Football: North Meck at West Charlotte
Kickoff: 7 p.m. North Mecklenburg (1-4, 0-1) at West Charlotte (2-3, 0-1). Last meeting: North Meck won 23-22 last year. Players to watch: North Meck – RB Corey Patton, WR Ledante Daniels, QB Demontrez Burroughs; West Charlotte – DB Quinton Mickerson, DB Dirk Cureton, RB Pralowe Grier. THE SKINNY: North Meck is scrambling after losing quarterback Nolan Beasley (broken hand). The Vikings also have been hammered for 33 and 43 points the past two games, so the defense needs to improve quickly to keep playoff hopes alive. Patton was a workhorse last week, with 174 yards on 27 carries. North Meck won’t be throwing much if the running game works.