HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Weddington ends Watauga’s pursuit of state 3AA title

Published Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Pioneers finish 13-1 after winning Northwestern 3A-4A championship


BOONE – One of the best football seasons in Watauga High history ended Friday night at home.

The top-seeded Pioneers were eliminated by fifth-seeded Weddington 41-14, ending the season at 13-1 under head coach Ryan Habich after winning a Northwestern 3A-4A championship.

Weddington (13-1) faces third-seeded Mount Tabor (10-4) at Mount Tabor on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in the West 3AA final.

Friday’s winner at Mount Tabor advances to North Carolina the next weekend for the West 3AA state title game against No. 4 Cleveland (12-2) or No. 2 Southeast Guilford (13-1).

Watauga, in the postseason for the eighth straight season, had last won an outright conference title in 1980 and last won or shared a league title in 2007.

Habich came to Boone six years ago and has guided Watauga to a 56-20 record.

GAME COVERAGE BY WATAUGA DEMOCRAT: https://www.wataugademocrat.com/sports/local_sports/weddington-bullies-its-way-past-watauga/article_bcef5d2a-6d52-5a42-a388-a4ee69e74a33.html

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