Saturday, November 19, 2013 — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the pairings for the state football playoffs on Saturday afternoon. Here are the first-round matchups for the teams of Stanly County.
North Stanly earns their first home playoff game in school history in the first round of the 2013 1AA playoffs. The Comets (8-3) will host Bishop McGuinness (7-4) on Friday night.
In the 1A Western Region, Albemarle has a No. 1 seed in its pod with an 8-2 record and will face fellow YVC opponent Chatham Central (2-9). The Bulldogs beat Chatham Central 79-0 on Sept. 20.
Also in the same pod, South Stanly (3-8) is the No. 5 seed and will play at No. 4 Union Academy (5-5). The Cardinals beat the Rebel Bulls on Sept. 27 35-0 at South.