Thursday, November 10, 2011

Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week for Week 13

We’ve reached Round 2 of the state football playoffs, and it’s time for some great football action.  The temperatures are dropping towards the freezing mark and while many of the linemen show their toughness by playing without sleeves, the fans are bundling up in the stands.  Be sure go out and support your local team this Friday night.

Carolina Gridiron Game of the Week

We’re staying in the 3AA Midwest bracket for this week’s matchup.  Any of the teams still alive in the Midwest can make a run for the state title.  For this Friday, we’ll be at Keffer Stadium in Charlotte watching the Cougars of Charlotte Catholic take on the Mavericks of Marvin Ridge.

Each team has had success this season, with Marvin Ridge posting a 10-1 record while Catholic is a perfect 11-0.  It will be battle of two distinct styles as well.  The Cougars run an old-school Wing-T offense to near perfection while the Mavericks run a spread offense utilizing a mix of runs and passes.

Charlotte Catholic is led by legendary coach Jim Oddo who in his 48 years of coaching has won over 300 games.  The Cougars won the MEGA 7 3A/4A conference with a perfect conference record of 6-0.  This season, the Cougars have outscored their opponents by an average of 29 points, scoring an average of 44 points a game.  On defense, the Cougars have only given up 15 points a game, posting 2 shutouts along the way. 

Scott Chadwick’s Marvin Ridge team is having the best season in their young school’s history.  With a tough strength of schedule and their only loss to 4A Porter Ridge, the Mavericks come into this week’s matchup battle tested and looking to advance to the sectional round of the playoffs for the first time.  Offensively, the Mavericks score 20 points a game in their spread offense.  The defense only gives up 17 a game, and the Mavericks have outscored their last three opponents by an average of 25 points.

Charlotte Catholic took down Hickory Ridge 42-14 last week while Marvin Ridge topped Berry Academy 31-12.

It looks to be a good game Friday night in Charlotte.  Follow us on Twitter for game updates, @NCGridiron or @NCGridironNews or you can follow our live scoreboard for updates from around the state.