1. HOUGH (3-0)

The rested Huskies had a bye week preparing for powerful Independence. Look for a full stadium and an exciting game.

This week: Independence

 

2. DAVIDSON DAY (4-0)

The Patriots’ point totals this season have been 61, 68, 46 and 64. Can any opponent stop them? Good luck trying.

This week: Community School of Davidson

 

3. WEST MECKLENBURG (4-0)

Beating Independence and scoring 40 points last week converted a lot of nonbelievers. The Hawks are solid, confident and experienced.

This week: Bye

 

4. EAST LINCOLN (3-1)

The Mustangs’ 19-game winning streak was snapped against a very good opponent (Gastonia Foretview), but they remain a Class 2A contender.

This week: Bye

 

5. SOUTHLAKE CHRISTIAN (4-0)

The Eagles’ “payback” tour includes victories against Christ School and Victory Christian, the two teams that beat them last season.

This week: Hickory Grove Christian

 

6. MOORESVILLE (3-1)

Quarterback Josh Ladowski is a running/throwing touchdown machine. Look for the Blue Devils to be a conference contender.

This week: Bye

 

7. LAKE NORMAN CHARTER (4-0)

The Knights won by shutout last week and are getting key contributions from several new starters. Last year’s 10-win season wasn’t a fluke.

This week: Village Christian

 

8. NORTH MECKLENBURG (2-1)

The Vikings are playing with confidence, which is half the battle in any sport. They’re coming off a bye week, too.

This week: Myers Park