1. Myers Park (1-0)
Last Week: Bye
This week: Providence (1-1)
The Mustangs put 42 points on Olympic and shut them out on the other side of the ball. Last week, they sat back and watched some carnage fall below them in the Super 7, even further strengthening their stranglehold atop these rankings. Talk is already starting to brew around the city of this maybe being the historically good team that finally gets coach Scott Chadwick the state-wide recognition he so deserves. Time will tell, but Providence is in the way this week with the Mustangs coming off a bye. Good luck.
2. Charlotte Catholic (1-1)
Last week: Lost, 7-0, to Good Counsel
This week: Archbishop Rummel (La.) (1-0)
Holy cow, the Cougars lost! That in it of itself is news as it’s been awhile – over a calendar year since they lost to Charlotte Christian. This one was a slugfest as Charlotte Catholic battled Good Counsel, a team ranked No. 39 in the nation according to Maxpreps.com, to a 7-0 near draw. A third quarter TD proved to be the difference. The defense is certainly good once again, but if Catholic can’t throw it better, they at times can be exposed by elite defenses. They should rebound, but little is known of their out-of-state opponent this week.
3. Charlotte Christian
Last week: Lost, 56-6, to Valor Christian
This week: at Pace Academy (Ga.) (1-1)
Holy cow, the Knights lost! That in it of itself is news as it’s been over two calendar years since they lost to Charlotte Catholic. But I could not believe my eyes when I saw that score. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that coaching staff would ever give up that many points, but accidents happen. Little is known of Atlanta-based Pace Academy. I hate that’s all they can schedule, but I’ll bet this team is laser focused no matter if they have to play another game without their starting running back and quarterback.
Last week: Lost, 33-17, to Mallard Creek
This week: at Richmond (2-0)
The Bulldogs came back late in their loss last week, but it was too little too late and only made the score look a little more bearable. Butler was beaten badly in all three phases of the game in a hostile environment at Mallard Creek, who has had the Bulldogs’ number in recent years. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs can’t come up for air just yet as a game originally scheduled for next week will be played now. And by the way, Richmond has outscored its opponents 81-2 this season.
5. Providence Day (2-0
Last week: Beat Rabun Gap 43-7
This week: Bye
The Chargers mauled Rabun Gap last week and certainly look the part. However, I’m not quite ready to move them up into the Big Four just yet because I want to see them play somebody on their level. Unfortunately, the Chargers are off this week and then play Timberland the week after. It will be more than a month into the season until they are a proven commodity, but I like what I’ve seen so far.
6. Ardrey Kell (1-1)
Last week: Beat East Meck 35-7
This week: Marvin Ridge (1-0)
Congrats to Greg Jachym, a longtime Ardrey Kell assistant who picked up his first career coaching win in last week’s victory over hapless East Meck. Bigger tests await, beginning with Marvin Ridge this week, but there is plenty to like here. The Knights delivered after getting Weddington in Week 1.
7. Charlotte Latin (2-0)
Last week: Beat Carolina Bobcats 50-6
This week: At Catawba Ridge (2-0)
The Hawks have looked good in two schedule-filler wins, but a much bigger test awaits for the Hawks, especially after they lost quarterback Jake Helfrich for the remainder of the season. They’ll have to rally around each other and fast as Catawba Ridge is off to a 2-0 start as Fort Mill’s newest public school. This will be a test to say the least.
Also receiving votes: Independence (2-0)
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