LNP’s Great Eight Poll

 

1. MOORESVILLE (11-1)

The Blue Devils have won 10 straight games and are effective running and passing. The defense is solid, too.

This week: Southeast Guilford

 

2. DAVIDSON DAY (11-1)

The Patriots can win their third straight state championship this week. That’s an amazing feat in any sport at any level.

This week: Harrells Christian

 

3. EAST LINCOLN (8-4)

The Mustangs score plenty behind quarterback Chazz Surratt, but the defense is every bit as responsible for the standout season.

This week: Maiden

 

4. SOUTHLAKE CHRISTIAN (11-1)

The Eagles won a tight defensive battle to claim the first state championship in the program’s history. No one minded the rain.

This week: Season completed

 

5. HOUGH (10-2)

The Huskies had a disappointing first-round playoff loss for the second year in a row. A bad trend.

This week: Season completed

 

 6. LAKE NORMAN (9-3)

Josh Ladowski had one of the most dazzling seasons by any quarterback not named Will Grier in this state.

This week: Season completed

 

7. WEST MECKLENBURG (9-3)

Two of the Hawks’ losses were to Providence, including last week’s defeat in the first round of the state playoffs.

This week: Season completed

 

 8. HOPEWELL (6-6)

The Titans can build on the enthusiasm they generated in the second half of the season and could be the area’s surprise team next fall.

This week: Season completed