Mallard Creek favored but not complacent before NC 4AA state championship
Mallard Creek High football coach Mike Palmieri said he knows his team will be viewed as a favorite in next week's N.C. 4AA state championship game with Wake Forest, but Palmieri said the Mavericks can't worry about people's predictions.
“I'm sure a lot of people thought (Friday's 48-41 semifinal win over) Lake Norman would be a crush,” Palmieri said. “We know Wake Forest has some good players. But most of the time we're favored and we play with that attitude. We're used to being the favorite, and everybody expects us to win by 50 points every time. They... read more