Carolina Panthers hosting first high school football game at Bank of America Stadium

CHARLOTTE — Players at two local high schools will get to play under the big lights at Bank of America Stadium this fall, and it’s the first time the Carolina Panthers have hosted a high school football game in the stadium.

The Keep Pounding High School Classic will offer up a season opener between Rock Hill Northwestern and Charlotte Providence Day School. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.

“High school football plays an important role in our communities across the Carolinas, and we’re thrilled to elevate our support by bringing the first-ever high school football game to Bank of America Stadium with a powerhouse matchup between the Northwestern Trojans and Providence Day Chargers,” Panthers Director of Community Relations Riley Fields said in a news release on Thursday.

Providence Day School just won its second NCISAA state championship in a row, and Northwestern is hungry for a return to the state championship after a loss to South Florence.

According to a Panthers news release, tickets will be $5 each, and they’ll go on sale this summer.

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