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Originally published: 2013-08-21 22:48:19
Last modified: 2013-08-21 22:49:02

Prep pigskin preview (part two)

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Friday nights in August mean only one thing: Football season is about to begin.

Teams across North Carolina take the field for season-opening games this week, as coaches and players begin to see firsthand the fruits of their labor through the rigors of spring and summer workouts and scrimmages.

For the past five seasons, The AJT has provided previews of teams in the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference, Avery's non-conference foes and additional local high school and college teams.

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