Video: Zebulon B. Vance vs. William A. Hough
Vance looking to bounce back from last week's loss.
Fourth-ranked Weddington and No. 6 Vance opened North Carolina playoff play with shutout victories, highlighting Top 25 football action on Friday night.
had a 19-yard touchdown run and Will Shipley
added a 20-yard pick 6 and that's all the points Weddington needed during a 35-0 win over South Iredell.
Vance had a tough time offensively, but its defense led it to a 21-0 win over 11th-ranked David Butler.
The best game of the night was ninth-ranked Northwest Cabarrus pulling out a 31-30 win over Marvin Ridge.
Only one Top 25 team went down and that was No. 24 Pinecrest, which dropped a 26-9 game to No. 18 Ronald Regan.
In 4AA, No. 1 (MaxPreps Computer Ranking) Richmond, No. 2 Mallard Creek, No. 3 Myers Park, No. 5 West Forsyth, No. 10 Leesville Road and No. 13 Wake Forest have all earned byes.
In 4A, No. 8 East Forsyth, No. 12 Cardinal Gibbons, No. 22 Hickory Ridge and No. 23 Grimsley have earned byes.
No. 25 Tarboro earned a bye in 1AA.