Middle school football cancelled in Stanly, other sports to move forward

Published 5:23 pm Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Middle school football in Stanly County will not be competing this spring along with other team sports, according to a recent decision by Stanly County Schools (SCS).

According to Beverly Pennington, SCS’s athletic director, low participation numbers “did not support moving forward with football.”

The decision was made early enough, she said, so football athletes could still run cross-country.

Pennington said three sports will open at the middle schools this week: cross-country, girls’ volleyball and cheerleading.

Spring sports for the middle schools have been moved back to start after spring break, which runs April 2-11 this year.

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 four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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