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2 new teams - from Cabarrus and Iredell counties - join the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll

Mooresville High’s football team is one of two new teams joining the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll this week.
Mooresville High’s football team is one of two new teams joining the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll this week.

Two unbeaten teams join the Charlotte Observer’s Sweet 16 poll this week.

Central Cabarrus, a 3A team, and 4A Mooresville are new to the poll. There is a good bit of shuffling after four ranked teams suffered losses.

However, the top six spots remain the same, with Vance, Charlotte Catholic, Charlotte Christian, Myers Park and Mallard Creek chasing No. 1 Hough.

Central Cabarrus has not allowed a team to score more than nine points this season. In the past three weeks, the Vikings have allowed just nine points total. Central Cabarrus plays at Marshville Forest Hills (1-4) Friday.

Central Cabarrus enters the poll at No. 13.

Mooresville, which upset a North Mecklenburg team ranked No. 13 last week, is ranked 15th this week. Mooresville is off to its best start since the 2014 team won its first 10 games before finishing 10-2 losing 35-7 to Vance in the first round of the playoffs.

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Rk.Team (Class)Rec.Prvs.
1.Hough (4A)5-01
2. Mallard Creek (4A)4-02
3.Myers Park (4A)5-03
4.Charlotte Christian (IND)4-04
5.Charlotte Catholic (3A)4-15
6.Vance (4A)4-16
7. Richmond Senior (4A)3-18
8.Rock Hill South Pointe (4A)4-19
9.Weddington (3A)5-011
10.Butler (4A)3-210
11. Indian Trail Sun Valley (3A)4-17
12.Lenoir Hibriten (2A)6-012
13.Central Cabarrus (3A)5-0NR
14. Marvin Ridge (3A)4-115
15. Mooresville (4A)5-0NR
16.Kings Mountain (3A)4-116

Dropped out: North Mecklenburg (4A, 4-1); Maiden (2A, 4-1). Also receiving consideration: Alexander Central (3A, 5-0); East Rutherford (2A, 5-0); Morganton Freedom (3A, 4-1); Northwest Cabarrus (3A, 5-0); Watauga (3A, 5-0); West Mecklenburg (4A, 4-1)

Note: The Sweet 16 is a ranking of teams in the Charlotte Observer’s coverage zone in North and South Carolina. Eligible teams must be members of the N.C. High School Athletic Association, N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association and the S.C. High School League.

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