Richmond Senior (4-0) is still not ranked in The Associated Press N.C. 4A poll (Butler’s first), but the Raiders are having another good season, including two wins against Mecklenburg County teams (Rocky River 21-14 and Vance 42-37).
No. 9 Hough at No. 3 Independence, Fri., 7: Independence has had four straight shutouts to start an unbeaten season. Hough beat Independence 28-27 last September, but Independence avenged the loss with a 13-10 win in November.
No. 15 Monroe at No. 4 Charlotte Christian, Fri., 7: Monroe, a N.C. 2A favorite, lost to 3A unbeaten Weddington on Saturday. Charlotte Christian’s game with 4A unbeaten power Wilmington Hoggard was called at halftime with Charlotte Christian leading 20-16.
Langston Wertz Jr.