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North Myrtle Beach’s Chase Simmons and Billy Barlow celebrate the Chiefs victory over Myrtle Beach 34-6 on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Photo by Janet Morgan/janet.morgan@myhorrynews.com

All four of Horry County’s playoff-bound football teams will enter the postseason with a state ranking.

Led by Class 4A No. 2 North Myrtle Beach — which received four first-place votes — the area will have ample opportunity to make a run or two in the coming weeks. Also included in this week’s poll are Class 4A No. 6 Myrtle Beach, Class 5A No. 8 Carolina Forest and Class 3A No. 7 Aynor.

For the Panthers, it was a bump of two spots. Aynor and North Myrtle Beach held on to their their previous ranking. Myrtle Beach fell three spots after losing to North Myrtle Beach last week.

Green Sea Floyds, which saw its season come to a close Oct. 30, was receiving votes this week.

The next and final statewide media polls will be released at the conclusion of the playoffs.

CLASS 5A

1. Dutch Fork (9) 

2. Fort Dorchester  

3. Gaffney  

4. Dorman  

5. T.L. Hanna  

6. Northwestern  

7. Sumter  

8. Carolina Forest 

9. Byrnes  

10. Ridge View 

Receiving votes: Hillcrest, River Bluff, West Ashley, Boiling Springs, Goose Creek, Spring Valley

CLASS 4A

1. AC Flora (5)

2. NMB (4)

3. Greer 

4. Westside 

5. South Pointe

6.(tie) Catawba Ridge 

6. (tie) Myrtle Beach

8. Greenville

9. Greenwood

10. North Augusta

Others receiving votes: Beaufort May River, West Florence

CLASS 3A

1. Dillon (6)

2. Chapman (3)

3. Daniel 

4. Camden 

5. Gilbert

6. Wren

7. Aynor

8. OC

9. Hanahan

10. Lake City 

Receiving votes: Fairfield Central, Powdersville, Woodruff, Union County, Chester.

CLASS 2A

1. Abbeville (9)

2. Gray Collegiate

3. Newberry

4. North Central

5. Cheraw

6. Chesnee

7. Woodland

8. (tie) Marion

8. (tie) Andrews

10. Batesburg-Leesville

Others receiving votes: Pelion, St. Joseph’s, Saluda, Christ Church

CLASS A

1. Lake View (9)

2. (tie) Blackville-Hilda

2. (tie) Southside Christian

4. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

5. Lamar

6. Whale Branch

7. Johnsonville

8. Wagener-Salley

9. Carvers Bay

10. McCormick

Receiving votes: Green Sea-Floyds, Allendale-Fairfax, Williston-Elko, Baptist Hill

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236

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