Around the County: Idle Reinhardt up two spots in NAIA football rankings
by Tribune staff reports
November 06, 2013 01:02 AM | 1452 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Reinhardt football team moved up two spots in the NAIA coaches’ poll, even though it did not play a game last week.

The Eagles (5-3, 3-0 Mid-South West) are now tied for 20th. The team benefitted from losses by a couple of former top-20 teams — Southern Oregon and Saint Xavier (Ill.).

Reinhardt is one of five teams from the Mid-South in the Top 25. The University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) retained its No. 2 position. Faulkner, which lost to Reinhardt earlier this season, is ranked No. 12, while Georgetown (Ky.) is in a tie for No. 14, and Lindsey Wilson is No. 17.

The Eagles will continue their campaign for a division title Saturday when they host Cumberland University at Ken White Field. The following week, Reinhardt will travel to Campbellsville.

If Reinhardt can win both of its final regular-season games, it would be assured of the division title.

Men’s College Soccer: Eighth-seeded Reinhardt to host St. Andrews in AAC tourney

The Reinhardt men’s soccer team drew the No. 8 seed for the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament and will host St. Andrews in a first-round game today at 1 p.m.

Both teams finished 2-5-2 in conference play. Reinhardt was 6-8-2 overall.

Today’s game will be a rematch from Sept. 21, when Reinhardt’s Paul Dudson scored the lone goal of the game off a pass from Callum Farrell.

The winner of the game will advance to play either No. 1 Bryan or No. 2 Tennessee Wesleyan on Saturday.

Women’s College Soccer: Reinhardt women complete unbeaten mark in conference play

Reinhardt ended its regular season with a 0-0 draw against Tennesee Wesleyan, but that didn’t prevent the Lady Eagles from earning the No. 1 seed for the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament, which got under way Tuesday.

Reinhardt finished the AAC regular season 8-0-2, becoming the first team to go unbeaten in the conference since 2011.

The Lady Eagles (12-3-2) will return to action in the quarterfinals of the AAC championship, when they host the winner of Tuesday’s game between Point (4-12-2) and St. Andrews (6-11).

Prep Football: Creekview’s Wingfield returns to field, wins Gridiron Club award

Creekview quarterback Hunter Wingfield, an offseason transfer from Cherokee who tore his ACL over the summer, hit the field for the first time this season last Friday.

The senior threw a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Creekview’s 52-7 victory over North Springs and was named the offensive player of the week for his team by the Cherokee Country Gridiron Club.

Other award winners for the Grizzlies included Chandler Wold (defense), who intercepted two passes and returned them both for touchdowns, and Ben McClellan (special teams), who was 7-for-7 on extra-point attempts.

Players of the week for Sequoyah

were Sam Rogers (offense), Dakota Pickelsimer (defense) and Jake Thomason (special teams).

Cherokee’s award-winners were Dwayne Tiller (offense), Aubrey Sharp (defense) and Macen Bailey (special teams).

Nathan Parrott (offense), Chandler Steele (defense) and Caleb Barden-Street (special teams) were recognized from Etowah.

River Ridge’s Marcus Spears had 22 carries for 99 yards and two touchdowns to be named his team’s top offensive player. Teammates Omari Reeves-Miller (defense) and Brock Harris (special teams) were also recognized.

Woodstock recognized Chaz Dunn (offense), Joseph Acuri (defense), and Javier Zavala (special teams), who accounted for nine of the Wolverines’ points in their 53-49 win over Wheeler.

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