No. 4 Mallard Creek (9-2) at No. 2 Butler (11-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m.: A rematch of Mallard Creek’s 35-20 victory, also at Butler, from back in August. Butler has won 10 straight games since then and looks to end Mallard Creek’s dream of four state titles in a row.
No. 3 Vance (11-1) at No. 8 Myers Park (11-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Vance is averaging more than 50 points per game in a six-game winning streak. Myers Park, enjoying its best season since 1983, has won five straight games.
West Mecklenburg (9-3) at Greensboro Page (11-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m.: West Meck hunts a rare quarterfinal berth but will need to upset a traditional power that has won 11 straight games.
Mount Tabor (9-3) at Charlotte Catholic (11-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m.: The Cougars have won 11 straight games and have held three of their past five opponents to seven points or fewer.
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Marvin Ridge (7-5) at Concord Robinson (10-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Marvin Ridge upset Cabarrus County power Concord 49-42 last week and will try to upset another top Cabarrus team Friday. Robinson is on a five-game winning streak.