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    Charlotte Catholic's (34) Elijah Hood breaks free from the Southeast Guilford defense on a 90-plus yard touchdown run during fourth quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013. Charlotte Catholic defeated Southeast Guilford 56-30.
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    Charlotte Catholic (58) Thomas Piraino makes the tackle on Southeast Guilford (4) Jaheem Smith during first quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Charlotte Catholic's (34) Elijah Hood fights to keep his footing for extra yardage as he breaks free of Southeast Guilford's (1) Devon Billingsley on a run to the outside during first quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Catholic's (34) Elijah Hood fights to break free of Southeast Guilford's (1) Devon Billingsley on a run to the outside during first quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Catholic's (60) Maxim Bennett makes the tackle on Southeast Guilford's (33) Shakir Turner on a run during first quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Southeast Guilford's (1) Devon Billingsley breaks up a pass meant for Charlotte Catholic's (83) Tyler Pumeno during first quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Catholic's (34) Elijah Hood fights for yardage as the Southeast Guilford defense tries to make the tackle during first quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    The Charlotte Catholic defense stops Southeast Guilford's (33) Shakir Turner on a run during first quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Catholic's (39) Samuel Wolljung makes the tackle on Southeast Guilford's (33) Shakir Turner during second quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Charlotte Catholic's (10) Ryan Miller scrambles for yardage as Southeast Guilford's (32) Dervonte Rozier tries to make the tackle during second quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Catholic's (10) Ryan Miller passes to (28) Drew Tomsho for a touchdown during second quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte Catholic's (34) Elijah Hood fights for yardage as the Southeast Guilford defense looks to make the tackle during first quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Center) Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood breaks free of the last Southeast Guilford defender (1) Devon Billingsley on a 90-plus yard touchdown run during late fourth quarter action. Charlotte Catholic defeated Southeast Guilford 56-30 in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    (Right) Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood is congratulated on his 90-plus yard run for a touchdown vs Southeast Guilford during late fourth quarter action. Charlotte Catholic defeated Southeast Guilford 56-30 in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    (CENTER) Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood celebrates the team's play vs Southeast Guilford with his teammates on the sideline during late fourth quarter action. Charlotte Catholic defeated Southeast Guilford 56-30 in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    (R-L) Charlotte Catholic head coach Jim Oddo talks with (34) Elijah Hood as fourth quarter action nears completion vs Southeast Guilford. Charlotte Catholic won 56-30 in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    (L-R) Charlotte Catholic head coach Jim Oddo and team personnel celebrate the team's victory over Southeast Guilford 56-30 following fourth quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Charlotte Catholic's (73) Steven Gileta lifts teammate (5) Garian Hardy into the air as they celebrate the team's victory over Southeast Guilford 56-30 following fourth quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (Center) Charlotte Catholic head coach Jim Oddo and his team celebrate their victory over Southeast Guilford 56-30 following fourth quarter action in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Charlotte Catholic's Elijah Hood poses with young fans following the team's victory over Southeast Guilford 56-30 in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs at Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, NC on Friday, November 29, 2013.
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    Mallard Creek running back DiShon Chambers (28) celebrates with teammates after he rushed for a first half touchdown against Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek tight end Jaylen Samuels, left, breaks away from Northwest Guilford safety Mark Murphy in the first half of third round N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek tight end Jaylen Samuels breaks away from Northwest Guilford defensive back Myles Mitchell in the first half of third round N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek defensive back Cameron Mattison, left, runs after intercepting a Northwest Guilford pass in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek running back Lawrence Pittman breaks a tackle as he rushes for a first down in the first half against Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek defensive lineman Ikeem Allen carries the ball after recovering a fumble by Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek defensive lineman Ikeem Allen carries the ball after recovering a fumble by Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Northwest Guilford running back Anthony Harding tries to control the ball as he fumbles in the first half against Mallard Creek in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek head coach Michael Palmieri watches his team in the first half against Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek running back Lawrence Pittman carries the ball for a long gain in the first half against Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek running back Lawrence Pittman carries the ball for a long gain in the first half against Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek head coach Michael Palmieri directs his team in the first half against Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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    Mallard Creek tight end Jaylen Samuels runs back a punt return in the first half against Northwest Guilford in the third round of N.C. 4AA high school football playoffs on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (Nell Redmond photo)
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