Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes (1-1) at Mallard Creek (2-0), Sat, 7 p.m.: The visiting Rebels, a longtime S.C. power, are getting 71 yards a game rushing from 213-pound running back Quez Mayes. The teams played a thriller last year, which Byrnes won 31-29.
Country Day (1-1) at Charlotte Catholic (1-1), Fri, 7:30 p.m.: This south Charlotte rivalry is for the annual Cook Cup. The Buccaneers’ offense, which has been sporadic this season, faces a tough test against a strong Cougar defense.
Danville (Va.) George Washington (1-0) at Vance (2-0), Sat, 2 p.m.: One of Charlotte’s best teams gets a test from a south Virginia power. Kuashaun Forest ran for 204 yards and three long touchdowns in George Washington’s win last week.
Lake Norman (2-0) at Hough (2-0), Fri, 7 p.m.: The two Lake Norman-area powers square off, featuring two standout quarterbacks – Cole Ladowski of Lake Norman and the Huskies’ Jackson Gibbs.
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South Mecklenburg (2-0) at Northwestern (1-1), Fri, 7:30 p.m.: The unbeaten Sabres travel to Rock Hill for a meeting with a perennial S.C. power, led by running back Jerry Howard.
Butler (1-1) at Western Alamance (2-0), Fri, 7:30 p.m. : The Bulldog defense must find a way to shut down a team that has scored 115 points in two games.
Union Power Cooperative Gridiron Clash, Saturday: A tripleheader at Walter Bickett Stadium in Monroe, opening with Hunter Huss and Porter Ridge at noon, followed by Charlotte Christian and Cuthbertson (4 p.m.) in a clash of high-powered offenses and defending state 2AA champion Monroe vs. Charlotte Latin (8 p.m.).