Pender advances in football playoffs, Lejuene forced to withdraw with COVID-19 issues

The Pender Patriots took on Croatan on Friday night in Burgaw. (Photo: Tanner Barth, WWAY)

PENDER, N.C. (WWAY) – The Patriots are already on to the second round of the playoffs.

According to Pender County Schools, due to COVID-19 issues with Lejuene, The Pender Patriots will automatically advance to the second round of the 1A Playoffs.

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This is the second game COVID-19 issues has affected with the Patriots. Ealier this year, they were forced to cancel their matchup with Wallace Rose Hill.

They will play the winner of West Columbus/Bertie on November 12th.