Eagl;es open soccer playoffs as No. 7 seed


CHAPEL HILL — East Bladen’s Eagles were seed No. 7 in the the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s East Region bracket of the 2017 boys soccer championships.

The tournament will open with games at the higher seed through the first five rounds beginning with first-round contests on Wednesday. That puts 20-1 East Bladen at home against No. 26 Midway, 9-11 overall.

The second round is scheduled for Saturday, the third round is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 8, fourth-round games are set for Saturday, Nov. 11, and the Eastern Regional finals are planned for Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The state championship Matches will be contested on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Raleigh at N.C. State University’s Dail Soccer Field. Play is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Tickets to the championships are $8 at the gate, or digital tickets can be purchased in advance through the NCHSAA’s partnership with GoFan.

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Area teams in playoffs

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— Class 1-A East

No. 24 Lejeune (3-18) at No. 9 East Columbus (4-12-1)

No. 5 Hobbton (17-4-2) gets a bye

No. 20 Perquimans (9-11) at No. 13 Lakewood (10-11)

No. 23 Pender County (5-14) at No. 10 Raleigh Charter (11-5-3)

— Class 2-A East

No. 32 Eastern Randolph (5-11-1) at No. 1 East Duplin (17-3-0)

No. 17 East Montgomery (7-4-2) at No. 16 Whiteville (14-6-1)

No. 20 Wallace-Rose Hill (17-4-1) at No. 13 Randleman (11-10-1)

No. 27 Heidi Trask (8-13-1) at No. 6 Roanoke Rapids (19-0-1)

No. 23 N.C. SChool of Science & Math (12-5-1) at No. 10 Clinton (18-5)

— Class 3-A East

No. 25 Northern Durham (12-6-2) at No. 8 Gray’s Creek (19-3)

No. 19 Wilm. New Hanover (15-4-5) at No. 14 East Chapel Hill (13-6)

No. 18 Cape Fear (16-5-1) at No. 15 Southern Lee (11-5-2)

No. 31 West Brunswick (7-12-1) at No. 2 Topsail (16-4)

— Class 4-A East

No. 17 Jordan (8-9-2) at No. 16 Wilm. Laney (11-13)

No. 8 Wilm. Ashley (16-2-4) gets a bye

No. 7 Pine Forest (18-5-1) gets a bye

No. 2 Wilm. Hoggard (19-1-1) gets a bye

— Class 4-A West

No. 6 Pinecrest (20-2-1) gets a bye

No. 23 Lumberton (16-6) at No. 10 South Mecklenburg (12-4-3)

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