Wallace-Rose Hill and Albemarle won state titles in 2009.
A group of high school coaches and N.C. High School Athletic
Association staff developed a method conducting the state's 256-team
football playoffs on Tuesday.
The NCHSAA will be using a pod
system in the fall for the first time. In the past few years,
qualifying schools have been split into East and West divisions for the
early rounds.This fall, the schools will be divided into West, Midwest,
Mideast and East divisions.
The NCHSAA Eastern Regional basketball tournaments are headed to Fayetteville, the NCHSAA plans a new football playoff format and football scheduling will get tougher in 2011. D. Clay Best and J. Mike Blake talk about it.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association board of directors changed its spring meeting on Wednesday in Chapel Hillthe the way the football playoffs are bracketed.
The 32 teams in each of the eight brackets will be split into East, Mideast, Midwest and West pods instead of just East and West brackets.