CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- For the 2nd straight season, the high school football season will kickoff on a Thursday. This year, there will be a doubleheader at Memorial Stadium in the first ever CharlottePreps Kickoff Night powered by OrthoCarolina. The event will be August 22nd.
In game one, defending NCISAA Division 1 state champ Charlotte Christian will take on Sun Valley. Kickoff is set for 5:30.
In the 2nd game, former conference rivals South Meck and Independence will take on each other 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
These 2 games will be the only games played on a Thursday in the first week of the season so they will be on the big stage.
Part of the money raised in this event will benefit CMS middle schools athletics.
Last year, A.L. Brown took on Shelby on a Thursday night in a game not related to this event.