High School Sports

Observer’s Sweet 16 football poll 12.8.14

Rock Hill South Pointe beat Hartsville 21-7 in the S.C. 3A championship Saturday and ended Hartsville’s unbeaten season.

South Pointe (12-3) held Hartsville more than 35 points under its season average and jumps back in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll at No. 14.

Mallard Creek remained at No. 1 and Charlotte Catholic moved from No. 3 to No. 2, leapfrogging private school champ Charlotte Christian, after reaching a sixth state final in 10 seasons Friday.

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. Pvs.
 1. Mallard Creek (4A) 14-1 64 1
 2. Charlotte Catholic (4A) 14-1 58 3
 3. Charlotte Christian (IND) 11-1 57 2
 4. Independence (4A) 12-1 49 4
 5. Butler (4A) 10-3 48 5
 6. Weddington (3A) 14-1 43 6
 7. Lake Norman (4A) 13-2 43 7
 8. Vance (4A) 11-4 34 8
 9. Hough (4A) 10-4 31 9
10. East Lincoln (2A) 15-0 29 10
11. York, S.C. (4A) 12-2 21 11
12. Providence (4A) 10-4 18 12
13. Concord (3A) 12-1 13 13
14. Rock Hill South Pointe (3A) 12-3 12 NR
15. Charlotte Latin (IND) 10-2 11 14
16. Cuthbertson (3A) 11-4 6 16

Dropped Out: Mount Pleasant (2A, 12-3). Also receiving votes: Mount Pleasant (2A, 12-3); South Point (3A, 10-5).

Note: A four-person panel of Observer sportswriters voted. Eligible teams are in Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Union and York counties that do not allow student-athletes to repeat a grade and maintain eligibility once beginning their ninth-grade year. Eligible schools must also belong to a recognized state association.

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