Week 3 Previews & Picks: Socastee-MB a tight rivalry

socfoot-5runNo rivalry on the Grand Strand has produced the level of drama in recent years as Socastee-Myrtle Beach. Although the Seahawks have won the last two meetings, the margins of victory have come by a combined three points.

Last year 34-32 thriller should serve as a reminder for the No. 2 Seahawks (3-0) not to get overconfident when they run into their neighborhood nemesis. Although the Braves (1-1) defense is giving up 41 points per game and the Seahawks are scoring at a 37-point clip, those stats seem to mean little when these two teams square off.

The determining matchup in this one will be the much-improved Myrtle Beach defense, allowing only 13 points per game, against Socastee’s high-powered offense, scoring 42 per outing. Defensive bookends Daniel Mitchell and Sean McGonigal will be tough against the Hunter Illing-led option. On the other side of the ball, look for running back Jermani Green to have a breakout game. … Myrtle Beach 42, Socastee 20.

* North Myrtle Beach at Carvers Bay: The Chiefs (3-0) face a tough road test against the Bears (2-1), who are coming off big wins over Georgetown and Waccamaw. North Myrtle Beach appears to be for real this season after finally cutting down on the costly turnovers and penalties that have plagued them in recent seasons. That will be the key to surviving a trip to the Bay. … North Myrtle Beach 27, Carvers Bay 22.

* Carolina Forest at Hoggard (NC): The Panthers (2-0) make their second trip over the state line this season, hopefully with the same results. Their season-opening win over Fairmont (NC) showed that this is a different pack of Panthers this year – a much-improved defensive unit and an even more explosive offense. Averaging more than 200 rushing yards per game, Dyverse Simmons continues to be the workhorse, but quarterback Matt Beale has plenty of other weapons if and when an opponent shuts him down. The Vikings (1-2) won’t be the ones. … Carolina Forest 34, Hoggard 17.

* Conway at Hartsville: The Tigers (2-1) are much improved on defense, and they will need a huge effort on that side of the ball to have a chance against the Red Foxes (3-0), who are coming off back-to-back 61-point performances. Conway has the offense to put up some up some big numbers too but it will be hard to keep pace with the elusive Foxes in their home den at Kellytown Stadium. … Hartsville 42, Conway 28.

* Lake City at St. James: The Sharks (0-3) have had a rough start, and the schedule doesn’t get any easier against the visiting Panthers (2-1). After a season-opening loss to state power Hartsville, Lake City won their next two by a combined score of 86-19. That’s bad news for the Sharks, who gave up 42 to Carolina Forest last week while being shut out. They will need to find the endzone to have a chance against these Panthers. … Lake City 34, St. James 13.

Last week 4-0; Overall 12-4

Photo by Joel Beachum

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat Braves

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat BravesSt. James traveled to Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday to [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyballThe reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High [more]

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former school

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former schoolMyrtle Beach football player J.J. Jones has been cleared to [more]

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loopDespite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of [more]

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Chants capture historic victory over JayhawksCoastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power [more]

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry [more]

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports scheduleHurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the [more]

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup titleCoach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his [more]

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way [more]

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openersTommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised [more]

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootoutWilliam Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross [more]

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-matchThe Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing [more]

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by WarriorsThe Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border [more]

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World AmBeautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th [more]

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champs

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champsTwo Coast FA boys teams returned home as champions from [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff ClassicTwo blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the [more]

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outingFive Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over [more]

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Hemingway follows family, teammates to GamecocksSix minutes after his youngest child had announced his college [more]

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country season

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country seasonBuilding on the success of the track and field season, [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach