Thursday Night Lights? MB tops local teams in TV time

Thursday Night Lights? It might not have the same ring to it as the traditional Friday version, but the date change means playing under the bright TV lights for several Grand Strand area high school football teams.

Local station WWMB (CW 21) will give gridiron teams the opportunity to play football in prime time by airing contests on six consecutive Thursday evenings this season. All games are set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Myrtle Beach High will play four of its games on Thursday nights this season, including its Aug. 31 home opener against West Florence. The game will be the Seahawks’ first in the renovated Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

The Seahawks have three games against intra-county rivals – at Carolina Forest on Sept. 14, at home against Conway in the “Battle of the Victory Bell” series on Sept. 21, and at North Myrtle Beach in a key Region 7-4A clash on Sept. 28.

The other two games involve teams from the Pee Dee region – Hartsville at South Florence on Aug. 24, and Marlboro County at Darlington on Sept. 7.

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