The high school football scene at Grand Strand has never felt so normal this season.
For the first time in 2021, all 13 Horry County Schools and Georgetown County School District college football teams will hit the field when week 5 begins on September 24th.
In Georgetown County, Waccamaw will attempt to play 2-0 in Region 7-AAA if it travels to Loris. The Warriors defeated Georgetown, 28-12, in their region opener last week. Georgetown will try to regroup when it travels to Chesterfield.
Andrews finally started his season in Week 4 after plaguing the Yellow Jackets with a 26-20 win over Mullins in the first few weeks of the season due to COVID-19-related cancellations to open Region 7-AA game. Andrews, now No. 8 in Class AA, will be traveling to Kingstree in Week 5.
Carvers Bay hit the field for the first time since Week 0 in Week 4 when it fell to Marion and beat Scott’s Branch, 40-16, in its Region 4-A opener. The Bears will be welcomed to Big Bear Stadium in East Clarendon Week 5 as they try to play 2-0 in the region.
In Horry County, Loris is trying to recover from a 47-13 loss to Dillon, who opened its Region 7 AAA slate when it hosted Waccamaw. Aynor will open the Region 7 AAA game when it hosts Dillon, who ranks No. 2 on the AAA leaderboard, for the AAA’s biggest game in week 5, a 43-6 drubing from then-no. 10 (A) Hannah-Pamplico on September 17th.
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In Region 6-AAAA, Myrtle Beach, which ranks # 2 on the AAAA, will have Fort Dorchester, which is # 2 on the AAAAA, in one of South Carolina’s biggest games in week 5, and will have a 76-0 blowout of Week 5 Darlington in week 4. Meanwhile, North Myrtle Beach, which fell to Hartsville in its regional opener in week 4, will move to South Florence in seventh place on September 24th. The Chiefs fell from 6th place in the AAAA after losing to not be ranked.
In Region 6-AAAA, where only one of the four Horry County teams was on duty in Week 4, all four teams will play in Week 5.
Carolina Forest, which was down on week 4 due to COVID-19 exposures, will host Conway. The Tigers finally started their season on September 17 after a long quarantine when they fell in their region’s opener against Sumter, 34-7.
Socastee couldn’t find a game in week 4 after Carolina Forest announced it would be out the day before the game with the Braves, and Socastee will now host Whiteville (NC) on September 24th. St. James was on their program in week 4 due to three or more positive COVID-19 tests, so the game with Sumter was postponed for one week to week 5.
Green Sea Floyds, who have not played Region 5-A this season, will host West Columbus (NC) in Week 5 after narrowly defeating South Columbus (NC), 14-13, at home on September 17 became.