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Football schedule | Sweet 16 | Eligible teams

For the past two seasons, Brian Hales’ Butler Bulldogs have played four state powers in consecutive weeks – Mallard Creek, Mount Tabor, Greensboro Page and Richmond Senior – to get ready for the Southwestern 4A conference season. On Friday, the Bulldogs finish their second run through that grueling schedule, taking on unbeaten Richmond Senior at Providence High.

In September 2001, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools moved high school football kickoffs up 30 minutes to 7 p.m. Turns out that was a brilliant move. I remember back in the ’80s, games started at 8 p.m.

Rankings of the top 16 high school football teams in the Observer’s circulation area

Seven of the weekend’s best Charlotte-area high school football games and predictions.

Observer staff writer Langston Wertz Jr.’s analysis of the weekend’s high school football games

Goals: Katie Scott, Ali Gakenheimer, Graham McIntosh.

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More high school results, schedules

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