High School Sports

Key Dates for 2015 High School Football Season

High School football practice officially begins in North Carolina on Saturday. The season won’t wrap up until the NCHSAA state championships in December.
High School football practice officially begins in North Carolina on Saturday. The season won’t wrap up until the NCHSAA state championships in December. dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

High School football practice officially begins in North Carolina on Saturday. Here are some key dates:

Aug. 1.: Start of N.C. high school football practice

Aug. 21: First games of the season

Nov. 6: First round NCISAA playoffs

Nov. 13: First round NCHSAA playoffs; NCISAA Division I state finals

Nov. 20: NCISAA Divsion II and III state finals

Dec. 11-12: NCHSAA state championships

Sweet 16

The Observer kicks off its Sweet 16 countdown Saturday with a preview of No. 16 East Lincoln. Look for daily features on ranked teams leading up to a special preview section Aug. 16.

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