Soccer: Harrison girls take over top spot

By Score Atlanta

BOYS

Losses and ties hit Class AAAAAA ranked teams like a ton of bricks this week as Roswell dropped out after a loss to Dacula and Lambert fell out of the top five after being defeated by West Forsyth. East Coweta and Brookwood each tied games. Meanwhile, Collins Hill and Walton each moved into the top 10 for the first time.

The lone change in Class AAAAA was Heritage-Conyers trading spots with Allatoona after Heritage fell to unranked Parkview.

In Class AAAA, Southeast Whitfield beat neighbor Northwest Whitfield 4-1. The programs are now ranked next to each other.

Class AAA saw the most movement this week. No. 1 St. Pius held steady after beating second-ranked Blessed Trinity 2-1 in the classification’s game of the year Wednesday. Meanwhile, West Hall, Dawson County, Woodward Academy, North Hall and Cartersville each suffered losses. East Hall is ranked this week after upsetting Dawson County.

Two top five teams in Class AA fell as Calhoun and Westminster each lost games to out-of-state teams. Lovett, however, handed Chattanooga-power Baylor (Tenn.) its first loss of the year and moved back into the AA poll as a result.

In Class A, First Presbyterian, Fellowship Christian and Mount Paran each jumped into the rankings.

Class AAAAAA

1. Lassiter

2. Centennial

3. East Coweta

4. Brookwood

5. Central Gwinnett

6. Lambert

7. Harrison

8. South Forsyth

9. Collins Hill

10. Walton

Class AAAAA

1. McIntosh

2. Glynn Academy

3. Starr’s Mill

4. Houston County

5. Allatoona

6. Heritage-Conyers

7. Clarke Central

8. Lithia Springs

9. Greenbrier

10. Evans

Class AAAA

1. Dalton

2. Chestatee

3. Carrollton

4. Johnson-Gainesville

5. Alexander

6. Grady

7. Northwest Whitfield

8. Southeast Whitfield

9. Spalding

10. Mary Persons

Class AAA

1. St. Pius

2. Blessed Trinity

3. West Hall

4. Woodward Academy

5. Cartersville

6. North Murray

7. Dawson County

8. Cross Keys

9. East Hall

10. North Hall

Class AA

1. Greater Atlanta Christian

2. Westminster

3. Calhoun

4. Coosa

5. Thomasville

6. Westside-Augusta

7. Benedictine

8. Wesleyan

9. Lovett

10. Murray County

Class A

1. Atlanta International

2. Paideia

3. Hebron Christian

4. Pacelli

5. Pace Academy

6. Fellowship Christian

7. Pinecrest Academy

8. Mount Paran

9. First Presbyterian

10. Galloway

GIRLS

Harrison sent waves through the Class AAAAAA poll with a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Parkview, enabling the Hoyas to move up to No. 1. Harrison has not lost since early February when No. 7 Brookwood handed the Hoyas a 2-0 loss in Snellville. Parkview dropped just one spot to No. 3 after beating Class AAAAA No. 7 Heritage-Conyers. Mill Creek lost to Hilton Head Island (S.C.) high school, a team that previously lost to Parkview but is 3-1 against Georgia foes this year. The Hawks dropped from the top spot after then tying Beaufort (S.C.), a team that is just 5-6-2. South Forsyth fell to No. 5 after dropping a match to Milton last week. Collins Hill holds strong at No. 6 following a tied with Flowery Branch while Brookwood, Grayson, Tift County and Hillgrove round out the top 10.

Whitewater bumped up two spots in Class AAAAA to No. 1 after a successful 2-0 week. Northview fell one spot after losing at home to Riverwood. The Titans rebounded by beating Forsyth Central. No. 8 McIntosh fell to Class AA No. 3 Westminster 1-0 to drop a few spots. Flowery Branch jumps into the poll at No. 10, taking Gainesville’s spot.

Class AAAA No. 9 Spalding dropped three spots after suffering a pair of losses over the past week. No. 3 Locust Grove defeated Spalding 3-2 before Newnan won at home 3-0.

Former No. 5 Columbus has dropped three of its last four games and now hangs onto a spot in the poll at No. 10. Chestatee is the new No. 5 while No. 6 Veterans and No. 8 Grady also moved up in the poll.

St. Pius jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 after handing No. 3 Blessed Trinity its first loss of the year. Buford stays at No. 2 after a recent win over Lovett. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe moves into the poll at No. 9 after Woodward Academy fell out following a rough stretch.

Class AAAAAA

1. Harrison

2. Lassiter

3. Parkview

4. Mill Creek

5. South Forsyth

6. Collins Hill

7. Brookwood

8. Grayson

9. Tift County

10. Hillgrove

Class AAAAA

1. Whitewater

2. Northview

3. Lakeside-DeKalb

4. Starr’s Mill

5. Glynn Academy

6. North Paulding

7. Heritage-Conyers

8. McIntosh

9. Houston County

10. Flowery Branch

Class AAAA

1. Marist

2. Heritage-Catoosa

3. Locust Grove

4. Cairo

5. Chestatee

6. Veterans

7. Alexander

8. Grady

9. Spalding

10. Columbus

Class AAA

1. St. Pius

2. Buford

3. Blessed Trinity

4. Dawson County

5. Chapel Hill

6. Jackson County

7. White County

8. North Oconee

9. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe

10. Cartersville

Class AA

1. Greater Atlanta Christian

2. Westminster

3. Calhoun

4. Oglethorpe County

5. St. Vincent’s Academy

6. Vidalia

7. Temple

8. Putnam County

9. Bremen

10. Dublin

Class A

1. First Presbyterian Day

2. Hebron Christian

3. Mount Paran

4. Providence Christian

5. Strong Rock Christian

6. Savannah Country Day

7. Holy Innocents’

8. Paideia

9. Calvary Day

10. Fellowship Christian

One comment Add your comment

David Ramsay

April 17th, 2013
12:29 pm

Jackson High School Boys soccer team is 12-0, region champs, have the best record in AAA, and still are not ranked?????????