Week 3 Previews & Picks: Conway faces first big test

mbfoot-14stiffConway has been impressive in getting off to a 3-0 start, but Friday night we get to find out exactly how good the Tigers are. Also-undefeated Hartsville comes to The Backyard for a huge non-region matchup, and that’s just the start of a tough stretch September stretch against Marlboro County and Myrtle Beach.

All the talk is about Conway’s offensive weapons – receivers Bryan Edwards and Juwon Moody, running back Jah’Maine Martin and quarterback Peyton Derrick – but the Tigers defense has been the biggest surprise this season. The offense has put up 98 points in the last two games, but a late meaningless touchdown by Socastee was the lone score they have given up in that span. The Red Foxes are also so loaded so look for a close one. … Conway 27, Hartsville 22.

* Myrtle Beach at Socastee: The Seahawks (1-1) seemed to finally hit their stride midway through last week’s win over West Florence. The Braves (0-3) are still looking for some momentum following a tough loss and some key injuries in a loss to Conway. … Myrtle Beach 34, Socastee 13.

* North Myrtle Beach at Carolina Forest: The Chiefs (2-1) have posted back-to-back wins following a season-opening loss to Dillon U. The Panthers (2-1) also looked impressive in last week’s win over St. James. This game should determine which team is the top turnaround story of the season. … Carolina Forest 24, North Myrtle Beach 21.

* Trinity-Byrnes at Christian Academy: The Saints are still looking for their first win of the season but it will be tough to find against this SCISA power. … Trinity-Byrnes 35, CAMB 14.

Last week 5-0, Overal 12-4

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