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North Meck bolts into the Observer’s Sweet 16 prep football poll

North Mecklenburg High’s unbeaten high school football team has run its way into the Observer’s Sweet 16 football poll this week.
North Mecklenburg High’s unbeaten high school football team has run its way into the Observer’s Sweet 16 football poll this week. WWW.MICZEKPHOTO.COM

North Mecklenburg is off to a 3-0 start under second-year coach Eric Morman. The Vikings are now ranked in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll.

North Meck enters the poll at No. 16 this week.

Before Morman got to the school, North Meck produced one winning season in 10 years. Morman’s first team was 9-4. His second team, unbeaten so far, plays 3-1 Concord Cox Mill Friday.

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Rk.Team (Class)Rec.Prvs.
1. Hough (4A)3-01
2.Mallard Creek (4A)2-02
3. Myers Park (4A)4-03
4.Charlotte Christian (IND)3-04
5.Charlotte Catholic (3A)3-16
6. Vance (4A)3-07
7.Indian Trail Sun Valley (3A)3-08
8.Richmond Senior (4A)3-110
9.Rock Hill South Pointe (4A)2-19
10.Kings Mountain (3A)3-011
11.Butler (4A)1-25
12.Lenoir Hibriten (2A)4-012
13.Weddington (3A)3-014
14.Marvin Ridge (3A)3-113
15.Maiden (2A)4-015
16.North Mecklenburg (4A)3-0NR

Dropped Out: Indian Trail Porter Ridge (4A, 2-2). Also receiving consideration: Alexander Central (3A, 4-0); Boiling Springs Crest (3A, 3-0); Central Cabarrus (3A, 4-0); Gastonia Ashbrook (3A, 3-0); Gastonia Huss (3A, 4-0); Mooresville (4A, 3-0); West Mecklenburg (4A, 3-1).

Note: The Sweet 16 is a ranking of teams in the Observer’s coverage area. Eligible teams belong to the N.C. High School Athletic Association, the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association or the S.C. High School League.

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