Three local soccer teams are in the top 15 in the newest state soccer poll by EurosportScoreboard.com — and they might not be the three you expect.
Conference play begins for almost all of our Tri-Nine teams this week.
Game of the week
Fuquay-Varina at Cary
Don't you hate it when some writer makes a bunch of predictions but never follows up on it? I'm bucking that trend each Saturday morning with "a quick look back at Friday." I'll also name the "stat of the week" and "player of the week."
How I did
Winners called correctly: 7-of-8 (21-5 this year)
Margin of victory within 7-points: 3-of-8 ("Middle Creek by 8" was actually 1, "Athens Drive by 11" was actually 7, "Leesville Road by 34" was actually 31).
I'm proud of: Improving my record for another week. Only Fuquay has a better winning percentage than mine (81%). I'm also just proud of the Tri-Nine in genera
This is a hard week to forecast for a number of reasons. You just don't know how a team will respond after the first game, whether it's a win or loss.
Friday, Aug. 28 (all game times 7:30 unless otherwise noted)
Game of the Week
Middle Creek vs Southern Durham
You'd be hard pressed to find a better match-up in the eastern half of the state than this one.
EDIT: We've now made it a PDF file, so all can print a helmet schedule of the Tri-9 Conference. Enjoy!
Documents:Tri-9 Helmet Schedule.pdf
We gave you the breakdown for the northern half of the conference on Thursday, so now it's time to look along Highway 55 and farther south for the rest of the Tri-9 football teams and their schedules for the upcoming year.