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NCHSAA releases football playoff brackets

The NCHSAA released the football playoff brackets on Saturday afternoon with all four Stanly teams qualifying for the postseason.

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For just the second time in the history two Stanly teams will face each other in the playoffs.

No. 7 North Stanly (6-5) hosts No. 10 South Stanly (5-6) in the first round. The two teams played Friday night with the Comets winning at South, 43-13.

The only other time two Stanly teams played in the playoffs were 2006 when South Stanly beat Albemarle 12-6.

1A Football

The Bulldogs (4-7) are a No. 11 seed and will travel into the mountains to take on No. 6 Hayesville (7-4).

2A Football

The Colts (8-2) will be at home Friday night as the No. 8 seed and will host ninth-seeded Owen (6-4).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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