After stopping James Island to move to 8-0 for the first time since 1987, Hilton Head Island High School moved into a tie for seventh this week in Class 3-A in the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll.
The Seahawks (8-0, 2-0 Region 8-AAA), who are tied for seventh with Marlboro County, travel to play region foe Orangeburg-Wilkinson (6-1, 1-1) on Friday.
Beaufort High, which opened Region 8-AAAA play last Friday with a 35-27 win over country rival Bluffton, received votes in the Class 4-A rankings for the first time this season.
The Eagles (6-1, 1-0) travel to face Summerville this Friday.
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S.C. Prep Media Football Poll -- Week 8
1. Northwestern; 2. Byrnes; 3. Goose Creek; 4. Spring Valley; 5. Stratford; 6. York; 7. South Florence; 8. North Augusta; 9. Gaffney; 10. Dorman
Others receiving votes: Lexington, Summerville, White Knoll, Spartanburg, Hillcrest, Beaufort, South Pointe, Dutch Fork
1. Daniel; 2. Hanahan; 3. Socastee; 4. Hartsville; 5. Strom Thurmond; 6. Belton-Honea Path; T7. Hilton Head Island; T7. Marlboro County; 9. Crestwood; 10. Greer
Others receiving votes: North Myrtle Beach, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Brookland-Cayce
1. Fairfield Central; 2. Silver Bluff; 3. Dillon; 4. Woodland; 5. Newberry; 6. Chesnee; 7. Loris; 8. Batesburg-Leesville; 9. Timberland; 10. Central
Others receiving votes: Bishop England, Crescent, Ninety Six, Edisto
1. Christ Church; 2. St. Joseph's; 3. Hemingway; 4. Carvers Bay; 5. Lamar; 6. Allendale-Fairfax; 7. Williston-Elko; 8. Johnsonville; 9. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler; T10. Wagener-Salley; T10. Estill
Others receiving votes: Fox Creek
About the poll
The S.C. Prep Media Football Poll is conducted by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal with voting from Jordan Anders, Greenwood Index-Journal; Bob Castello, Greenville News; Chris Dearing, The State; Ian Guerin, Myrtle Beach Sun News; Mike McCombs, The Island Packet; Kevin Melton, Spartanburg Herald-Journal; Lou Bezjak, Florence Morning News, Adam Regan, Anderson Independent-Mail, Phil Bowman, Charleston Post and Courier; Bret McCormick, The Herald (Rock Hill) and Noah Feit, Aiken Standard.