Catholic and other schools officially open football practice

Charlotte, NC (WBTV)- Thursday marked the first official day of practice for high school football teams in our area...

Head Coach Jim Oddo's Charlotte Catholic team was hard at work getting ready to take on some major competition this season.

The Cougars have played in four of the last eight 3-AA state championship games. But this year they've moved up to 4-A and will be severely tested early against powerhouse Gonzaga out of Maryland , South Carolina power Northwestern, private school rival Country Day and then North Carolina power Mallard Creek.

Running Back Elijah Hood who has already committed to Notre Dame will bear the load for Catholic in that tough start to the season.

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