Championship Central

The 2019 North Carolina High School Football Playoffs are here! Keep checking back for news, insight, and coverage of your favorite teams as they fight on towards the state championship games.

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 all college football teams in the state of North Carolina this season. See how your favorite college team is doing on the gridiron this year.

Carolina Gridiron Media Pick'Em

This season, Carolina Gridiron is launching a new media pick ‘em contest featuring some of the state’s top sports media. Each week, we will select a slate of ten games from across the state of North Carolina with a mix of high school and college games being thrown in.

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. Thank you to all who helped put together the 2019 list.

2019 Preseason All-Gridiron Team Announced

Congratulations to all of the players who were selected to the 2019 preseason All-Gridiron team.

North Carolina A&T Joins Big South Starting in 2021

GREENSBORO – The Big South Conference has added North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as a full member effective with the 2021-22 academic year, it was announced this morning at a press conference on N.C. A&T’s campus.  North Carolina A&T’s affiliation begins July 1, 2021 and increases the Big South membership to 12.

“North Carolina A&T is a perfect fit for the Big South -- its location, its proud history and academic reputation, its loyal base of alumni and other supporters, and its commitment to excellence,” said W. Taylor Reveley IV, President of Longwood University and the Big South Conference.  “At a time of real flux and dispersion in college athletics, the Big South is strengthening its identity across our home region of Virginia and the Carolinas.  Today’s announcement will nurture new and existing rivalries that will benefit fans and student-athletes.  And it brings into our family another great institution, while making all of our member institutions stronger, too.”

The Aggies sponsor 17 varsity sports at the Division I level, 16 of which are sponsored by the Big South: football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, and women’s volleyball.  Only women’s bowling will not compete in the Big South.  North Carolina A&T will be immediately eligible for conference championships upon entry in 2021.

“We have been looking carefully at our opportunities in athletics for five years and more intensively over the past year,” stated North Carolina A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr.  “We’re pleased to have brought that process to fruition and excited to be ushering in a new alliance with the Big South.  This move makes great sense for our student-athletes, for our fans and for our bottom line.  We will always have a place in our hearts for the MEAC, and we look forward to what the new conference will make possible for the Aggies.”

North Carolina A&T’s athletics history dates back to 1924 and includes achievements such as winning seven straight men's basketball conference tournaments from 1982-88, having one of the best track and field programs in the nation -- highlighted by Kayla White winning the 2019 NCAA Women’s Indoor Track & Field National Championship in the 200 meters, along with five FCS Championship postseason appearances, 55 MEAC championships, and four Celebration Bowl wins in five years.

N.C. A&T is alma mater for many notable athletic alumni, such as Chicago Bears Pro Bowler Tarik Cohen, NFL Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Al Attles, College Baseball Hall of Famer Al Holland, world-class sprinter Chris Belcher, Buffalo Bills defensive end Darryl Johnson and Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Brandon Parker.  Additional notable North Carolina A&T alumni include Astronaut Ronald McNair, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson Sr. and actor Terrence J.

“The Big South Conference is thrilled to welcome North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as its 12th member,” said Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander.  “In its progressive approach to membership expansion, the Big South looks for institutions that will be value-added, and that will enhance its student-athletes’ opportunities and success.  From its outstanding academic profile, to its proud history, to its impressive athletic achievements, North Carolina A&T does just that.  This significant addition makes us all better.  It is a great day for the Big South Conference!”

With the addition of North Carolina A&T, the Big South Conference will now have five members based in North Carolina (Campbell, Gardner-Webb, High Point, North Carolina A&T, UNC Asheville), four in South Carolina (Charleston Southern, Presbyterian College, USC Upstate, Winthrop), as well as three based in Virginia (Hampton, Longwood, Radford).  The conference will begin exploring adjustments to future scheduling and championship formats with North Carolina A&T’s addition in the 2021-22 academic year.




Top 15 Teams of the 2010s for Each Classification

The 2010s will come to an end this week. Some of the most talented teams in North Carolina high school football history have played over the last decade. Which teams did we rank as the top fifteen teams by classification? Check out the lists below and let us know your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter.



4A
12013Mallard Creek4A16-0
22012Butler4A15-0
32011Scotland4A15-0
42015Mallard Creek4A14-2
52010Butler4A16-0
62019Vance4A13-2
72011Page4A15-0
82014Mallard Creek4A15-1
92017Wake Forest4A15-0
102016Dudley4A15-1
112013Dudley4A15-0
122014New Bern4A16-0
132012New Bern4A15-0
142016Wake Forest4A16-0
152018Wake Forest4A14-0


3A
12012Northern Guilford3A15-0
22019Weddington3A16-0
32011Northern Guilford3A14-1
42017Charlotte Catholic3A16-0
52012Havelock3A15-1
62015Crest3A16-0
72018Charlotte Catholic3A15-1
82010West Rowan3A16-0
92011Havelock3A16-0
102018Weddington3A15-1
112014Crest3A16-0
122013Havelock3A16-0
132014Northern Guilford3A15-1
142012Charlotte Catholic3A13-2
152019Charlotte Catholic3A12-3


2A
12016Shelby2A16-0
22015Monroe2A16-0
32019Shelby2A14-1
42015Shelby2A15-1
52017Hibriten2A16-0
62010Tarboro2A16-0
72013High Point Andrews2A14-1
82016Reidsville2A16-0
92017Wallace-Rose Hill2A14-1
102014East Lincoln2A16-0
112014Shelby2A14-2
122010Carver2A13-3
132011Tarboro2A13-2
142017Shelby2A12-3
152010Lincolnton2A14-1


1A
12019East Surry1A15-0
22018Tarboro1A15-0
32017Tarboro1A15-0
42015Wallace-Rose Hill1A15-1
52016Wallace-Rose Hill1A15-1
62010Wallace-Rose Hill1A16-0
72011Swain County1A15-1
82013James Kenan1A15-0
92019Tarboro1A14-1
102012Southwest Onslow1A14-1
112012Swain County1A15-1
122010Albemarle1A12-4
132015James Kenan1A12-2
142014Wallace-Rose Hill1A15-1
152018Murphy1A13-1


Winningest NCHSFB Teams of the 2010s

The 2010s will come to an end next week. This has been quite a decade of high school football in North Carolina. New programs have begun and excelled, others have declined, and a few programs have even ceased to exist over the last ten years. The winningest team in the state over the last ten years is the Charlotte Catholic Cougars who won an impressive 137 games, good for a 90.13% winning percentage. The Cougars appeared in a regional final all ten years of the decade and six state championship games, winning four titles along the way. Mallard Creek was the only other school to win at least 90% of their games, going 126-13-1. Behind Charlotte Catholic in total wins for the decade is Havelock (134), Tarboro (132), and Wake Forest (129).

By Winning Percentage


SchoolWLTPct
Charlotte Catholic13715090.13%
Mallard Creek12613190.00%
Havelock13415089.93%
Tarboro13216089.19%
Wake Forest12916088.97%
Reidsville12522085.03%
Wallace-Rose Hill12323084.25%
Scotland12023083.92%
Plymouth10220083.61%
Northeastern12125082.88%
Butler11024082.09%
East Forsyth11225081.75%
Eastern Alamance11526081.56%
Murphy12129080.67%
Weddington11528080.42%
Crest11529079.86%
Shelby12132079.08%
Mount Airy10428078.79%
Richmond10228078.46%
Southern Nash9928077.95%
Cardinal Gibbons10029077.52%
Western Alamance10029077.52%
South Point10631077.37%
North Davidson10531077.21%
Middle Creek10331076.87%
Garner10733076.43%
Holmes10031076.34%
Hibriten10433075.91%
Lee County9731075.78%
AC Reynolds10233075.56%
Northern Guilford10635075.18%
Cleveland9331075.00%
Freedom9330175.00%
West Montgomery9331075.00%
Southwest Onslow10536074.47%
East Lincoln10135074.26%
New Hanover10035074.07%
Robbinsville10035074.07%
Randleman9135072.22%
Hillside9035072.00%
South Iredell9537071.97%
West Forsyth8935071.77%
South Columbus9337071.54%
Swain County10040071.43%
West Stokes9538071.43%
New Bern9237071.32%
Dudley9539070.90%
Vance9941070.71%
Kinston9339070.45%
Mountain Heritage8837070.40%
Hoggard9038070.31%
East Bladen9239070.23%
East Duplin9139070.00%
Leesville Road8838069.84%
Brown9039069.77%
Franklin9039069.77%
Monroe9943069.72%
West Rowan9442069.12%
Maiden8639068.80%
Southeast Guilford8740068.50%
East Surry9142068.42%
Bunn8841068.22%
Pinecrest8540068.00%
Mount Tabor8942067.94%
Conley8641067.72%
Mountain Island4421067.69%
Asheville8340067.48%
Northside (Jacksonville)8943067.42%
Page8944066.92%
Erwin8040066.67%
Lincolnton9146066.42%
Mitchell9146066.42%
Statesville8743166.41%
Kenan8342066.40%
Hough8443066.14%
Watauga8443066.14%
Orange8242066.13%
North Rowan8343065.87%
Myers Park8444065.63%
Pisgah8243065.60%
Northampton County7037065.42%
Southwest Edgecombe8545065.38%
South Granville8344065.35%
Southern Durham8344065.35%
Oak Grove158065.22%
Ayden-Grifton8445065.12%
Concord8747064.93%
Manteo8345064.84%
Mooresville8144064.80%
Britt8346064.34%
Whiteville7944064.23%
Clinton8045064.00%
Rocky Mount7944163.71%
Starmount8247063.57%
Burns8046063.49%
Southern Guilford7845063.41%
Lakewood8147063.28%
Seventy-First7946063.20%
Kings Mountain8248063.08%
Terry Sanford8047062.99%
Hickory Ridge7947062.70%
Thomas Jefferson7947062.70%
Fuquay-Varina7746062.60%
Hunt8048062.50%
Porter Ridge8350062.41%
Hendersonville8049062.02%
Polk County8050061.54%
Eastern Randolph7549060.48%
Ledford7549060.48%
Roanoke Rapids7348060.33%
Heritage6845060.18%
Wilkes Central7248060.00%
North Edgecombe7349059.84%
High Point Andrews7450059.68%
Sun Valley7551059.52%
Salisbury7653058.91%
Northwest Guilford7150058.68%
North Surry6848058.62%
JH Rose7251058.54%
Wakefield7251058.54%
Cape Fear7353057.94%
Eastern Guilford7353057.94%
Hertford County7353057.94%
Washington7454057.81%
Fairmont7152057.72%
Gates County7152057.72%
Marvin Ridge6951057.50%
Riverside-Martin7354057.48%
Clayton7153057.26%
Vance County1310056.52%
Albemarle7457056.49%
Jacksonville7054056.45%
Princeton6954056.10%
West Craven6954056.10%
Gray's Creek6854055.74%
East Montgomery6048055.56%
Newton-Conover6652155.46%
North Stanly6754055.37%
Red Springs6754055.37%
Alexander Central6553055.08%
West Carteret6654055.00%
Southside7259054.96%
South Caldwell6755054.92%
Ardrey Kell6655054.55%
Independence6655054.55%
Reagan6555054.17%
Millbrook6757054.03%
Davie6858053.97%
Franklinton6455053.78%
South Johnston6455053.78%
Carver6556053.72%
Triton6153053.51%
Northwood6355053.39%
West Mecklenburg6355053.39%
Tuscola6456053.33%
Thomasville6658053.23%
Ragsdale6356052.94%
St. Pauls6356052.94%
Beddingfield6457052.89%
Huss6659052.80%
Walkertown4743052.22%
Northern Durham6256152.10%
Lake Norman6359051.64%
Panther Creek6359051.64%
North Duplin6460051.61%
Mt. Pleasant6662051.56%
South Central6057051.28%
Ashe County6158051.26%
Fike6058050.85%
Cramer3029050.85%
Pamlico County6059050.42%
Bandys6261050.41%
South View6261050.41%
Bessemer City6161050.00%
EE Smith6060050.00%
West Lincoln6060050.00%
Forestview6162049.59%
Rosewood6162049.59%
Olympic5960049.58%
Carrboro5859049.57%
Green Hope5860049.15%
Eastern Wayne5759049.14%
Northwest Cabarrus5861048.74%
Central Cabarrus5760048.72%
Northeast Guilford5760048.72%
Topsail5760048.72%
Laney5659048.70%
Southeast Halifax5963048.36%
Knightdale5660048.28%
Williams5863047.93%
Providence5762047.90%
West Brunswick5762047.90%
Cox Mill5661047.86%
High Point Central5763047.50%
Goldsboro5662047.46%
Croatan5461046.96%
Holly Springs5360046.90%
Bear Grass1517046.88%
East Wilkes5664046.67%
Midway5563046.61%
Glenn5462046.55%
Granville Central5463046.15%
Owen5363045.69%
Pine Forest5363045.69%
Forest Hills5566045.45%
Currituck County5465045.38%
East Rutherford5465045.38%
Southern Lee5263045.22%
Cuthbertson5668045.16%
First Flight5061045.05%
Asheboro5466045.00%
North Brunswick5365044.92%
Greene Central5264044.83%
Community3948044.83%
East Carteret5467044.63%
Chapel Hill4860044.44%
Smoky Mountain5367044.17%
Washington County1114044.00%
Roberson5165043.97%
Byrd5267043.70%
Swansboro4862043.64%
Ashbrook5166043.59%
Southeast Raleigh5166043.59%
Rolesville3039043.48%
Northampton-West1013043.48%
Cummings5268043.33%
Southwest Guilford5167043.22%
West Henderson5067042.74%
Wheatmore5067042.74%
Elkin5169042.50%
Overhills4865042.48%
West Johnston4865042.48%
South Stanly5271042.28%
Brevard5171041.80%
Surry Central4766041.59%
Carson4868041.38%
Piedmont4868041.38%
Union Pines4767041.23%
Providence Grove4869041.03%
Corinth Holders4362040.95%
Rocky River4768040.87%
Creswell3754040.66%
Columbia4160040.59%
Patton4769040.52%
Southern Alamance4668040.35%
Bishop McGuinness4770040.17%
Union Academy4872040.00%
Pine Lake Prep3248040.00%
Apex Friendship1827040.00%
West Wilkes4670039.66%
Forbush4467039.64%
Robinson4772039.50%
Grimsley4570039.13%
Cherokee4875039.02%
Camden County4672038.98%
Union4672038.98%
Southern Vance3657038.71%
North Johnston4470038.60%
Chase4471038.26%
Riverside-Durham4268038.18%
Hickory4572138.14%
Louisburg4370038.05%
Nash Central4370038.05%
Northern Nash4370038.05%
North Lincoln4472037.93%
South Mecklenburg4472037.93%
Cary4269037.84%
East Davidson4371037.72%
Richlands4371037.72%
Northside (Pinetown)4473037.61%
Parkland4372037.39%
West Stanly4271037.17%
North Wilkes4373037.07%
Farmville Central4272036.84%
Lexington4272036.84%
East Rowan4374036.75%
Rockingham County4374036.75%
Lumberton4171036.61%
Sanderson4273036.52%
Montgomery Central47036.36%
East Henderson4274036.21%
R-S Central4274036.21%
Cherryville4376036.13%
Alleghany4580036.00%
Warren County3970035.78%
East Wake4073035.40%
Madison4175035.34%
South Creek4379035.25%
South Brunswick4075034.78%
Avery County4279034.71%
Harding University3974034.51%
North Mecklenburg3974034.51%
Aycock3976033.91%
Andrews4180033.88%
Lake Norman Charter3875033.63%
Parkwood3978033.33%
West Charlotte3978033.33%
Draughn3876033.33%
Jordan3876033.33%
Bunker Hill3877033.04%
Jordan-Matthews3877033.04%
North Forsyth3877033.04%
Berry Tech3775033.04%
Dixon3673033.03%
Cedar Ridge3469033.01%
Anson3776032.74%
Hayesville3778032.17%
Swett3676032.14%
West Iredell3676032.14%
Pasquotank County3574032.11%
Rosman3983031.97%
North Pitt3779031.90%
Athens Drive3677031.86%
Bertie3676131.86%
South Stokes3677031.86%
St. Stephens3677031.86%
Weldon3473031.78%
Hoke County3679031.30%
Person3577031.25%
Ben Smith3476030.91%
Southwestern Randolph3479030.09%
Hobbton3684030.00%
Pender3582029.91%
Bartlett Yancey3378029.73%
Trask3380029.20%
East Gaston3279028.83%
Harnett Central3177028.70%
West Caldwell3382028.70%
Graham3282028.07%
Perquimans3282028.07%
Trinity3180027.93%
West Davidson3078027.78%
Foard3181027.68%
RJ Reynolds3181027.68%
Morehead3284027.59%
West Bladen3079027.52%
Broughton3182027.43%
North Buncombe3182027.43%
Northampton-East616027.27%
Hopewell3183027.19%
McDowell3183027.19%
Central Davidson3083026.55%
Westover3083026.55%
North Lenoir2981026.36%
East Columbus3187026.27%
North Moore2982026.13%
East Burke2985025.44%
KIPP Pride2884025.00%
Lejeune2988024.79%
Webb2783024.55%
Central Academy2268024.44%
Jones2889023.93%
White Oak2683023.85%
North Henderson2684023.64%
Western Guilford2684023.64%
Ashley2480023.08%
Apex2481122.64%
Enka2588022.12%
Rocky Mount Prep1760022.08%
Western Harnett2485022.02%
Northern Vance1968021.84%
Enloe2487021.62%
Kestrel Heights1348021.31%
East Mecklenburg2489021.24%
South Lenoir2386021.10%
South Robeson2283020.95%
North Stokes2491020.87%
North Gaston2188019.27%
North Iredell2189019.09%
Atkins2088018.52%
Southern Wayne2088018.52%
West Columbus2198017.65%
East Chapel Hill1780017.53%
McMichael1991017.27%
Spring Creek1892016.36%
Mattamuskeet1368016.05%
South Rowan1791015.74%
Northwest Halifax1691014.95%
Chatham Central1797014.91%
Cape Hatteras748012.73%
South Davidson1498012.50%
Garinger1395012.04%
Highland Tech1297011.01%
South Garner11009.09%
Waddell11009.09%
Smithfield-Selma810207.27%
Christ the King01000.00%

By Total Wins


SchoolWLTPct
Charlotte Catholic13715090.13%
Havelock13415089.93%
Tarboro13216089.19%
Wake Forest12916088.97%
Mallard Creek12613190.00%
Reidsville12522085.03%
Wallace-Rose Hill12323084.25%
Northeastern12125082.88%
Murphy12129080.67%
Shelby12132079.08%
Scotland12023083.92%
Eastern Alamance11526081.56%
Weddington11528080.42%
Crest11529079.86%
East Forsyth11225081.75%
Butler11024082.09%
Garner10733076.43%
South Point10631077.37%
Northern Guilford10635075.18%
North Davidson10531077.21%
Southwest Onslow10536074.47%
Mount Airy10428078.79%
Hibriten10433075.91%
Middle Creek10331076.87%
Plymouth10220083.61%
Richmond10228078.46%
AC Reynolds10233075.56%
East Lincoln10135074.26%
Cardinal Gibbons10029077.52%
Western Alamance10029077.52%
Holmes10031076.34%
New Hanover10035074.07%
Robbinsville10035074.07%
Swain County10040071.43%
Southern Nash9928077.95%
Vance9941070.71%
Monroe9943069.72%
Lee County9731075.78%
South Iredell9537071.97%
West Stokes9538071.43%
Dudley9539070.90%
West Rowan9442069.12%
Cleveland9331075.00%
Freedom9330175.00%
West Montgomery9331075.00%
South Columbus9337071.54%
Kinston9339070.45%
New Bern9237071.32%
East Bladen9239070.23%
Randleman9135072.22%
East Duplin9139070.00%
East Surry9142068.42%
Lincolnton9146066.42%
Mitchell9146066.42%
Hillside9035072.00%
Hoggard9038070.31%
Brown9039069.77%
Franklin9039069.77%
West Forsyth8935071.77%
Mount Tabor8942067.94%
Northside (Jacksonville)8943067.42%
Page8944066.92%
Mountain Heritage8837070.40%
Leesville Road8838069.84%
Bunn8841068.22%
Southeast Guilford8740068.50%
Statesville8743166.41%
Concord8747064.93%
Maiden8639068.80%
Conley8641067.72%
Pinecrest8540068.00%
Southwest Edgecombe8545065.38%
Hough8443066.14%
Watauga8443066.14%
Myers Park8444065.63%
Ayden-Grifton8445065.12%
Asheville8340067.48%
Kenan8342066.40%
North Rowan8343065.87%
South Granville8344065.35%
Southern Durham8344065.35%
Manteo8345064.84%
Britt8346064.34%
Porter Ridge8350062.41%
Orange8242066.13%
Pisgah8243065.60%
Starmount8247063.57%
Kings Mountain8248063.08%
Mooresville8144064.80%
Lakewood8147063.28%
Erwin8040066.67%
Clinton8045064.00%
Burns8046063.49%
Terry Sanford8047062.99%
Hunt8048062.50%
Hendersonville8049062.02%
Polk County8050061.54%
Whiteville7944064.23%
Rocky Mount7944163.71%
Seventy-First7946063.20%
Hickory Ridge7947062.70%
Thomas Jefferson7947062.70%
Southern Guilford7845063.41%
Fuquay-Varina7746062.60%
Salisbury7653058.91%
Eastern Randolph7549060.48%
Ledford7549060.48%
Sun Valley7551059.52%
High Point Andrews7450059.68%
Washington7454057.81%
Albemarle7457056.49%
Roanoke Rapids7348060.33%
North Edgecombe7349059.84%
Cape Fear7353057.94%
Eastern Guilford7353057.94%
Hertford County7353057.94%
Riverside-Martin7354057.48%
Wilkes Central7248060.00%
JH Rose7251058.54%
Wakefield7251058.54%
Southside7259054.96%
Northwest Guilford7150058.68%
Fairmont7152057.72%
Gates County7152057.72%
Clayton7153057.26%
Northampton County7037065.42%
Jacksonville7054056.45%
Marvin Ridge6951057.50%
Princeton6954056.10%
West Craven6954056.10%
Heritage6845060.18%
North Surry6848058.62%
Gray's Creek6854055.74%
Davie6858053.97%
North Stanly6754055.37%
Red Springs6754055.37%
South Caldwell6755054.92%
Millbrook6757054.03%
Newton-Conover6652155.46%
West Carteret6654055.00%
Ardrey Kell6655054.55%
Independence6655054.55%
Thomasville6658053.23%
Huss6659052.80%
Mt. Pleasant6662051.56%
Alexander Central6553055.08%
Reagan6555054.17%
Carver6556053.72%
Franklinton6455053.78%
South Johnston6455053.78%
Tuscola6456053.33%
Beddingfield6457052.89%
North Duplin6460051.61%
Northwood6355053.39%
West Mecklenburg6355053.39%
Ragsdale6356052.94%
St. Pauls6356052.94%
Lake Norman6359051.64%
Panther Creek6359051.64%
Northern Durham6256152.10%
Bandys6261050.41%
South View6261050.41%
Triton6153053.51%
Ashe County6158051.26%
Bessemer City6161050.00%
Forestview6162049.59%
Rosewood6162049.59%
East Montgomery6048055.56%
South Central6057051.28%
Fike6058050.85%
Pamlico County6059050.42%
EE Smith6060050.00%
West Lincoln6060050.00%
Olympic5960049.58%
Southeast Halifax5963048.36%
Carrboro5859049.57%
Green Hope5860049.15%
Northwest Cabarrus5861048.74%
Williams5863047.93%
Eastern Wayne5759049.14%
Central Cabarrus5760048.72%
Northeast Guilford5760048.72%
Topsail5760048.72%
Providence5762047.90%
West Brunswick5762047.90%
High Point Central5763047.50%
Laney5659048.70%
Knightdale5660048.28%
Cox Mill5661047.86%
Goldsboro5662047.46%
East Wilkes5664046.67%
Cuthbertson5668045.16%
Midway5563046.61%
Forest Hills5566045.45%
Croatan5461046.96%
Glenn5462046.55%
Granville Central5463046.15%
Currituck County5465045.38%
East Rutherford5465045.38%
Asheboro5466045.00%
East Carteret5467044.63%
Holly Springs5360046.90%
Owen5363045.69%
Pine Forest5363045.69%
North Brunswick5365044.92%
Smoky Mountain5367044.17%
Southern Lee5263045.22%
Greene Central5264044.83%
Byrd5267043.70%
Cummings5268043.33%
South Stanly5271042.28%
Roberson5165043.97%
Ashbrook5166043.59%
Southeast Raleigh5166043.59%
Southwest Guilford5167043.22%
Elkin5169042.50%
Brevard5171041.80%
First Flight5061045.05%
West Henderson5067042.74%
Wheatmore5067042.74%
Chapel Hill4860044.44%
Swansboro4862043.64%
Overhills4865042.48%
West Johnston4865042.48%
Carson4868041.38%
Piedmont4868041.38%
Providence Grove4869041.03%
Union Academy4872040.00%
Cherokee4875039.02%
Walkertown4743052.22%
Surry Central4766041.59%
Union Pines4767041.23%
Rocky River4768040.87%
Patton4769040.52%
Bishop McGuinness4770040.17%
Robinson4772039.50%
Southern Alamance4668040.35%
West Wilkes4670039.66%
Camden County4672038.98%
Union4672038.98%
Grimsley4570039.13%
Hickory4572138.14%
Alleghany4580036.00%
Mountain Island4421067.69%
Forbush4467039.64%
North Johnston4470038.60%
Chase4471038.26%
North Lincoln4472037.93%
South Mecklenburg4472037.93%
Northside (Pinetown)4473037.61%
Corinth Holders4362040.95%
Louisburg4370038.05%
Nash Central4370038.05%
Northern Nash4370038.05%
East Davidson4371037.72%
Richlands4371037.72%
Parkland4372037.39%
North Wilkes4373037.07%
East Rowan4374036.75%
Rockingham County4374036.75%
Cherryville4376036.13%
South Creek4379035.25%
Riverside-Durham4268038.18%
Cary4269037.84%
West Stanly4271037.17%
Farmville Central4272036.84%
Lexington4272036.84%
Sanderson4273036.52%
East Henderson4274036.21%
R-S Central4274036.21%
Avery County4279034.71%
Columbia4160040.59%
Lumberton4171036.61%
Madison4175035.34%
Andrews4180033.88%
East Wake4073035.40%
South Brunswick4075034.78%
Community3948044.83%
Warren County3970035.78%
Harding University3974034.51%
North Mecklenburg3974034.51%
Aycock3976033.91%
Parkwood3978033.33%
West Charlotte3978033.33%
Rosman3983031.97%
Lake Norman Charter3875033.63%
Draughn3876033.33%
Jordan3876033.33%
Bunker Hill3877033.04%
Jordan-Matthews3877033.04%
North Forsyth3877033.04%
Creswell3754040.66%
Berry Tech3775033.04%
Anson3776032.74%
Hayesville3778032.17%
North Pitt3779031.90%
Southern Vance3657038.71%
Dixon3673033.03%
Swett3676032.14%
West Iredell3676032.14%
Athens Drive3677031.86%
Bertie3676131.86%
South Stokes3677031.86%
St. Stephens3677031.86%
Hoke County3679031.30%
Hobbton3684030.00%
Pasquotank County3574032.11%
Person3577031.25%
Pender3582029.91%
Cedar Ridge3469033.01%
Weldon3473031.78%
Smith, Ben3476030.91%
Southwestern Randolph3479030.09%
Bartlett Yancey3378029.73%
Trask3380029.20%
West Caldwell3382028.70%
Pine Lake Prep3248040.00%
East Gaston3279028.83%
Graham3282028.07%
Perquimans3282028.07%
Morehead3284027.59%
Harnett Central3177028.70%
Trinity3180027.93%
Foard3181027.68%
RJ Reynolds3181027.68%
Broughton3182027.43%
North Buncombe3182027.43%
Hopewell3183027.19%
McDowell3183027.19%
East Columbus3187026.27%
Cramer3029050.85%
Rolesville3039043.48%
West Davidson3078027.78%
West Bladen3079027.52%
Central Davidson3083026.55%
Westover3083026.55%
North Lenoir2981026.36%
North Moore2982026.13%
East Burke2985025.44%
Lejeune2988024.79%
KIPP Pride2884025.00%
Jones2889023.93%
Webb2783024.55%
White Oak2683023.85%
North Henderson2684023.64%
Western Guilford2684023.64%
Enka2588022.12%
Ashley2480023.08%
Apex2481122.64%
Western Harnett2485022.02%
Enloe2487021.62%
East Mecklenburg2489021.24%
North Stokes2491020.87%
South Lenoir2386021.10%
Central Academy2268024.44%
South Robeson2283020.95%
North Gaston2188019.27%
North Iredell2189019.09%
West Columbus2198017.65%
Atkins2088018.52%
Southern Wayne2088018.52%
Northern Vance1968021.84%
McMichael1991017.27%
Apex Friendship1827040.00%
Spring Creek1892016.36%
Rocky Mount Prep1760022.08%
East Chapel Hill1780017.53%
South Rowan1791015.74%
Chatham Central1797014.91%
Northwest Halifax1691014.95%
Oak Grove158065.22%
Bear Grass1517046.88%
South Davidson1498012.50%
Vance County1310056.52%
Kestrel Heights1348021.31%
Mattamuskeet1368016.05%
Garinger1395012.04%
Highland Tech1297011.01%
Washington County1114044.00%
Northampton-West1013043.48%
Smithfield-Selma810207.27%
Cape Hatteras748012.73%
Northampton-East616027.27%
Montgomery Central47036.36%
South Garner11009.09%
Waddell11009.09%
Christ the King01000.00%

NC A&T Wins Third Straight HBCU National Title With 64-44 Win in Celebration Bowl

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – It might as well be called the Aggie Invitational. Five years into its existence, the Celebration Bowl, the unofficial HBCU national championship, has seen the North Carolina A&T football team play in it four times. For some, it felt like a home game of sorts. For NC A&T quarterback Kylil Carter, it indeed was a home game as the senior signal caller grew up in the greater Atlanta area. Carter, in his last game in an Aggie uniform, put on a show, throwing for six scores on his way to game MVP honors, leading North Carolina A&T to a 64-44 win and the Aggies’ third straight HBCU national title and fourth in the last five years.



Both teams traded punts to open the game and it seemed like it was going to be a defensive slug fest, but that was not going to last long. NC A&T was able to force another punt on Alcorn State’s second drive of the game, but a fumble on the punt return gave the ball back to the Braves in Aggie territory. The NC A&T defense stiffened up and kept Alcorn State out of the end zone, but the Braves were able to take a 3-0 lead into the second stanza on Corey McCullough’s 28-yard field goal.

The Aggies came alive in the second quarter, outscoring the Braves 24-7 to take a two-score lead into the locker room. A&T opened their scoring for the day with a fifty-three-yard bomb from Kylil Carter to Elijah Bell. It was the first of two scoring connections for the duo and the first of six touchdown passes for Carter on the day. The senior quarterback was named the game’s most outstanding player.

Also getting on the bord for the Aggies in the second quarter was Zachary Leslie with a fifty-nine-yard touchdown reception, Noel Ruiz with a twenty-six yard field goal, and Korey Banks with a four-yard touchdown grab. The fourteen point deficit at the half was the closest

The two teams put on an offensive show in the third quarter, combining for forty-nine points. It started with a seventy-five yard run from STATS second team All-American Jah-Maine Martin on the first play of the second half. The two teams proceeded to trade scores for the next five possessions. Carter threw three of his six touchdown passes in this period, a forty-three yard strike to Ron Hunt, a twenty-yard toss to Elijah Bell, and a seventy-three yard bomb to Korey Banks. Banks finished the game with 122 yards on six catches to lead the Aggie receiving corps.

The Aggies added another Ruiz field goal in the fourth quarter and Jah-Maine Martin scored his second touchdown of the afternoon late in the game. Martin finished with 132 yards rushing on sixteen attempts.

North Carolina A&T finishes the year at 9-3, co-champions of the MEAC, and Celebration bowl champions for the third year in a row. The Aggies will take on fellow FCS juggernaut North Dakota State in 2020 for ultimate FCS bragging rights. It’s a game fans have been waiting to see and the win today kept the Aggies in full celebration mode heading into the offseason.