High School Football

Other Friday night games (September 14)

Georgetown (2-1) at Carvers Bay (2-1)

When | 7 p.m.

The game | There’s a great chance Georgetown quarterback Caleb Hughes is going to have a couple more monster games this season. However, a strong running game has made sure the team bounced back from an season-opening loss. That’s been the case the last two times out, as starting tailback Julian Lunsford has rushed for 176 and 143 yards against Andrews and James Island, respectively. Lunsford (80 carries, 403 yards) has topped the 400-yard mark for the season, and if he’s up over 500 yards after Friday, there’s a good chance Georgetown improves to 3-1.

On the air | WGTN-AM, 1400

Last year | Georgetown 42, Carvers Bay 18

Favorite | Georgetown

C.E. Murray (1-2) at Andrews (0-3)

When | 7 p.m.

The game | The Yellow Jackets are looking to end a four-game losing streak, and this may be the game to make that happen. Andrews has a team coming in that is lacking offensive consistency. Murray is averaging fewer than 12 points per game. Andrews hasn’t exactly been putting up points in bunches – coach Steve Blanchard’s team is scoring eight points per game – but this could be an opportunity for talented tailback Jaleel Filmore to have a breakout performance.

Last year | Andrews 31, C.E. Murray 0

Favorite | Andrews

Marlboro County (2-1) at Conway (1-3)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Conway’s offense hasn’t exactly been lighting anyone up during a three-game losing streak, and that could be a problem Friday against a tough Marlboro County defense. The Bulldogs shut out Chesterfield and Cheraw to open the season before losing a close one to Scotland County (N.C.). What’s more, Marlboro County has had two weeks to prepare for the Tigers and quarterback Mykal Moody. The name of the game for Conway, then, will be balance. If Moody, his receivers and tailbacks Tyreke Phillips and Jaquail Crosland are able to exhibit some offensive diversity, they will stand a much better chance.

On the air | WGTR-FM, 107.9

Last year | Conway 48, Marlboro County 14

Favorite | Conway

Cross (3-1) at St. James (1-2)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | When St. James put this game on the schedule last year, the Sharks thought they were getting a decent Class A program. The Trojans went 8-4 last year and even won a playoff game. Now, though, Cross has the looks of a team that could compete for its respective state championship. The Trojans are coming off a 16-8 victory over regular powerhouse Hemingway. The team’s only loss is to Class AA foe Timberland (another state title contender). Needless to say, this defense-heavy squad isn’t going to be intimidated playing up two classes.

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Cross

Mullins (1-3) at North Myrtle Beach (2-1)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | North Myrtle Beach quarterback Kendrick Furness (ankle) is expected back in the lineup this week after sitting out the team’s last game against West Brunswick. The Chiefs won the game, and then had their off-week last Friday night. That should be a good sign for a team trying to get to 3-1 after back-to-back winless seasons. What it boils down to again, however, is exactly what rising star tailback Delonzo Williams is able to do. The staff won’t want to put too much pressure on Furness, just a sophomore, and Williams is averaging better than 150 yards rushing per game.

On the air | WRNN-FM, 99.5; nmbchiefs.com

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | North Myrtle Beach

Socastee (4-0) at Lake View (2-1)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Lake View proved in Week 0 that it could come back late in the game when it used two quick scores in the final moments to upend Aynor. The Blue Jackets had put up a ton of points, yet Lake View took advantage of a couple of mistakes and won. And while Socastee’s defense has some holes, it’s apparent the Braves’ offense has the moxie to put the game out of reach early. The Braves’ offense should have the personnel to wear out Lake View and give Socastee a clean sweep in non-region play.

On the air | WSYN-FM, 103.1

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Socastee

Waccamaw (2-1) at Hannah-Pamplico (1-2)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Hannah-Pamplico is coming off the type of win that should have Waccamaw players a little worried. The Warriors, who have been prone to giving up big plays over the course of the last two seasons, will be facing a team that was pushed to a key victory over East Clarendon with a pair of huge plays from senior Ryan Mays. He scored on an 85-yard kickoff return and then an 85-yard rush Monday in a game that was supposed to be played last week. Playing twice in five days may hamper Hannah-Pamplico some, but Waccamaw needs to prove it can keep up.

Last year | Hannah-Pamplico 14, Waccamaw 8

Favorite | Hannah-Pamplico

By Ian Guerin, For The Sun News

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