NCHSAA announces playoff dates


The N.C. High School Athletic Association released plans for the state playoffs for the 2020-21 sports season and new guidelines for skill development sessions Tuesday.

Most sports, including football, have been reduced by 50 percent for postseason play. Each classification will have 32 qualifiers - 16 in the east and 16 in the west.

The association eliminated the dual-team portion of the wrestling and tennis playoffs, but will conduct an individual state championship in each sport.

Pre-determined brackets will be used for all playoffs.

The association increased season limitations to 14 meets in swimming, cross country and track and field.

Here is the amended NCHSAA sports calendar with playoff dates:


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