Playoffs Previews & Picks: MB, CF eye deep road runs

mbfoot-14catchOne day you are undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the state; the next you are demoted to No. 3 in your own five-team region thanks to a one-point loss and a bizarre tiebreaker that will add a lot more mileage to a possible state championship run.

That’s the scenario that sends Myrtle Beach on the road for the first round of the Class 4A playoffs following their wild 56-55 loss to Marlboro County. Despite beating North Myrtle Beach 43-23 in the regular season, the Seahawks saw the Chiefs claim the top seed and region crown by virtue of fewest points allowed. Marlboro County then took the No. 2 seed via the head-to-head edge over Myrtle Beach, which settled for the third seed and a trip to AC Flora for Friday’s opening round.

Perhaps the last-second loss in the last game of the regular season will serve as a wake-up call for the Seahawks, who went relatively unchallenged over the last month of the season. But a win over Flora will set up a likely trip to state power Hartsville, and then a likely third-round road trip to Berkeley or a rematch with Marlboro County. Either way it’s going to be a tough road for the Seahawks, but they take the first step in the opener. … Myrtle Beach 28, AC Flora 24.

* Dreher at North Myrtle Beach: The Chiefs are coming off a school record nine wins in the regular season. Now they look to set another record for the deepest postseason run. This NMB squad is talented and coming together at the right time, and earning the top seed certainly didn’t hurt their plans for a deep postseason run. The opener is a great tune-up opportunity for the Chiefs. … North Myrtle Beach 38, Dreher 13.

* Goose Creek at Conway: The No. 2-seeded Tigers are peaking at the right time as they prepare to host the No. 5 seeded Gators. Since its Oct. 21 loss to Sumter in triple overtime, Conway has won three straight in increasingly impressive fashion. Conway QB Peyton Derrick has the offense firing on all cylinders, and the Tigers defense has come a long way. … Conway 31, Goose Creek 20.

* Carolina Forest at Summerville: The Panthers have dropped three in a row and are limping into the postseason, relying on an at-large bid just to make the playoffs. The Green Wave awaits their arrival, but the Panthers have played much better as visitors this season (5-1) than at home (1-3) and hope to make a deep run on the road. … Carolina Forest 24, Summerville 21.

Last week 2-3; overall 38-15

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