State championship football games set for Saturday
CHAPEL HILL - Saturday is the biggest day of the high school football season in North Carolina and in our neck of the woods.
Five area high school football teams -- North Duplin, East Duplin, Wallace-Rose Hill, Havelock and Tarboro -- will play in five different games at three locations in their respective state title games. The action begins at noon and runs through around 9:30 p.m. You can also see the games at WCTI, Fox Eastern Carolina and on the WCTI12.com/livestream.
Here's the schedule of games:
1A & 1AA Championships Carter-Finley Stadium - NC State University, Raleigh 1A - Noon - #1 North Duplin Rebels (14-0) vs. #2 Cherokee Braves (13-1) 1AA - 4 p.m. - #1 Tarboro Vikings (14-0) vs. #1 Mount Airy Granite Bears (14-0) 2A & 2AA Championships Kenan Stadium - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2AA - 3 p.m. - #1 East Duplin Panthers (15-0) vs. #2 Hibriten Panthers (15-0) 2A - 7 p.m. - #5 Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs (13-1) vs. #1 Reidsville Rams (15-0) 3A & 3AA Championships Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium - Duke University, Durham 3A - 3 p.m. - #2 Havelock Rams (14-1) vs. #1 Charlotte Catholic Cougars (15-0) 3AA - 7 p.m. - #2 New Hanover Wildcats (14-1) vs. #2 A.C. Reynolds Rockets (14-1) 4A & 4AA Championships BB&T Field - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem 4AA - Noon - #1 Wake Forest Cougars (14-0) vs. #1 Mallard Creek Mavericks (14-0) 4A - 4 p.m. - #1 Scotland County Fighting Scots (12-1) vs. #1 Harding University Rams (13-1)
The National Federation of High Schools will also simulcast all of the games through their subscription-based platform.
GREENVILLE/NEW BERN AREA Noon - 1A - North Duplin vs. Cherokee - WCTI/ABC 3 P.M. - 3A - Havelock vs. Charlotte Catholic - WCTI/ABC 4 P.M. - 1AA - Tarboro vs. Mt. Airy - WYDO/Fox
Games involving East Duplin and Wallace-Rose Hill can be seen at WCTI12.com/livestream.