Home field was not enough advantage to bring a victory to East Columbus or Whiteville in NCHSAA opening round Boys Soccer action. In 1A play, East Columbus fell to Jejune 4-3. Whiteville dropped a 5-2 decision to East Montgomery. The Wolfpack trailed by a single goal until the final minute of play. With Whiteville pressing the attack to tie the score, East Montgomery was able to lengthen its lead.