Charlotte Catholic won the fifth state championship in school history Saturday.
The Cougars rushed for nearly 300 yards and beat Havelock 28-14 in the N.C. 3A state final. Catholic finished 16-0.
Three other area teams played for state titles Saturday:
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▪ In 4AA, Mallard Creek reached the state final for the fourth time in five years. But the Mavericks struggled on offense and fell 21-0 to repeat state champion Wake Forest.
▪ Finally, in the 4A final, Harding held off Scotland County 30-22 to capture its first state championship in football since 1953.
4AA: Wake Forest 21, Mallard Creek 0
4A: Harding 30, Scotland County 22
3AA: Wilmington New Hanover 27, Asheville Reynolds 17
3A: Charlotte Catholic 28, Havelock, 14
2AA: Lenoir Hibriten 16, East Duplin 14
2A: Wallace-Rose Hill 35, Reidsville 28, OT
1AA: Tarboro 32, Mount Airy 7
1A: Cherokee 21, North Duplin 13