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Charlotte Catholic jumps up Observer Sweet 16 high school football poll

Charlotte Catholic beat Providence Day 35-23 Saturday and made a big jump up the Observer’s Sweet 16 high school football poll that measures the top teams in the newspaper’s coverage area.

Catholic moved from No. 12 to a tie for eighth in the poll, which has three ties and 17 teams this week. Rock Hill Northwestern was down 30-6 Friday to S.C. 4A power Byrnes but rallied before losing 30-22. The Trojans dipped from No. 3 to No. 10. Catholic will face Northwestern at home Friday night.

Charlotte Christian, which lost Thursday to No. 1 Mallard Creek, jumped two spots after leading the Mavericks for a good portion of the game and playing the reigning N.C. 4AA champs to a standstill at times.

Also moving this week were York (No. 16 to No. 12) and Mooresville (No. 13 to No. 11). One team entered the poll: 3A Statesville at No. 16.

Rk. School Cl.  Pts.  Pv.
  1. Mallard Creek (1-0) 4A 48 1
  2. Butler (1-0) 4A 45 2
  3. Hough (1-0) 4A 41 4
  4. Independence (1-0) 4A 38 5
  5. Charlotte Christian (0-1)  Ind. 35 7
  6. Rock Hill S. Pointe (1-0) 4A 31 8
  7. Concord (1-0) 3A 29 9
 T8. Charlotte Catholic (1-0) 4A 24 12
 T8. Rocky River (0-1) 4A 24 6
 10. Rock Hill N’western (0-1) 4A 22 3
 11. Mooresville (1-0) 4A 18 13
 12. York, S.C. (1-0) 4A 11 16
 13. Providence (0-1) 4A 10 11
T14. Monroe (1-0) 2A 8 14
T14. South Point (0-1) 3A 8 10
T16. East Lincoln (1-0) 2A 6 15
T16. Statesville (1-0) 3A 6 NR

Dropped Out: None. Also receiving consideration: Forestview (3A, 1-0)

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