Segment 3 August 19th, 2023
We love heading into this part of the year that brings us all back together. One of the places that people unite is in local high school football fields. The players have been pumping iron, running drills & working through summer practice. Langston Wertz, Jr. has had an upfront view of Charlotte-area high school athletics for over thirty-years. He is the host of the Talking Preps podcast & journalist for the Charlotte Observer.
On this segment of the Carolina Outdoors, Wertz speaks on the health of high school football in this area & what to expect in the upcoming 2023 season. He provides some insight on the preseason players of the year, Jadyn & Jaden, offensive & defensive, respectively. Jadyn Davis, QB of the Providence Day School squad, is one of the top players in the country, & PDS is one of the top teams. Jaden Smith is also an acclaimed player as linebacker for West Charlotte & a lot of excitement is with that team.
Wertz breaks down the addition of York & Lancaster County (SC) in the Observer’s coverage & shouts out the Talking Preps team that covers the area each Tuesday. In addition there is now the Top 25 for NC & the Top 25 for SC, as well as the iconic Sweet 16.
Where to go watch a game, what players to watch, & the best names for players are all covered during this interview. Langston gives insight on his belief that the Charlotte Mecklenburg School district may be
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