Aynor runs over Waccamaw

Aynor defeated Waccamaw 38-14 Friday.

And then there were three.

One week after five Horry County football programs were included in the state media polls, Carolina Forest (Class 5A) and Green Sea Floyds (Class A) each dropped out of the rankings. The Trojans were eliminated from playoff contention with a loss against Johnsonville. However, Carolina Forest rolled over Socastee and improved to 3-1 on the season. It wasn’t enough to prevent Boiling Springs from taking over the No. 10 spot in the state’s biggest classification.

That left Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Aynor as the lone representatives from Horry County. 

The Seahawks remained the unanimous No. 1 in Class 4A; they received all 14 first-place votes. North Myrtle Beach jumped two spots to No. 3 overall. Aynor moved up two spots to No. 8 in Class 3A.

CLASS 5A

1. Dutch Fork  (14)

2. Fort Dorchester 

3. Gaffney 

4. Dorman 

5. Byrnes 

6. Sumter 

7. T.L. Hanna 

8. Northwestern 

9. Goose Creek 

10. Boiling Springs  

Other receiving votes - Carolina Forest, Hillcrest, Ridge View, Berkeley

CLASS 4A

1. Myrtle Beach  (14)

2. AC Flora      

3. NMB     

4. Westside         

5. South Pointe  

6. Greenwood       

7. Greer      

8. Beaufort            

9. Greenville          

10. West Florence

Others receiving votes: Catawba Ridge, May River, North Augusta, Hilton Head Island, York

CLASS 3A

1. Dillon (10)

2. Chapman (4)

3. Daniel

4. Camden

5. Gilbert

6. Wren

7. Oceanside Collegiate

8. Aynor

9. Fairfield Central

10. Chester

Others receiving votes: Belton Honea Path, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Palmetto, Union County, Lake City

CLASS 2A

1. Abbeville (14)

2. Gray Collegiate 

3. Newberry

4. Cheraw

5. Chesnee

6. Saluda

7. Batesburg-Leesville

8. Barnwell

9. Timberland

10. North Central

Others receiving votes - Christ Church, Pelion, Wade Hampton, Andrews, Woodland, Phillip Simmons, Latta

CLASS A

1. Lake View (11)

2. Lamar (3)

3. Southside Christian

4. Blackville-Hilda

5. Whale Branch

6. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

7. Carvers Bay

8. Wagener-Salley

9. Johnsonville

10. C.A. Johnson

Others receiving votes - Green Sea Floyds, Ridge Spring-Monetta, McCormick, Williston-Elko, Branchville

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; Wes Kerr, LowCoSports.com; 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; Pete Yanity, WSPA-TV

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236

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I'm the editor of myhorrynews.com and the Carolina Forest Chronicle, a weekly newspaper in Horry County, South Carolina. I cover county government, the justice system and agriculture. Know of a story that needs to be covered? Call me at 843-488-7236.

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