TEAM OF THE WEEK
Socastee: Following a pair of rough outings against rivals Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, the Braves got back on track in its final non-region tilt, claiming bragging rights in the ‘Battle of 707’ with a 35-14 victory over St. James. It was a total team win for Socastee, with its offense regaining the rhythm it operated with so seamlessly early on this season. The Braves defense also posted its best game of the season, taking two interceptions back for touchdowns.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sean McGonigal, Myrtle Beach: On a soggy, muddy night at “The Backyard” in Conway where both offenses had issues finding their footing, the Seahawks defensive lineman had quite the night, notching six solo tackles — four of which were for a loss — and assisted on two more. He also had three sacks in his team’s 13-8 win over Conway.
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FRIDAY’S TOP PERFORMERS
Ronnie Bass, North Myrtle Beach: The Chiefs quarterback continued his steady play, completing 10 of 21 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns, along with nine carries for 51 yards in North Myrtle Beach’s 34-13 win over Camden.
Richmond Collier, Carolina Forest: On a sloppy night, the Panthers defensive back set the tone with a 4-yard fumble return for a touchdown, helping his team to a 21-0 win over Loris.
Jakarius Davis, Carolina Forest: Putting a bookend to a dominant defensive performance by the Panthers, he returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown in Carolina Forest’s 21-0 win over Loris.
Gage Flohr, St. James: The St. James receiver had six catches for 80 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown from quarterback Berkeley Young in the Sharks’ 35-14 loss to Socastee.
Trey Franklin, Waccamaw: Though in a losing effort, the linebacker had four solo tackles and five assists, one of which was a tackle for a loss. He also is credited with forcing a fumble in the Warriors’ 19-15 loss to Hannah-Pamplico.
Akil Gause, Green Sea Floyds: For the second consecutive week, Gause averaged better than 10 yards per rush, going for 186 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 26-0 win over Camden Military.
Mohammed Graham, Green Sea Floyds: The Trojans running back had 120 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown in the team’s 26-0 win over Camden Military.
Antrix Greene, Waccamaw: The Warrior workhorse toted the rock 32 times this past Friday night, rushing for 167 yards and a touchdown in his team’s 19-15 loss to Hannah-Pamplico.
Kwame Livingston, North Myrtle Beach: His best game of the season, the Chiefs defensive lineman had 11 solo tackles and assisted on six more, with two tackles for a loss and a sack as North Myrtle Beach down Camden, 34-13.
Whit Richardson, Conway: The defensive back had four tackles — one of which was for a loss — during the Tigers’ 13-8 loss to Myrtle Beach.
Keyonte Sessions, Myrtle Beach: The Seahawks’ all-purpose man scored both of the team’s touchdowns on Friday night at Conway, in addition to notching three solo tackles and assisting on three more in Myrtle Beach’s 13-8 win over Conway.
Socastee defense: The ballhawks intercepted three St. James passes, with two of them — courtesy of Kenny Solomon and Aeneas Green — being returned for touchdowns in the Braves’ 35-14 win.
Grant Stadler, St. James: Like a heat-seeking missile, the linebacker had 10 solo tackles and assisted with three more. He was also credited with forcing a fumble in the Sharks’ 35-14 loss to Socastee.
Janaz Sumpter, Carvers Bay: Leading the Bears with 97 yards and a touchdown on the ground, he also had two tackles in Carvers Bay’s 46-6 win over Kingstree.
Dlanor Tilton, Myrtle Beach: Doing his part to stuff the stat sheet, the linebacker had four solo tackles and assisted on six more, one of which came for a loss. He also was credited with a sack and an interception in the Seahawks’ 13-8 win over Conway.
Edward Tucker, Socastee: The Braves running back picked the ‘Battle of 707’ to have one of his best game’s of the year, running for 156 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown in his team’s 35-14 win over St. James.
Andrew Wilson, Loris: The defensive tackle’s effort played a big role in the Lions limiting Carolina Forest to 99 total yards and three turnovers, though in a losing cause.
Stephon Wilson, North Myrtle Beach: The Chiefs linebacker notched five solo tackles and assisted on eight more, helping his team to a 34-13 win over Camden.
Bryon Young, Carvers Bay: The running back returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, in addition to leading the Bears defense with six tackles, four sacks and a safety in Carvers Bay’s 46-6 win over Kingstree.