Every state in the south is now at least a full week or two into their season, and we are starting to see a ton of action across the region. Last week was special because there were top matchups and performances in inter-state battles, especially at neutral site locations.
This weeks player highlight is Providence School (Fla.) junior attackman Guy Bistrow. He has gotten oft a hot start, while helping his team to a 5-0 record, thus far.
Bistrow has tallied 47 points (37g,10a) through just five games. Four of Bistrow’s 47 points came last week in three games when Providence School defeated Mandarin (Fla.) 15-5, Flagler Palm Coast (Fla.), 19-4, and Santa Fe (Fla.) 15-6.
Bistrow tallied five points (4g,1a) against Mandarin, 10 points (7g,3a) against Flagler Palm Coast, and nine points (8g,1a) against Santa Fe (N.M.).
Storyline of The Week
The storyline this week across the South was in North Carolina where the Brine King of The Spring Lacrosse Classic took place. Some of the best teams in the country competed over the three days, including some of the top teams in the South.
Inside Lacrosse's No. 1 Southeast team, Lambert (Ga.), took down Ponte Vedra (Fla.) 11-6 on Friday and then defeated Middle Creek (N.C.) 6-5 in overtime Saturday.
Both games featured one of the preseason favorites in each state. Lambert’s winning streak has been pushed to 29 with those two wins.
In a battle between powerhouses in their respective states Wando (S.C.) defeated Memphis University School (Tenn.) 13-5. This is a game that took place at Duke University in the Brine King of The Spring Lacrosse Classic.
Team of The Week
Newman (La.) is in their third season as a program and off to their best start yet. The Greenies are 4-0 with all four wins coming by no less than six points.
Last week Newman defeated Ocean Springs (Miss.) 15-7. Newman has also beaten Pascagoula (Miss.) 14-0, Dutchtown (La.) 14-8, and Northshore (La.) 16-2.
Again we stick with a game that was played at the Brine King of The Spring Lacrosse Classic. Lake Norman (N.C.) defeated Centennial (Ga.) 11-10. A big part of that win can be credited to Lake Norman face-off man Drew Elder.
The junior Ohio State commit went 19-for-21 at the faceoff dot. He also added four goals to top off his impressive performance.
In a big inter-state battle, St. Xavier (Ky.) defeated McCallie (Tenn.) 9-6.
Charlotte Secondary (N.C.) - the team from the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary - got their first win of the season Friday, beating Phoenix Montessori Academy (N.C.) 13-6.
Oxbridge Academy (Fla.) defeated Jupiter (Fla.) 9-6, handing the defending 2018 FHSAA champions their first loss of the year.