High School Sports

Observer’s Sweet 16 football poll 09.07.15

For the first time in school history, Vance is No. 1 in the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 prep football poll.

The Cougars, off to their best start since 2012, beat Virginia state power George Washington 28-7 Friday. Previous No. 1 Mallard Creek lost to Duncan Byrnes 31-29 on a late field goal. Mallard Creek fell to No. 2.

That leaves Vance in the top spot and with the marquee game in town this week when Sweet 16 No. 5 Rock Hill South Pointe comes to town. South Pointe will try to slow a Cougars team averaging 42 points per game.

▪ Charlotte Christian, which has losses to No. 4 Charlotte Catholic and No. 8 Weddington, dropped out of the poll this week, and 2-0 Statesville, a 3A team, moved in at No. 15.

Rk.

Team (Class)

Rec.

Pvs.

1

Vance (4A)

3-0

2

2

Mallard Creek (4A)

2-1

1

3

Butler (4A)

2-1

3

4

Charlotte Catholic (4A)

2-0

4

5

Rock Hill South Pointe (3A)

3-0

5

6

Hough (4A)

3-0

6

7

Rock Hill Northwestern (4A)

2-1

7

8

Weddington (3A)

3-0

8

9

Ardrey Kell (4A)

2-1

10

10

Mooresville (4A)

2-1

11

11

A.L. Brown (4A)

3-0

13

12

South Mecklenburg (4A)

3-0

16

13

East Lincoln (2A)

3-0

14

14

Davidson Day (IND)

3-0

15

15

Statesville (3A)

2-0

NR

16

Cuthbertson (3A)

2-1

9

Dropped out: Charlotte Christian (IND, 1-2). Also receiving consideration: Concord (3A, 2-1); Monroe (2A, 3-0)

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