Hough made the most of its playoff debut Tuesday night.
The Huskies, the I-Meck 4A champions, beat South Meck 49-27 in the first round before escaping with a 32-31 win against Asheville Roberson to reach the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual-team state quarterfinals.
The area's other playoff team, Lake Norman, was ousted in the second round by undefeated Winston-Salem Parkland. The Wildcats won their first-round match against East Gaston 49-21.
Hough will travel to Southeast Guilford on Thursday to face Northwest Guilford. The winner will wrestle either Parkland or Southeast Guilford for a chance to compete in Saturday's state championship match.