West Mecklenburg (0-0, 3-1) at Ardrey Kell (0-0, 2-2), 7 p.m.: This Southern Meck 4A opener figures to be high scoring. Quarterbacks Richard Latimer (West Meck) and Luke Hefferly (Ardrey Kell) lead their respective attacks.
Myers Park (0-0, 5-0) at Rocky River (0-0, 2-3), 7 p.m.: This Southwestern 4A opener could be closer than the records indicate. Rocky River has lost to powerful Richmond Senior and Charlotte Catholic.
Alexander Central (0-0, 4-0) at South Iredell (0-0, 3-1), 7:30 p.m.: The visitors in this Northwestern 4A game are averaging more than 60 points a contest, but South Iredell poses their toughest test yet.
Porter Ridge (3-1) at Marvin Ridge (2-3), 7:30 p.m.: New coach Michael Hertz has rejuvenated the Pirates, but they’ll face a strong Marvin Ridge rushing attack.
Rock Hill Northwestern (4-1) at Gaffney (4-0), 7:30 p.m.: The Trojans must slow down Gaffney quarterback Tyshun Sarratt, who has thrown for 947 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Forestview (0-0, 2-2) at Lake Norman Charter (0-0, 4-0), 7:30 p.m. – The unbeaten Knights, off to one of their best starts, open Big South 2A-3A play against a Forestview team that is allowing opponents an average of 13 points a game.
North Mecklenburg (0-0, 2-3) at A.L. Brown (0-0, 3-1), 7:30 p.m.: Vikings running back Emanuel Wilson faces a tough A.L. Brown defense in this MECKA 4A opener.