From WSJ Staff Reports
Fifteenth seed Wake Forest will take on #2 seed Apex Friendship in the first round of the 4A Western division bracket of the North Carolina High School Volleyball Championships.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association finalized and released the playoff brackets for the 2020-2021 Volleyball Championships on Saturday.
Apex Friendship is 13-0 for the season, while Wake Forest stands at 6-4.
The tournament will have four classifications of play with five playoff rounds each. All classifications will field 32 teams in the tournament.
Play is scheduled to begin with games at the higher seed through the first four rounds. The schedule is beginning with first round contests on Jan. 12. Second round is scheduled for Jan. 14, the third round is slated for Jan. 16, and the Regional Finals are scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
The State Championship Matches will be contested on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Green Level High School in Wake County. Championship. The schedule is To be determined.
Due to the Governor’s Executive Orders limiting the size of mass gatherings, spectator attendance is limited for all rounds.
NFHS Network will carry all four championship matches this year. The Network also will have automated video streams of many early round contests from member schools equipped with the NFHS Network’s Pixellot system. Schedules can be reviewed at their website.
The NFHS Network is a subscription-based service. Fans can pay $10.99 per month for a monthly, recurring subscription with the ability to cancel at any time. You can find more information on upcoming events and subscriptions by visiting NFHSNetwork.com.