It is that time of year again. Summer vacations are wrapping up, kids are returning to school, and football season is almost here.

Football fever is as hot as it has ever been in the Carolinas.

Expectations are high for the Carolina Panthers coming off of a 15-1 regular season and a Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Led by reigning NFL MVP, Cam Newton, anything less than a victory in Super Bowl 51 will be a disappointment.

The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill is poised for another big season behind the churning legs of former Charlotte Catholic running back and All-American candidate, Elijah Hood.

UNC – Charlotte will host FBS football on its campus for just the second season and there is a lot of excitement around the program.

Charlotte’s High School Football Kickoff will feature three games kicking off at 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 PM on August 20 at Memorial Stadium.

The matchups, in order, are: Charlotte Latin vs Providence; Myers Park vs Charlotte Country Day; and Charlotte Catholic vs Charlotte Christian. Tickets to the triple-header are $10.

No matter what level of football you follow, from Pop Warner to the pros, kickoff is right around the corner.

I can’t wait!


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