Yellow Jackets to host Fike in playoff game

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 03:58 PM

Lee County learned its first-round foe in the NCHSAA 3AA State Playoffs Saturday. The Yellow Jackets (9-2, 5-1 Cape Fear Valley), the No. 8 seed in the East Region-half of the 32-team bracket, will host No. 9 Fike (10-1, 4-1 Big East), from Wilson, Friday night.

Lee County defeated Southern Lee, 23-9, Friday in the Brick City Bowl for the Jackets' fourth straight win. The Yellow Jackets and Demons both finished second in their conferences.

All eight state playoff brackets were released Saturday. Also in the 3AA East playoffs, No. 16 Western Harnett (4-7, 2-3 Two Rivers) will play at No. 1 Douglas Byrd (9-2, 5-0 CFVC) and No. 10 Cardinal Gibbons (8-3, 5-2 Big Eight) will play at No. 7 Triton (9-2, 4-1 Two Rivers).

In 1A Midwest, No. 8 Chatham Central (2-9, 1-7 Yadkin Valley) will travel to face No. 1 Albemarle (8-3, 7-1 YVC) on Friday. In 1AA Midwest, No. 8 North Moore (2-9, 2-6 YVC) will play at No. 1 West Montgomery (10-1, 8-0 YVC).

In 2A East, No. 11 Jordan-Matthews (5-6, 3-2 Mid-State) will play at No. 6 Southwest Onslow (8-3, 4-1 East Central).

In 3A East, No. 10 Northwood (8-3, 4-3 Big Eight) goes to No. 7 Eastern Alamance (8-3, 6-2 3A Mid-State) in the first round.

In 4AA East, No. 4 Pinecrest (10-1, 4-1 Southeastern) will host No. 13 Laney (6-4, 4-2 Mideastern) Friday.