High School Sports

No. 4 Butler visits No. 2 Mallard Creek in Friday’s game to watch

South Pointe, No. 1 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll, is led by quarterback Derion Kendrick (right).
South Pointe, No. 1 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll, is led by quarterback Derion Kendrick (right). Special to The Herald

Butler (0-0) at Mallard Creek (1-0), 7 p.m.: The Charlotte area’s best rivalry has the visiting Bulldogs, fourth in the Sweet 16, pitting their rugged defense against the No. 2 Mavericks’ combo of quarterback Jadyn Washington and receiver Lovelle Williams.

Monroe (1-0) at Vance (0-1), 7 p.m.: The visting Redhawks, ranked 11th and moving up from 2A to 3A this year, have a high-powered offense. Quarterback Nigel Summerville narrowly missed on several long passes last Saturday for No. 12 Vance.

West Charlotte (1-0) at West Mecklenburg (1-0), 7 p.m.: The Lions, coming off a 37-0 blanking of Garinger, must slow down No. 9 West Meck’s high-powered attack led by quarterback Preston Brown.

Marvin Ridge (1-0) at A.L. Brown (1-0), 7:30 p.m.: These 3A powers each have impressive running backs – Caleb Deveaux for Marvin Ridge, Nick Lyerly for No. 8 Brown.

Hibriten (1-0) at West Caldwell (1-0), 7:30 p.m.: No. 16 Hibriten, a state 2A power, had five sacks and two interceptions last week against Jay M. Robinson. Running back Elijah Brooks (three touchdowns last week) leads West Caldwell against its neighborhood rival.

A.C. Reynolds (1-0) at Shelby (1-0), 7:30 p.m.: Reynolds is the state’s third-ranked 3A team and visits Shelby, No. 10 in the Sweet 16 poll. Shelby needed a final-period rally last week to beat Freedom 14-7.

South Pointe (1-0) at Nation Ford (0-1), 7:30 p.m.: No. 1 in the Sweet 16, the visiting Stallions feature quarterback Derion Kendrick, sharp in last week’s rout of Northwestern. Nation Ford played well in a 12-point loss to powerhouse Irmo.

Steve Lyttle

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