Friday, August 19, 2016

NCHS Football Spotlight (Week 1)

By: Patrick O'Brien

North Carolina high school football is back in action to start the year, as we kicked off the season on Thursday night. 

But we now head into the meat of Week 1 with some intriguing matchups that you might want to watch for.  Each team starts the season undefeated and all the hard work this offseason will be put on the field this weekend for each team and player. But these are a few games that you might want to keep an eye on Friday night in our first NCHS Football Spotlight (Week 1).

Plymouth (14-2) (1A) at Northeastern (12-3) (2A)
Shelby (15-1) (2A) vs Freedom (11-2) (3A)
Asheville (9-3) (2A) at Franklin (9-3) (3A)
Crest (16-0) (3A) at South Point (13-3) (3A)
A.C. Reynolds (11-2) (3A) at West Forsyth (10-3) (4A)
Mallard Creek (14-2) (4A) at Dillon SC
Charlotte Christian (7-4) vs Charlotte Catholic (15-0) (4A) (SAT)

Let’s also take a look at the Carolina Gridiron Preseason Top 15 for each class and who they will be taking on this weekend.
4A Class Preseason Top 15 vs Opponents
1.       Mallard Creek at Dillon SC
2.       Scotland at South View
3.       Dudley vs Carver
4.       East Forsyth vs Mount Tabor
5.       Middle Creek vs Wakefield
6.       Butler vs Olympic
7.       Page  vs Davie County
8.       Charlotte Catholic vs Charlotte Christian (SAT)
9.       Hough vs Harding
10.   Richmond at Rocky River
11.   Wake Forest at Panther Creek
12.   North Davidson at HP Central
13.   AL Brown defeated Concord 31-19
14.   Northwest Guilford vs Ben Smith
15.   Myers Park vs Charlotte Catholic Day (SAT)

3A Class Preseason Top 15 vs Opponents
1.       Crest at South Point
2.       Havelock vs Washington
3.       Rocky Mount vs South Granville
4.       Kings Mountain at North Gaston
5.       Terry Sanford at Rolesville
6.       Concord lost to AL Brown 31-19
7.       Southern Durham vs EE Smith
8.       South Point vs Crest
9.       Western Alamance vs Cummings
10.   AC Reynolds at West Forsyth
11.   Cleveland vs Clayton
12.   Marvin Ridge at South Meck
13.   Weddington at Ardrey Kell
14.   Eastern Alamance at Graham
15.   Jacksonville vs Southwest Onslow

2A Class Preseason Top 15 vs Opponents
1.       Monroe vs Sun Valley
2.       Shelby vs Freedom
3.       Clinton
4.       Bunn at Fike
5.       Kinston vs Farmville Central
6.       Lincolnton at North Lincoln
7.       Northeastern vs Plymouth
8.       Reidsville vs McMichael
9.       East Lincoln vs Hunter Huss
10.   TW Andrews vs Brevard
11.   Mountain Heritage vs David Crockett TN
12.   SW Edgecombe vs Holmes
13.   Franklin vs Asheville
14.   East Burke  at Hibriten
15.   Maiden vs F.T. Foard

1A Class Preseason Top 15 vs Opponents
1.       Wallace-Rose Hill at Laney
2.       James Kenan at Southern Wayne
3.       Tarboro vs Nash Central
4.       Mitchell vs West Wilkes
5.       Plymouth at Northeastern
6.       West Montgomery vs Jordan Matthews
7.       Murphy  at Hendersonville
8.       Robbinsville  vs Smoky Mountain
9.       Swain vs Hapeville Charter GA
10.   East Carteret vs Harrells Christian
11.   CS of Davidson at Bishop McGuinness
12.   Walkerton vs Rockingham
13.   East Surry at Surry Central
14.   Mount Airy at Starmount
15.   Whiteville at North Brunswick