Cougars, Warriors Battled it Out in Durham

Sure to draw quite a crowd, the 2A state championship match-up between Western Alamance and Charlotte Catholic will no doubt come out to be a defensive game. The Warriors are only allowing 11 points per game, whereas the Cougars are holding the opposition to just under two touchdowns.

"They're a very physical team, and they run the ball a lot, just like we do, but we feel if our defense continues to play strong, we'll come home with a ring," predicted Nick Starcevic.

Year in and year out, Western Alamance plays one of the toughest regular season schedule of any 2A school. Sharing a conference with Burlington Cummings and Reidsville, means match-ups with the two perennial powers every year. Therefore, a three-loss season isn't something opponents should look down upon.

This year, Charlotte Catholic comes into the state championship game undefeated, and according to players, Friday night's game is the culmination of everything they've worked for all of their careers.

"We've been a very hard working team. We're 15-0, a perfect season." Nick Starcevic said of his team's success this year. "This has been our goal all season, if we win, we'll be achieving all our goals."

This game means so much to Charlotte Catholic that it's even felt all through the school.

"If we win, it'll be the first time since 1977 that Charlotte Catholic has won a state championship. So, the whole school is excited and we're excited. We just feel like it's our year," commented Nick Starcevic.

Prediction: Charlotte Catholic 24 Western Alamance 14


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