It’s championship time and it will be No. 1 vs. No. 2, No. 3 vs. No. 7, and No. 4 vs. No. 5 for state gold this weekend.
In Class 4AA, defending champ Wake Forest will try to go back-to-back when it faces No. 2 Mallard Creek, which is looking to return to the championship circle for the first time since winning three straight between 2013 and 2015.
Both teams are ranked nationally in our Top 100.
The 4A championship comes down to two teams whose only losses have been at the hands of Mallard Creek this season. No. 5 Scotland returns to the championship game where it lost last year to Cape Fear. No. 4 Harding University is on a ten game win streak since losing to Mallard Creek 30-9 on September 15.
In 3A, No. 3 Charlotte Catholic looks to win its second state football title in three years when it faces No. 7 Havelock. The Rams lost to Rocky Mount 34-33 in overtime in last year’s title game. Havelock hasn’t won a state title since capturing three straight between 2011 and 2013.
High School Football America North Carolina Top 10
No. 1 Wake Forest (14-0), LW: #1
No. 2 Mallard Creek (14-0), LW: #2
No. 3 Charlotte Catholic (15-0), LW: #3
No. 4 Harding University (13-1), LW: #4
No. 5 Scotland (12-1), LW: #5
No. 6 Hoggard (13-1), LW: #6
No. 7 Hough (11-4), LW: #7
No. 8 Havelock (14-1), LW: #10
No. 9 Heritage (12-2), LW: #8
No. 10 Page (11-2), LW: #9
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.