Four football teams predicted to do big things in Western North Carolina will be opponents on the first Friday night of the season.
Asheville High (Mountain Athletic 3-A/4-A) and Franklin (WNC Athletic 2-A/3-A) are preseason conference favorites, as are Hendersonville (Western Highlands 1-A/2-A) and Murphy (Smoky Mountain 1-A).
All kickoffs are set for 7:30 p.m.
Most teams won’t play their first conference games until either Sept. 18 or Sept. 25 and the regular season in NCHSAA football extends through Nov. 6.
Here is the complete schedule for Friday’s WNC games:
- Franklin at Asheville High
- Owen at Enka
- Mount Paran Christian (Ga.) at Erwin
- McDowell at R-S Central
- Pisgah at North Buncombe
- West Forsyth at Reynolds
- North Henderson at Roberson
- Andrews at Brevard
- East Henderson at East Rutherford
- Robbinsville at Smoky Mountain
- Tuscola at Patton
- Madison at West Henderson
- Hampton (Va.) at Avery County
- Hendersonville at Murphy
- Mountain Heritage at David Crockett (Tenn.)
- Mitchell at West Wilkes
- Chase at Polk County
- Trinity Academy at Cherokee
- Hayesville at Towns County (Ga.)
- Shannon Forest (S.C.) at Rosman
- Swain County at Hapeville Charter Academy (Ga.)
- Carolina Gladiators at Carolina Pride (Charlotte), TBA