Soccer Team carries #3 Ranking into Tough Week of Matches

October 15, 2007 at 10:26 am 4 comments


The South Point soccer team currently ranked #3 in the North Carolina Coaches 3A Poll, kicks off a tough week against 3 solid opponents with a match against conference leaders Forestview tonight at home.

This will be third time these teams have squared off this season, each side winning a match. South Point could clinch a share of the conference title with a win tonight. Forestview still has a match to play against third place Ashbrook, who they play on Wednesday.

South Point will be hosting Crest on Tuesday — a make up match from earlier in October due to a scheduling error. The Chargers have had an up and down season, but remains very tough and very fast.


(Gazette Photo- Crest vs Ashbrook)

A visit to #5 ranked Fred T. Foard High School on Thursday awaits the Raiders. A very large crowd of rabid spectators is expected to cheer on the home team. Foard plays in the tough Catawba Valley 2A/3A conference with Hickory HS, Hickory St. Stephens, Newton-Conover, Lenoir Hibriten and the new Morganton Patten HS. Foard has already split matches with Hickory, losing away and winning at home.  They are coming off a big win against N-C last week.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Trojan  |  October 16, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    South Point better start carrying some coaches with them, instead of a ranking.. They were badly outcoached again by Shearer. Forestview should buy some uniforms like South Point’s and ask other team to wear them because it’s about the only team they can score on. A conference championship that should have been; ruined by an AD.

  • 2. george  |  October 17, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    it is true our AD/principal/who knows who else dealt us a card only reserved for red headed step children and perhaps illusions of grandeur and riches made a moral man jump into a league that he was unfairly unprepared for but given neither here nor now we are where we are at. Lets be thankful we have talent on the playing field, cheering mamas and papas , family and friends. When given lemons make some serious down home thirst quenching lemonade. Lets cheer respectfully for all our players and coaches. In twenty years we shall remember the good but the bad will only be a blur. I would only hope that the current Ad, future Ad and principal(s) would take SP soccer serious and investigate the rich history it has afforded the school. SP soccer has enjoyed a very winning tradition in spite of the negative support the sport has unjustly received from the present and past AD’s. Discrimination is really formed from a true lack of understanding……….

  • 3. Parent  |  October 19, 2007 at 8:45 am

    How many of you commenting or giving your “.02 cents” about the coaching situation at SP have coached at a competitive level. Played at a competitive level? Not many I am sure. Think you could do a better job? I would question that. With the experience that David Shearer has with High School Soccer I would expect him to have the upper hand on the sideline. With the experience and talent that this team has, SP should be able to win most games without a coach. So what might the problem be. Are your kids working hard at practice? Are they listening to the direction the coaching staff is giving them? Did they even give this current staff a chance or did they write them off like many of you parents before the season even started. Coaching is an underappreciated position when your team is winning. And overly blamed when losing. The bottom line is the kids on the field have to play the game. Executing the plays, finishing shots, and decision making etc can only be practiced. But the coaches, as much as they might like to, cannot make things happen during the games.

    UNC and Duke do not always win the ACC conference, but they always have a shot at the NCAA crown. Do not give up on this season, this team, or these coaches. Support is what they need from you now, not negativity. SP has the talent to win the state. No question, but do they have the heart. The heart to raise their game to the next level. To work harder and be smarter than the other teams they face.

    No team has blown us out and with a little luck (which is needed sometimes) we could be undefeated. RAISE your game to the next level and bring the State Championship to South Point where it belongs.

  • 4. Scott  |  October 23, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Unfortunately South Point will never win state because they have no self-discipline. When you have a group of players who exhibit no self-control on the field and coaches who hove no control over their players then you will never make it past the second or third round of the state playoffs. I wish SP luck, but it will definatelt not happen this year.


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