The St. Pius boys, bidding for their third state championship in four years, have shown now signs of weakness heading into this week, which is spring break for the Atlanta Catholic school.

Led by Rutgers signee Drew Morgan and Birmingham Southern signee Devin Hurley,
The Golden Lions, ranked No. 1 by Eurosport in Class AA and No. 14 in the ESPN Fab 50, are 11-1-1 after shutting out Carrollton (No. 7 in AAA) last Friday.

The hope for the rest of AAA has to be that the Lions are rusty when they come back. They have just two games over the final two weeks of the regular season and figure to start the playoffs with fresh legs. St. Pius hasn’t lost to a team from Georgia since a season-ending playoff loss to Woodward Academy in 2010; the Lions’ only loss this season was to Tulsa (Okla.) Union …

While Lambert, McIntosh and Starr’s Mill have held chokeholds on the top three spots in the AAAA rankings, Greenbrier has been lurking at No. 4. Senior Reed Norton has scored 21 goals and recorced 17 assists for the Wolfpack (12-1), which scored 18 goals in wins over Evans, South Effingham and Effingham County last week …

Paideia’s Alex Kirsch returned to the pitch last week to help the Pythons to wins over Fellowship Christian (3-0) and Wesleayn (4-1). Kirsch scored a goal and assisted on three others, and teammate Robert Hines scored three times in the two wins …

The Grady boys closed the pre-spring break portion of their schedule with six shutouts, including back-to-back 1-0 wins over Luella and Decatur on March 28 and 29 …

Wesleyan bounced back from the loss to Paideia to outlast Whitefield in penalty kicks Tuesday night. The Wolves won the PK round 8-7. Eric Sunderman had 11 goals and three assists for Wesleyan entering the Whitefield game …

Eleven different players have scored for Savannah Christian, which entered Tuesday’s game against Savannah Country Day at 8-1 overall and 3-0 in Region 1-A. Will Fox led the way with 14 goals and three assists ….

 

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