vs. #5 Conley (9-3)
#6 New Hanover (9-3) vs. #14 Dudley (9-3)
#2 Southeast Guilford (11-1) vs. #7 Eastern Guilford (10-2)
West
#1 Watauga (12-0) vs. #8 Parkland (11-1)
#4 South Iredell (7-5) vs. #5 Weddington (11-1)
#3 Mount Tabor (8-4) vs. #6 Erwin (10-1)
#2 AC Reynolds (11-1) vs. #10 Sun Valley (10-2)

4A Football Playoff Second Round Pairings
East
#1 South Central (11-0) vs. #8 South View (10-2)
#4 Riverside-Durham (7-3) vs. #5 Seventy-First (9-3)
#3 Pine Forest (9-2) vs. #6 Middle Creek (8-4)
#2 Cardinal Gibbons (10-1) vs. #10 Scotland (6-5)
West
#1 East Forsyth (11-0) vs. #9 Glenn (6-6)
#4 Grimsley (6-5) vs. #5 Mooresville (9-3)
#3 Page (6-5) vs. #6 Porter Ridge (8-4)
#2 West Mecklenburg (8-2) vs. #7 West Charlotte (7-5)

4AA Football Playoff Second Round Pairings
East
#1 Wake Forest (10-0) vs. #8 Fuquay-Varina (8-4)
#4 Leesville Road (9-2) vs. #12 Broughton (7-5)
#3 Holly Springs (7-4) vs. #6 Pinecrest (9-3)
#2 Hoggard (9-1) vs. #10 Garner (7-5)
West
#1 Mallard Creek (10-0) vs. #8 Hough (10-2)
#4 Ardrey Kell (5-6) vs. #5 Vance (11-1)
#3 Butler (9-2) vs. #6 Myers Park (11-1)
#2 Richmond (10-1) vs. #10 Reagan (8-4)


Carolina Gridiron Playoff Scoreboard Goes Live


The Carolina Gridiron Scoreboard is ready for Friday night's playoff action. Scores are provided by ScoreStream. Be sure to check out Championship Central for updates, insight, and analysis of the matchups facing your favorite team.




1A West Scoreboard



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3A East Scoreboard



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4A East Scoreboard



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4AA East Scoreboard



4AA West Scoreboard

Carolina Gridiron Final Regular Season Top 15 Announced

Carolina Gridiron ranks the top fifteen teams in each classification weekly during the football season. Teams are ranked based on a number of factors including strength of schedule, wins, and quality losses. Interact with us on Twitter (@NCGridiron and @NCGridironNews) and let us know your thoughts using the hashtag #CGTop15.