Charlotte football coach Michael Sparks is eager to get going.

‘we are very excited to start our season but know that we must be ready to play well in the opener as we begin a rivalry with Olivet this season,” he said. “When you add this to the always competitive CAAC white division, led by defending state champions Lansing Catholic High School and the always tough Portland Raiders, we feel that if we can be competitive with those teams and be fortunate enough to win a few close games that we could earn our way into Division 4 playoff bracket.”

The playoff bracket “doesn’t include our typical league foes as many of those schools are Division 5 this year. Needless to say it will be a tough challenge but we feel excited about the future opportunities to see how we match up.”