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Observer’s Sweet 16 football poll

Charlotte Catholic's Jaret Anderson, left, is congratulated by teammate Connor Miller, right, following Anderson's touchdown run vs South Meck during fourth quarter action on Friday, October 16, 2015 at South Meck High in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Catholic defeated South Meck 10-7. The Cougars face Dudley in Friday’s 4A semifinals
Charlotte Catholic's Jaret Anderson, left, is congratulated by teammate Connor Miller, right, following Anderson's touchdown run vs South Meck during fourth quarter action on Friday, October 16, 2015 at South Meck High in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte Catholic defeated South Meck 10-7. The Cougars face Dudley in Friday’s 4A semifinals jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte Catholic remains No. 1 in the Charlotte Observer’s Sweet 16.

The Cougars (13-0) will play at Greensboro Dudley in Friday’s N.C. 4A state semifinal. The Cougars, who reached the 4A state title game last season, is in the semifinals for the third straight year.

It’ll be the second time in three years Catholic and Dudley have played in the regional championship. Dudley beat Catholic 20-15 in 2013.

▪ The top five teams in the poll are all still alive in the postseason and have playoff games Friday.

▪ No new teams entered the poll this week, though preseason No. 1 Mallard Creek rose to No. 3 after a 44-0 blowout win over previous No. 3 Hough Friday. Hough fell to No. 9.

Observer Sweet 16

Team (Class)

Rec.

Pvs.

 1. Charlotte Catholic (4A)

13-0

1

 2. Rock Hill Northwestern (4A)

12-1

2

 3. Mallard Creek (4A)

12-2

5

 4. Rock Hill South Pointe (3A)

12-1

4

 5. East Lincoln (2A)

14-0

7

 6. Butler (4A)

10-3

6

 7. Davidson Day (IND)

12-0

8

 8. Concord (3A)

13-1

9

 9. Hough (4A)

12-2

3

10. Monroe (2A)

14-0

10

11. A.L. Brown (4A)

10-3

11

12. South Point (3A)

12-2

13

13. Lincolnton (2A)

12-2

15

14. Community School

    of Daavidson (1A)

12-2

16

15. Weddington (3A)

11-3

12

16. South Iredell (3A)

11-3

14

Dropped out: None.

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