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Myrtle Beach's Quamil Spells sizes up the line in the 43-28 win over Carolina Forest. Photo by Janet Morgan/janet.morgan@myhorrynews.com

MYHORRYNEWS.COM GAME OF THE WEEK

Conway (0-3) at Myrtle Beach (3-0)

Time | 7:05 p.m. 

Broadcast | WLFF-FM 106.5; WYNA-FM, 104.9

Last meeting | Myrtle Beach 13, Conway 12 (2017)

About the game | The Tigers’ offense is going to have to come up with a game plan, sure, but more importantly, it is going to have to find a way to execute it. Frankly, as good as Conway’s defensive line is — and it could make a few big impact plays in the Victory Bell game — Carlton Terry Jr., Xavier Kinlaw and their offensive teammates are going to have to find ways to extend some drives and move the ball into Seahawk territory to give it some chances. If the Tigers are punting early and often or turning the ball over like they have this year (eight so far in three games), this one has the potential to get out of hand early.

Carolina Forest (2-1) at Loris (1-3)

Time | 7:30 p.m. 

Broadcast | WLSC-AM 1240

Last meeting | Carolina Forest 32, Loris 0 (2017)

About the game | The Panthers handled Loris with ease in the first two meetings between these schools in 2016 and 2017. That’s kind of what you’d expect from a large-class school facing another from two divisions below. However, what was more indicative in those final tallies was that Carolina Forest did not allow the Lions to get into the end zone either time. Few people expect Loris to have the type of firepower to hang around in this one, and another stout showing from Marc Morris’ defense could do it wonders after giving up 43 points against Myrtle Beach in last week’s high-profile game.

Georgetown (1-3) at Socastee (0-3)

Time | 7:30

Broadcast | WSEA-FM, 100.3

Last meeting | Socastee 42, Georgetown 0 (2013)

About the game | The Braves’ offensive woes can be attributed to missing key components that it believed it would have back in the spring. There were two summertime departures, and then starting quarterback Darius Lewis missed three weeks. It is not immediately known if he’s expected to be back against the Bulldogs, and that’s crucial because this is Socastee’s final chance to get some momentum going on that side of the ball before region play. Any progress from a team that has failed to score so far this year would be a positive sign. After all, the Braves finished with negative yardage in last week’s loss to North Myrtle Beach.

Aynor (3-0) at St. James (3-1)

Time | 7:30 p.m.

Broadcast | None

Last meeting | St. James 21, Aynor 14 (2009)

About the game | This is maybe the most under-the-radar non-region game between Horry County teams this year. The Sharks have had one 3-1 start in school history (2008, when they started 4-1). And while the Blue Jackets have started 3-0 four times in the last decade, those other years haven’t looked as dominant against better competition like this time around. It is apparent that these two teams have something pretty good working, and while St. James may be considered a slight favorite, this is one of those games that the winner will be able to springboard right on into region play.

Green Sea Floyds (3-1) at McBee (0-4)

Time | 7:30 p.m. 

Broadcast | None

Last meeting | Green Sea Floyds 68, McBee 0 (2018)

About the game | Donnie Kiefer’s team is averaging 37 points per game, while McBee had dropped 54 in its first four combined. Frankly, these teams are on two different ends of the Class 1A spectrum, proven by not only last year’s result in this game but also the start to the season for the two teams. The Trojans probably don’t need to be flashy to win this game, but chances are there will be plenty of those quick-strike scores from Kiefer’s squad. After last week’s loss to Aynor, this could be a perfect bounce-back game to restore confidence.

HORRY COUNTY POWER RANKINGS

As compiled by My Horry News prep reporter Ian Guerin

1. Myrtle Beach - Another week, another relative newfound weapon joins the fray

2. North Myrtle Beach - This defense is stout, but it’ll be tested more going forward

3. Aynor - Blue Jackets are chewing through opposing teams so far

4. Green Sea Floyds - Trojans took a knock, but still they're region front runners

5. Carolina Forest - Most difficult regular-season opponent is now in the rearview

HORRY COUNTY STATS LEADERS

NAME

SCHOOL

PASSING YARDS

COMP-ATT-INT

TDS

Gage Conner

LOR

533

33-70-5

4

Luke Doty

MB

527

41-60-2

9

Mason Garcia

CF

497

31-55-2

3

Ethan White

STJ

380

25-51-1

3

Ramsey Lewis

NMB

276

19-34-0

1

 

NAME

SCHOOL

RUSHING YARDS

ATTEMPTS

AVERAGE

TDS

Jaquan Dixon

GSF

492

42

11.7

7

Malachi Butler

STJ

450

85

5.3

3

Andrew Brown

AYN

415

42

9.9

3

Deondray Stanfield

STJ

361

56

6.5

6

Bubba Elliott

GSF

340

46

7.4

4

Ramsey Lewis

NMB

317

42

7.5

5

David Legette

CF

284

41

6.9

5

Raquan Brown

CF

253

32

7.9

4

Fred Pollard

AYN

212

19

11.2

3

Anwain Graham

GSF

205

28

7.3

1

 

NAME

SCHOOL

RECEIVING YARDS

RECEPTIONS

AVG

TDS

Brice Faircloth

LOR

226

11

20.5

1

Deondray Stanfield

STJ

224

9

24.9

2

Josh Murphy

CF

220

12

18.3

2

Riley Phipps

AYN

172

10

17.2

4

Xavier Kinlaw

CON

155

12

12.9

1

Malik Livingston

NMB

151

11

13.7

0

Chris Gilchrist

LOR

145

7

20.7

2

Adam Randall

MB

145

9

16.1

1

Darius Hough

MB

144

7

20.6

5

Kyle Watkins

CF

137

9

15.2

1

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236

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