Pam Pack back at home
Published 8:01 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Pam Pack’s postseason journey will begin with a short trip as it will play its first playoff game inside of J.G. ‘Choppy’ Wagner Stadium this Friday for the first time in four years.
With its 31-14 victory over South Central in the regular season finale, the Washington football team clinched second place in the Coastal Conference standings and secured its first home playoff game since 2008.
The Pam Pack (8-2) will host Coastal Conference rival West Craven (6-4) this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.
The two teams faced each other once already this season with the Eagles edging past the Pam Pack 20-14. The winner of Friday’s matchup will move on to face the winner of the No. 2 Hertford (7-3)-No. 7 West Carteret (5-5) game.
Also making the postseason were Plymouth, Southside and Northside, who will play in the 1-A classification, while Riverside will compete in the 1-AA division.
The Vikings clinched the Four Rivers Conference championship on Friday when they topped Perquimans and earned a No. 1 seed.
Plymouth (10-0) will host Cape Hatteras (2-8), the No. 8 seed from the Tideland Conference.
The winner of that contest will advance to take on the victor of the No. 5 Southside (5-5)-No. 4 Creswell contest. Creswell finished the regular season with a 6-4 record to earn the fourth-seed out of the Tideland Conference.
Northside, who fell 36-12 in its season finale against Southside, finished the regular season with a 4-6 record and captured a No. 6 seed. The Panthers will travel to take onº Four Rivers Conference rival Manteo (9-1), the No. 3 seed.
The trip to Manteo will be the second one of the season for Northside, who went there in Week 8 and fell 65-0.
If the Panthers can find a way to top the Redskins they will face the winner of the No. 7 Mattamuskeet (3-7)-No. 2 Columbia (7-3) game in the second round of the playoffs.
Due to its enrollment numbers, Riverside has been bumped up to the 1-AA classification in the postseason. The Knights, who ended the regular season winning its last three games, earned a sixth-seed and will travel to take on No. 2 Northampton (9-1).
If the Knights can pull out a victory, they will move on to face the winner of the No. 3 Goldsboro (9-1)-No. 6 Dixon (7-3) contest in the second round.