2020 Charlotte observer way too early preseason top 16

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  1. 704CougarsDad

    704CougarsDad Well-Known Member
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    1. Hough
    2.Vance
    3. Weddington
    4. Myers Park
    5. Charlotte Catholic
    6. Richmond cty
    7. Kings Mountain
    8. Charlotte Christian
    9. Mallard Creek
    10. Shelby
    11. Butler
    12. Ardrey Kell
    13. AL Brown
    14. Statesville
    15. North Lincoln
    16. Olympic
     
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    Hypeeeeeee
     
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    LOL. The annual Hough hype begins again. Here is my List.

    1. Vance
    2. Weddington
    3. Richmond County
    4. Myers Park
    5. Charlotte Catholic
    6. Mallard Creek
    7. Kings Mountain
    8. Charlotte Christian
    9. Hough
    10. Shelby
    11. Butler
    12. Ardrey Kell
    13. AL Brown
    14. Statesville
    15. West Charlotte
    16. Olympic
     
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    I would start with Vance at the top
     
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    5 schools better than RC in that part of the state?
     
  6. CatholicCougs14

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    This would be my list only flip WC and Olympic.
     
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    CC yeah could see flipping them. Think WC takes a big jump and Olympic jumps back some. Some really good teams in the top 8 of that list.
     
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    I respect vance at being # 1 they are defending state champs. No way the raiders are 6th like always they will have to prove themselves. If we are blessed to play a season them county boys will have a lot to say about that order. Facts....
     
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    This is their biggest year of new guys. They probably have more new guys, than the entire Imeck conference put together. They don’t even hide what they’re doing anymore.
     
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    Not at this time. One, maybe 2
     
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    Mallard creek is way too low. I know Palmieri is a huge loss but bottom 10??? That talent is still there. Hough reminds me of a bowl of fake fruit...yeah they look good but jus nothing there. When they're expected to do good they underachieve. With so much talent that comes thru there they underachieve so much. Charlotte Christian??? Idk how they stack with all teams in the top 10 but wertz is known to do this every yr.
     
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    I'll take a stab though its reallly early-

    Vance- They have a couple interesing kids transferring in.


    Richmond- Think this is really where you see the culture change impact. Bigger-stronger across the board. Hood looks like and absolute monster.

    Weddington-

    Mallard Creek- Bad timing of new staff and Covid. Think they will be ready to make run at end of the year. Sort of like Vance last year.

    Myers Park

    Catholic

    Hough- We will see. They are certainly stacked on paper.

    Shelby

    Butler

    KM

    On a state level I think the team that might be in that top 3 conversation would be East Forsyth. This may be there best squad.
     
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    I agree with B and G, but we will see. 2-5 is where I would expect us to land not having seen this years team or the ones in Charlotte.
     
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    Agreed on above. Time will tell.
     
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    Nepsy we see this moive every year with Hough though. MC may take a step back and they did beat Vance last year. Just think when the money is on the table Hough folds every time.
     
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    Not so sure about number 13. I know the offense should b every good but I don't know about the defense. They lost a lot on that side of the ball.
     
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    Caleb Hood alone would would make any of the 16 a top 5 team. I'll go out n say hes going to b the NC offensive player of the yr barring injury.
     
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    MC will be Junior Heavy, similar to the 2nd State Championships team, they’ll have enough talent to beat every team they play. A lot of under the Radar kids. Hough just went all out this year. It’s just ridiculous! They signed like 12 new kids. Langston didn’t even list all of them. Talk about luck. What are the chances that many kids, can move into a area, where the average home is 350k to 400k, and average rent for Apartments $1700. Must be nice. Without their transfers, they would be in a fight for 5th place in the conference.
     
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    top 50 national talent with a average at best coaching.
     
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    I know that I do a weekly show with Langston Wertz and the Charlotte Observer, but I don't agree with their preseason poll, and that's ok, but I don't think Hough would have been anywhere close to #1.

    Here's what I would have had... remember this is Charlotte Observer Coverage area.

    1. Weddington
    2. Vance
    3. Richmond
    4. Myers Park
    5. Hough
    6. Mallard Creek
    7. Kings Mountain
    8. Shelby
    9. Charlotte Catholic
    10. Butler
    11. Statesville
    12. Crest
    13. Ardrey Kell
    14. Olympic
    15. A.L. Brown
    16. Cox Mill
     
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    Based on your rankings, that has a week 1 matchup between the number 14 Olympic and number 15 A L Brown at Olympic. That could be a good early season matchup.
     
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    I saw both of those teams play late-season games in 2019 and thought both had a lot of really strong underclass talent. I fully believe that both will be much better this season, so that has a chance to be a really good game. (assuming we play)
     
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    I have said it a thousand times. A few transfers=good. Dozens=Bad.

    Its the ultimate team sport. 70-80% of transfers are playing at a school for their own agenda and its rarely about winning games. In the right culture you can absorb a few of those and with the right leadership you flourish. 8-10 like that showing up out of the blue causes way more headaches then its worth.
     
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    I can’t wait until the Weddington n Vance game. That’s going to be a triller.
     
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    My Version of Sweet 16:

    1. Vance
    2. Weddington
    3. CLT Catholic
    4. Hough
    5. Richmond
    6. Myers Park
    7. Mallard Creek
    8. CLT Christian
    9. Kings Mtn
    10..Butler
    11. Shelby
    12. AL Brown
    13. Ardrey Kell
    14. Statesville
    15. Olympic
    16. North Lincoln
     
  26. 704CougarsDad

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    Our whole offense is pretty much back. Losing Donta Armstrong and stefon Thompson on both sides of the ball will b huge. I think I know the cpl transfers u r referencing. One of them supposed to have came last yr but some issues came up and things didnt come together. That kid is a monster.
     
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    Are all of Hough’s players out of district or private schools? What happened to CMS’ transfer policy?
     
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    They jus recycle those lake front homes. When 1 graduates they move the transfers in. Plus air bnbs r empty because of the quarantine. Lol
     
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    They’re not transfers. If you transfer you have to set out an entire season. They’re getting kids from all over. I heard they have a dorm. There’s a running joke going, if you follow a kid from Hough home after practice. You better have a full tank of gas....lmao!
     
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    Tough for me to put Hough ahead of Richmond and MP. Also think CC is in a good spot at 5. We'll be really young, but very talented and athletic. I also cannot see Christian ahead of KM who is loaded.
     
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    From my understanding you can now transfer once in HS without sitting out.
     
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    It has always been up to the LEA and still is.
     
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    With how they did last year and who they have coming back, I'd give Richmond the inside track this season. I didn't say it, but I always felt, even as good as they were doing last season, that this season would be their year.
     
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    The raiders will be ready and hungry this year so will the teams from Charlotte. Vance meyers park the creek Hough butler the west loaded again lol.
     
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    I believe last year team is better hopefully I'm wrong. Going for 8 Go Raiders
     
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    The big issue this season will be the secondary. Other than that, this team is loaded. Skills are really good. Our #3 WR and #4 WR could be #1 and #2 at most schools. Stable of backs, Hood, and the O-Line will be one of the biggest I’ve personally ever seen. Front 7 on D will be really, really good.
     
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    The secondary will be young but they will be fine and well coached. Look up for the ball while in the air. Plenty off talent and playmakers Lindsey, broady, gates, bright, jones, Webb, Baldwin, just to name a few.
     
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    Look up for the ball while in the air! Can’t count the number of times I’ve said that lol.
     
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    22 Scholarship kids at the Creek last year, 4 FBS OL, A 5 Star LB/RB a Head Coach who coached in 4 State Championships, and won 3. Defense that never aloud any team over 75 yards rushing the entire season. QB threw for over 3500 yds. Went Home early. You better be more than loaded....
     
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