Starting August 1, 2021, high school sports conferences look different due to the NCHSAA Realignment plan passed this year.
An NCHSAA executive explains that the plan seeks to provide a 'home' conference that can provide fair and equitable athletic opportunities for all North Carolina students and will be in effect through the 2024-2025 season.
So, you're wondering how this will affect Cabarrus County Athletics?
The short summary of realignment: two high schools move up to 4A, one moves down to 2A, and the remainder remain in 3A. Now with more detail:
To take a look at how that has changed, formerly, six of the eight Cabarrus County schools played in the 3A Southern Piedmont Conference , while Mount Pleasant was 2A Rocky River Conference and Hickory Ridge sat in the 4A Southwestern Conference.