FRISCO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2023) — Standout teams have risen to the top of the standings in the Mid South Conference of the USYS National League following several busy weeks of the Fall 2023 season that saw 350 games played across Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The fall season included events in Huntsville, Ala., Jackson, Miss., Gulfport, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., as teams in the boys’ divisions sought to capture the top spots in the standings. Meanwhile, most of the girls’ standings in the Mid South Conference will be decided when play concludes in the spring.
Teams play for top spots in each National League Conference, which provide qualification opportunities for next season’s National League Conference Playoffs, as well as their respective 2024 USYS Regional Championships.
Take a look at some of the Mid South Conference division races as the fall season winds down…
13U Girls Premier II
Brandon FC RSC 11 Girls Premier (MS) is currently in first place, but Union 10 FC 2011 (AL) and Auburn Soccer Club 2011G Blue (AL) are one point behind Brandon. Union 10 and Auburn play Nov. 4, and that game will decide the division title and which team is promoted into Premier I for the spring.
13U Boys Premier II
In the inaugural year for the 13U Premier II Division, IFC 2011 Boys Red (MS) is currently top of the table, having gone undefeated so far in the league schedule. However, if MS Rush 11B Premier wins their game vs IFC on November 2nd, it would lead to a three-way tie at the top of the division, so there is still a lot to play for! The winner of the division will be promoted to the Premier I Division for the spring season.
14U Girls Premier I
Mandeville Girls Lakers Elite 2010 (LA) had a strong fall season, as it went 6-1-0 to move to the top of the standings. However, Lady Lobos Rush 2010 (TN) can match Mandeville’s 18 points by winning each of its three remaining games during the spring season. Should that happen, Lobos Rush would finish in first place thanks to its 2-1 win when the two sides played in September.
14U Boys Premier I
A matchup this Sunday will have a big impact on the top of the standings, as the division title has yet to be secured. First-place USC 10 Boys Premier (AL) will take on NOW FC Boys 2010 (AL), which is currently just three points back and in second place. The result of this game could decide the group winner.
14U/15U Girls Premier II
MS Rush United 09G Elite (MS) and Tupelo FC 2010 Girls (MS) are tied for first place in the division with identical 5-0-1 records. They have yet to face each other, and that result will determine which side finishes on top of the standings.
14U/15U Boys Premier II
With promotion to the Premier I Division on the line, MSC Boys Lakers Elite 2009 (LA) claimed the top spot in the standings with a decisive string of victories. The Lakers went undefeated, as they scored 25 goals in six games and conceded just once.
15U Boys Premier I
Stones River FC 09 Black (TN) has compiled five wins and a draw, putting it at the top of table with just one game remaining. Any points from its contest this Saturday will allow it to clinch the spot over second-place Louisiana Fire 09 Red (LA), which has concluded its season and is level on points with SRFC. The two sides tied when they played earlier this season, and both have secured spots in the National League Conference Playoffs next season as top-two finishers in the Mid South Conference.
15U Girls Premier I
Kononia SC Lady Fire (TN) and MS Rush 09G Premier are the early pace setters in this division, with both teams accumulating three wins and one draw in the fall season. It will be interesting to see if their early lead holds up when the Mid South Girls season concludes in the springtime.
16U Boys Premier I
A tight race at the top of the standings saw Pateadores SC Nashville 08B (TN) clinch the division title, as the Tennessee side won all seven of its games with a plus-27 goal differential. In-state foe Germantown Legends 08 Black NL (TN) finished three points back in second place, losing only to Pateadores. Both teams qualified for next season’s Conference Playoffs with their top-two finishes.
16U Girls Premier I
With most of the division scheduled to compete in the spring time, MS Rush 08G Premier has wasted no time in jumping out of the gates, winning both their Mid South games in the Fall season with a goal difference of +10. There is still all to play for in the spring season to determine who will eventually be the division champion and earn their spot at Southern Regionals!
16U Boys Premier II
The top of the standings is still to be decided with just a few games left to be played. Auburn Soccer Club 08 Boys (AL) has played all of its games and is currently in first place, but Pateadores SC Nashville 08 Yellow (TN) could eclipse Auburn with a win in its final game.
16U/17U Girls Premier II
USC 08G Premier (AL) and Auburn SC 07G (AL) are tied for first place in the division, as each side has won five games and drawn once. They will play each other on Nov. 11 to decide the division title and promotion into the Premier I Division for next season.
17U Boys Premier I
NUSA 07 Boys Maroon (TN) has clinched the division title after compiling a 5-0-1 record in the fall season. NUSA will be joined in next season’s Conference Playoffs by Germantown Legends Premier 07 (TN), which narrowly held off Union 10 FC 07 (AL) by one point to claim second place.
17U Girls Premier I
BVB 07 G Yellow Elite (LA) has followed up their impressive run this past summer at the 2023 Southern Regionals by starting off the Mid South season with a 3-1-1 record. With the majority of the season left to be played in the spring, will BVB’s fall season success be enough to earn them the division title.
17U/18U Boys Premier II
The current standings have New Orleans DFC 06B (LA) in the top spot thanks to a thrilling 6-4 victory against Slidell SC 06B Storm Elite (LA), which finished level on points with New Orleans. Union 10 FC 2006 Boys (AL) has one game remaining, and a victory would create a three-way tie at the top of the table with the two Louisiana sides.
18U/19U Bosy Premier II
Mandeville SC Boys Lakers Elite 2005 (LA) won the division title by securing wins in each of its five games and conceding no goals.
19U Boys Premier I
Lobos Rush 05/06 Premier (TN) completed its conference season with a 6-1-0 record, which has it at the top of the standings. However, second-place MS Rush United 05/06B Premier (MS) has a game in hand and could claim the division title with a victory in that contest.
19U Girls Premier I
NUSA 06G Maroon (TN) has followed up last seasons success in Mid South and National League P.R.O. by jumping out to an early lead in the division, winning both their games while not conceding a goal. Hattiesburg HFC Storm 06G (MS) has also won both their games, only trailing NUSA on goal difference.