Redhawks reach state semis with 61-31 win
Monroe High was never threatened in a 30-point road win over the Bears.
The victory puts the Redhawks in the 1AA state semifinals for the first time in coach Johnny Sowell's eight-year tenure.
After a 1-3 start, Monroe has now won 10 in a row to improve to 11-3 on the season.
The Bears, who entered the game on a 12-game winning streak, finish their season 12-2.
Monroe held a 27-10 lead at halftime.
Redhawks QB Quayshawn Chambers threw a TD pass to Ashad Byrd and also ran for a 33-yard score in the first half. Tre Shun Wynn and Julius Stradford also had scoring runs in the first half.
The Redhawks will travel to Swain County next week.