Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Due to poor field conditions at Providence High, Friday's highly anticipated showdown between Richmond Senior and Butler has been postponed.
The teams will kickoff Saturday at 7 at Providence.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Athletics director Sue Doran said heavy rains in south Charlotte Thursday night had left Providence's field very wet. School officials didn't think it was playable.
The game has been moved from Butler because it's 2500 seat stadium isn't large enough for the anticipated crowd. Providence's stadium sits about 6,000.
Doran said all other CMS games would be played and that could mean an even larger crowd Saturday since Butler-Richmond would be the only local prep football game.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Two showcase camps are coming up featuring some of the area’s top talent:
National recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons will host his 28th annual Fall Evaluation Clinic Sept. 20-21 at Xcel SportsPlex in Hendersonville. Gibbons serves on the McDonald’s All-American selection committee and sends player evaluations to hundreds of college. Information: bobgibbons.net
ESPN national recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi is hosting a player showcase eent Oct. 18-19 at Westchester Country Day in High Point for a collection of top high school players from around the state. Information: acceleratebasketball.com
Friday, September 12, 2014
Cherryville at North Gaston, Mon, 7:30
Charlotte Catholic at Mallard Creek, Mon, 6
Cuthbertson at Ardrey Kell, Mon, 7
Fred T. Foard at West Lincoln, Mon, 6
Greenville at Nation Ford, Sat, 7
Harding at East Meck, Mon, 6
Highland Tech at Lake Norman Charter, Mon, 7
Hunter Huss at Rocky River, Mon, 6
Independence at West Meck, Mon, 6
Mount Tabor at Butler, Mon, 6
Myers Park at Providence, Mon, 6
Olympic at Hopewell, Mon, 6
Raleigh Ravenscroft at Charlotte Latin, Mon, 5:30
South Meck vs Porter Ridge at Monroe, 7:30
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Throughout the state, several schools are beginning to move high school football games up a day to Thursday.
The forecast Friday calls for heavy rain and storms in many areas.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, only two Observer-area games had been affected, but more than 20 games had been moved.
Observer-area team Sun Valley will play at East Bladen Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Jordan-Matthews visits Parkwood at 7:30 p.m.
The National Weather Serivce calls for a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the Charlotte-area Friday night. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent with temperatures in the high 60s.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools athletics director Sue Doran said CMS had no plans as of Wednesday afternoon to move games.
Friday night, Concord High will rename the football field at the campus' Robert Bailey Stadium for retired football coach E.Z. Smith. Concord hosts Cabarrus County rival Hickory Ridge. The honor came after a recommendation from current Spiders coach Glen Padget and Concord principal Carla Black to the Cabarrus County School Board.
There will be a pre-game reception at the Concord cafeteria from 5-6:30 p.m. and the field naming ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.
Smith resigned in January 2009 after 29 seasons. He started coaching at the school, his alma mater, in 1980 and Smith coached the Spiders to N.C. state championships in 2004 and 2006. He finished with a career record of 254-100-1. Only two of his teams finished with losing records.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
CHAPEL HILL—Commissioner Davis Whitfield of the North Carolina High
School Athletic Association confirmed today that the eight NCHSAA
football championship games for the 2014 season will be played at just
BB&T Field in Winston-Salem and Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh will each host four contests.
Kenan Stadium on the campus of the University of North Carolina has hosted at least one football championship game since 1989 as the NCHSAA made a push for neutral sites, including collegiate facilities, for many of its state championships. But Kenan will not be available this season due to work on the field that will commence when the North Carolina Tar Heels have finished their season.
“We look forward to continuing to contest the NCHSAA state football championships at North Carolina State and Wake Forest,” said Whitfield, “and we appreciate the campuses of these two schools and their administrations’ willingness to absorb the games that had to be moved from Kenan Stadium.”
One game will be played on Friday night, December 12, at both locations and then three games on Saturday. The schedule at Carter-Finley will have the 1-A, 1-AA, 3-A and 3-AA games on tap, while the 2-A, 2-AA, 4-A and 4-AA finals will be played at BB&T Field.
Specific game times will be announced at a later date.