The boys’ soccer teams will get into the meat of the season this week after a hectic two-plus weeks to start, followed by a long Labor Day weekend to expire.
Here is our ranking of the top 10 teams in the Grand Rapids area for the week starting September 5.
No.10 Calvin Christian (4-0-1)
The Squires have won four in a row since a 1-1 draw with Convenant Christian to open the season. All four also came by shutout.
Next: At Comstock Park Tuesday
No. 9 Northview (2-0-3)
The Wildcats jumped to the top of the OK White conference at 2-0. They beat Forest Hills Eastern, 1-0, on August 30.
Next: At home against Byron Center on Tuesday
N ° 8 Caledonia (3-1-2)
The Fighting Scots had a pair of scoreless draws to end the week, both against enemies OK Red in difficult East Kentwood on August 30 and at home against Grandville on September 1.
Next: Home vs. Jenison Tuesday
No. 7 East Grand Rapids (2-1-3)
The Pioneers, who opened the season in a 2-2 tie against powerhouse Spring Lake, lost their first game to South Christian, the first, 2-0, on September 1.
Next: At Forest Hills Central Tuesday
No. 6 Wayland (5-1)
It was a good start to the season for the Wildcats, who were 6-8-2 a season ago. They outscored Kenowa Hills 2-1 on Tuesday.
Next: In Ottawa Hills Tuesday
No. 5 Ottawa West (4-1-1)
The Panthers, after an early loss to OK-Red rival Grand Haven, have taken three of four wins. They beat Hudsonville, 2-1, on September 1.
Next: In Rockford Tuesday
No. 4 Unity Christian (5-0-1)
The Crusaders have been an attacking heavyweight, scoring at least three goals in five of six. Their only flaw was a 3-3 draw against the Netherlands on August 25.
Next: At home v Holland Christian on Wednesday
N ° 3 Holland (4-1-1)
The Dutch continued where they left off last season with back-to-back wins to open the season at the Justin Bailey Memorial tournament. They lost to Gull Lake, 3-2, to open their host tournament on August 28, but rebounded to beat Zeeland East, 2-1, in their most recent game on August 31.
Next: In Wyoming Tuesday
No 2 East Kentwood (6-0-1)
The Falcons got out of the gate quickly, and the defense was particularly impressive. The team allowed two goals in seven games.
Next: In Hudsonville Tuesday
No. 1. Christian South (5-0-1)
The Sailors got off to a good start with their only flaw being a 3-3 draw with Grand Rapids Christian on August 25. Last week, the Sailors beat Thornapple-Kellogg 3-1 on August 30 and 2-0 against East Grand. Rapids on September 1st. They have 22 goals after six games.
Next: At Grand Rapids Catholic Central Tuesday
Rockford (3-2-1), Holland Christian (4-1-1), West Catholic (4-2-1), Wyoming Lee (4-1), NorthPointe Christian (4-2), Coopersville (4-2 )