Independence (6-3, 3-1 Southwestern 4A) at Rocky River (8-1, 4-0): Independence must win this game – and beat Butler in two weeks – to win a share of the conference championship. Rocky River can win a share of the title by winning against the Patriots. It would be Rocky River’s first conference title.
South Mecklenburg (3-6, 3-2 SoMeck 8) at Providence (6-3, 4-1): Providence has a chance to win at least a share of the league title. The Panthers must beat rival South Meck Friday and win at Charlotte Catholic Nov. 8.
Burns (9-0, 6-0 South Mountain Athletic) at Crest (8-1, 6-0): The winner gets at least a share of the league championship. Crest, which has won eight straight games, had 273 yards and five touchdowns from running back Jalin Moore in Friday’s 35-14 win over East Rutherford.
Charlotte Catholic (7-2, 5-0 SoMeck 8) at Ardrey Kell (4-4, 2-3): Charlotte Catholic has won five straight games. A sixth-straight win delivers a share of the league title. Ardrey Kell has won two of three.
Providence Day (6-4, 0-2 CISAA) at Charlotte Christian (9-0, 2-0): The Knights can win the conference championship with a win. If Providence Day springs the upset, Charlotte Country Day (5-4, 1-1) or Charlotte Latin (8-1, 1-1) can win a share. Country Day plays at Latin Friday.
Langston Wertz Jr.
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