Friday night high school football games
The Greater Neuse River 4A Conference prep volleyball tournament will begin Saturday at Knightdale High School with four quarterfinal matches. Semifinals will be played at the highest remaining seed on Monday with the championship on Wednesday.
The tournament schedule:
Saturday's Quarterfinal Results
(1) Garner def. (8) Knightdale
(4) East Wake def. (5) Southeast Raleigh
(2) Clayton def. (7) Harnett Central
(3) West Johnston def. (6) Smithfield-Selma
Monday's Semifinals Results
Garner 3, East Wake 0
West Johnston 3, Clayton 1 (West is No. 2 GNRC state playoff seed)
Wednesday's championship at highest remaining seed
West Johnston vs. Garner, 6
Friday night high school football matchups
Clayton's Vernessa Hinnant and Coach Marlon Lee leads the Greater Neuse Conference all-conference girls basketball team.
Garner's Dominique Reed and Coach Eddie Gray win Greater Neuse 4A honors
No. 1 Garner 41, No. 6 Southeast Raleigh 34 (FINAL)
No. 2 Leesville Road 55, Heritage 0 (FINAL)
No. 3 Hillside 45, East Chapel Hill 7 (FINAL)
No. 4 Wake Forest-Rolesville 55, Millbrook 23 (FINAL)
No. 5 Wakefield 45, Broughton 21 (FINAL)
No. 7 Fuquay-Varina 21, Apex 0 (FINAL)
No. 8 Triton 22, Eastern Wayne 0 (FINAL)
No. 9 Southern Durham 43, Northern Durham 7 (FINAL)
No. 10 Middle Creek 28, Holly Springs 14 (FINAL)
No. 11 Cary 28, Green Hope 8 (FINAL)
No. 12 Cardinal Gibbons 35, Orange 21 (FINAL)
Athens Drive 29, Lee County 21 (FINAL)
Chapel Hill 17, Southern Vance 12 (FINAL)
Cleveland 62, South Johnston 59 (FINAL)
East Wake 59, Smithfield-Selma 13 (FINAL)
Enloe 26, Sanderson 21 (FINAL)
North Johnston 30, Franklinton 29 (FINAL)
North Raleigh Christian 24, Wake Christian 21 (FINAL)
Northwood 42, Union Pines 7 (FINAL)
Panther Creek 20, Jordan 12 (FINAL)
Riverside 15, Person 12 (FINAL)
Ravenscroft 42, Charlotte Christian 21 (FINAL)
Warren County 40, Corinth Holders 6 (FINAL)
West Johnston 35, Clayton 30 (FINAL)
Greater Neuse River 4A Conference regular-season champion Garner advanced to the league's tournament championship match with a win over Knightdale Monday evening. The Trojans will meet Clayton, which swept West Johnston Monday, Wednesday night at 6 in the Trojans' home gymnasium.
Garner has won 33 consecutive matches against GNRC opponents and will host a first-round state playoff match on Saturday. Clayton, West Johnston, Knightdale and East Wake will also advance to the playoffs from the league. Clayton can guarantee itself a home first-round match with a win over Garner, since that would give the Comets the No. 2 playoff seed.
West finished second in the league standings, ahead of Clayton, Knightdale and East Wake, respectively.
The Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference volleyball tournament will begin Saturday at Knightdale High School. Play continues on Monday and Wednesday. Regular-season champion Garner is a huge favorite in the event, having won its last 31 matches against GNRC opponents.
Friday night updates. East Wake stuns No. 1 Wake Forest-Rolesville in OT with fake field goal. Fuquay nips Clayton in OT. West Johnston out-scores South Johnston. Wakefield out-scores Holly Springs in a scoring battle.
Results of note from last night in area prep sports...
Knightdale 4, West Johnston 3
Knights claim GNRC's final playoff spot. West just misses out on wild card playoff spot.