Myrtle Beach's Luke Doty controls the ball in the 43-28 win over Carolina Forest. Photo by Janet Morgan/janet.morgan@myhorrynews.com

Carolina Forest, Aynor and Green Sea Floyds all moved up one spot in their respective state football class polls, which were released Tuesday.

The Panthers jumped to No. 9 in Class 5A, their highest ever ranking, while Aynor moved to No. 8 in Class 3A and Green Sea Floyds is now No. 2 in Class 1A. Those three teams pulled off victories last Friday.

In Class 4A, Myrtle Beach remained the unanimous No. 1 team in the state after thumping previously ranked Hartsville. North Myrtle Beach - which defeated Marlboro County 28-7 last week - fell one spot to No. 4.


1. Dutch Fork (11)

2. Byrnes

3. Fort Dorchester

4. Dorman

5. Sumter

6. Gaffney

7. Clover

8. River Bluff

9. Carolina Forest

10. T.L. Hanna

Receiving votes: Berkeley, Lexington, Woodmont, White Knoll


1. Myrtle Beach (11)

2. Daniel

3. South Pointe

4. North Myrtle Beach

5. Wilson

6. A.C. Flora

7. Wren

8. Eastside

9. Belton-Honea Path

10. Greenville

Receiving votes: Hartsville, Walhalla, Travelers Rest, Westwood


1. Dillon (7)

2. Chapman (4)

3. Camden

4. Chester

5. May River

6. Gilbert

7. Wade Hampton

8. Aynor

9. Strom Thurmond

10. Woodruff

Other receiving votes- Marion, Cheraw, Waccamaw


1. Abbeville (10)

2. Barnwell (1)

3. Southside Christian

4. Oceanside Collegiate

5. Timberland

6. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

7. Saluda

8. Andrew Jackson

9. Gray Collegiate

10. (tie) Mullins, Woodland, Whale Branch

Others receiving votes- Andrews, St. Joe’s


1. Wagener-Salley (7)

2. Green Sea Floyds (2)

3. Lamar (2)

4. Lake View

5. Blackville-Hilda

6. C.E. Murray

7. Branchville

8. Ridge Spring-Monetta

9. Great Falls

10. (tie) Baptist Hill, Denmark-Olar

Others receiving votes- Cross, Whitmire

Voters: Chris Dearing, The State; Lou Bezjak, The State; Travis Jenkins, Chester News & Reporter; Jed Blackwell, Spartanburg Herald-Journal; Geoff Preston, Greenville News; 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.

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236


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