Rocky River pulled off the biggest win in school history Friday, upsetting reigning N.C. 4AA champion Butler 28-21.
The Ravens win, their 8th straight, vaulted Rocky River into the Sweet 16 for the first time. Rocky River jumped in at No. 13. The Ravens were the only new team in. A.L. Brown, No. 14 last week, dropped out after being shut out 14-0 by Hough.
Butler fell from No. 3 to No. 10, a move that allowed seven teams to move up one spot each.
Observer Sweet 16
|1||Mallard Creek (4A) (4)||8-0||64||1|
|2||Rock Hill Northwestern (4A)||8-0||60||2|
|4||South Point (3A)||9-0||49||5|
|6||West Mecklenburg (4A)||7-1||38||7|
|7||Charlotte Christian (IND)||8-0||37||8|
|8.||York, S.C. (4A)||8-0||35||9|
|9||Rock Hill South Pointe (4A)||6-2||30||T10|
|11||Charlotte Catholic (4A)||5-2||24||T10|
|13||Rocky River (4A)||8-1||22||NR|
|15||South Iredell (3A)||7-1||9||16|
|16||East Lincoln (2A)||7-1||5||15|
Dropped out: A.L. Brown (4A, 6-2). Also receiving votes: North Rowan (2A, 8-0); Hibriten (3A, 8-0); Weddington (3A, 7-1). Note: Four Observer sportswriters voted.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less