East Meck vs. Ardrey Kell:
The Knights didn’t look great against Weddington, but not many teams do. East Meck may be better, but they had a long way to come.
Winner: Ardrey Kell
Butler at Mallard Creek
Butler proved its toughness grinding out a win against a very good Hough team, but the offense sputtered. This week it can’t have any setbacks as they look to keep up with Mallard Creek’s high-powered attack.
Winner: Mallard Creek
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
Valor Christian at Charlotte Christian
Coach Jason Estep had his Knights looking like they were in midseason form in last week’s impressive win over Sun Valley. Valor Christian are state champs coached by an NFL legend, but Christian looks powerful once again.
Winner: Charlotte Christian
Covenant Day at Country Day
Quentin Nelson and Country Day opened its first season as defending champs since 2010 and looked pretty good, especially on offense. Covenant Day was blown out in both of its meetings with the Bucs last year.
Winner: Country Day
Carolina Bearcats at Charlotte Latin
The Hawks have to play whose on their schedule, even though they haven’t been tested and likely won’t be this week. This Latin team looks the part, we just want to see them face some adversity.
Winner: Charlotte Latin
South Meck at Independence
The Patriots looked really good and surprised some in their big win over North Meck in Week 1. A 2-0 start would be special, but former Indy coach Joe Evans would love nothing more than to play spoiler.
Hough at Providence
Hough shot itself in the foot on many occasions in its loss to Butler, but the Huskies can play. Providence beat East Meck 9-0, but the Panthers will need to bring their offense this week.
Providence Day at Rabun Gap
The Chargers weren’t sharp in their 17-0 win over Mountain Island Charter last week, but a win is a win. Rabun Gap is 1-0, too, but a 2-0 start legitimizes the Chargers lofty expectations.
Winner: Providence Day
Rocky River at Huss
The Ravens and West Meck won’t make up last week’s washout, so they lose a game on their schedule. With wins at a premium, expect them to come out firing against a Huss team playing its opener this week as well.
Winner: Rocky River
– Andrew Stark