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Rock Hill South Pointe is 2016 Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 high school football champion

South Pointe varsity football coach Strait Herron, center, poses with his team Saturday after winning the 4A state championship title.
South Pointe varsity football coach Strait Herron, center, poses with his team Saturday after winning the 4A state championship title. tkimball@heraldonline.com

Rock Hill South Pointe is the 2016 Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 high school football champion.

The Stallions (14-1) beat Hartsville 51-28 in Saturday’s S.C. 4A state championship game. It was South Pointe’s 15th straight playoff win, its third straight state championship and fifth title in 11 years. Four of the championships have come in head coach Strait Herron’s six seasons.

Of the 51 points South Pointe had, 45 were scored by juniors. That may bode well for South Pointe’s chances at a fourth straight championship next season.

Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 High School Football Poll

Team (record)

Cl.

Pvs.

 1. Rock Hill South Pointe (14-1)

4A

1

 2. Vance (13-2)

4A

2

 3. Charlotte Catholic (13-2)

4A

3

 4. Butler (12-2)

4A

4

 5. Charlotte Latin (12-0)

IND

5

 6. Mallard Creek (9-3)

4A

6

 7. Weddington (13-3)

3A

12

 8. Myers Park (11-2)

4A

7

 9. Rock Hill Northwestern (9-2)

5A

8

10. Lake Norman (12-1)

4A

9

11. South Point (12-4)

3A

13

12. Charlotte Christian (IND)

IND

10

13. Davidson Day (8-3)

IND

11

14. Hickory Ridge (12-3)

3A

14

15. Lincolnton (13-2)

2A

15

16. Monroe (12-3)

2A

16

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