R-S Central (18-2, 12-1) With the win last Tuesday over East Gaston, they won the Southwestern 2A Conference this past week outright. They have won five in a row, but suffered a tough loss as Jake Laughter broke his foot last week. Congrats to the Hilltoppers on the regular season title and although Laughter is lost for the season, best of luck in a speedy recovery.
East Rutherford (12-8, 7-6) They lost twice last week, which stopped a streak of nine straight wins. They end the week with East Gaston at home before next week's conference tourney at Shelby. They will finish no worse than third in the conference, but still could find second with two straight wins and South Point losing twice.
R-S Central (15-3, 12-1) Congrats to the Lady Hilltoppers who won the regular season Southwestern 2A title! They have won 9 of the last 10 and play Chase this coming week.
Both East Rutherford (13-6, 9-4) and Chase (13-5, 9-4) are tied for second in the league and it comes down to these last two games. The tiebreaker belongs to Chase since they won twice.
R-S Central (11-3, 5-1) The Lady Hilltoppers have won four in a row and are now tied for first place. They have five games left with a meeting in South Point to likely determine the conference title this week.
Thomas Jefferson (10-5-1, 10-3) Confidence is also building in Avondale. The ladies have won six straight and could complete the regular season with an eight game win streak that I had spoke of four weeks ago if they should beat Piedmont Community twice this coming week.
The year started off all Kevin Harvick and now the last three weeks, it's been all Kyle Busch. Busch has only one finish outside the top ten all year so far. I guess losing to Truex last year really put a fire under these guys because everything seems to be falling their way now. Talladega is this weekend and picking a winner is the hardest to do at a plate track. Ricky Stenthouse and Brad Keselowski have been tough to beat lately at plate tracks.