North Moore's Justis Dorsett (4) is congratulated by teammates Elliott Furr (28) and Isaiah Maness (51) after one of his eight touchdowns in the regular season finale against Chatham Central on Thursday. North Moore will play at East Surry in the football state playoffs on Friday.

Football season continues on for the North Moore and Pinecrest football teams as both teams were seeded in the N.C. High School Athletic Association state playoffs that will begin this week.

North Moore makes its first appearance in the football playoffs since 2016. The Mustangs are the No. 7 seed in the 1AA West and will go to No. 2-seeded East Surry on Friday.

The Mustangs (4-3) were one of three Yadkin Valley Conference teams in the playoff field. East Surry (6-1) had an impressive run through the regular season, with the one loss coming to 2A powerhouse Reidsville.


Pinecrest's Jeff Yurk (15) holds up his hands to signal a made field goal against Richmond early in the season. Pinecrest plays at Apex Friendship in the first round of the 4AA East state playoffs on Friday.

Pinecrest stretches out its playoff appearance streak to five years in a row and will play at top-seeded Apex Friendship in the 4AA East on Friday.

The eighth-seeded Pinecrest Patriots (5-2) were one of four teams from the Sandhills Athletic Conference to make the playoffs, and were the only team to play all eight conference opponents. Apex Friendship (7-0) won the South Wake Conference.

Kickoff for Pinecrest’s game is at 6:30 p.m. and North Moore will kick off at 7 p.m.

Contact Jonathan Bym at (910) 693-2470 or jonathan@thepilot.com.

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