Big night for small schools at wild CNB Kickoff Classic

Friday’s CNB Kickoff Classic proved to be a big night for smaller area schools in a surprisingly high-scoring football preseason scrimmage at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Grand Strand area teams from smaller classifications went 2-3 against the larger local schools, including the upset of the night in the opener of the five-game slate.

Class A Green Sea Floyds manhandled Class 5A Socastee 28-13. After falling behind 6-0 early, the Trojans scored 28 unanswered points to raise preseason hopes in Duford.

The second contest nearly saw another David-vs.-Goliath upset as Class A Conway held on for a 7-6 victory over Class 3A he Lions, who lost on a failed 2-point conversion attempt.

Things began to swing back to the big schools the rest of the way as Carolina Forest rolled to a 35-14 victory over Aynor. The Panthers led 35-0 before giving up a couple of late scores.

Class 4A North Myrtle Beach flexed its muscle against Class 3A Waccamaw, scoring a 41-14 victory. The Chiefs, who went 12-1 last season, showed they will be a force again in 2018.

The nightcap saw Class 4A Myrtle Beach cruise to a28-7 victory over Class 5A St. James.Myrtle Beach junior quarterback and South Carolina commit Luke Doty threw four touchdown passes to lead the Seahawks.

Week 0 gets under way next week, beginning with an early contest between North Myrtle Beach and host Conway on Thursday.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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