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KITTY HAWK — The 2018 varsity boys soccer season for Eastern Plains Conference champion North Johnston High ended with a 4-1 loss to host First Flight, the No. 1 seed among 32 East Region qualifiers, in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A playoffs Thursday evening.
The Panthers trailed 2-0 when junior defender Scott Sellers nailed a free kick with slightly over six minutes left in the first half.
North Johnston, the No. 9 seed, exited with a 13-8-1 record.
First Flight, the Northeastern Coastal Conference champion, advanced into the fourth round or East semifinal with an 18-1-1 record.