High School Football

Bluffton slides, Whale Branch enters final high school football poll of season

info@islandpacket.comNovember 7, 2012 

Bluffton High School dropped two spots, while Whale Branch made its first appearance of the season this week in the final S.C. Prep Football Media Poll, conducted by The (Columbia) State.

The Bobcats (10-1) dropped from No. 4 to No. 6 in the Class 4-A poll after falling 31-22 to Summerville in their regular-season finale Friday night.

Whale Branch (7-3) upset Allendale-Fairfax (9-1), 32-22, on the road in the first round of the Class 1-A playoffs and enters the poll at No. 9.

Goose Creek, Hartsville, Silver Bluff and Christ Church are the top-ranked teams in Class 4-A, 3-A, Class 2-A and Class 1-A, respectively.

The S.C. Prep Media Football Poll

Class 4-A: 1. Goose Creek, 2. Greenwood, 3. Byrnes, 4. South Pointe, 5. Northwestern, 6. Bluffton, 7. Wando, 8. (tie) York, 8. (tie) Stratford, 10. Dorman.

Class 3-A: 1. Hartsville, 2. Socastee, 3. Daniel, 4. Strom Thurmond, 5. Myrtle Beach, 6. Hanahan, 7. Swansea, 8. AC Flora, 9. Greer, 10. Belton-Honea Path.

Class 2-A: 1. Silver Bluff, 2. Dillon, 3. Bishop England, 4. Timberland, 5. Chesnee, 6. Abbeville, 7. Central, 8. Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 9. Fairfield Central, 10. Woodland.

Class 1-A: 1. Christ Church, 2. Johnsonville, 3. Lamar, 4. McCormick, 5. Allendale-Fairfax, 6. Cross, 7. Timmonsville, 8. Lewisville, 9. Whale Branch, 10. Carvers Bay.

About the poll: The S.C. Prep Media Football Poll is conducted by The (Columbia) State with voting from Scott Chancey, Greenwood Index-Journal; Bob Castello, Greenville News; Chris Dearing, The State; Ian Guerin, Myrtle Beach Sun News; Mike McCombs, The Island Packet/The Beaufort Gazette; Kevin Melton, Spartanburg Herald-Journal; Akilah Nelson, The State, and Adam Regan, Anderson Independent-Mail.

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