High-SchoolBoys-Soccer: Ocean Springs

Clinton (Miss.) tops Gulfport for 6A title

February, 4, 2012
Clinton (Miss.) claimed its ninth boys' soccer state title with a 2-0 victory over Gulfport (Miss.) in the Class 6A state final Saturday night. Gulfport had defeated nationally ranked Ocean Springs (Miss.) in the state semifinals. Clinton ends the season at 22-2-2, Gulfport finishes 19-4-1.

Gulfport stuns Ocean Springs in state semis

February, 1, 2012
Kyle Beard headed home a goal with two minutes left to give Gulfport (Miss.) a 1-0 victory over POWERADE FAB 50 No. 17 and previously undefeated Ocean Springs (Miss.) in the Mississippi Class 6A state semifinals.

The result is significant for the future POWERADE FAB 50 rankings of teams in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Gulfport went 1-2 at the Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament in Montverde, Fla., in mid-January, where it lost to Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) 8-0 and Brophy Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) 2-1. Considering that Louisiana No. 1 Jesuit (New Orleans, La.) twice tied Ocean Springs, Gulfport's victory over Ocean Springs helps validate the quality of the top Florida programs over teams from Louisiana and Mississippi.

Inside the FAB 50: Shake-up at No. 1

December, 2, 2011
David GraydonMontverde AcademyDavid Graydon (in black) fends off a defender for Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) during the 2010-2011 high school season.
NOTE: Inside the POWERADE FAB 50 will be a weekly look at the rankings, starting on Dec. 6. This edition of Inside the FAB 50 merely plays catch-up on the early season play leading up to the first regular-season rankings for the 2011-2012 winter season on Dec. 6.

It didn’t take long for the honor of being No. 1 to shift in the Winter POWERADE FAB 50.

Preseason No. 1 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) lost a star player due to an ACL injury and then tied a pair of early season matches. No. 2 Brophy Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to fellow FAB 50-ranked Chaparral on Thursday.

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