The team rated the favorite in the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA boys soccer tournament has been knocked off.
No. 1 Lassiter, which had been undefeated and untied and had shut out 11 opponents, fell to South Gwinnett 2-1 at home Wednesday night. The Comets scored a goal with two minutes to play to register the upset.
The Trojans, who were ranked third in a national high school poll, ended their season with a 16-1-0 record.
The scenario for the game was similar to what faced the Lassiter football team, which also was ranked No. 1 and undefeated and playing at home. The Trojans built a big halftime lead against Brookwood, another Gwinnett team, before being eliminated in surprising fashion.
Not far away in East Cobb, unranked Walton fell behind 2-0 to Central Gwinnett and could not recover, also losing by a 2-1 score.
In the Class AAAAA tournament, Pope trailed 2-1 in the first half but rallied after halftime to down Dunwoody 5-2. The Greyhounds next play Gainesville, which ousted North Paulding 3-0.
Kell was defeated by Lakeside of DeKalb by a 5-4 score.