NCHSAA Football Playoffs - Four Pitt Country Teams

Four Pitt County teams will play at least one more high school football game this season.

J.H. Rose, South Central, North Pitt and Ayden-Grifton all have first-round NCHSAA playoff games coming up on Friday and two of those teams will host games.

In the Class 4-A bracket, the Rampants (6-4), who closed the season with three consecutive victories, play host to 13th seed Fayetteville Cape Fear (5-5) at JHR. Rose, the No. 4 seed, capped the regular season with a 21-3 win over rival New Bern.

Ayden-Grifton (8-2) earned a No. 5 seed in the Class 1-AA East bracket and will entertain 12th seed East Columbus (5-5) in Littlefield. The Chargers clinched the Carolina Conference title with 14-13 win at North Johnston Friday.

South Central (5-5) is the No. 15 seed in the Class 3-AA East bracket and has a long trip to second-seeded Greensboro Dudley (10-0) in its future. The Falcons walloped Coastal Conference rival D.H. Conley, 39-9, Friday to earn a trip to the postseason.

In the 2-AA bracket, North Pitt (6-4) captured the No. 9 seed and will travel to Southern Guilford (7-3). The Panthers earned their first trip to the playoffs in quite some time by winning six straight before dropping games to Tarboro and Goldsboro to end the season.

In the 1-A ranks, Williamston, the No. 3 seed, plays host to 14th-seeded Pinetown Northside (2-8).