Heritage’s Logan Shytle leads The News & Observer’s All-Metro boys soccer team. Shytle, the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association and Cap-8 Conference player of the year, had 41 goals and 13 assists.
He’s the only two-time All-Metro pick out of the 14 members.
In the final N&O greater Triangle area rankings, N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A champ Franklin Academy earned the No. 1 spot. The Patriots (22-1-2) placed title MVP Nick Hughes (59 goals, 14 assists) on the All-Metro team.
NCHSAA 3A runner-up Lee County, led by All-Metro pick Payton Jackson, finished fourth.
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Apex and Cardinal Gibbons, who spent most of the year in the top two spots, ended the year second and third. Both teams had two All-Metro players.
Each team in the top 10 of the final rankings was represented on the All-Metro team.
The N&O All-Metro boys soccer team
Led defense that allowed 1.6 goals per game;
16 goals, 13 assists; All-state.
Led defense that allowed 1.5 goals per game;
1A title MVP; all-state; NCAC POTY; 59 goals,
39 goals, 10 assists for 3A runner-ups.
11 goals, 1 assist; All-state.
10 goals, 6 assists; PAC-6 POTY.
Led defense that allowed 1.0 goals per game;
State and Cap-8 POTY; 41 goals, 13 assists.
30 goals, 5 assists; Southwest Wake POTY;
Cougars allowed just 1 goal per game;
17 goals, 13 assists; All-state.
42 goals, 32 assists; All-state.
25 goals, 8 assists; All-state.
*Two-time All-Metro pick.
Final News & Observer boys’ soccer rankings
1. Franklin Academy
3. Cardinal Gibbons
4. Lee County
6. Leesville Road
7. Green Hope
9. Chapel Hill
10. Middle Creek
12. North Johnston