Local high school football team forfeits postseason due to COVID-19 exposure

STANLY COUNTY, N.C. — The North Stanly High School football team’s season is over because of exposure to COVID-19.

The team was set to start the playoffs Friday night as a No. 1 seed after going undefeated in the regular season.

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The county athletic director said they consulted with the health department and, unfortunately, the team is under quarantine and will have to forfeit.