Which high school football team is really the best in the Observer’s 99-school coverage area in Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union and York counties?
The three high school sportswriters who vote on the poll split the first-place votes this week. No. 1 Butler, No. 2 Mallard Creek and No. 3 Independence each received a vote after Butler, last week’s top-ranked team, was upset 55-54 in overtime Saturday by Richmond Senior. In the final 90 seconds of regulation, the Bulldogs lost a 15-point lead.
Butler remained in the No. 1 spot, despite the loss, getting one more point than Mallard Creek and two more than Independence.
Butler beat Mallard Creek by a point earlier this season; Independence has not played either team.
The Patriots are scheduled to play Butler on Nov. 7 to end the regular season.
|1. Butler (4A) (1)||4-1||46||1|
|2. Mallard Creek (4A) (1)||3-1||45||2|
|3. Independence (4A) (1)||5-0||44||3|
|4. Charlotte Chr. (IND)||2-1||37||4|
|5. Concord (3A)||4-0||35||5|
|6. York, S.C. (4A)||4-0||33||6|
|T7. Mooresville (4A)||4-0||29||7|
|T7. Charlotte Catholic (4A)||3-1||29||8|
|9. Providence (4A)||3-1||25||T10|
|10. Vance (4A)||3-1||20||T10|
|11. Weddington (3A)||5-0||17||12|
|T12. Rock Hill N’western (4A)||3-2||12||13|
|T12. East Lincoln (2A)||3-0||12||14|
|T12. Hough (4A)||2-2||12||9|
|15. Rocky River (4A)||3-2||6||16|
|16. Monroe (2A)||3-2||4||15|
First-place votes in parentheses.
Dropped out: None. Also receiving votes: Charlotte Latin (IND, 4-0), Statesville (3A, 3-1), Lincolnton (2A, 4-1) and Davidson Day (IND, 5-0).