December 17, 2018

ACHS to face Erwin on the road in playoff opener

ACHS Coach Butch Carter and the Cougars have earned three straight playoffs berths

 

The NCHSAA announced the 2018 high school football playoff pairings on Saturday and the Alexander Central Cougars have been paired against Clyde Erwin High School in next week’s opening round.

The Cougars (11th seed), which finished the regular season with an impressive 9-2 record, will travel to Asheville Erwin for a first round contest slated for Friday evening, November 16, at 7:30 pm. Erwin enters the post season with an impressive 9-1 record and a sixth seed in the West 3AA bracket.

In addition to Alexander Central, NWC Champ Watauga, league runner-up Freedom, and McDowell earned post season berths from the local conference.

Watauga (3AA West #1 seed) will host Ashebrook  in round one, while Freedom plays a home game against Monroe. The Pats are the sixth seed in the 3A West bracket. In the 4A bracket, McDowell will travel to Mooresville in the opening round of the playoff tourney. McDowell (5-7) is the 12th seed in the 4A West bracket.

 

3AA Football Playoff First Round Pairings

East

#1 Northern Durham (10-1) vs. #16 Gray’s Creek (7-4)

#8 Clayton (9-2) vs. #9 Hillside (8-3)

#5 D.H. Conley (8-3) vs. #12 Southern Alamance (9-2)

#4 Cleveland (9-2) vs. #13 Northern Guilford (8-3)

#3 Lee County (11-0) vs. #14 Dudley (8-3)

#6 New Hanover (8-3) vs. #11 Topsail (9-2)

#7 Eastern Guilford (9-2) vs. #10 J.H. Rose (8-3)

#2 Southeast Guilford (10-1) vs. #15 Cape Fear (7-4)

West

#1 Watauga (11-0) vs. #16 Ashbrook (5-6)

#8 Parkland (10-1) vs. #9 Asheville (7-4)

#5 Weddington (10-1) vs. #12 Central Cabarrus (8-3)

#4 South Iredell (6-5) vs. #13 Southwest Guilford (8-3)

#3 Mount Tabor (7-4) vs. #14 Marvin Ridge (6-5)

#6 Clyde A. Erwin (9-1) vs. #11 Alexander Central (9-2)

#7 Cox Mill (8-3) vs. #10 Sun Valley (9-2)

#2 A.C. Reynolds (10-1) vs. #15 A.L. Brown (6-5)

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