On a new Talking Preps Tuesday:

We’re updating Mr. Football’s watch list for the best player in the state, and there are plenty of new faces.

In Rapid Fire we discuss whether Charlotte Regional Football Stadiums are a good idea, whether Myers Park can reverse its season, and how important Weddington and Chambers’ statement was in last week’s wins. .

Grice presents his “Grice’s Gems”, the NC players of the week: Cutler Adams from Robbinsville, Keenan Jackson from Cuthbertson, Evan Kennedy from West Rowan, Beady Waddell from West Meck and Mason Fortune from Millbrook.

Former CMS coach Matt “Pepman” Morrow stops by to talk about a camp that will give seniors a great recruiting opportunity and the local talk show host will take on Sam on “The Game Show.”

Chelsea sits down with Sanderson QB Drew Taintor, who talks about upsetting Cardinal Gibbons and going out with a bang.

Alex has new state leaderboards and his top 10 games in the state. And Grice is launching a new feature: East and West matches of the week (Leesville Road at Wake Forest and South Point at Stuart Cramer).

We discuss the dominance of parochial schools like Charlotte Catholic and Cardinal Gibbons in NCHSAA sports.

We have four new “Fresh Faces,” the stars of tomorrow: Cuthbertson QB Parker Burke, Covenant Day star Alex Koulovatos, Independence QB Justin Little and Richmond Senior RB Taye Spencer.

Finally, in “Coach vs. Coach,” Grice, Chris and Sam discuss targeting in football, whether HBCUs should get the same guarantees as G5 schools, and whether there’s a way to speed up college games.

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Langston Wertz Jr. is an award-winning sportswriter who has worked at The Observer since 1988. He’s covered everything from the Final Fours and the NFL to video games and Britney Spears. Wertz — a graduate of West Charlotte High and UNC — is the rare person who can answer “Charlotte” when you ask, “What city are you from.”
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