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  Will the extended dead period for the NCHSAA push back the start of football?

On Tuesday, the NCHSAA extended their dead period from June 1st to June 15th, but that doesn’t mean the start of the football season will be pushed back as well.

Mallard Creek football coach Mike Palmieri leaving for out-of-state position

  Vance Cougars ready to finish some unfinished business

  Fans brave chilly temps for state championship game between Providence Day School and Metrolina Christian Academy

  Parkwood at Piedmont, South Caldwell at St. Stephens, Hibriten at West Iredell, Alexander Central at Hickory, Vance at North Meck

  Watauga at Freedom

  Northwestern at Rock Hill, Legion Collegiate at Forest Hills, Fort Mill at Clover

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  West Stanly at Anson Senior

  Porter Ridge at Myers Park

  West Rowan at Carson and East Rowan at Statesville

  Hough at Mallard Creek

  High school recruits are turning up their tenacity after NCAA says players can get paid

  Former student who lives with special needs scores big on the gridiron at Independence High School

Butler beats Independence after Patriots’ stadium was vandalized before rivalry game

Friday morning, Independence High School officials discovered their football stadium had been vandalized, hours before a rivalry home game with Butler High School.

  FFN October 11th- Ardrey Kell at West Meck, Providence Day at Latin, Kings Mountain at Hunter Huss

Ardrey Kell and Latin both got big wins and Hunter Huss pulled the shocker as they upset top 10 Kings Mountain.

  FFN October 11th- West Caldwell at West Iredell, Lancaster at South Pointe, Olympic at Berry, Cuthberston at Monroe, Statesville at South Iredell

West Iredell, South Pointe, Olympic, Monroe, and Statesville all got big wins this past Friday.

  East Lincoln at North Lincoln

North Lincoln made a big statement Friday with a 52-7 win over previously unbeaten East Lincoln to stay undefeated in South Fork 2A conference play.

Mallard Creek moves to #1 in 4A poll

  Football Friday Night- October 11th (Clover at Northwestern & Marvin Ridge at Parkwood)

  Butler at Myers Park

  FFN Overtime #2 October 4th (Union Academy at Mountain Island Charter, Stuart Cramer at Crest, R-S Central at Shelby, Latin at High Point Christian)

  FFN Overtime- October 4th (Chester at Indian Land, Central Davidson at Salisbury, Harding at Ardrey Kell)

  Watauga at Alexander Central

  Lake Norman at Mallard Creek

Mallard Creek remains undefeated in I-Meck play with a shut out win over Lake Norman.

  Football Friday Night-- October 4th (Porter Ridge at Butler & Lincolnton at East Lincoln)

Butler and East Lincoln got big wins to remain undefeated in their perspective conferences.

  Charlotte Catholic at Weddington

With a 45-0 win over Charlotte Catholic, Weddington left no doubt who is the #1 team in 3A football.

  Northwestern HS football coach, interim AD react to devastating hit on Mason Rudolph in NFL

Northwestern High School's football coach and interim athletic director are reacting to the hit taken by Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph last Sunday.

Myers Park, Weddington, and Shelby all stay at the top of the football rankings

Myers Park, Weddington, and Shelby all hold firm at the top of the NC high school football poll this week.

  Probation to be lifted for NC high school cheerleaders who held Trump banner during football game

There had been ongoing debate surrounding the probation after photos made the rounds on social media of the girls posing with a TRUMP 2020 sign during a Friday night football game in late August.

  South Point at Burns

Burns with a statement win over South Point 30-28 as they start conference play 1-0 and have won 4 straight games after losing in week 1.

  Bandys at Maiden

It was quite the battle, but Maiden was able to pull out a victory of rival Bandys 30-23 to start South Fork 2A play 1-0.

  Mallard Creek at Vance

With an impressive 17-7 road win over Vance, Mallard Creek starts I-Meck Conference play 1-0.

  Mount Pleasant at South Stanly

After losing their first 2 games of the season, Mount Pleasant has won 2 straight and are 2-2 as they beat South Stanly 28-25 in comeback fashion.

  Bessemer City at North Lincoln

After losing their first game of the season, North Lincoln has won 3 straight games as they beat Bessemer City 42-0.

  Olympic at Alexander Central

Alexander Central got a big home win over Olympic 55-28 to go to 4-1 on the season.

  Covenant Day at Charlotte Christian

Charlotte Christian goes to 2-1 on the season after a 35-3 win over Covenant Day.

  Hunter Huss at Central Cabarrus

Hunter Huss is starting to get healthy and they are starting to get on a roll. They went to Central Cabarrus and got a big comeback win 34-21 to win their 2nd straight game.

  Harding at North Meck

North Meck picked up their first victory of the season as they beat Harding 24-15.

  Hickory Ridge at Northwest Cabarrus

In a battle between 2 undefeated teams, Northwest Cabarrus pulled out a 34-29 win over Hickory Ridge to go to 5-0 on the season.

  Shelby at Kings Mountain

For the first time since 2010, Kings Mountain beat Shelby in football.

  After MAGA cheerleader controversy postponed NC prep football game, teams will play Saturday

After security concerns forced Stanly County Schools to postpone Friday’s prep football game between China Grove’s Carson High School and North Stanly, the teams are rescheduled to play Saturday morning.

  Burns at Newton-Conover

Fresh off beating Crest last week, Burns validated that win by beating Newton-Conover 49-12 to go to 3-1 on the season. Here are the highlights of the Bulldogs’ big victory.

  Country Day at Providence Day

In a match up of 2 undefeated teams, Providence Day came back to beat Country Day 28-16 to go to 4-0 on the season. Here are the highlights of the Chargers comeback win.

  Myers Park at Hough

Myers Park made a huge statement on Friday as they pounded a good Hough team 68-21. Here are the highlights at the Mustangs move their record to 4-0.

  Supporters gather after high school football game canceled amid cheerleading probation debate

There was no high school football game Friday night at North Stanly High School, but there was a large group of people across the street.

  Country Day at High Point Christian

Here are the highlights of Charlotte Country Day’s win over High Point Christian 28-14. The Bucs are now 4-0 on the season.

  West Lincoln at Fred T. Foard

Here are the highlights West Lincoln at Fred T. Foard as the Rebels go to 3-0 on the season.

  Mount Pleasant at Concord

Mount Pleasant picked up their first win of the season as they beat Concord 27-7. Here are the highlights of that match up.

  Thomasville at Salisbury

The Salisbury Hornets are off to a 3-0 start after their win over Thomasville 28-0. Here are the highlights of the Hornets shut out win.

  Richmond Senior at Cardinal Gibbons

Richmond Senior beat Cardinal Gibbons 45-28 to stay undefeated. Here are the highlights of the Raiders victory.

  Hickory at Hunter Huss

Hunter Huss beat Hickory 33-7 on Friday night. Here are the highlights of the Huskies victory.

  Mooresville at A.L. Brown

Mooresville picked up a big road win on Friday as they shut out A.L. Brown 30-0. Here are the highlights of the Blue Devils win.

  Myers Park at South Meck

Myers Park goes to 3-0 as they beat South Meck 47-0. Here are the highlights of the Mustangs win.

  Kings Mountain at West Meck

Kings Mountain would come to Charlotte and picked up a 35-7 win over West Meck to go to 3-0 on the season. Here are the highlights of the Mountaineers victory.

  St. Stephens at Maiden

MAIDEN, N.C. (WBTV) - Maiden moves to 3-1 on the season after their win over St. Stephens. Here are the highlights.

  Garinger at Hopewell

Hopewell snapped a 34 game losing streak after a 54-6 victory over Garinger. Here are the highlights of the Titans streak breaking win.

  Crest at Shelby

In one of the biggest games in the state this week, Shelby pounded their Cleveland County rival 51-21. The Golden Lions now move to 3-0 on the season. Here are the highlights of Shelby’s win.

  Draughn at Cherryville

After only winning 2 games all last season, Draughn is now 2-2 after their 61-0 victory over Cherryville. Here are the highlights of the big win for the Wildcats.

  Mountain Island Charter at Berry

Mountain Island Charter came to Charlotte and picked up a big win over Berry 45-20. Here are the highlights of the 1A Raptors beating the 4A Cardinals.

  Rock Hill School District implements clear-bag policy at home football games

If your child plays football for or against any Rock Hill School District football team this year, you will have to submit to new safety procedures at Rock Hill stadiums.

  Charlotte Christian vs Sun Valley

The high school football season started tonight with Charlotte Christian vs Sun Valley. The Knights would win this one 35-13 to extend their winning streak to 22 straight wins.

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11- Gavin Blackwell of Sun Valley

The final member of the 2019 FFN Electrifying 11 is one of the fastest wide receivers in our area and anytime the ball is in his hands, LOOK OUT! He is Gavin Blackwell of Sun Valley.

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11-- Porter Rooks of Myers Park

Myers Park has 3 players on the 2019 FFN Electrifying 11. The final member is one of the best wide receivers in the state in Porter Rooks.

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11- Power Echols of Vance

As a sophomore, Vance linebacker Power Echols was the North Carolina Defensive Player of the Year... as a sophomore. This year, the rising junior starts the season on the FFN Electrifying 11.

  2019 FFN Electrifying: Trenton Simpson of Mallard Creek

As the 52nd best prospect in the country, Mallard Creek linebacker Trenton Simpson is one of the top recruits in the nation for the class of 2020. Now he is a member of the 2019 FFN Electrifying 11.

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11: Will Shipley of Weddington

Since he first step foot on a football field at Weddington, Will Shipley has been an impact player for the Warriors. He is one of the top players in the nation in the class of 2021 and now he is a member of the 2019 Electrifying 11.

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11: Ray Grier of South Point

Ray Grier’s stats won’t wow you but his abilities as a complete wide receiver will and that’s why he is on the 2019 FFN Electrifying 11.

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11: Cameron Roseman-Sinclair of Myers Park

Since his freshman season, Cameron Roseman-Sinclair has been making big plays at Myers Park. All that experience has led him to becoming one of the top safeties in the nation and puts him on the list of the 2019 FFN Electrifying 11.

  2019 FFN Electrifying 11: DeAndre Boykins of Central Cabarrus

With his blazing speed and play making skills on both sides of the ball, DeAndre Boykins of Central Cabarrus is another member of the 2019 FFN Electrifying 11.

  Experienced Mallard Creek team ready to finish some unfinished business in 2019

After going 10-0 in the regular season last year, Mallard Creek lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs. That one loss is the foundation and fuel for the 2019 version of the Mavericks.

Top quarterback recruit Drake Maye sets family legacy aside; picks Alabama over UNC

Myers Park High’s Drake Maye, a rising junior and one of the country’s top quarterbacks in the Class of 2021, announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter.

  Joe Evans trying to change the mind set at South Meck

In the last 21 years of South Meck football, the Sabres have only had 4 winning seasons. Enter Joe Evans as he tries to change that.

Experienced coaching staff hoping to lead Legion Collegiate Academy to great things in football

Building a high school football program from scratch is always tough, but imagine doing it without a permanent home in your first season. That is exactly the task for Legion Collegiate Academy in Rock Hill.

  Mallard Creek LB Trenton Simpson commits to Auburn

Mallard Creek four star linebacker Trenton Simpson will be taking his talents to Auburn after his final season at the Creek.

  Myers Park HS athlete heads to USA Women’s basketball trials

She’s is taking her competitive spirit to the national level. In just a few weeks, Taylor Henderson is heading to Colorado to the USA Olympic training facility.

West Charlotte HS basketball team gets special dinner before heading to championship

The church provided the team a spaghetti dinner before the team is scheduled to travel to play in the state championship game.

  From West Charlotte High School student-athletes to the pros, racism creeps onto the basketball court

A star basketball player for Ardrey Kell High School has been kicked off the team right before Tuesday night’s big game against West Charlotte High School. This happened because the 17-year-old said something racist on Snapchat.

  Consultant says Ardrey Kell HS needs more cultural training

A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant believes there should be some training done immediately at Ardrey Kell High School. Dr. Deborah Walker has been a consultant for about 30 years.

  West Charlotte HS basketball game moved because of space

The team made it to the regional semi-finals only to be told West Charlotte’s High School gymnasium wasn’t big enough to host the game.

  Schools close over frigid conditions in the High Country

In the Charlotte area, we woke up to readings in the teens and 20s, making this the coldest morning so far this Autumn. In the mountain areas, temperatures dipped even lower with snowfall.

  Former teammates, friends to celebrate Dwight Clark’s life at Garinger jersey retirement ceremony

The late star NFL wide receiver Dwight Clark will be recognized at a jersey retirement ceremony at Garinger High School Friday evening.