Posted On: 11/25/20 7:38 PM

The team that has been knocking at the door is getting ready to face the one that only recently discovered there was a door.

In Friday’s Upper State final between A.C. Flora and Catawba Ridge, we’ll see a Falcons team that won nine and 10 games, respectively, the last two seasons before bowing out in the second round of the state playoffs. And in Catawba Ridge, we’ve got the that that defies the logic of building a program.

The Copperheads are in their second season of varsity football and need only one more victory to reach the state finals. In a sport that frequently sees the same teams competing for state titles year after year, they are going against the grain.

Despite their differences, both teams have reason to believe this year won’t be over before a trek to the state championship.

SECOND-QUARTER MAGIC

If you want to know the inside story about Catawba Ridge’s season, look at the second quarter.

After losing the season opener against South Pointe, the Copperheads (7-1) rebounded by learning how to push forward after getting warmed up on Friday nights. In their ensuing seven games, Catawba Ridge is +46 in scoring in that quarter

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