I recently received info from the North Carolina High School the NCHSAA related to football playoffs … the schedule for all the classifications … was interested seeing who in our area was still playing. As I strolled through the info I discovered pages of info on playoffs, back to the 60s … Elizabethtown and East Bladen were the most notable. I know Bladenboro and Clarkton won 6-man state, maybe regional titles in the 50s … maybe others. Just using the info received.
Elizabethtown won the Eastern Class AA Championship in 1962, score was 19-7 over Cary. In 1963, Elizabethtown HS defeated Siler City 16-13, again for Eastern Championship … don’t think there was a state championship. In 1964, Elizabethtown HS defeated Massey Hill, 20-6. … All the teams coached by Charlie Regan.
In 1991, East Bladen tied for 3A State championship, game played in Elizabethtown vs.Jamestown-Ragsdale. East Bladen scoring late in the game … and, in 2008 (Class 1AA), East Bladen lost to Thomasville 42-13.
Doug Henderson and later Bob Lewis were the coaches. … Some of this was in the info I received, some from memory…
I remembered broadcasting or attending all the games … ’62 was as far as the info was available in the most recent mailing. … How many years ago was that … 62 to 2019 … 7 years????? No doubt my memory is not what it once was … earlier Elizabethtown teams were involved in playoffs … one year unscored on until the last game, and the local team lost.
Area teams mentioned most often … Clinton, Wallace Rose Hill and Whiteville … good football programs and continue to be.
Local teams have had good years since consolidation, but a little down this year … football season for both teams is over.
If my info is wrong … sorry, most from the NCHSAA.
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