High School Football

Friday’s other games (September 7)

James Island (2-1) at Georgetown (1-1)

When | 7 p.m.

The game | When Georgetown coach Bradley Adams said he beefed up this year’s schedule to better prepare for the region slate, this is one of the two games he was talking about. James Island, the biggest school in Class AAA, joined Conway on the schedule. And let’s just say that James Island has a defense that can hold Bulldogs’ quarterback Caleb Hughes and top receiver AJ Walker in check. The Trojans have given up 13 points per game through their first three weeks, and that includes a respectable showing in a Week 0 loss to Wando. Needless to say, Georgetown’s offense has its work cut out for it.

On the air | WGTN-AM, 1400

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | James Island

Carvers Bay (1-1) at Andrews (0-2)

When | 7 p.m.

The game | It’s official: Carvers Bay quarterback Da’Shaun Aiken is getting more and more comfortable with the position in his first year as the full-time starter. Aiken ran roughshod over St. John’s last week, accounting for 70 yards rushing and another 62 passing. And while those numbers may not seem overly impressive, that production accounted for four offensive scores. Aiken also had an interception return for a touchdown on defense late in the first half of that victory. So even without factoring in guys like running backs Devin Cuttino and Hikeem Hampton, Andrews has plenty to worry about Aiken alone.

Last year | Andrews 20, Carvers Bay 7

Favorite | Carvers Bay

Conway (1-2) at Socastee (3-0)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | After storming out of the gate against Georgetown to open the season, Conway’s offense has struggled dramatically in back-to-back losses against Northwestern and Rock Hill. Sure, those two squads are going to be at least in the conversation at the beginning of November. But that doesn’t mean the Tigers don’t have something to prove. Behind star quarterback Mykal Moody, receivers Malcolm Green and Bryan Edwards and the rest of the gang, Conway needs to get out of this funk. Add in the proficiency Socastee’s triple-option offense has displayed so far this year, and this may be the highest-scoring game on the Grand Strand this week.

On the air | WGTR-FM, 107.9; WSYN-FM, 103.1

Last year | Conway 23, Socastee 17

Favorite | Conway

Carolina Forest (1-2) at White Knoll (2-1)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | White Knoll has a pair of talented ball carriers in Quinn Jones and Lamar Ray. But the Timberwolves have another weapon at their disposal that could spell trouble for a Carolina Forest defense already dealing with problems. As Panthers’ starting middle linebacker Kyle Rice misses another game (broken left hand), White Knoll might be tempted to attack the middle of the field with Navy commitment Alex Brown. One of the state’s best tight ends could further help the Timberwolves expose a Carolina Forest defense that has given up 35 points per game through the first three weeks of the season.

On the air | WJXY-FM, 93.9

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | White Knoll

Green Sea-Floyds (1-2) at Loris (2-1)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | There’s little question that Loris is going to be a contender for a top-two spot in Region VIII-AA. The Lions have the defense to frustrate most opponents and an offense that will not make mistakes. Against a smaller and still-developing Green Sea-Floyds team, Loris should have no problem making this the lopsided finish it was a year ago. In that game, the Lions scored a season-high 52 points, and Friday may be the time to let first-year starting quarterback Mickel Soles try out some of the passing options his team will need to compete against some of the Lions’ region opponents.

On the air | WLSC-AM, 1240

Last year | Loris 52, Green Sea-Floyds 14

Favorite | Loris

Aynor (2-1) at Latta (1-2)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Jody Jenerette was prepared for running backs Hunter Windham, Damion Riggins and Ronique Smith to have big seasons. But even the Aynor coach couldn’t have imagined numbers like this. Through three weeks, Windham has already put up 387 yards and five touchdowns; Riggins has 249 (on just 25 carries) and a pair of scores; and Smith is at 202 and four touchdowns. Put it all together, and it’s of little shock that the Blue Jackets are averaging 39 points per game so far this year.

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Aynor

By Ian Guerin, For The Sun News

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