The Susan Moore boys soccer team started the season ranked No. 4 in 1A- 3A and the Bulldogs have started the year off strong. Last week, Susan Moore (2-3-1) hammered soccer newcomer Holly Pond 13-0 but then fell 4-2 to old nemesis Altamont in an Area 5 contest. The Altamont loss is big because only the top two teams in each area qualify for the playoffs.The Susan Moore girls (1-3-1) were very good last week – beating Holly Pond 12-1 – and also very bad – losing 11-1 to visiting Altamont. In the Lakeshore Shootout, Susan Moore lost to 7A Pelham (8-0) and 7A Tuscaloosa County (7-3) and tied 6A McAdory (2-2).
Oneonta’s boys improved to 2-1-1 last week with a pair of wins – 2-0 over St. Bernard and 6-0 over J.B. Pennington.
The Lady Redskins are now 1-0-2 after beating Crossville 3-1 and tying J.B. Pennington 4-4 in regular season play. In an exhibition weekend in Fort Payne, the Redskins beat Cherokee County 5-0, Collinsville 4-0, and Oxford 2-0. During the Lakeshore Shootout, they lost to Mortimer Jordan 1-0, and tied Leeds 2-2 and Shades Valley 0-0.
Oneonta hosted Susan Moore last night in both boys and girls matches.
The J.B. Pennington boys are 1-1 on the year with the loss to Oneonta and a 7-2 hammering of Tarrant.
The Lady Tigers are 0-0-1 with the tie with Oneonta. Both Pennington teams were scheduled to host Fultondale last night.
1A Appalachian opened the season last week with an impressive showing in a tournament at Ohatchee. The Lady Eagles went 3-1 with wins over 3A Ohatchee (9-5), 4A Saks (3-1) and 4A Ashville (5-0) and a loss to Ohatchee (11-9).
1A Southeastern is 2-2 on the young season with wins over West End (6-4) and Heritage Christian (15-1) and losses to Susan Moore (10-4) and Gaylesville (9-5).
2A Cleveland opened the season with a 12-1 blasting of 3A Vinemont last week.
3A Locust Fork is scheduled to open play this week.
3A J.B. Pennington lost 10-7 to Oneonta Monday in a game that came down to the final swings for both teams.
3A Susan Moore is 1-1 so far with a 2-1 loss at 5A Douglas and a 10-4 win at 1A Southeastern.
4A Oneonta is 1-0 after the win over J.B. Pennington.
5A Hayden is expected to have another strong team and John Simmons’s Lady Wildcats opened the season with a 5-3 victory over Corner Monday.
Appalachian has gotten off to a good start as the Eagles are 3-1 with wins over 3A Brindlee Mtn. (4-1) and 3A Susan Moore (3-1, 7-2) sandwiched around an 16-0 loss to 4A Ashville.
Southeastern opened the season Saturday at home and clubbed 3A Fultondale 12-2.
Cleveland has really hit the ground running as Mike Johnson’s Panthers have already played six games on the season. Cleveland sits at 2-4 with wins over 1A Sumiton Christian (8-7) and 2A Cold Springs (9-6) with losses to 3A Hanceville (14-8), Cold Springs (12-0), 3A Weaver (16-4) and 3A Pleasant Valley (15-4).
Locust Fork is 1-2 on the year. The Hornets have beaten 4A Ashville (8-0) with losses to 6A Pinson Valley (10-0) and 3A Oakman (10-5).
J.B. Pennington opened the season with a 13-0 loss to 5A Guntersville but since then the Tigers have won three straight – 17-2 over 3A New Hope, 15-2 over 2A West End and 12-9 over 3A Hanceville.
Susan Moore is 0-3 so far with the losses to Appalachian (3-1, 7-2) and another to West End (14-4).
Oneonta is 0-2 on the year after opening the season Saturday losing both games of a doubleheader to visiting 5A Boaz (9-7, 11-8).
Hayden is 1-1 on the season with a loss at 6A Hueytown (8-4) and a win at home against 5A Springville (5-2).