Friday Night Spotlight 8/25/17

Last Friday night, North Carolina kicked off football season right. There were intriguing games all over the state and they did not disappoint. Upsets, blowouts, and overtimes lit up scoreboards across all four classifications. Now that we’ve finally got some games under our belts, lets lake a look at the new MaxPreps.com NC Top 25 at each classification going into this week’s games:

4A Team (City) [Last Week’s Ranking] W-L This Weeks Opponent
1 Wake Forest [1] 1-0 @ Richmond
2 West Forsyth (Clemmons) [2] 1-0 vs 2A Carver
3 East Forsyth (Kernersville) [4] 1-0 @3A #9 Mount Tabor
4 Heritage (Wake Forest) [6] 1-0 @ #8 Middle Creek
5 Page (Greensboro) [5] 1-0 vs 3A Northern Guilford
6 Davie (Mocksville) [3] 0-1 @ 2A #8 North Davidson
7 Mallard Creek (Charlotte) [15] 1-0 vs #12 D.W. Butler
8 Middle Creek (Apex) [9] 1-0 vs #4 Heritage
9 Sanderson (Raleigh) [8] 0-1 vs Knightsdale
10 West Mecklenburg (Charlotte) [18] 1-0 vs West Charlotte
11 Scotland (Laurinburg) [7] 0-1 @ 3A #11 Hillside
12 D.W. Butler (Matthews) [11] 0-0 @#7 Mallard Creek
13 Glenn (Kernersville) [12] 1-0 vs 2A Walkertown
14 Harding University (Charlotte) [16] 1-0 @ Garinger
15 Z.B. Vance (Charlotte) [10] 0-1 vs 3A #6 Monroe
16 Pinecrest (Southern Pines) [21] 1-0 vs 3A Gray’s Creek
17 Hoggard (Wilmington) [20] 1-0 @ 3A #16 Orange
18 Northwest Guilford (Greensboro) [14] 1-0 vs 3A West Guilford
19 Leesville Road (Raleigh) [19] 1-0 @ Panther Creek
20 Myers Park (Charlotte) [NR] 1-0 @ #23 Ardrey Kell
21 Providence (Charlotte) [NR] 1-0 vs #24 Hough
22 Seventy-First (Fayetteville) [NR] 1-0 @3A #3 Cape Fear
23 Ardrey Kell (Charlotte) [13] 0-1 vs #20 Myers Park
24 Hough (Cornelius) [17] 0-1 @ #21 Providence
25 Porter Ridge (Indian Trail) [NR] 1-0 @3A Piedmont

Dropped Out: #22 Porter Ridge, #23 Olympic, #24 Garner Magnet, #25 Ragsdale

3A Team (City) [Last Week’s Ranking] W-L This Weeks Opponent
1 Charlotte Catholic [1] 1-0 @ 4A South Mecklenburg
2 Dudley (Greensboro) [3] 1-0 @ 4A Ragsdale
3 Cape Fear (Fayetteville) [2] 1-0 vs 4A #21 Seventy-First
4 A.C. Reynolds (Asheville) [6] 1-0 @ 2A #1 Shelby
5 Eastern Guilford (Gibsonville) [4] 1-0 vs Cedar Ridge
6 Monroe [5] 1-0 @ 4A #16 Z.B. Vance
7 Havelock [12] 1-0 @ 4A New Bern (Rival)
8 Western Alamance (Elon) [10] 1-0 @ W.M. Williams (Rival)
9 Mount Tabor (Winston-Salem) [9] 1-0 vs 4A #3 East Forsyth
10 Weddington (Matthews) [15] 1-0 BYE
11 Hillside (Durham) [8] 1-0 @ 4A #11 Scotland
12 Southern Nash (Bailey) [7] 1-0 vs 2A #14 Nash Central
13 Southeast Guilford (Greensboro) [11] 1-0 vs B.L. Smith
14 Huss (Gastonia) [17] 1-0 vs Cox Mill
15 Sun Valley (Monroe) [13] 1-0 @ 2A #21 Anson
16 Orange (Hillsborough) [21] 1-0 vs 4A #17 Hoggard
17 Rocky Mount [16] 0-1 vs #21 D.H. Conley
18 Tuscola (Waynesville) [14] 1-0 BYE
19 A.L. Brown (Kannapolis) [19] 1-0 vs #25 Marvin Ridge
20 Lee County (Sanford) [24] 1-0 @ 4A Holly Springs
21 D.H. Conley (Greenville) [22] 0-1 @ #17 Rocky Mount
22 South Iredell (Statesville) [23] 1-0 @ 2A West Iredell
23 Northside (Jacksonville) [NR] 1-0 @ New Hanover
24 West Carteret (Morehead City) [NR] 1-0 @ 1A #13 East Carteret
25 Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw) [NR] 1-0 @ #19 A.L. Brown

Dropped Out: #18 Southwest Guilford, #20 West Rowan, #25 J.M. Robinson

2A Team (City) [Last Week’s Ranking] W-L This Weeks Opponent
1 Shelby [1] 1-0 vs 3A #4 A.C. Reynolds
2 South Point (Belmont) [2] 1-0 @ Lincolnton
3 Wallace-Rose Hill (Teachey) [4] 1-0 @ Southwest Onslow
4 East Duplin (Beulaville) [6] 1-0 @ 3A Jacksonville
5 Northeastern (Elizabeth City) [5] 1-0 @ (VA) 5A #7 Norview
6 Hibriten (Lenoir) [10] 1-0 @ 3A West Caldwell
7 Clinton [8] 0-1 vs #16 East Bladen
8 North Davidson (Lexington) [7] 0-1 vs 4A #6 Davie
9 Reidsville [9] 1-0 @ 3A McMichael
10 West Craven (Vanceboro) [3] 0-1 vs 4A South Central
11 Hendersonville [11] 1-0 @ 3A West Henderson (Rival)
12 Mountain Heritage (Burnsville) [15] 1-0 vs 3A Erwin
13 Franklin [14] 1-0 vs 1A #2 Murphy
14 Nash Central (Rocky Mount) [21] 1-0 @ 3A #12 Southern Nash
15 South Columbus (Tabor City) [16] 0-0 vs 3A Douglas Byrd
16 East Bladen (Elizabethtown) [22] 0-0 @ #7 Clinton
17 Mount Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant) [19] 1-0 @ 3A North Cabarrus
18 Hertford County (Ahoskie) [17] 1-0 @ 3A Hunt
19 South Granville (Creedmoor) [23] 1-0 @ 3A South Johnston
20 Pisgah (Canton) [18] 0-1 vs 3A Enka
21 Anson (Wadesboro) [25] 0-1 vs 3A #15 Sun Valley
22 Randleman [NR] 1-0 @ 3A Southwestern Randolph
23 Patton (Morganton) [24] 0-1 vs R-S Central
24 East Lincoln (Denver) [12] 0-1 BYE
25 Brevard [20] 0-1 vs 1A Roseman (Rival)

Dropped Out: #13 Lincolnton

1A Team (City) [Last Week’s Ranking] W-L This Weeks Opponent
1 Tarboro [1] 1-0 @ 2A Washington
2 Murphy [2] 1-0 @ 2A #13 Franklin
3 Mitchell (Bakersville) [4] 1-0 vs Cannon
4 John A. Holmes (Edenton) [3] 1-0 vs. (VA) Central VA Disciples
5 North Rowan (Spencer) [6] 1-0 @ 3A West Rowan
6 West Montgomery (Mt. Gilead) [5] 1-0 vs 2A Thomasville
7 Mount Airy [7] 1-0 vs 2A West Stokes
8 Mountain Island Charter (Mt. Holly) [8] 1-0 @ 3A Stuart Cramer
9 Lakewood (Roseboro) [13] 1-0 vs Rocky Mount Prep
10 North Stanly (New London) [11] 1-0 @ 2A CAT
11 Plymouth [9] 0-1 vs #24 Riverside
12 Swain County (Bryson City) [10] 0-1 vs 2A Smoky Mountain
13 East Carteret (Beaufort) [12] 1-0 vs 3A #24 West Carteret
14 Polk County (Columbus) [16] 1-0 BYE
15 Cherokee [14] 1-0 @ (MS) Choctaw Central
16 East Wilkes (Ronda) [22] 1-0 @ 2A Surry Central
17 Southside (Chocowinity) [NR] 1-0 @ 2A Dixon
18 T.J.C. Academy (Mooresboro) [19] 1-0 TBD
19 Robbinsville [21] 0-0 vs (GA) North Georgia
20 North Edgecombe (Tarboro) [20] 0-1 @ 2A Southwest Edgecombe
21 East Surry (Pilot Mountain) [17] 0-1 vs Starmount
22 Pender (Burgaw) [18] 0-1 vs 3A Topsail
23 Bessemer City [24] 1-0 @ 2A East Gaston
24 Riverside (Williamston) [23] 0-1 @ #11 Plymouth
25 Princeton [25] 1-0 vs 2A Midway

Dropped Out: #15 Union

There was movement up and down the rankings this week as the season ramps into full swing. Surely, there will be more movement after this week’s games where we’ll see another slate of great games. Here the biggest games to look for Friday Night.

  • 4A
    • #4 Heratige (Wake Forest) @ #8 Middle Creek (Apex) (QMS Game of the Week)
    • #12 D.W. Butler (Matthews) @ #7 Mallard Creek (Charlotte)
    • #20 Myers Park (Charlotte) @ #23 Ardrey-Kell (Charlotte)
    • #24 Hough (Cornelius) @ #21 Providence (Charlotte)
  • 3A
    • #4 A.C. Reynolds (Asheville) @ 2A #1 Shelby
    • #21 D.H. Conley (Greenville) @ #17 Rocky Mount
    • #25 Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw) @ #19 A.L. Brown
  • 2A
    • #16 East Bladen @ #7 Clinton
    • #13 Franklin vs 1A #2 Murphy
  • 1A
    • #24 Riverside @ #11 Plymouth

 

This Friday should be another great one. Enjoy the games this week and we’ll be back Monday with the Friday Night Recap.

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