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Socastee drops comeback defeat to West Brunswick

Socastee saw a two-touchdown advantage turn into a two-TD deficit during a 15-minute stretch in the middle of the game to suffer a 36-29 defeat at West Brunswick (NC) in Friday’s season opener. The Braves (0-1) built an early 22-7 lead over the Trojans (1-0) behind a strong offensive start, including a 96-yard touchdown drive to open the contest. Seth McKinney threw a pair of TD passes –... 

Hemingway helps Loris hold off pesky St. James

The St. James football team had a good game plan going into Friday night’s season opener at Loris. Unfortunately for the Sharks, they didn’t have an answer for Waderek Hemingway. Hemingway scored three touchdowns, including an 80-yard punt return just before halftime that allowed the Lions to break the game open and go on to a 33-21 victory over the visiting Sharks. Following the first... 

Chiefs shock Tigers with last-second touchdown

The first game of the high school football season may turn out to be one of the most exciting. North Myrtle Beach’s Naseem Harrison scored the game-winning touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Cason McClendon with 3 seconds left in the game to give the Chiefs a 16-14 victory over host Conway in The Backyard on Thursday night. The Chiefs erased a double-digit deficit in the second half behind... 

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 1 Seahawks seek titles

Myrtle Beach football coach Mickey Wilson isn’t normally one for hyperbole, but one glance at his team’s treacherous path to a league or state title in the newly reformed Region 6-4A and he couldn’t help himself. “Now our region is like the SEC,” said Wilson, comparing the new-look Region 6-4A to the top college football conference in the country. “Hartsville,... 

Weatherwax looks to build on CF program’s progress

Jackson Weatherwax grew up playing football at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, battling future Seahawks at the Myrtle Beach complex. He always heard about how great Myrtle Beach High School’s team was, and the school’s history of winning state titles. But he was from Carolina Forest, a place without that tradition. “That’s pretty much how it was,” he said. “Until coach [Marc] Morris... 

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 2 Chiefs set for encore

In his first year as head football coach at North Myrtle Beach, Matt Reel set all kinds of school records – first undefeated regular season, first outright region title, highest-ever No. 2 state ranking. Now comes the hard part – the encore. Despite raising the bar with a school-best 12-1 campaign in his inaugural season, Reel and the Chiefs appear more than ready for the challenge... 

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 3 Panthers growing up

Editor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is previewing the six SCHSL football teams in our coverage area by ranking them in our preseason Pick 6 Poll. One team will be revealed each day before the season officially begins. Pick up the full football preview in this week’s My Horry News family of newspapers. Of the 126 kids in Carolina Forest High School’s football program, just... 

Week 0 Preview and Picks: Chiefs-Tigers open season

All summer long Grand Strand residents have put up with the suffocating heat, the swarming tourists, the immobile traffic and the insatiable mosquitoes. One of the first signs that we can start transitioning into fall mode is the kickoff of the high school football season. Week 0 opens the 2018 season Thursday night with a big intra-county showdown between reigning region champions North Myrtle... 

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 4 Tigers try rebuilding

Editor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is previewing the six SCHSL football teams in our coverage area by ranking them in our preseason Pick 6 Poll. One team will be revealed each day before the season officially begins. Pick up the full football preview in this week’s My Horry News family of newspapers. The Conway Tigers will look a lot different in 2018. In addition to losing... 

CF grad Beale follows in Keane’s footsteps to CCU

Matt Beale always rooted for Tyler Keane. As a middle school kid, Beale first watched Keane quarterback the Seahawks of Myrtle Beach High School. Then Beale went to Keane’s games at Coastal Carolina University. Now he has a chance to follow in Keane’s path. “I kind of want to use him as an example for me,” said Beale, a quarterback who graduated from Carolina Forest High School last year... 
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