Talking Preps 08.16: Season 6 debuts with Mr. Football Watch List, NC rankings, previews

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Season 6 of Talking Preps NC debuts Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (with replays to follow).

On tap:

Chris talks about what high school football so special and we discuss new schools, like Charlotte’s Palisades High, and state powers, like East Forsyth, Chambers and Cardinal Gibbons.

Chelsea interviews Providence High football star Luke Bailey.

Alex drops by with the debut of our preseason NC statewide rankings and Grice breaks down the 16 preseason candidates for Mr. Football, the NC player of the year.

In our new ‘Rapid Fire’ segment, we discuss whether SC schools have a preseason advantage over their NC counterparts; how things are looking at Myers Park; and we break down Providence Day -- hype or the real deal?

We break down 10 statewide games of the week and Grice locks in on Saturday’s big Chambers-Gibbons rematch. And in Coach vs. Coach, Grice and Chris debate NIL, the East-West all-star game moving to December and whether or not NC football has caught up to Charlotte football.

Watch the show right here or on The Charlotte Observer’s Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages. It is also available on the News & Observer’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.