For the second year in a row, Carrboro had to make the five-hour drive to Kill Devil Hills to face First Flight in a soccer playoff game.
Unlike last year, when the Jaguars knocked off the Nighthawks 1-0 in a third-round game, Carrboro fell 3-1 Tuesday night to First Flight in the 2013 NCHSAA East region final
Undefeated First Flight jumped on the road-weary Jaguars quickly, taking a 2-0 lead by halftime. Luke Hickey scored off an assist from Walker Harrison in the second half, but the Nighthawks added an insurance goal to improve to 23-0-0.
Carrboro finished its year at 17-6-2, having gone 10-0-0 in winning the Mid-State Conference title.
First Flight, seeded No. 1 in the East, advanced to the 2A championship game to face Salisbury (26-1-1), the No. 1 team out of the West.
See Sunday’s edition of the News & Observer or www.newsobserver.com/sports for results of all of Saturday’s state championship games.