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JACKSONVILLE — The stay in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A football playoffs was brief for Charles B. Aycock High.
The Golden Falcons, seeded No. 11 and the No. 3 3-A team from the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference was turned back 50-6 by host Jacksonville Northside of the 3-A Coastal Conference on Thursday night.
The Monarchs, seeded No. 6 and No. 2 from the Coastal Conference, scored four touchdowns on pass receptions and also returned an interception and a kickoff for six points in advancing into the second round in the 16-team East Region.
CBA exited with a 7-5 record.
The Falcons tallied their touchdown in the closing seconds of the second quarter on junior quarterback Clay Matthews’ 20-yard dash. Two long-yardage plays on a rush and a pass reception from senior Tae Jackson set up the TD.
Northside (7-5) registered TDs on a running play, JaQurious Conley’s TD catch, an interception return and on Conley’s kickoff return that followed CBA’s TD in the closing seconds of the first half.
Leading 29-6 at intermission, the Monarchs added three TDs in the second half on pass plays. Eric Schaefer had one of the TD grabs.
Jaheim White kicked six extra points for Northside, which also added a two-point conversion.
The Monarchs face the winner of Friday night’s game in Mebane between No. 14 Hunt and No. 3 Eastern Alamance in the second round.