The South Carolina High School League has rearranged the high school football schedule this season after cancellations and postponements due to Hurricane Florence. Games scheduled from the fourth week will be played after the scheduled final games of the regular season and Week 5 games are still to be determined.
Myrtle Beach High School head football coach Mickey Wilson is upset with the South Carolina High School League for its plan to play games Friday night with potentially very little practice time available for schools on the Grand Strand, and he vented his opinion on Tuesday.
All Myrtle Beach-area high school football games scheduled for this week have been postponed as Hurricane Florence makes its way toward the Carolinas coast, according to St. James athletic director Billy Hurston.
Week Three on the Grand Strand brought about some continued successes, with Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Aynor, North Myrtle Beach remaining perfect on the season. The Chiefs of North Myrtle Beach have the best record at 4-0.
In nearly every way, Luke Doty had a perfect night in Myrtle Beach’s 63-20 triumph over Socastee at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium on Friday. The junior quarterback was 15-for-15 passing for 253 yards and three touchdowns.
The Sun News did a staff vote to narrow now a handful of picks for the high school football game of the week, where our reporter will go on Friday night. Now, the question begs: Which one is indeed the game of the week?
Eight games were on the docket for Week Two, with one local-on-local matchup in Aynor and Green Sea Floyds. Many of the area’s teams took on out-of-state or area opponents, with North Myrtle Beach and Loris facing foes from the north.
The high school football season is finally underway for every local team, following a strong Week One showing. Now that all 10 local teams have a feel for true game action. Which contest do you consider the game of the week for Week 2?
In his first game as the full-time starting quarterback at Myrtle Beach High, junior and University of South Carolina commitment Luke Doty completed 12 of 20 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover in Friday’s 37-0 win over Hanahan at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.
Some strong offensive showings highlighted Week One in the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach each put on a show on Friday; Jason Allen picked up his first win as head coach of his alma mater at Aynor; Carolina Forest found the win column in its season opener.
The North Myrtle Beach offense has clearly defined goals for each game: have a balanced attack, don’t turn the ball over and score over 40 points per game. Against Loris on Friday, it accomplished two of the three, routing the Lions (1-1) 41-14 in the first home game of the year for the Chiefs (2-0).
Jason Allen is anxious to get his head coaching career started at Aynor High School against Waccamaw on Friday night. He replaced Jody Jenerette, who left Aynor after 13 years and is now coaching at West Florence.