Charlotte, NC (WBTV)
This weekend, the NCHSAA will hold the High School football State Championships.
We have 6 local teams vying for titles starting with Porter Ridge on Friday Night.
Coach Blair Hardin's Pirates will take on New Bern for the 4A Title.
This is the 2nd straight year this team is in the title game as they lost to Scotland last year.
But this team is determined to write a different ending to the script this time around even if they aren't the most physically imposing team.
Coach Blair Hardin: "We are not a big team and every time after a game I hear our fans say, 'gosh you guys are small'. Our kids are going to get after you, they are going to play hard, and the biggest thing is they play together. Each week, they surprise me, at how they play because we are not a big team. We only have 32 kids on our Varsity, but how they play the game is fun to watch"
WBTV's annual Football Friday Night State Championship Preview Show is Friday, November 30th at 11:35pm.