Although Evans this past week lost its first game of the year, an 8-5 defeat at Diamond Day, the Knights remained the state's No. 1 team in the recently released GaSports.com Coaches Poll.
Evans coach Ricky Beale signals to one of his hitters during the Evans-Elbert County match-up. Evans has retained its No. 1 state status in two polls.
Photo by Jonathan Heeter
Evans (4-1) lost to the Yellow Jackets at home after winning four straight to open the season.
The Knights also ascended to the No. 1 ranking in the Georgia Dugout Club poll, which is voted on by the state's coaches who are members of the club. Evans had previously been ranked No. 4 and No. 3 in the Dugout rankings before the second weeks' rankings came out.
Greenbrier (4-2) dropped to 10th in the Coaches Poll after getting drilled by Cross Creek, 9-1, on March 10. The Wolfpack rebounded with wins over Rockdale and Glascock counties. Greenbrier also fell to fourth in the Dugout Club Rankings.
In soccer, the Wolfpack boys team benefited from strong play and moved back into the top 10. Greenbrier (5-3-2) checked in at No. 9.
"It's good to be back in the top 10," said Greenbrier coach Chip Warren before his team took on South Aiken. "We might not be in there after tonight."
Greenbrier tied the Thoroughbreds, 1-1, who were ranked No. 2 in South Carolina.
The Lakeside girls are still unbeaten at 7-0-2 and moved up the No. 5 spot this week. The Panthers beat Statesboro, North Augusta and Aquinas over the past week.
The Lady Wolfpack (10-1-1) moved up a spot to No. 6 after going 4-0 during the past week.
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