Monday morning centerback

The last two weeks of the regular season have arrived for our area schools.

So, let’s run down where we are:

Mid-Southeastern Conference

Assuming Pinecrest handles Hoke County and Jack Britt gets by Westover this evening, the Bucs and Patriots will meet in Southern Pines Wednesday night to decide the conference championship.

Pinecrest (11-3, 9-0) clipped Britt, 5-1, back on March 30, but the Buccaneers (11-5-1, 9-1) can get back a share of the lead if they can reverse that result.

Scotland, Hoke and Richmond hold down the next three spots, while Seventy-First, Douglas Byrd and Westover round out the standings.

Two Rivers

As we mentioned last week, Terry Sanford is your 2009 regular season champion. South View, Lumberton and Pine Forest are fighting for second place while E.E. Smith, Cape Fear and Purnell Swett complete the standings.

EDIT: I sent a note to Jeremiah Mattingly, coach of the South View Tigers, to ask him about the tiebreaker scenario.

This was his response:

“It goes by winning percentage, where a tie counts as half win and half loss. This would cause an overall tie with Lumberton. Two of our ties would be a win and a loss and our third tie remains causing us to be 8-3-1 as well. They will get the second seed, as they won the head to head matchup. That is if both of us win out.”

No matter how it turns out, it has been quite a year for the youthful Tigers.

Cape Fear Valley

Gray’s Creek (10-6-2, 4-4-1) hosts Southern Lee tonight in a big game. With a win, the Lady Bears can move up to fourth place in the league standings – and a half-game off of the third-place team, Harnett Central, which visits on Wednesday.

A good week can mean big things for coach Rick Kaiser’s side, especially when you consider that the three remaining games on the docket are against the two bottom teams – South Johnston and Triton.

Cape Fear Independent

Fayetteville Academy, still ranked second in the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association Private School poll, is also leading the CFIC with a spotless 7-0 league record (13-2-1 overall).

The academy can lock up the league title with a home win over The O’Neal School on Tuesday night. A win would assure the Eagles of eight league wins and they will have swept the two teams chasing them, thus locking up the head-to-head tiebreaker. 

Village Christian and O’Neal are tied for second at 4-2 in league play, but today’s game in Fayetteville could clear that up a bit.

Cape Fear Academy (9-4-1, 3-4), Fayetteville Christian (5-7-2, 2-5) and Harrell’s Christian (0-9-1, 0-7) round out the field.


3 Responses to “Monday morning centerback”

  1. Terry Sanford Fan Says:

    Terry Sanford is assured the #1 Seed for the playoffs….#2 will be the winner of the Conference Tournament..or the runner up if Terry Sanford wins that as well..this according to the NCHSSA web site so any of teh teams have shot in theory..

  2. Terry Sanford Fan Says:

    Link to information about seedings

  3. Randy Capps Says:

    That’s very true. That’s what makes conference tournaments interesting.

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