Matthews Butler-Mallard Creek season-opener moved to Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium

from Langston Wertz at the Charlotte Observer( and if I remember correctly, Page High School beat both of these teams in the playoffs last season, on their way to the NCHSAA 4-AA Championship…..

The highly anticipated season-opening football game between Mallard Creek and Butler high schools will be played at Memorial Stadium Aug. 17.

The game was originally scheduled for Butler.

Bulldogs coach Brian Hales said the game was moved after officials studied the crowd from last year’s game and determined that hosting at Butler, which seats about 2,500, could potentially mean turning away fans. About 4,000 showed up for last year’s game at Mallard Creek, which the Mavericks won 28-20.

Last season, Mallard Creek reached the N.C. 4AA semifinals(lost to PAGE HS). Butler reached the quarterfinals(lost to PAGE HS).

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