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Charlotte Kickoff Weekend Features 2x Defending 3AA Champ Weddington Warriors

By Tim Winters, 05/22/20, 5:15PM EDT

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The 3AA defending state champion Weddington Warriors will open their 2020 season against Ardrey Kell as a part of The Charlotte Kickoff Weekend powered by OrthoCarolina.

The game will anchor a high school football blockbuster weekend- three powerhouse matchups played at the SportsPlex in Matthews within 48 hours. 

The Weddington-Ardrey Kell tilt will wrap up the three-game series on Saturday evening, August 22.

Ardrey Kell won the SoMeck 7 Conference title last season under the second-year coach, Greg Jachym. Weddington, led Andy Capone, in his third year as head coach, is seeking his third straight title.  The Warriors' last loss to Ardrey Kell was in 2016.

The Saturday doubleheader opens at 5 PM with two state champions. South Carolina's 4-time reigning 5A champion Dutch Fork versus last year's 4AA NCHSAA champion, Vance.  Weddington's game will follow at approximately 8 PM.

The first game on Wednesday evening, August 19, pits Myers Park vs. Mallard Creek to kick off the football season in North Carolina officially.