Wildcats, Tigers to start at home in football state playoffs

Two of the five Piedmont Athletic Conference football teams reaching the state playoffs will begin with home games.

Eastern Randolph (9-1) is the No. 3 seed in the Class 1-A West Region, set for a home game with No. 30 seed Cherryville (2-8). The Wildcats won the PAC for the third year in a row by edging host Randleman 22-21 on Friday night.

Randleman (9-1) holds the No. 6 seed in the Class 2-A West Region and will be home for at least two weeks if it advances. The Tigers meet No. 27 seed West Stanly (5-5) to start the postseason.

First-round games are Friday night. Pairings were announced Saturday afternoon.

Also in Class 2-A, No. 17 seed Southwestern Randolph (6-4) goes to No. 16 seed West Stokes (6-4).

Trinity (5-5), despite defeating Southwestern Randolph on Friday night to be part of a three-way, third-place tie in the PAC, is seeded No. 25 and goes to No. 8 seed Brevard (8-2).

Providence Grove (6-4), the other team in that third-place tie, is seeded 19th and will visit No.14 seed East Surry (7-3).

By Randolph Record