HSFB: Local Teams Recognized In Preseason Polls

One area team will open the high school football season ranked in the top 10, while two more received top-10 votes in the initial S.C. Prep Football Media Poll of the season.

May River checked in at No. 6 in the Class 3A rankings, while Bluffton (4A) and Whale Branch (2A) received votes. The poll is voted on by members of the media throughout the state who regularly cover high school football.

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Class 5A
1. Dutch Fork (12)
2. Gaffney
3. Fort Dorchester
4. Byrnes
5. Dorman
6. T.L.Hanna
7. Sumter
8. Blythewood
9. River Bluff
10. Greenwood
Others receiving votes: West Florence, Carolina Forest, Summerville, Berkeley, Conway, Boiling Springs

Class 4A
1. Myrtle Beach (12)
2. Greer
3. Hartsville
4. Daniel
5. Ridge View
6. North Myrtle Beach 
7. South Pointe 
8. North Augusta 
9. Belton Honea Path
10. Wilson
Others receiving votes: Westwood, Bluffton, Wren, York, Brookland-Cayce, Greenville, Marlboro County, Eastside 

Class 3A
1. Chester (8)
2. Dillon (3)
3. Chapman (1)
4. Union County 
5. Strom Thurmond
6. May River 
7. Fairfield Central
8. Wade Hampton (H)
9. Camden
10. Woodruff 
Others receiving votes: Newberry, Gilbert, Pendleton, Hanahan, Southside, Aynor, Cheraw, Broome, Manning

1. Abbeville (12)
2. Barnwell
3. Timberland
4. (tie) Gray Collegiate, Southside Christian
6. Bamberg-Ehrhardt
7. Carvers Bay
8. Oceanside Collegiate
9. Saluda
10. Hannah-Pamplico
Others receiving votes: Pageland Central, Cheraw, Woodland, Ninety-Six, North Central, Mullins, Whale Branch, Lee Central, Fox Creek, Blacksburg

1. Lamar (3)
2. Green Sea Floyds (8)
3. Wagener-Salley (1)
4. Lake View
5. Baptist Hill
6. Hemingway
7. Ridge Spring-Monetta
8. Dixe
9. (tie) Blackville-HIlda, McBee
Others receiving votes: Williston-Elko, McCormick, C.E. Murray, Bethune-Bowman, Great Falls, St. John’s, Cross, Whitmire. 

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