Unbeaten Garinger High’s boys’ soccer team rose to a school-best No. 4 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll this week.
The Wildcats, a school-best No.3 in the N.C. 4A coaches poll, are in the midst of a three-game homestand, beginning with Monday’s match with East Mecklenburg (6-5-1). The biggest of the three will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, when Garinger will take on Sweet 16 No.2 Myers Park (5-1-2, 3-0 Southwestern 4A). Garinger (12-0, 4-0) leads the conference by a half-game.
The rest of the Sweet 16 didn’t change much. Marvin Ridge beat Catholic 4-1 last week and jumped one spot to No. 6 and knocked Catholic down four spots to No.6. One team joined the poll this week: Thomas Jefferson Academy, in Mooresboro, is in at No. 16. The Gryphons are No. 1 in the N.C. 1A coaches poll.
|2.||Myers Park (4A)||5-1-2||4|
|5.||Marvin Ridge (3A)||8-1||6|
|6.||Charlotte Catholic (4A)||6-1-2||2|
|7.||South Mecklenburg (4A)||6-2-2||7|
|9.||Ardrey Kell (4A)||6-2-2||9|
|11.||South Iredell (3A)||8-0-2||12|
|13.||Charlotte Country Day (IND)||6-2||15|
|15.||Charlotte Latin (IND)||4-2-3||14|
|16.||Thomas Jefferson (1A)||6-0-1||NR|
DROPPED OUT: North Meck (4A, 5-3-3). ALSO RECEIVING CONSIDERATION: Providence Day (IND, 8-4); Cannon (IND, 6-3-2); Fred T. Foard (3A, 8-3-2); Lincolnton (2A, 7-1-1); Shelby (2A, 8-1); Gray Stone Day (1A, 11-1-1); Community School of Davidson (1A, 3-0-2). Note: Records/results through Saturday.
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