HSFB 2023: S.C. Prep Football Media Poll (Sept. 4, 2023)

One Lowco team cracked the top 5 and another is just outside the top 5 in this week’s S.C. Prep Football Media Poll.

Hampton County jumped up to No. 5 in Class 2A after a thrilling 27-24 win over Emerald in the Hurricanes’ home opener. The ‘Canes (3-0) are back at home Friday against C.A. Johnson.

Whale Branch climbed three spots into a tie for sixth with Region 7-1A rival Bamberg-Ehrhardt after the Warriors pulled away in the second half for a 44-18 win at Ridgeland. Whale Branch (2-0) hosts Baptist Hill on Friday.

Beaufort (1-2) received votes but did not crack the top 10 in Class 3A after the Eagles rallied for their first win, 20-17 at Hilton Head High, after opening with two losses to Class 5A opponents.

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(1st place votes)
RecordPvsLast WeekThis Week
1Summerville (17)2-01W 62-27 vs. Berkeleyat Wando
2Gaffney (2)2-12W 27-21 vs. South Pointeat Mallard Creek (NC)
3Sumter (1)3-04W 50-15 at Goose Creekvs. Crestwood
4Lexington3-07W 25-24 at Stratfordat Blythewood
5Hillcrest3-08W 24-7 at Clovervs. Boiling Springs
6Spartanburg (1)2-16W 14-13 vs. Broomevs. Grayson (GA)
7Byrnes2-19W 37-14 vs. Greenvilleat Greer
8Fort Dorchester1-13L 0-41 at Grayson (GA)Idle
9TL Hanna (1)2-15L 30-42 at Westsideat J.L. Mann
10JL Mann3-0RVW 40-0 at Woodruffvs. T.L. Hanna
RVDutch Fork0-310L 17-20 vs. Houghvs. Stratford
RVAshley Ridge2-0RVW 33-25 at ConwayIdle
RVBoiling Springs2-1NRW 29-7 at Chapmanat Hillcrest
RVWhite Knoll2-0NRW 42-15 at Colleton Co.vs. Westwood
RVBlythewood2-1NRW 30-20 at Westwoodvs. Lexington
RVCane Bay2-1NRW 19-14 at West AshleyIdle
NRRiver Bluff2-1RVL 0-42 at Irmovs. South Aiken
NRDorman1-2RVL 7-10 at GreenwoodIdle
NRWest Ashley2-1RVL 14-19 vs. Cane Bayat Berkeley


(1st place votes)
RecordPvsLast WeekThis Week
1South Florence (17)3-01W 61-0 vs. Orangeburg-Wilkinsonat Carolina Forest
2Hartsville (1)3-04W 55-21 vs. Camdenat Dillon
3Northwestern (1)1-13Idlevs. Nation Ford
4South Pointe (1)2-12L 21-27 at Gaffneyvs. Chester
5James Island3-06W 64-0 vs. First Baptistat Bishop England
6Irmo3-07W 42-0 vs. River BluffIdle
7Greenwood2-19W 10-7 vs. Dormanvs. North Augusta
8West Florence2-18W 49-27 at Socasteevs. Dreher
9AC Flora1-110Idlevs. Brookland-Cayce
10Midand Valley3-0RVW 21-7 at Silver Bluffvs. Harlem (GA)
RVGreenville1-25L 14-37 at Byrnesvs. Mauldin
RVWestside1-1RVW 42-30 vs. T.L. Hannaat Abbeville
RVLucy Beckham2-0RVIdleat Hanahan
RVYork2-0RVW 38-14 vs. Union Co.at Clover
RVRidge View2-1RVW 47-6 vs. Lower Richlandvs. Spring Valley
NRCatawba Ridge1-2RVL 13-17 at Nation Fordat Ardrey Kell
NRNorth Augusta2-1RVW 27-17 at Lakesideat Greenwood
NRIndian Land2-1RVW 27-26 vs. Palisades (NC)at Fort Mill


(1st place votes)
RecordPvsLast WeekThis Week
1Dillon (16)2-01W 31-13 vs. Wilsonvs. Hartsville
2Daniel (1)2-02Idleat Hart Co.
3Clinton (2)3-03W 42-7 vs. Newberryvs. Aiken
4Chester3-0T5W 24-0 at Fairfield Centralat South Pointe
5Belton Honea Path2-07W 49-21 at Laurensvs. Woodruff
6Gilbert2-08W 49-35 at South Aikenat Pelion
7Camden2-14L 21-55 at Hartsvilleat Gray Collegiate
8Chapman (4)2-1T5L 7-29 at Boiling Springsvs. Laurens
9Brookland-Cayce2-010Idleat A.C. Flora
10Broome2-19L 13-14 at Spartanburgat Union Co.
RVManning2-0RVW 26-6 at East Clarendonat Lake Marion
RVCrestwood2-1RVW 49-7 vs. Andrew Jacksonat Sumter
RVSeneca2-1RVL 30-48 at Wrenat St. Joseph’s Catholic
RVPhilip Simmons3-0RVW 48-14 at Georgetownat Timberland
RVBeaufort1-2RVW 20-17 at Hilton Headat Goose Creek
RVPendleton2-0RVIdlevs. Powdersville
RVPowdersville1-2RVW 41-32 vs. Mauldinat Pendleton
RVCrescent3-0NRW 31-13 at Fountain InnIdle

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(1st place votes)
RecordPvsLast WeekThis Week
1Abbeville (15)3-01W 22-21 at Southside Christianvs. Westside
2Gray Collegiate (5)3-02W 52-14 at Hammondvs. Camden
3Oceanside Collegiate2-14W 14-13 at Carolina Forestvs. Marlboro Co.
4Marion3-06W 34-7 at Centralvs. Hemingway
5Hampton Co.3-07W 27-24 vs. Emeraldvs. C.A. Johnson
6Saluda3-08W 25-0 vs. Ninety-Sixvs. Emerald
7Fairfield Central2-13L 0-24 at Chestervs. Lancaster
8Silver Bluff2-15L 7-21 vs. Midland ValleyIdle
9Strom Thurmond2-19W 48-12 vs. AikenIdle
10Woodland1-0T10Idlevs. St. John’s
RVNinety-Six2-1RVL 0-25 at Saludavs. Mid-Carolina
RVChesnee2-1NRW 20-10 at Walhallavs. R-S Central (NC)
RVTimberland0-3NRL 18-22 at Crossvs. Philip Simmons
NRAndrew Jackson0-2T10L 7-49 at Crestwoodvs. Lamar
NRLandrum1-1RVL 6-34 at St. Joseph’s Catholicvs. Polk Co.
NRNewberry1-1RVL 7-42 at Clintonvs. Chapin
NRBarnwell1-2RVL 7-17 vs. Bamberg-Ehrhardtvs. Orangeburg-Wilkinson


(1st place votes)
RecordPvsLast WeekThis Week
1Lewisville (11)2-11W 58-0 at Chesterfieldvs. Blacksburg
2Christ Church (5)2-12W 27-26 at Asheville Schoolvs. Riverside
3St. Joseph’s (4)3-03W 34-6 vs. Landrumvs. Seneca
4Denmark-Olar3-04W 24-6 at St. John’sat Allendale-Fairfax
5Calhoun Co.3-06W 41-26 vs. Battery Creekvs. Burke
T6Bamberg-Ehrhardt2-17W 17-7 at Barnwellvs. Blackville-Hilda
T6Whale Branch3-09W 44-18 at RidgelandIdle
8Lamar1-25L 2-10 at Airportat Andrew Jackson
9Southside Christian0-28L 21-22 vs. AbbevilleIdle
10Blackville-Hilda3-0RVW 39-0 vs. Allendale-Fairfaxat Bamberg-Ehrhardt
RVLatta3-0RVW 28-7 at McBeeat Lee Central
RVLake View1-110Idlevs. Chesterfield
RVJohnsonville1-1RVIdlevs. Waccamaw
RVWagener-Salley2-0RVW 26-20 at Lake Marionvs. Swansea
RVHunter-Kinard-Tyler2-0RVIdleat Military Magnet
RVHannah-Pamplico2-1RVL 14-41 vs. Cherawat Andrews
RVCross1-1RVvs. Timberlandat Scott’s Branch
NRBlacksburg2-1NRW 59-46 at Cherryvilleat Lewisville
NRC.A. Johnson2-1NRW 24-20 at North Centralat Hampton Co.

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