Where: North Charlotte, near UNC Charlotte, or University Area.
Notable alumni: North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams, Tennessee receiver Marquez North, N.C. State running back Jaylen Samuels, Duke running back Jela Duncan.
Football resume: Nationally ranked in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Reached four straight N.C. 4AA Western Regional championships and won the 2013 N.C. 4AA state title. The Mavericks haven’t lost to a non-Mecklenburg County team since the 2011 season and are 10-0 against non-county teams since then. Mallard Creek has won six straight conference titles, going 41-0 in league play during that run.