This year Alabamaâ€™s high school state champions are the Spain Park Jaguars. The Jaguars won a decisive 16-5 victory over the Virgil Grissom Tigers.
In Florida, the Saint Andrews Scots won their state title with a 16-10 win over the Lakeland Prep Highlanders. Fun fact, the St. Andrews Scots are coached by lacrosse legend Casey Powell.
Georgiaâ€™s high school lacrosse is divided into class AAAA and class AAAAA. In the AAAA class, the Lambert Longhorns won their championship with a 10-7 win over the Pope Greyhounds. And in the AAAAA class, the Milton Eagles won an exciting overtime battle with a final score of 10-9 against the Lassiter Trojans.
Louisiana may not be known for lacrosse, seeing as how they only have 15 teams across the state that play lacrosse, but they too have a state champion! This yearâ€™s Louisiana state champions are the Jesuit-New Orleans Bluejays. The Bluejays won a low scoring game against the Saint Paulâ€™s School Wolves with a final score of 7-5.
Now on to the home state of current NCAA national champions Mike and Matt Sawyer; North Carolina! Like Georgia high schools, North Carolina has two classes for lacrosse; NCHSAA (public) and NCISSA (private). The NCHSAA champions are the Lake Norman Wildcats. The Wildcats won 9-8 over the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders. And in the NCISSA league, the Charlotte Latin Hawks won their title over the Ravenscroft School Ravens with a score of 12-5.
Saving the best for last, is my home state of South Carolina. South Carolina also has two different classes; the SCHSL and the SCISA. In the SCHSL (sanctioned) the Wando Warriors won a very close game over the Dorman Cavaliers by a score of 7-6. As for the SCISA, the Hammond School Skyhawks beat the Heathwood Hall Highlanders with a 12-6 final score.
Congrats to all of the 2011-2012 high school state champions across the country!!