High school football playoff matchups released

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The pairings for the 2011 North Carolina high school football playoffs have been decided.

The regular season came to a close Friday night and the brackets were released on Saturday.

Click here for a PDF version of the brackets

Because of the pod system designed to cut down on travel costs, there will be several local match-ups in the first week of the playoffs.

Week 1 Local Matchups:

Western Guilford at Mount Tabor

North Davidson at Ragsdale

Andrews at Reidsville

Dudley at Davie County

Rockingham County at Southern Guilford

Jordan Matthews at Randleman

Williams at Northeast Guilford

Eastern Guilford at Northern Guilford

Many teams from across the Piedmont Triad had great seasons and could go very far in the playoffs.  Some of the biggest local contenders like Mount Tabor, Page, and Northern Guilford may however have a tough time when it comes to playing some of the outstanding teams from the Charlotte area.