WHEN: Today, 7:30 p.m.
RECORDS: Cabarrus Warriors 0-3, 0-1 Piedmont Athletic Conference; Christ School 1-0, 0-0 NCISAA Big South
COACHES: Christ School’s Nick Luhm is in his first season (1-0); the Cabarrus Warriors’ Brad Hoover is in his first season (0-3)
LAST MEETING: This will be the first time these teams have met.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Christ School: senior quarterback Navy Shuler, sophomore running back Pierce Hammonds, senior receiver Aydan White, senior linebacker Read Sunn; Cabarrus Warriors: quarterback Michael Dickens, senior running back Fred Peace Jr., senior receiver Javon Meyers, safety Chase Love, kicker/punter Mitch Jeter, senior linebacker Zach Reulbach, sophomore defensive back Jadon Williams
MATCHUP: In their first season as a combined program of players from Cannon School and cfa Academy, the Warriors are still seeking their first victory as they prepare for their fourth game. Once again, it won’t be easy, as the Warriors play their fourth consecutive road game, this time against a team capable of big numbers. The Christ School offense is led by three-star quarterback Navy Shuler, the son of former University of Tennessee star Heath Shuler, who’s also an assistant coach for the Greenies. Meanwhile, the Warriors have struggled offensively, averaging fewer than five points per game, and they’re allowing opponents to put up nearly 42 per night.
-- C. Jemal Horton