The four remaining nationally ranked boys soccer teams from Georgia all advanced to the state finals and all hoisted state championship trophies after the dust settled from the finals. Following top-ranked McIntosh’s 8-1 blistering of Houston County, the tone was set for the rest of the field.
GAC, the next highest ranked team from Georgia, completed their undefeated season with a 3-0 victory over Westminster to win the class 2A state championship. Ryan Marcno led the Spartans with two goals and Kelly Jones added another. Greater Atlanta Christian finishes the season 23-0, ranked No,1 in class 2A in Georgia and No.3 nationally in the NSCAA Top 20.
Justin Macias and Javier Rodriguez scored Dalton’s only goals in the Catamounts 2-0 win over Johnson-Gainesville. With the win Dalton is unbeaten in their last 44 matches, the lone blemish was a tie last season. Dalton finishes the season 22-0-1 and are 44-0-1 over the past two seasons. The Catamounts are ranked sixth nationally in the NSCAA Top 20.
Brookwood is ranked ninth in the NSCAA Top 20 and had to get by cross Gwinnett county foe Mill Creek (18-3) in overtime in the 6A state finals. Mill Creek was making their first-ever state championship game appearance and were more than just showing up at to the party. The Hawks broke the ice of a scoreless contest with a goal from Jack Giles for a 1-0 advantage. Brookwood (22-1) answered moments later with a goal from Jordan Locke tying the game at one with just over 4 minutes left in remaining in regulation. In the extra session Alfredo Rivera’s goal gave the Broncos a 2-1 lead and they would hold to win their third state championship and first on 10 years.
The updated spring NCSCAA Top 20 poll will be released on Tuesday My 20th and all four teams look to be safely in the top 10 with McIntosh in line for the national championship.