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Triangle, Charlotte-area teams moving Friday night football to Thursday. Here’s why

Several Charlotte-area and Triangle-area high schools plan to kick off the long-awaited 2021 high school football season one day early.

Due to heavy rain forecasted for Friday, teams are moving games.

Despite sunny weather and high temperatures into the 60s from Tuesday to Thursday, Friday’s forecast in the both areas calls for a 70 percent chance of rain with nighttime temperatures in the high 30s.

The second round of the NCHSAA state basketball playoffs are also Thursday statewide.

Rescheduled games

OBSERVER AREA

Berry Academy at Ashbrook, 6:30 Thu

Garinger at Myers Park, 7 Thu

Alexander Central at South Iredell, 6:30 Thu

Asheville Christian at Avery County, 7 Thu

Burns at South Point, 7 p.m. Thu

Carson at South Rowan, 6:30 Thu

Central Davidson at Forest Hills, 7 Thu

Chase at Cherryville, 7 Thu

North Rowan at North Moore, 6:30 Thu

Thomas Jefferson at Community School of Davidson, 6:30, Thu

West Lincoln at North Lincoln, 7 Thu

N&O AREA

Apex Friendship at Middle Creek, 6:30 Thu

Chapel Hill at Vance County, 6:30 Thu

Cleveland at South View, 6 Thu

Corinth Holders at Clayton, 6:30 Thu

Garner at Wake Forest, 6:30 Thu

Northwood at Cedar Ridge, 6:30 Thu

Rosewood at North Johnston, 6:30 Thu

Southern Nash at Wakefield, 6:30 Thu

Western Harnett at Smithfield-Selma, 6:30 Thu

Langston Wertz Jr. is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked at the Observer since 1988. He’s covered everything from Final Fours and NFL to video games and Britney Spears. Wertz — a West Charlotte High and UNC grad — is the rare person who can answer “Charlotte,” when you ask, “What city are you from.”
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