North Carolina High School football action Friday night

The Northwest Trojans have been ranked No. 1 in the Cream of Cabarrus every week of this season.

CONCORD -- Here's how the Independent Tribune sees the top six high school football teams in Cabarrus County entering Week 12:

1. NORTHWEST CABARRUS (10-0)

Previous ranking: 1

The unbeaten Trojans handled their business against Concord last week, 42-13, and now they’re in position to win a second straight SPC championship. But No. 3 Cox Mill won’t give it to them easily on Friday.

The Ragin' Bulls come from behind in the Battle of the Horns to defeat the Vikings 27-20.

The Hickory Ridge captains head to midfield for the pregame coin toss.

2. HICKORY RIDGE (7-3)

Previous ranking: 3

The Ragin’ Bulls are coming off an easy 37-0 victory over East Mecklenburg and move back up a spot in the rankings, but they must finish strongly at Porter Ridge this week.

Cox Mill defeats Central Cabarrus 31-6 on Senior Night.

The Chargers take the field.

3. COX MILL (6-4)

Previous ranking: 5

The Chargers looked potent in a 31-6 win over then-No. 2 Central Cabarrus last week, but this Friday the opponent is tougher (No. 1 Northwest Cabarrus) and the stakes are higher with a share of the SPC championship on the line.

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A.L. Brown Wonders coach Mike Newsome leads his team on to the field. 

4. A.L. BROWN (6-3)

Previous ranking: 4

A.L. Brown coasted against one-win Jay M. Robinson last week, but this week comes the game Wonders fans truly want to win: the “Battle for the Bell” against one-win Concord.

Friday night high school football action

Viking captains meet at midfield for the coin toss.

5. CENTRAL CABARRUS (6-4)

Previous ranking: 2

The Vikings had a setback in last week’s 25-point loss to Cox Mill, but they have a good chance to bounce back when they travel to one-win Jay M. Robinson on Friday.

Friday Night High school football action

Mount Pleasant's Dalton Miller(7) gets the handoff from Ryan Tyson(19).

6. MOUNT PLEASANT (3-7)

Previous ranking: 6

The Tigers ended their four-game losing streak, defeating Montgomery Central, 33-19, last Friday, and now they’re hoping to solidify a playoff spot when they pay a visit to West Stanly, the No. 2 team in the Rocky River 2A/3A standings.

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