The fifth-seeded Timberwolves (10-1) outlasted the visiting Highlanders (5-6) in this first-round North Coast Section Division IV playoff game.

Fort Bragg held only a 7-0 halftime lead, but converted a third-and-long play to score towards the end of the third quarter.

"We played hard," Piedmont coach Kevin Anderson II said. "It was an evenly-matched game."