#12 Dontae Brooks and #25 Carmello Sweat of Indian River celebrate (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
Ocean Lakes completes a perfect season and maintains the #2 spot in the recruit757/Friday Night Flights Top Ten
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The regular season is over. We had only three teams in the region go undefeated: Indian River, Ocean Lakes and Lafayette.
The playoffs start this week, and that’s where no one can afford a loss. We’ll see the list of teams from the 757 drop by half, week by week, and in only three weeks we’ll have regional champions moving on to play in the state semi-finals.
Here’s the top ten:
1. Indian River (10-0) – the Braves managed a perfect season and won the Southeastern District for the first time since the 1990s. They open the playoffs against Norview (3-7).
2. Ocean Lakes (10-0) – the Dolphins got the week off and will open the Region 6A playoffs against Kellam.
3. Oscar Smith (9-1) – the Tigers rolled over King’s Fork in a revenge game to close the season and will now open the playoffs against Tallwood.
4. Lafayette (9-0) – the Rams’ had no problem dispatching Grafton. They nabbed the #1 seed and will face Churchland in the Region 4A playoff opener.
5. Phoebus (9-1) – the Phantoms topped Heritage and Menchville easily in their final week. They have the #1 seed in Region 3A and face New Kent.
6. Lake Taylor (9-1) – the Titans shut out Booker T. Washington and they’ve drawn a home game against Smithfield for the opening round of the Region 4A playoffs.
7. Maury (9-1) – the Commodores crushed Granby in the final week of the season. They host Warwick in the Region 5A opening round.
8. Woodside (8-2) – The Wolverines got a bye week and will now host Landstown in week one of the postseason.
9. Cox (8-2) – The Falcons downed Landstown last week and now get a rematch of their season opener as they host Bayside this week.
10. Salem (8-2) – The SunDevils polished off Green Run and they’ll open the Region 5A playoffs as a #2 seed facing #7 Gloucester.
Dropped out: Poquoson (7-3)
Also in the mix: Poquoson (7-3), Landstown (7-3), Kecoughtan (7-3), Deep Creek (7-3), Warhill (7-3), York (7-3)
– Andy Hilton