Mother Nature beats No. 25 Dutch Fork (SC) and No. 44 Mallard Creek (NC)

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The highly-anticipated Carolina showdown between two-time defending South Carolina champ Dutch Fork, ranked No. 25 in our Preseason 100, and No. 44 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) never got of the ground Saturday night thanks to storms in the area.

The teams actually made it to the field, but according to the Charlotte Observer‘s Langston Wertz reported via his Twitter account that the teams were taken off the field about nine minutes later.

Because North Carolina rules state that high school football games can’t be played on Sunday, officials decided not to start the game, because more than likely, the game would last past midnight, which would not allow the teams to finish what they started.

According to media reports, there was talk that the two could play on Monday, but Mallard Creek has a big showdown on Friday against in-state rival Butler, which would only allow the Mavericks three days to recuperate and prep for the game.


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