High School Sports

Charlotte-area high school football games of the week

A.L. Brown (4-5, 2-3 MECKA 4A) at West Charlotte (4-5, 2-3), Fri, 7: Lions will play their first game since coach Mo Collins died Sunday. The Lions and Wonders are tied with North Mecklenburg for third place in the conference.

No. 8 Providence (8-1, 5-0 SoMeck 8 4A) at No. 16 South Mecklenburg (7-2, 4-1), Fri, 7: It’s a must-win for South Meck if it wants to stay in the league championship race. Providence can win its final two games and win the conference title.

Ardrey Kell (7-2, 4-1 SoMeck 8 4A) at No. 5 Charlotte Catholic (8-1, 5-0), Fri, 7: Ardrey Kell will try to win to keep its conference championship hopes alive. Charlotte Catholic hopes to set up a game next week with Providence for the league championship.

Rocky River (6-3, 3-1 Southwestern 4A) at No. 1 Independence (9-0, 4-0): Independence tries to keep its unbeaten season alive and tries to stay on course for a conference championship meeting at Butler next week.

Langston Wertz Jr.