The Northwestern Trojans will take on the Providence Day Chargers in the first-ever Keep Pounding High School Classic, hosted by the Carolina Panthers, Saturday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The game will start at 7 p.m.
This will be the regular season opener for both teams.
Northwestern finished last season 13-2 and was the state runner-up in Class 4A.
Providence Day went 12-1 last year en route to winning its second-consecutive N.C. Independent Schools Athletics Association state championship.
The Charlotte Observer published it’s season’s first high school football rankings this week for schools in both Carolinas. Dutch Fork of Irmo, S.C., was No. 1 and Providence Day was No. 2. Northwestern stands at No. 9.
Dutch Fork is South Carolina’s top rated Class 5A team; Northwestern is the state’s top rated Class 4A team. Northwestern battled Dutch Fork to a 14-14 standoff last week at the WHRI annual football jamboree.
Standard admission tickets went on sale for $5 earlier this summer. Your can purchase tickets online at ticketmaster’s site for the Keep Pounding High School Classic.
Northwestern will be the visiting team. The Trojans’ sideline will be on the side of the North Gate entrance just off Graham Street.
Providence Day will be the home team, and its sideline will be on the side of the South Gate entrance near Morehead Street.