NCHSAA Day Saturday; North Carolina Players Abound On Two Teams


CHAPEL HILL— The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will be recognized by the University of North Carolina on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

The North Carolina-East Carolina football game, which kicks off at 3:30 pm, has been designated as the 28th annual NCHSAA Day. The university actually spearheaded the founding of the NCHSAA in 1913.

Special halftime activities will highlight NCHSAA Day. The winners of the Wells Fargo Cup for the 2011-12 academic year, symbolic of the best overall interscholastic sports program in the state, will be honored. The winners include Kernersville Bishop McGuinness and Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math, who tied in the 1-A classification; Carrboro among 2-A schools; Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons in the 3-A classification; and Green Hope High School of Cary in the 4-A class.

In addition, the newest members of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame will be recognized.

The football game between North Carolina and East Carolina should be a remarkable example of NCHSAA student-athletes playing at the next level.  A check of the two teams’ rosters reveals that over 100 of the players at the two schools played high school football at  a North Carolina High School Athletic Association member school.

Romar Morris of Salisbury, who has seen more extensive playing time with the injury to Tar Heel running back Gio Bernard, was the winner of the 2010-11 Pat Best Memorial Award, which goes to the top male and female athlete in the NCHSAA.