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NCHSAA returns football title games to Duke University

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Rocky Mount High quarterback Shabios Lynch looks to pass Saturday during the NCHSAA 3-A state championship game against Belmont South Point at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem. Lynch completed a pass to Rajah McCowan on this play.

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From staff reports

Thursday, April 20, 2017

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announce a partnership with the Triangle Sports Commission on Thursday that will bring two NCHSAA football state championship games to Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke University.

The football championships return to Durham for the first time since 2006 and will return the schedule of competition for the event to four sites with two games each. The other venues will remain as Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill and BB&T Field in Winston-Salem. The 104th edition of the NCHSAA football championships are scheduled for December 9th.

“When we were approached by the Triangle Sports Commission about the possibility of playing state championship games at the newly renovated Wallace Wade Stadium, we were eager to see if an arrangement could be worked out,” NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker said. “After touring the facility and seeing the many upgrades and improvements Duke has made since 2006, the decision to again include Durham and Duke in the championship schedule was an easy one.

“Knowing the the partnership and support available from the Triangle Sports Commission helped solidify that decision.”

Said Triangle Sports Commission CEO Hill Carrow is excited about the partnership: "The Triangle Sports Commission is thrilled with the NCHSAA's selection of Duke University for its high school football championships. Duke University has done an amazing job upgrading all their football and athletic department facilities, and the NCSHAA's championship teams are going to enjoy competing in essentially a brand new venue.

“We are proud to be partnering with Duke as local hosts and look forward to an outstanding event in December."

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