Charlotte has always been a high school football powerhouse. We’ve dominated the state through Independence (three state championships), Butler (three state championships), and Charlotte Catholic (two state championships), but over the past several years, a new star has emerged.
Last season Mallard Creek High School won their third straight N.C. 4AA state championship, and now they’ve been ranked by MaxPreps as the #10 team in the nation going into the 2016-2017 season.
They may be one of the best teams in the nation, but they also have one of the most difficult schedules in the nation.
The Mallard Creek Mavericks kick off their season at S.C. 2A state champion Dillon, then play on the road against three-time N.C. 4AA champ Butler, followed by another national power, Duncan Byrnes (SC).
Their 4th week is a bye week, then they head down to Rock Hill to play the S.C. 3A state champ South Pointe of Rock Hill (SC).
That means that in their first four weeks of football, they’ll be playing against two state champs and two national powers – and only one of those games will be at home.
Do you think they’ll win their 4th straight title this year?