High School Football

Other Friday night games (September 21)

Carolina Forest (1-4) at Beaufort (2-2)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Like Carolina Forest, Beaufort has also stepped up its non-region scheduling in an attempt to propel its playoff hopes. The Eagles have played three Class AAAA foes (and an out-of-state team), and have fared slightly better than the Panthers. Part of that has to do with a high-powered running game. Beaufort uses a two-back split and primary tailback JaClay Mixon ran for 225 yards in a loss last week to Cane Bay. Those kinds of numbers could spell trouble for Carolina Forest, a team that struggles against the run.

On the air | WHSC-FM, 101.9; WIQB-AM, 1050

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Beaufort

North Myrtle Beach (3-1) at Green Sea-Floyds (1-3)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | North Myrtle Beach quarterback Kendrick Furness (353 yards passing, 112 rushing, six total touchdowns) is just fine. After sitting out a week as a precaution, Furness (ankle) returned to form last Friday in a blowout victory over Mullins. He threw for 233 yards and rushed for another 36 in the win. Friday night, against a team that has given up 69 points in its last two games, the Chiefs should have little problem getting that offense going. The only question may be how long Furness plays, given North Myrtle Beach has a big game against Socastee in just one week.

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

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | North Myrtle Beach

Loris (3-1) at Georgetown (2-2)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Georgetown’s “coach on the field” is going to play a huge role in yet another hotly contested non-region game. Quarterback Caleb Hughes may not throw a whole lot in this game, but coach Bradley Adams has given him the trust to make split decisions at the line of scrimmage. He’ll have plenty to make Friday night against Loris. The Lions’ defensive schemes can be confusing to offenses, and it’s a key in Loris allowing fewer than eight points per game so far in 2012.

On the air | WLSC-AM, 1240; WGTN-AM, 1400

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Loris

Carvers Bay (3-1) at St. James (1-3)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Carvers Bay coach Nate Thompson said last week that his team won because it made “fewer mistakes” than Georgetown. It’s a line we’ve heard from St. James coach Mark Fischer, too. Both teams have worked to blend personnel and scheme. However, so far, the transition seems to be working a little better down in Hemingway. The Bears rebounded from a Week 1 loss to Johnsonville to win three straight. Meanwhile, the Sharks seem to still be one or two steps away from earning a big win.

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Carvers Bay

Hannah-Pamplico (1-3) at Aynor (3-1)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | In one week, Aynor is going to have a home game against the best team in Class AA when Dillon comes to town. But that’s not until next week. Aynor has just one more non-region game before the real stuff begins. And given the Class AA playoff format, a game like Friday night’s could be more impactful than next week’s against the Wildcats. The Blue Jackets can’t afford to let the winnable games slip away, given that playoff seeding is already on the line.

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Aynor

Waccamaw (3-1) at Timmonsville (3-1)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Timmonsville is coming off a bit of an emotional high, as coach Bill Tate last week became one of five coaches in state history to win 300 career games. In doing so, the Whirlwinds beat up on Creek Bridge (60-0) without attempting a pass. There may not be much throwing again this week, but for different reasons. Waccamaw’s Jalen Simmons (582 rushing yards, seven TDs) is getting stronger as the year goes on. Last week at Hannah-Pamplico, he tallied 237 yards. If he gets going Friday night, Waccamaw could have its most impressive win to date this year.

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Timmonsville

Andrews (1-3) at Stall (1-3)

When | 7:30 p.m.

The game | Stall is showing that it is prone to giving up yards and points. The Warriors, a Class AAA program, have allowed 82 points combined the last two times out to St. John’s and Military Magnet, a pair of Class A schools. On top of that, the Andrews offense finally looked like it was starting to click last week after opening the season with three straight losses. The Yellow Jackets ran all over C.E. Murray. Tailback Jaleel Filmore and quarterback Ethan Wright combined to run for 329 yards and four scores. Wright also threw for one.

Last year | Did not play

Favorite | Andrews

By Ian Guerin, For The Sun News

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