CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced the championship brackets for the 2016 men’s soccer playoffs. The championships have a field of 64 teams in each of the four classifications of play.

First round matchups are scheduled for the home of the higher seed on Saturday, November 5th. State Championships will once again be held on the campus of NC State University at the Dail Soccer Field. The final matches are scheduled to be held on November 19th beginning at 11 a.m.

Media Credentialing window for the championships will open on Monday, November 14 and close on Thursday, November 17 at 5 p.m. You may apply for credentials at

Playoff Schedule

Round 1 | Nov. 5, 2016

Round 2 | Nov. 8, 2016

Round 3 | Nov. 10, 2016

Round 4 | Nov. 12, 2016

Regionals | Nov. 15, 2016

State Championships | Nov. 19, 2016



Wallace-Rose Hill (20-4-0, E1) vs. East Columbus (3-14-0, ME16)
Research Triangle (13-9-1, ME8) vs. Gates County (10-10-0, E9)
Spring Creek (14-3-1, E5) vs. Rosewood (8-10-0, ME12)
Louisburg (9-5-0, ME4) vs. Creswell (2-10-1, E13)
Manteo (16-5-0, E3) vs. Kestrel Heights (9-14-0, ME14)
Granville Central (14-3-1, ME6) vs. Cape Hatteras (4-8-0, E11)
Bear Grass Charter (12-4-0, E7) vs. Pender (11-9-0, ME10)
Whiteville (13-4-3, ME2) vs. Northside-Pinetown (1-7-0, E15)
Raleigh Charter (19-0-0, ME1) vs. Tarboro (0-6-1, E16)
Camden County (13-8-3, E8) vs. James Kenan (10-8-0, ME9)
Franklin Academy (16-2-0, ME5) vs. Heide Trask (6-14-1, E12)
Riverside-Martin (8-8-1, E4) vs. East Wake Academy (9-13-1, ME13)
Hobbton (12-6-1, ME3) vs. KIPP Pride (2-9-0, E14)
Southside (14-4-1, E6) vs. Voyager Academy (10-11-2, ME11)
Lakewood (12-5-0, ME7) vs. Perquimans (7-13-0, E10)
East Carteret (12-3-0, E2) vs. North Duplin (5-10-1, ME15)
Blue Ridge (15-1-1, W1) vs. River Mill Academy (3-18-0, MW16)
Mount Airy (15-6-1, MW8) vs. Hayesville (7-9-0, W9)
Murphy (10-6-0, W5) vs. Chatham Charter (7-11-0, MW12)
Bishop McGuinness (12-6-1, MW4) vs. Highland Tech (5-14-0, W13)
Avery County (6-14-0, W3) vs. Atkins (6-15-0, MW14)
Queens Grant (15-4-2, MW6) vs. Elkin (7-16-0, W11)
Lincoln Charter (11-10-3, W7) vs. Pine Lake Preparatory (10-9-1, MW10)
North Moore (11-2-0, MW2) vs. Cherryville (2-17-1, W15)
Starmount (19-2-0, MW1) vs. Alleghany (1-15-0, W16)
Mountain Island Charter (9-9-0, W8) vs. Gray Stone Day (12-7-2, MW9)
Woods Charter (15-4-0, MW5) vs. Swain County (4-11-0, W12)
Thomas Jefferson Classical (14-3-1, W4) vs. West Montgomery (4-7-0, MW13)
Union Academy (15-3-2, MW3) vs. Cherokee (2-10-0, W14)
Highlands (13-10-0, W6) vs. Walkertown (9-9-1, MW11)
East Montgomery (14-5-0, MW7) vs. East Wilkes (8-13-0, W10)
Community School of Davidson (15-4-0, W2) vs. Albemarle (5-15-0, MW15)
First Flight (15-0-2, E1) vs. West Bladen (8-12-1, ME16)
East Bladen (14-5-1, ME8) vs. North Brunswick (11-7-3, E9)
Dixon (14-3-2, E5) vs. Midway (11-10-0, ME12)
North Johnston (16-5-2, ME4) vs. Northside-Jacksonville (9-11-1, E13)
Goldsboro (10-7-2, E3) vs. Graham (8-10-0, ME14)
Jordan-Matthews (19-1-0, ME6) vs. Greene Central (9-9-0, E11)
Roanoke Rapids (15-6-0, E7) vs. Franklinton (13-9-0, ME10)
Clinton (19-2-1, ME2) vs. Farmville Central (7-9-1, E15)
Bunn (17-1-2, ME1) vs. North Lenoir (7-10-0, E16)
North Pitt (14-6-0, E8) vs. South Columbus (9-4-2, ME9)
Red Springs (10-4-0, ME5) vs. Northeastern (8-9-1, E12)
Washington (18-2-0, E4) vs. Durham School of the Arts (10-11-2, ME13)
Carrboro (14-3-3, ME3) vs. John A. Holmes (9-11-1, E14)
Currituck County (11-4-0, E6) vs. Southern Vance (12-10-0, ME11)
NC School of Science & Math (13-4-2, ME7) vs. Croatan (10-10-0, E10)
East Duplin (14-2-3, E2) vs. St. Pauls (8-10-0, ME15)
Newton-Conover (21-0-0, W1) vs. East Lincoln (8-11-2, MW16)
North Surry (15-5-2, MW8) vs. West Caldwell (13-8-1, W9)
Ashe County (16-7-0, W5) vs. Providence Grove (9-5-3, MW12)
Monroe (14-5-1, MW4) vs. Smoky Mountain (9-12-2, W13)
Hendersonville (16-2-0, W3) vs. West Stokes (9-10-1, MW14)
Surry Central (17-4-1, MW6) vs. Lincolnton (9-7-3, W11)
Wilkes Central (13-7-1, W7) vs. Lexington (13-7-3, MW10)
Lake Norman Charter (17-1-0, MW2) vs. Maiden (8-13-2, W15)
Forbush (23-0-1, MW1) vs. Draughn (8-13-0, W16)
Charles D. Owen (11-6-3, W8) vs. Thomasville (11-5-1, MW9)
Salisbury (13-4-4, MW5) vs. Polk County (11-10-1, W12)
Franklin (13-9-0, W4) vs. West Stanly (10-9-3, MW13)
Trinity (18-3-1, MW3) vs. R-S Central (9-12-0, W14)
Shelby (16-2-2, W6) vs. Central Academy (13-8-3, MW11)
Forest Hills (17-5-0, MW7) vs. Bunker Hill (10-7-4, W10)
Chase (17-1-0, W2) vs. Eastern Randolph (8-10-0, MW15)


Hunt (19-1-1, E1) vs. Ledford (11-10-1, ME16)
Southern Lee (11-6-0, ME8) vs. Fike (14-7-0, E9)
Topsail (7-10-0, E5) vs. Eastern Alamance (10-8-1, ME12)
North Forsyth (16-3-0, ME4) vs. Southern Durham (9-8-3, E13)
Cleveland (13-5-3, E3) vs. Northwood (8-7-2, ME14)
McMichael (13-4-0, ME6) vs. Jacksonville (11-8-2, E11)
White Oak (14-4-3, E7) vs. Walter M. Williams (11-6-3, ME10)
Chapel Hill (19-2-0, ME2) vs. Smithfield-Selma (8-10-1, E15)
Northern Guilford (17-1-1, ME1) vs. Richlands (9-14-1, E16)
Gray’s Creek (12-6-0, E8) vs. Central Davidson (14-7-0, ME9)
Terry Sanford (15-3-1, ME5) vs. Southern Nash (9-7-4, E12)
C.B. Aycock (11-8-0, E4) vs. Asheboro (10-8-3, ME13)
Lee County (21-3-0, ME3) vs. J.F. Webb (9-11-2, E14)
Corinth Holders (15-5-2, E6) vs. Cedar Ridge (10-5-4, ME11)
Western Alamance (13-5-1, ME7) vs. West Carteret (10-6-1, E10)
Swansboro (19-3-1, E2) vs. Union Pines (10-9-0, ME15)
Patton (20-1-1, W1) vs. East Gaston (8-10-1, MW16)
Weddington (12-7-0, MW8) vs. Asheville (12-7-1, W9)
Hibriten (19-5-0, W5) vs. Forestview (10-8-0, MW12)
South Point (17-4-1, MW4) vs. St. Stephens (9-10-3, W13)
Kings Mountain (18-4-1, W3) vs. Central Cabarrus (9-8-5, MW14)
Concord (16-6-0, MW6) vs. Erwin (11-11-1, W11)
Crest (12-5-0, W7) vs. Hickory Ridge (12-9-1, MW10)
Marvin Ridge (18-3-0, MW2) vs. Foard (10-11-0, W15)
Cox Mill (21-1-1, MW1) vs. North Henderson (10-14-0, W16)
Enka (13-6-2, W8) vs. Jay M. Robinson (10-7-1, MW9)
Northwest Cabarrus (17-1-3, MW5) vs. Tuscola (9-9-3, W12)
West Henderson (17-5-1, W4) vs. North Gaston (12-11-0, MW13)
Statesville (18-4-0, MW3) vs. North Buncombe (10-11-1, W14)
Hickory (16-6-1, W6) vs. Cuthbertson (10-8-0, MW11)
South Iredell (12-5-4, MW7) vs. East Henderson (12-9-0, W10)
A.C. Reynolds (19-3-2, W2) vs. West Iredell (8-9-5, MW15)
New Bern (14-2-1, E1) vs. Hoke County (8-11-3, ME16)
East Chapel Hill (12-5-3, ME8) vs. West Johnston (14-6-0, E9)
D.H. Conley (13-3-2, E5) vs. Seventy-First (10-7-1, ME12)
Jordan (13-6-1, ME4) vs. E.A. Laney (11-8-2, E13)
East Wake (14-6-2, E3) vs. Jack Britt (9-9-3, ME14)
Cardinal Gibbons (15-2-3, ME6) vs. Broughton (14-6-2, E11)
Ashley (11-4-2, E7) vs. Riverside-Durham (13-8-0, ME10)
Leesville Road (16-6-1, ME2) vs. Enloe (9-9-2, E15)
Green Hope (22-1-0, ME1) vs. J.H. Rose (7-8-1, E16)
Hoggard (14-6-0, E8) vs. Middle Creek (13-7-1, ME9)
Cape Fear (17-3-2, ME5) vs. Knightdale (13-6-3, E12)
Millbrook (17-4-1, E4) vs. Lumberton (8-5-5, ME13)
Pine Forest (13-4-4, ME3) vs. Garner (11-10-0, E14)
Heritage (16-6-0, E6) vs. Cary (12-8-3, ME11)
Panther Creek (15-5-0, ME7) vs. Sanderson (13-5-3, E10)
New Hanover (16-3-1, E2) vs. Fuquay-Varina (8-8-3, ME15)
Porter Ridge (21-0-2, W1) vs. High Point Central (10-11-1, MW16)
Dudley (12-8-0, MW8) vs. Independence (15-6-2, W9)
Lake Norman (9-9-1, W5) vs. Southwest Guilford (13-10-0, MW12)
Mount Tabor (15-6-1, MW4) vs. Mallard Creek (13-7-1, W13)
Providence (17-1-3, W3) vs. Pinecrest (7-6-1, MW14)
R.J. Reynolds (16-6-1, MW6) vs. Mooresville (14-7-2, W11)
South Mecklenburg (20-2-1, W7) vs. East Forsyth (12-8-1, MW10)
Richmond (15-2-1, MW2) vs. A.L. Brown (9-9-3, W15)
Page (16-0-1, MW1) vs. Alexander Central (9-12-2, W16)
Charlotte Catholic (18-3-1, W8) vs. Ben L. Smith (12-9-0, MW9)
Parkland (12-4-0, MW5) vs. North Mecklenburg (14-7-1, W12)
Hough (15-3-2, W4) vs. Southern Alamance (12-8-0, MW13)
Northwest Guilford (17-5-2, MW3) vs. East Mecklenburg (12-7-2, W14)
Watauga (6-15-1, W6) vs. West Forsyth (11-7-4, MW11)
Glenn (15-7-2, MW7) vs. Ardrey Kell (14-7-2, W10)
T.C. Roberson (18-3-3, W2) vs. North Davidson (10-10-2, MW15)



RALEIGH—Senior striker Nick Hughes had a huge game Saturday evening, scoring a hat trick to lead Franklin Academy of Wake Forest to a 3-1 triumph over Community School of Davidson in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men's soccer championship.

Hughes, the Patriot co-captain, was the unanimous choice for Most Valuable Player in the championship match and ended the season with 55 goals. He opened the scoring in the seventh minute with an unassisted tally to give Franklin Academy a 1-0 advantage. Then in the 31st minute, Community School of Davidson tied the game on Francisco Prado’s 43rd goal of the season, as he made a great one-on-one move to elude a defender and slid the shot inside the far post.

But the victorious Patriots came right back just three minutes later, taking a 2-1 lead on Hughes’ second goal of the night, this one on an assist from sophomore Zach Hanson. The third goal came from the same combination just five minutes into the second half, with Hughes scoring on an assist from Hanson for the 3-1 advantage. Both teams had nine shots on goal, with Patriot goalkeeper Ben Voorhis coming up with eight saves.   Both teams also had five corner kick opportunities. 

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1-A CHAMPIONSHIP                          1    2           F

Franklin Academy                                2    1    —    3

Community School of Davidson           1    0    —    1


7th minute        FA—Nick Hughes

31st minute        CSD—Francisco Prado

34th minute        FA—Nick Hughes (Zach Hanson)

45th minute        FA—Nick Hughes  (Zach Hanson)


RALEIGH – Senior midfielder Landon Goodman was the Most Valuable Player as he helped lead Salisbury to a convincing 3-0 victory over Washington in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men's soccer championship. Goodman scored the second goal of the game in the 55th minute off an assist from Kevin Flores, his 66th tally of the season, and then the Hornets iced it eight minutes later when freshman Brandon Ibanez lofted in a goal to make it 3-0.    

Goodman’s single season total of 66 goals is tied for third place all-time in the NCHSAA Record Book. Salisbury had taken a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute when senior Chris Uribe scored off a set piece, assisted by Joshua Lynch. Senior goalkeeper Arturo Ramirez recorded the shutout in goal and was credited with four saves. The Hornets had 13 shots on goal to four for the Pam Pack and had six corner kick opportunities to four for Washington.

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Salisbury             1    2    –3

Washington         0    0    –0


10th minute    S—Chris Uribe (Joshua Lynch)

55th minute    S—Landon Goodman (Kevin Flores)

63rd minute    S—Brandon Ibanez


RALEIGH— Weddington made two second-half goals stand up for a 2-0 victory over Lee County for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's soccer championship at Dail Soccer Field at North Carolina State University on Saturday night.

Lee County may have had the better of play in the first half, but the teams battled to a scoreless tie after 40 minutes. Then Weddington scored early in the second half when Mitchell Van Dyne ran on to a through ball from Michael Davidson, timed it perfectly, sand scored just inside the far post for a 1-0 Warrior lead in the 45th minute. Van Dyne, a senior forward who was a scoring threat throughout the night, was named the championship Most Valuable Player.

The Warriors opened up a 2-0 lead in the 62nd minute when Jay Peeler played the ball deep to senior forward Mason Peeler in the box. Peeler then settled it, spun and fired a left-footed shot good for the goal. Weddington had a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal. Weddington keepers Ben Fletcher and Lucas Gusmao split time in the shutout, with Fletcher credited for a save in the first half and Gusmao getting two saves in the second half.    

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Lee County        0    0– 0

Weddington        0    2– 2


 45th minute    W—Mitchell Van Dyne (Michael Davidson)

 62nd minute    W—Mason Peeler (Jay Peeler)


RALEIGH – Marco Garcia scored the initial goal and South Mecklenburg played a solid all-around game as the Sabres shut out Wilmington Laney 2-0 on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men's soccer championship. Garcia opened the scoring for the Sabres in the 18th minute as he received a service off a corner kick from Collyn Carpenter, settled it from chest to foot and then slammed it home for his 39th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead.  A senior tri-captain, Garcia was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the championship.   

Senior defenseman Brad Scharf made it 2-0 for South Meck in the 46th minute, with a scramble in front of the net resulting in a deflection and a goal. Laney had a chance to cut the margin in half with a penalty kick with 12:40 left to play, but failed to convert. The Bucs continued to press forward after that in an attempt to get back in it, but South kept Laney at bay. Sabre goalkeeper Harish Amatya had three saves en route to the shutout.  South had six shots on goal to three for Laney and had four corner kicks to two for the Bucs.

South Meck returned to the state championship match for the first time since 1985, and the Sabres earned their first state crown since an open classification championship in 1971.

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4-A CHAMPIONSHIP          1    2          F  

Wilmington Laney              0    0  —    0

South Mecklenburg            1    1  —    2


18th minute    SM—Marco Garcia (Collyn Carpenter)

46th minute    SM—Brad Scharf.