Sharks join Warriors in S.C. Prep Football Media Poll


After a head-to-head win on the field, May River swiped Beaufort High’s spot in the Class 4A top 10, and Whale Branch held steady at No. 5 in Class 1A in this week’s S.C. Prep Football Media Poll.

The Sharks jumped into the rankings at No. 10 after a 24-21 win at Beaufort on Friday, knocking the Eagles out of the top 10, though they still received votes. May River (6-2, 3-0) can clinch a share of the region crown at home against Colleton County on Friday. Beaufort (6-2, 2-1) travels to Bluffton in Week 9.

Whale Branch (5-1, 3-1) held its ground in Class 1A with a 56-6 win at Estill on Friday. The Warriors will travel to Allendale-Fairfax for a non-region tune-up to end the regular season Friday.

This week’s rankings for S.C. Prep Football Media Poll released Tuesday, Oct. 19. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Class 5A

1. Dutch Fork (17)

2. Fort Dorchester

3. Gaffney

4. T.L. Hanna

5. Northwestern

6. Sumter

7. Lexington

8. Spring Valley

9. Hillcrest

10. Byrnes

Others receiving votes: Spartanburg, Chapin, Goose Creek, Summerville

Class 4A

1. Greenville (6)

2. Myrtle Beach (8)

3. South Pointe

4. A.C. Flora (3)

5. Greenwood

6. South Florence

7. York

8. Irmo

9. West Florence

10. May River

Others receiving votes: Beaufort, South Aiken

Class 3A

1. Daniel (17)

2. Dillon

3. Chapman 

4. Camden 

5. Clinton 

6. Powdersville 

7. Lower Richland 

8. Brookland-Cayce 

9. Aynor 

10. Gilbert 

Others receiving votes: Chester, Oceanside Collegiate

Class 2A

1. Abbeville (16)

2. Gray Collegiate (1)

3. Silver Bluff

4. Marion

5. Timberland

6. Christ Church

7. Phillip Simmons

8. Barnwell

9. Saluda

10. Wade Hampton

Others receiving votes: Andrew Jackson, Chesterfield, St. Joseph’s

Class 1A

1. Southside Christian (17)

2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

3. Lamar

4. Baptist Hill

5. Whale Branch

6. Ridge Spring-Monetta

7. Lake View

8. Dixie

9. Hannah-Pamplico

10. Green Sea-Floyds

Others receiving votes: Calhoun County, C.E. Murray, Branchville, Blackville-Hilda, Lewisville, Williston-Elko, Great Falls, Denmark-Olar

This Week’s Voters: Lou Bezjak, The State Newspaper; James Benedetto, Greenwood Index Journal; Jed Blackwell, Prep Redzone SC; Travis Boland, Times and Democrat; Scott Chancey, Florence Morning News; Joe Dandron, Spartanburg Herald-Journal; Chris Dearing, Prep Redzone SC; Thomas Grant, Lexington Chronicle; Ian Guerin, Prep Redzone SC & My Horry News; Travis Jenkins, News & Reporter; Wes Kerr, Lowcosports.com; Justin Mathis, Upstate PrepCast and Boiling Springs Journal; James McBee, Boiling Springs Journal; David Shelton Post & Courier and High School Sports Report; Brandon Stockdale, Prep RedZone SC; Pete Yanity, WSPA, Alex Zietlow, Rock Hill Herald

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