TEAM OF THE WEEK
Georgetown: The Bulldogs opened their Region VI-3A slate with a flourish, dominating Aynor on both sides of the ball en route to a 33-0 victory. It was Georgetown’s fourth consecutive win. For the game, the Bulldogs limited Aynor to 82 total yards. Meanwhile, their ground attack continues to click on all cylinders, rushing for 275 yards.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Keyonte Sessions, Myrtle Beach: Arguably the most versatile player on the Grand Strand, the Seahawks senior standout scored three touchdowns Friday night against rival North Myrtle Beach, leading his team to a 43-23 victory. The final score may have been the most impressive, toting the ball 10 consecutive times for 54 yards to put the game away for Myrtle Beach. On offense, he had 17 carries for 126 yards for the game, while on defense he racked up four solo tackles — three of which were for a loss — and assisted on four more. Sessions also had a fumble recovery.
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FRIDAY’S TOP PERFORMERS
Zaire Barron, Georgetown: The senior defensive tackle had two solo tackles and assisted on seven more for the Bulldogs in a 33-0 win over Aynor.
Ronnie Bass, North Myrtle Beach: Valiant in a losing effort, the Chiefs quarterback had 151 yards through the air and another 141 on the ground in their 43-23 loss to Myrtle Beach.
Drake Carroll, Aynor: One of many young contributors for the Blue Jackets, he had six tackles in his team’s 33-0 loss to Georgetown.
Peyton Derrick, Conway: The senior quarterback was 13-of-25 for 248 yards and two touchdowns, helping lead the Tigers to a 48-14 victory over West Florence.
Tyler Gore, North Myrtle Beach: The junior defensive back had six solo tackles and two assists in the Chiefs’ 43-23 loss to Myrtle Beach. He also had nine carries 49 yards and a touchdown in the game.
Mahammud Graham, Green Sea Floyds: Playing against the No. 2 team in Class A, Graham had 128 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown for the Trojans in a 28-8 loss to Lake View.
Deandre Huggins, Conway: Becoming quite the reliable presence on the ground for the Tigers, Huggins had 101 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns in Conway’s 48-14 win over West Florence.
Jaylen Johnson, Carolina Forest: The latest to step into the Panthers’ backfield and succeed, he had 27 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown in Carolina Forest’s 35-14 win over Socastee.
Jack King, Waccamaw: The senior linebacker was busy last Friday night, notching five solo tackles while assisting on four more in the Warriors’ 41-0 loss to Dillon.
Jordan Marshall, Waccamaw: Taking on a tough Dillon offense, Marshall had seven solo tackles while assisting on two more in the Warriors’ 41-0 loss.
Tyler McAlister, Georgetown: The Bulldogs’ quarterback had 108 total yards and was responsible for four touchdowns in his team’s 33-0 win over Aynor.
Jay-Mion Pressley, St. James: His best effort on the ground this season, he had 27 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown in the Sharks’ loss to Marlboro County.
Jaquan Reed, Carvers Bay: The junior defensive lineman was credited with five tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery in the Bears’ 38-0 win over Marion.
Zach Shear, Socastee: The Braves’ standout linebacker was in on 18 tackles — two of which were for a loss — in Socastee’s 35-14 loss to Carolina Forest.
Austin Skipper, Loris: The Lions’ punter averaged 30 yards per kick in his team’s 28-0 loss to Lake City.
Darren Stanley, Conway: The senior wideout caught four passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns — one of them an 85-yard catch-and-run — in the Tigers’ 48-14 win over West Florence.
Janaz Sumpter, Carvers Bay: Making his first start under center for the Bears, Sumpter was 6-of-14 for 134 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to two more scores on the ground in the team’s 38-0 win over Marion. He also had six tackles in a winning effort.
Kylis Vereen, Myrtle Beach: The junior defensive back showed that he could do more than simply shut down receivers, his forced fumble in the third quarter against North Myrtle Beach being taken back for a touchdown. He also had five solo tackles, while assisting on four more in the Seahawks’ 43-23 victory.
Cameron Williams, St. James: Already among the Grand Strand’s leading tacklers, Williams added eight solo tackles and an assist to his season total, though in a losing effort at Marlboro County.