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Myrtle Beach High School’s Mickey Wilson watches the scrimmage with Loris on Saturday morning Photo by Janet Morgan/janet.morgan@myhorrynews.com

While it may only be a conversation piece — as the state media polls hold no real value to playoff berths or seeds — Myrtle Beach fans are going to love talking about this.

The Seahawks not only retained their spot as the No. 1 team in Class 4A. They improved to unanimous status among the media voters this week.

Coach Mickey Wilson’s team defeated Darlington 69-0 in Week 1.

Meanwhile, Green Sea Floyds took a bit of a tumble after its loss to Lake View on Monday night. The Trojans fell to No. 5 in Class A after opening at No. 1 in the preseason polls last week.

North Myrtle Beach jumped three spots to No. 6 in Class 4A after defeating Hartsville 40-21, and both Carolina Forest (in Class 5A) and Aynor (in Class 3A) are the next team out in their respective polls.


1. Dutch Fork (12)

2. Dorman 

3. Gaffney 

4. (tie) Fort Dorchester 


6. Sumter 

7. Goose Creek 

8. Spring Valley 

9. T.L. Hanna 

10. River Bluff 

Also receiving votes: Carolina Forest, Northwestern


1. Myrtle Beach (12)

2. South Pointe

3. Greenville             

4. AC Flora                

5. Greenwood          

6. North Myrtle Beach 

7. West Florence       

8. May River               

9. Westside                 

10. Hartsville   

Others receiving votes: Wilson, Greer, Laurens, York, Beaufort              


1. Dillon (10)

2. Wren (1)

3. Chapman (1)

4. Daniel                     

5. Belton Honea Path                  

6. Camden                 

7. Chester                    

8. Brookland-Cayce    

9. Union County           

10. (tie) Oceanside Collegiate

10. (tie) Gilbert

Also receiving votes: Aynor, Strom Thurmond, Lake City


1. Abbeville

2. Barnwell

3. Newberry

4. Gray Collegiate

5. Saluda 

6. Cheraw

7. Timberland

8. Chesnee

9. Marion

10. (tie) Andrew Jackson

Batesburg Leesville

Also receiving votes: Pageland Central, Mullins


1. Lamar (4)

2. Lake View (2)

3. Ridge Spring – Monetta (1)

4. Southside Christian

5. Green Sea Floyds (3)

6. Wagener-Salley (2)

7. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

8. Whale Branch

9. Blackville-Hilda

10. McCormick

Also receiving votes: C.E. Murray, Carvers Bay, Williston-Elko, East Clarendon, Branchville, Cross

Voters: Jed Blackwell, Spartanburg Herald-Journal; Kennington Lloyd Smith III, Anderson Independent Mail; Geoff Preston, Greenville News; Chris Dearing, The State; Lou Bezjak, The State; Travis Jenkins, Chester News & Reporter; Chris Burgin, 100.1 The Fan; Ian Guerin, MyHorryNews.com; Kyle Dawson, Aiken Standard; Scott Chancey, Florence Morning News; Justin Jarrett, Lowcountry Sports; Dennis Brunson, Sumter Item; David Shelton, Charleston Post and Courier; Skyler Rolstad, Greenwood Index-Journal; Chris Clark, Orangeburg Times & Democrat; Cole Bryson, ESPN Upstate; Alex Zeitlow, The Herald; Justin Mathis, upstateprep-cast.net; Jamie McBee, The Boiling Springs Sports Journal

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236


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