Charlotte Christian Looks To Return To Being A Powerhouse

CHARLOTTE, NC – “Of course a loss never feels good,” said Charlotte Christian’s Micah Gilbert.

Especially when it is a state championship game.  Last season, the Knights of Charlotte Christian lost to their up the road rivals, Providence Day, in the North Carolina Independent Schools state finals.

“Each and every day we compete and we know the way it ended last year, we want to improve off of that,” said Gilbert.

For Head Coach, Chris James, that improvement starts in the hot morning hours putting in the work.

“Everyday, every drill, every rep, we are competing against somebody.  Our guys understand it whether they can see it or not.  The reality is we are competing,” said James.

Coach James end game is getting Charlotte Christian back to the state championship in 2023 and letting the Queen City know they are a team to be reckoned with.

“You know we have a chip on our shoulder.  It is one of those things we were used to for years being the big kid on the block.  We still have a target on our back because of the history and tradition we have.  It is not as strong as it used to be and our guys have taken offense to that.  Our guys are really coming together as I said.  We are playing hard and are greatly motivated for the year ahead,” said James.

“We have had a whole offseason to prepare, not just the mental side, but the physical side.  We are ready to go out there and be dogs on the field,” said Knights senior, Bryce Young.