Monday, November 19, 2012

South Iredell back into Observer's Sweet 16 football poll

South Iredell is back in the Observer’s Sweet 16 football poll.

South Iredell was No. 16 in preseason but the 2A school lost its second game of the season 30-20 to then unranked Statesville.

Statesville, a 3A school, is No. 6 in the Sweet 16 now and will play host to No. 3 Charlotte Catholic Friday in the N.C. 3AA Western Regional championship game.

After losing to Statesville, South Iredell won seven straight games before losing 31-21 to Newton-Conover. After that, however, South has been on a roll, winning four straight games and scoring at least 45 points in three of them.

Friday, South Iredell plays at Salisbury (11-2) in the N.C. 2AA Western Regional championship game.

The top of the poll didn’t change much. South Point dipped from No. 3 to No. 8 after losing its unbeaten season at home last week to Statesville. Butler and Mallard Creek are No. 1 and No. 2, the way they began the season, and the two national powers meet Friday in the state semifinals at Memorial Stadium.

Rk. School (No. 1 votes) Cl    Rec    Pts    Prv
1. Butler (3)    4A    13-0    48    1
2. Mallard Creek    4A    12-1    45    2
3. Charlotte Catholic    3A    12-1    40    3
T4. Rock Hill Northwestern    4A    11-2    37    5
T4. Rock Hill South Pointe    4A    12-1    37    6
6. Statesville    3A    13-1    35    7
7. Porter Ridge    4A    12-1    31    8
8. South Point    3A    12-1    27    3
T9. East Lincoln    2A    14-0    20    9
T9. Independence    4A    10-3    20    9
11. Crest    3A    10-3    19    11
12. Charlotte Christian    IND     9-3    15    12
13. Concord    3A    12-2    11    16
14. Albemarle    1A    13-1    8    14
15. York, SC.    4A    10-3    6    13
16. South Iredell    2A    12-2    5    NR

Dropped Out: Sun Valley (4A, 9-4). Also receiving votes: Sun Valley (4A, 9-4). For rules on the poll and eligible teams, visit; a three-man panel of Observer sportswriters voted.


Anonymous said...

Surprised by the South Point loss. I really thought they were un-beatable this year. Good luck to West 3AA representative to (hopefully) dethrone the NG nighthawks.

Anonymous said...

Heard the Indy Ad resigned today to join the Air Force when someone used the term Pie in the Sky

Anonymous said...

Congrats to S. Iredell on their success. Statesville continues to prove all the doubters wrong, and as I predicted last week, they dethroned South Point and continue to advance. I can't see Catholic stopping their air and ground attack either. After this weeks win Statesville will have knocked off at least four Sweet 16 teams.

Anonymous said...

Statesville has knocked on the door of a state championship so many times since the 1980's. Hopefully this will be the year they break the door down.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to all of our local high schools playing for championships this weekend!