Posted On: 04/6/18 11:51 AM
#1 Clinton HS (27-2) The Dark Horses move into the #1 spot in our final set of rankings as they made a deep run in the state playoffs losing to Green Central HS in the Regional Championship game. Clinton had one of the deeper teams that we saw and brought a ton of excitement to their community with the way they played, with multiple seniors they will look to young talent next year.
#2 Hoke County HS (26-2) The Bucks were a team that many expected to compete for a state championship, however with the way the seeding dropped they were given a tough second round matchup with South Central HS in which they would be defeated. Overall they had an outstanding season but will need to rebuild as they are losing a high amount of players next season due to graduation.
#3 Southern Lee HS (25-4) To be honest many were surprised at how well this squad did this season, however the numbers don’t lie as they put together an outstanding year. They would advance all the way to the Regional Semi-Finals before being defeated by Eastern Guilford.
#4 Terry Sanford (22-6) The season would end to the eventual regional champions for the Bulldogs but overall they had an outstanding season while battling through some adversity. Seniors Holt Walker and Gabe Harbison came through for the team all season long as well as Sophomore Yates Johnson who will be called on more next year to step
#5 Westover HS (21-5) The Wolverines got things done by committee this season and made a deep run into the state playoffs before being defeated by Southern Lee. They were one of the better defensive teams that we saw all year long and although they lose a few of their top player to graduation, we can expect to see them back at it again next season.
#6 Overhills HS (20-7) Things didn’t end as well as for the Jaguars as they had hoped, they were defeated in the 1st round at home vs Knightdale HS. Despite the early exit, the Jaguars had a good season and Guard Zavian McLean showed the entire state why he is a special prospect that schools should be on.