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Observer prep football games of week include Mooresville-Hough, W. Charlotte-North Meck

Hough linebacker Kevon Hilliard, left, and the Huskies have a big home game Friday with unbeaten Mooresville.
Hough linebacker Kevon Hilliard, left, and the Huskies have a big home game Friday with unbeaten Mooresville. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Mooresville (5-0, 1-0 I-MECK 4A) at Hough (5-0, 1-0), Friday, 7 p.m.: The toughest test of the season for the Huskies, ranked No. 1 in the Sweet 16 poll. First-year coach Thad Wells’ Mooresville team has already topped last season’s win total and been ranked in some statewide polls. Blue Devils junior QB Hunter DeBerardino has started four straight games and the team averages 37 points with him at the helm, compared with 21 points in Week 1.

West Charlotte (4-1, 1-0 I-MECK) at North Mecklenburg (4-1, 0-1), Friday, 7 p.m.: Years ago, this game would often be the feature game in Mecklenburg County. This year, it almost feels like back to the future. West Charlotte has won three straight and chasing its first winning season since 2010. North Meck fell to Mooresville last week and needs to keep pace with the league leaders and to stay on track for a good playoff seed.

Weddington (5-0, 1-0 Southern Carolinas) at Charlotte Catholic (4-1, 1-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Catholic has allowed 23 points all season and has two shutouts. Weddington — coming off back-to-back victories over regional powers Boiling Springs Crest and Indian Trail Sun Valley — will test the Cougars. Weddington averages 36 points against a strong schedule.

Blythewood Westwood (4-0, 0-0 Region III 4A) at Rock Hill South Pointe (4-1, 0-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m.: South Pointe has won 25 straight league games, dating to 2013. Westwood is led by South Carolina commit Cam Smith, one of the top prospects in South Carolina.

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