It’s that time of year again!
On Aug. 17, Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly will publish its 32-page preview section, “Football Night in Southern Mecklenburg 2012.” This is the sixth consecutive year that the newspaper has presented its expansive football preview, which features comprehensive coverage of every football-playing school in the southern Mecklenburg County region.
Look for full preseason breakdowns of local high school squads Independence, Rocky River and nationally ranked Butler’s team that features some of the country’s most highly regarded individual players. In addition, we’ll give you the scoop on Ardrey Kell, Charlotte Catholic, Charlotte Christian, Charlotte Country Day, Charlotte Latin, East Mecklenburg, Myers Park, Providence, Providence Day and South Mecklenburg.
“Football Night in Southern Mecklenburg 2012” also will include our oft-discussed and debated Preseason Super 7 rankings, which shows readers how Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly’s Sports staff of C. Jemal Horton, Aaron Garcia and Andrew Stark perceives the region’s top teams.
But unlike many preseason guides, we go far beyond analyzing the teams.
You’ll also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with many of the area’s top individual performers with “Football Night in Southern Mecklenburg” traditional features such as Big Man on Campus, 2-Minute Drill and Best of the Best, which lets readers know which teams we believe have the best corps of players at every position on the field.
And there will be so much more to check out.
Make sure you grab a copy and keep it handy as you head to the games.
C. Jemal Horton, firstname.lastname@example.org