Football Returns in 2013
The Charlotte 49ers are not the only football team in the University City area waiting until the 2013 season to hit the field.
Northside Christian Academy, which hasn’t had a football team at either the high-school or middle-school levels since 2010, has plans to rejuvenate its program next fall.After seeing its school enrollment and number of football players drop in the late 2000s, the school ditched football. Waiting for the right time to begin anew, Northside hired Greg Estep last spring as the coach to lay the foundation.
The Knights will start by fielding only a middle-school team next fall. If interest from the appropriate age group of players blossoms, Northside will add a high-school junior varsity team in 2014 and play a varsity season in 2015.