Charlotte Catholic at Good Counsel (Md.): The Cougars looked really sharp on opening night, but they were playing a South Meck team expected to struggle. The long bus ride home from Maryland will feel much better after a win.
Winner: Charlotte Catholic
Metrolina Christian at Cuthbertson: Metrolina Christian has taken a step up in class over the past few seasons under coach Thomas Langley and returned a veteran bunch. Cuthbertson, who got coach Trey Kavanaugh his first win last week, is quite the opposite. That should make for a good clash.
Winner: Metrolina Christian
Forest Hills at Red Springs: The Yellow Jacket offense didn’t have any sting in their opening-night 34-0 loss to Fairmont. They’ll have to go on the road to potentially get win No. 1, but the Red Devils are coming off a 42-0 shutout win.
Winner: Red Springs
Jay M Robinson at Marvin Ridge: The Mavs didn’t get to play last week and have to keep their emotions in check in their home opener. Jay M. Robinson would love to spoil it, but they’re going to have to score some points to do so.
Winner: Marvin Ridge
Kings Mountain at Monroe: Monroe looked really good last week, but most of the offensive fireworks were saved for the fourth quarter. They’ll have to be more consistent as they look to stop Kings Mountain who would also like to get to 2-0 on the season.
Parkwood at Cox Mill: Brock Cain ran for 130 yards and threw for over 100 more while sophomore Cody Hardy led the team with 17 tackles in their opening night win. A second victory this week would start to open some eyes.
Piedmont at North Stanly: The Panthers tried to open their season last week against West Stanly, but Mother Nature had other plans. North Stanly was able to play but lost 33-12.
Weddington at Porter Ridge: The Pirates will open their season at home after not being able to play Marvin Ridge last week. They’ll welcome Weddington, the defending champs looking to play spoiler on the house party.
Sun Valley at Central Cabarrus: The Spartans looked dynamic at times in their big opening-night loss, but they had six turnovers and too many miscues. Central Cabarrus is 0-1 and looks like a team the Spartans must beat to get going.
Winner: Sun Valley
South Stanly at Union Academy: With all of the weather-related delays taking games from other teams, Union Academy’s bye week doesn’t seem that strange anymore. This is both team’s season opener after weather delayed South Stanly, too.
Winner: Union Academy