South County High Schools Get Placements in State Tourney Brackets
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association, the organizing body for high school sports across the 24 school jurisdictions in the state, is rolling out Fall Sports brackets through Nov. 3.
South River High plays in Division 4A while Southern High plays in Division 2A.
Football tournament teams are bracketed differently from the other sports, with weekly play (wins and losses) getting assigned point values. The top four teams in each division then plays a single-elimination tournament.
Winter sports are beginning to practice. Those games begin at the end of November, beginning of December and even in January.
Here are where things stand for fall sports:
Cross Country will have their state championship meet on Nov. 10 at Hereford High School in Parkton (Baltimore County). South River Girls’ event is at 10 a.m.; Boys at 11 a.m.; Southern’s girls at 2 p.m.; boys at 3 p.m.
South River High School is seeded second in the tournament. Leonardtown is ranked first and Broadneck third. South River got a bye in the first round, and will face Great Mills at South River on Oct. 25. The Lady Seahawks had a 12-1-1 season in regular play. They are undefeated in county play.
Southern, ranked sixth, got a bye in the first round and will face River Hill, away, on Oct. 25. The Dawgs beat both Meade and Glen Burnie in regular season play, but ended the year 2 and 7.
Week 8 Football
In Division 4A-East football, South River sits at 6 wins, 2 losses, leaving the Seahawks in contention to play in the state tournament. They’ve got two games left for week 9 (North County on Oct. 26) and week 10 (Old Mill on Nov. 2). In 2011, they won against North County and fell to Old Mill.
One highlight that shouldn’t go unmentioned is South River senior Lavon Chaney’s career rushing record of 1256 yards and 26 touchdowns. Chaney, 5’8”, 180, will be attending Monmouth University in New Jersey next fall. Monmouth, a private university, is an NCAA Division I school.
Southern sits at 7 of 12, out of contention without some serious losses by other 2A schools ahead of it.
In golf, Hunter Cox of Southern will tee off with a group playing in foursome, “8A,” which will include Kurtis Heaton of Brunswick, Connor Horn of Owings Mills and Jordan Cuotta of Washington High on Tuesday at the University of Maryland – College Park golf course.
On Monday, South River sophomore Anna Orlov played in foursome, “15B” with Cherie Carter of Blair High, Eunbbie Kim of Churchill and Jane Moon of Dulaney. South River junior Garrett Sauls played in the foursome, “2A” with Nick Loiodice of Bel Air, Tony Reichert of Northern, Jon Moles of Urbana.
South River (12-2) is seeded second and got a bye in the first round. They will play the winner of Meade (7th) vs. Severna Park (10th). Ranked first in the 4A East Division is Arundel High School, who also got a bye in the first round. A potential matchup of South River against rival Arundel won’t happen until at least the fourth round, the regional championship. In regular season play, South River faced Arundel on Oct. 15, and it was their only county loss (0-1) of the regular season. The Seahawk Girls will play North Point High School on Tuesday at Arundel High School’s field.
Southern is ranked 5th. The Harwood school (9-5 for the season) gets a bye in the first round and will play Patuxent, away, on Tuesday.
Southern High is playing in Division 2A South. The Dawgs are ranked 9th in the standings. They faced McDonough High on Monday (no score posted). If they win, they’ll face Central High (Capitol Heights, PG County) away on Tuesday.
South River got a bye in the first round of the Division 4A East bracket. They are ranked 4th after their 8-3-3 season. They will play the winner of the Chesapeake vs. Arundel.
Volleyball draw will be held next Monday. The South River Girls Varsity is 9 and 1 in county play, losing only to Arundel (0-3) in the regular season. Southern High also had a winning season (7-5).
We will post brackets as they become available.