July 10, 2020

The Carolina Bearcats is a tackle football team based out of Charlotte, NC.
All Home Games are played at Weddington Optimist Park.


If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, want to play tackle football in a Christian environment, then The Carolina Bearcat Football is for you.

We offer:
                  - Varsity Tackle Football 

A player cannot be 19 years of age on or before August 31st and cannot be a high school graduate and enrolled in college.

We play other independent teams like ours as well as other teams from the Charlotte area. We recently joined the Greater Piedmont Independent Athletic Association and compete for a NC State Championship in the Independent GPIAA Playoffs. The Bearcats are the defending 2019 State Champion!

We are dedicated to reaching today’s High School youth. The teams were formed primarily for homeschool, private school and public school students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to play or participate in the sport of football. 

The primary focus of the Bearcat Football Program is teaching biblical principles in an environment that instills the Christian values of Excellence, Teamwork, and Discipline. The culture today is counter-productive in developing men and women of strong faith. Our dedicated team of coaches is devoted to creating an atmosphere where athletes have the opportunity to play football and interact with people in the world without sacrificing their Christian values. For that reason and because we are a ministry, we do allow players that are getting a public school education to participate.

The Bearcats (formally known as Pride) are beginning their 20th year and are coached by Tony Ravenell. Tony has been coaching high school football with the organization for over 10 years, but this is his first year as head coach.  He has assembled a good  coaching staff for our varsity team.

Please make sure you go to our home page for all updated information each week. You will also get weather updates on practice days by 5:00PM each day to let you know if practice is cancelled. If there is no notification then assume practice is on!

For more information please contact:

Athletic Director:  Bryce Friesz  carolinabearcats@gmail.com
  704-575-3956 or

Head Coach:  Tony Ravenell mrravenell3287@gmail.com or 704-837-0273

 Mailing address: 2033 Shenandoah Ave Charlotte, NC 28205

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