Charlotte Latin (5-0, 0-0 CISAA) at No. 4 Charlotte Christian (3-1, 0-0), Thursday, 7 p.m.: For homecoming, Charlotte Christian officials have picked a team they might see in a state championship game. Charlotte Latin is averaging 52 points. Christian has been tested with one of the more rugged nonconference schedules in North Carolina. The Knights have played two 4A schools (eastern power Wilmington Hoggard, N.C. 4AA state champ Mallard Creek), a three-time Virginia state champ (Liberty Christian) and two state finalists from 2013 – Monroe and Victory Christian.
Weddington (5-0) at Charlotte Country Day (4-1), Thursday, 7:30: Country Day has won three straight since losing to Charlotte Catholic in the schools’ annual John Cook Cup rivalry game. Weddington, which was open last week, is off to one of the best starts in school history.
No. 6 York (6-0, 1-0 Region III 4A) at No. 12 Rock Hill Northwestern (4-2, 1-0), Friday, 7:30: York is the top-ranked 4A team in South Carolina but needed a rally Friday to stop Rock Hill 17-13. Northwestern had a similar close call Friday in a 35-28 victory against Fort Mill. Fort Mill fumbled at the Northwestern 1, ending a shot to tie and force overtime or possibly win in regulation. After an 0-2 start, Northwestern has won four straight. The past two wins are by a combined eight points.
Lincolnton (4-1, 1-0 SD 7) at No. 14 East Lincoln (5-0, 1-0), Friday, 7:30: This Lincoln County rivalry always burns hot. Lincolnton has won four in a row and will look to cool East Lincoln’s Chazz Surratt, who had more than 400 yards total offense last week, and end East Lincoln’s unbeaten season.
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Langston Wertz Jr.