Opening Week Forecast

It’s finally here, the opening week of the high school football season.  Over 180 games will be played tonight in the Tar Heel State as teams buckle up the chin straps and begin a new season and a new quest towards a state championship.

While the official kickoff of the season was last night with Cornelius Hough defeating Monroe Sun Valley 34-20 at Charlotte’s American Legion Memorial Stadium, tonight will be an action-packed night with several Top-10 teams clashing and arch-rivals renewing yet another chapter in their amazing rivalries.

Home Team Away Team
Alexander Central (+5) Watauga
Alleghany (+18) North Stokes
Andrews Smoky Mountain (+31)
Apex Middle Creek (+3) Garner
Ashe County (EVEN) North Surry
Asheville (+34) Hendersonville
Asheville Erwin (+6) East Rutherford
Asheville Reynolds West Forsyth (+2)
Avery (EVEN) Cloudland, TN
Ayden-Grifton (+18) Williamston Riverside
Bandys (+16) St. Stephens
Belmont South Point Shelby Crest (+23)
Bertie (+15) Gates County
Black Mountain Owen (+24) Enka
Boonville Starmount (+11) Mount Airy
Burlington Williams (+16) Southern Alamance
Camden County (+10) Pasquotank County
Canton Pisgah (+2) North Buncombe
Carrboro (+1) Hillsborough Cedar Ridge
Cary Panther Creek Wake Forest (+28)
Central Cabarrus (+16) Mount Pleasant
Central Davidson (+1) West Stokes
Charlotte Ardrey Kell Weddington (+5)
Charlotte Berry East Mecklenburg (+1)
Charlotte Olympic Charlotte Myers Park (+6)
Charlotte Providence Day Charlotte Catholic (+21)
Cherryville Bunker Hill (+1)
China Grove Carson (+23) Salisbury
Cleveland (+3) Clayton
Columbia (+50) Mattamuskeet
Concord Kannapolis Brown (+6)
Concord Cox Mill (+19) Concord Robinson
Creswell Northside (Beaufort) (+34)
Currituck County (+14) Manteo
Davidson Day Albemarle (+3)
Dixon Kill Devil Hills First Flight (+9)
Durham Hillside New Bern (+6)
Durham Riverside  Chapel Hill (+12)
East Bladen (+20) Fairmont
East Burke Morganton Freedom (+23)
East Carteret Princeton (+20)
East Chapel Hill Pittsboro Northwood (+41)
East Columbus (+5) West Columbus
East Davidson (+34) South Davidson
East Forsyth (+49) Winston-Salem Reynolds
East Lincoln (+20) East Gaston
East Montgomery Cameron Union Pines (+4)
East Surry (+14) Surry Central
Eastern Randolph (+1) Asheboro
Eastern Wayne (+21) North Lenoir
Eden Morehead Western Guilford (+9)
Elizabeth City Northeastern (+40) Southern Vance
Fayetteville Cape Fear (+13) Erwin Triton
Fayetteville Pine Forest (+16) Pembroke Swett
Fayetteville Smith (+3) Fayetteville Sanford
Fayetteville Westover Fayetteville Seventy-First (+41)
Forbush (+1) Elkin
Forest City Chase Newton-Conover (+20)
Gastonia Ashbrook (+24) Lawndale Burns
Gastonia Highland Tech Southlake Christian (+19)
Goldsboro Franklinton (+8)
Graham Eastern Alamance (+15)
Granville Central Oxford Webb (+10)
Greene Central Wilson Beddingfield (+18)
Greensboro Dudley (+6) Winston-Salem Carver
Greensboro Page (+12) Davie County
Harnett Central Apex (+26)
Harrisburg Hickory Ridge Monroe Piedmont (+9)
Havelock (+19) Washington
Hayesville (+14) Towns County, GA
Hertford County Southeast Halifax (+21)
High Point Central High Point Andrews (+1)
Hoke County (+27) Wilmington Ashley
Holly Springs Wake Forest Heritage (+5)
Hope Mills South View Scotland (+48)
Huntersville Hopewell (+20) Charlotte Garinger
Jacksonville (+4) Southwest Onslow
Jacksonville Northside (+8) West Carteret
Jacksonville Whtie Oak (+11) Red Springs
Jamestown Ragsdale (+4) Greensboro Grimsley
Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (+3) Community School of Davidson
Kernersville Glenn (+20) Winston-Salem Parkland
Kings Mountain (+22) Gastoinia Huss
Kinston (+24) Jones County
Knightdale Raleigh Sanderson (+1)
Lake Norman Charter (+22) Hickory Grove
Lee County (+39) Rolesville
Lejeune Swansboro (+14)
Louisburg (+2) North Johnston
Lumberton (+2) Fayetteville Byrd
Madison West Henderson (+4)
Maiden (+24) Newton Foard
Marshville Forest Hills Anson (+4)
McDowell R-S Central (+3)
Midway (+9) Hobbton
Mint Hill Rocky River Richmond (+13)
Mitchell (+13) West Wilkes
Monroe (+26) Lexington
Morganton Patton (+11) Mountain Heritage
Morrisville Green Hope Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (+5)
Murphy (+14) Darlington
Nash Central Tarboro (+17)
Nation Foard Gastonia Forestview (+6)
North Brunswick Whiteville (+8)
North Duplin (+15) Southside (Beaufort)
North Edgecombe (+41) Northwest Halifax
North Forsyth Winston-Salem Reagan (+14)
North Gaston (+16) Bessemer City
North Henderson Asheville Roberson (+17)
North Lincoln Lincolnton (+1)
North Mecklenburg Lake Norman (+4)
North Moore (+1) Trinity
North Pitt Greenville Conley (+13)
North Rowan (+29) East Rowan
North Stanly (+8) Monroe CATA
Northern Durham Southeast Guilford (+32)
Northern Nash Corinth Holders (+8)
Northern Vance Raleigh Ravenscroft (+7)
Northwest Guilford (+20) Greensboro Smith
Pamlico County (+9) Newport Croatan
Perquimans  South Creek (+3)
Person Orange (+19)
Pine Lake Prep Walkertown (+21)
Plymouth Farmville Central (+13)
Providence Grove Siler City Jordan-Matthews (+12)
Rabun Gap Robbinsville (+14)
Raleigh Athens Drive Greenville Rose (+23)
Raleigh Broughton Cary (+14)
Raleigh Leesville Rd. (+29) Durham Jordan
Raleigh Millbrook (+22) Fuquay-Varina
Reidsville (+46) McMichael
Richlands East Duplin (+8)
Roanoke Rapids Northampton (+15)
Rocky Mount (+7) South Granville
Rocky Mount Prep (+13) KIPP Pride
Rosewood Pikeville Aycock (+20)
Rosman Brevard (+17)
Saint Pauls Gray’s Creek (+3)
Shelby (+34) Polk County
South Central Pitt Wilson Hunt (+9)
South Johnston East Wake (+20)
South Lenoir Harrells Christian (+4)
South Mecklenburg Charlotte Independence (+46)
South Robeson West Bladen (+36)
South Rowan South Iredell (+30)
South Stokes East Wilkes (+4)
Southeast Raleigh Fayetteville Britt (+8)
Southern Durham (+14) Capitol Christian, MD
Southern Guilford (+28) Eastern Guilford
Southern Lee (+1) Western Harnett
Southern Pines Pinecrest (+26) Overhills
Southern Wayne Warsaw Kenan (+42)
SouthWest Edgecombe Southern Nash (+7)
Southwest Guilford (+28) Rockingham County
Southwestern Randolph Randleman (+24)
Statesville (+2) Hickory
Stuart Cramer Thomas Jefferson (+13)
Swain County (+4) East Henderson
Thomasville (+1) North Davidson
Topsail (+5) Trask
Trinity Wheatmore Bartlett Yancey (+5)
Union Salemburg Lakewood (+11)
Valdese Draughan West Lincoln (+14)
Wake Christian (+12) Chatham Central
Wallace-Rose Hill (+35) South Brunswick
Waxhaw Cuthbertson (+29) Monroe Parkwood
Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (+4) West Montgomery
Waynesville Tuscola (+28) Cherokee
West Brunswick (+19) Green Sea Floyds, SC
West Caldwell (+13) North Wilkes
West Charlotte Matthews Butler (+34)
West Craven (+7) Edenton Holmes
West Davidson Ledford (+29)
West Iredell Lenoir Hibriten (+33)
West Johnston (+27) Smithfield-Selma
West Mecklenburg Charlotte Vance (+34)
West Rowan Mooresville (+26)
West Stanly Northwest Cabarrus (+20)
Western Alamance (+17) Burlington Cummings
Wilkes Central North Iredell (+1)
Wilmington Hoggard (+24) South Columbus
Wilmington Laney (+12) Pender
Wilson Fike (+28) Bunn
Winston-Salem Atkins (+44) Forsyth Country Day
Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor (+21) Indian Trail Porter Ridge


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About Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is the senior football analyst and founder of A life-long student of the game, he brings a unique perspective of the game from multiple angles, including that of a former coach. His work has been featured both locally and nationally, including FNF Magazine,, and ESPN U.