PREP FOOTBALL

No movement in 5A football poll; Sumter still No. 8

BY DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 9/12/18

Sumter High School remained at No. 8 in the 5A classification in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday.

And not only did the Gamecocks hold their spot in the poll, so did each of the other nine teams as there was no …

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PREP FOOTBALL

No movement in 5A football poll; Sumter still No. 8

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Sumter High School remained at No. 8 in the 5A classification in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday.

And not only did the Gamecocks hold their spot in the poll, so did each of the other nine teams as there was no movement.

Dutch Fork remains a unanimous No. 1 followed by Dorman, Gaffney, Fort Dorchester, T.L. Hanna, Hillcrest, Berkeley, Sumter, Byrnes and Summerville.

Sumter is 4-0 after beating Lakewood 49-7. The Gamecocks were scheduled to travel to Rock Hill to face Northwestern on Friday, but the game was postponed due to the threat of Hurricane Florence.

Sumter is set to play Bluffton for homecoming on Sept. 21.

Sumter is the only one of the seven local SCHSL schools to receive votes this week.

The top of the other four polls had teams that got all of the first-place votes as well. Hartsville remains No. 1 in 4A, Dillon in 3A Abbeville in 2A and Lamar in 1A.

There was a bit of shuffling in the top five in 4A. South Pointe and Myrtle Beach remained second and third, respectively, but Greer and North Myrtle Beach both moved up a spot after former No. 4 Belton-Honea Path lost to Blythewood.

Also, Marlboro County moved into the poll at 10, replacing North Augusta.

In 3A, Chapman took sole possession of second after sharing it with Chester last week. Chester is third while Gilbert and Woodruff remain fourth and fifth, respectively.

The 2A poll has the same 10 teams with only one switch. Hannah-Pamplico moved to No. 8, switching spots with Whale Branch.

Barnwell is No. 2 behind Abbeville followed by Carvers Bay, Bamberg-Ehrhardt and Saluda rounding out the top five.

As is normally the case, the 1A poll shifted a bit below No. 1 Lamar. No. 2 Wagener-Salley and No.3 Lake View switched spots, while Dixie jumped from sixth to fourth. Ridge Spring-Monetta held at No. 5.