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.
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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.
|1.||Mallard Creek (1-0)||4A||48||1|
|5.||Charlotte Christian (0-1)||Ind.||35||7|
|6.||Rock Hill S. Pointe (1-0)||4A||31||8|
|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|
|12.||York, S.C. (1-0)||4A||11||16|
|T14.||South Point (0-1)||3A||8||10|
|T16.||East Lincoln (1-0)||2A||6||15|
Dropped Out: None. Also receiving consideration: Forestview (3A, 1-0)