Week 7 Previews & Picks: Tigers go back to old digs

confoot-hillIt’s only fitting that Conway moved Friday night’s game to Coastal Carolina’s Brooks Stadium. Amid a breakthrough season, the Tigers will return to their former off-campus home where the program enjoyed its heyday.

After heavy rains made it look like The Backyard had installed an outdoor pool earlier this week, Conway opted to relocate its game against West Florence to a place once known as The Graveyard. Conway played its home games on the old CCU soccer field, which earned its eerie nickname from the graveyard located directly across Highway 544.

Although the new Brooks Stadium is best known as the home of the No. 1-ranked Chanticleers and their trademark Teal Turf, the Tigers had a run of three straight state championship games appearances in their final few years at The Graveyard. When Coastal added football in 2003, the Tigers reached their last state title game in their first season playing on their new on-campus stadium.

With a 5-1 start coming on the heels of back-to-back 2-9 seasons, the Tigers open Region 6-4A play in true throwback fashion against West Florence (1-5), which has dropped five straight. The Tigers have the chance to avenge last year’s tough loss and establish themselves as a region fron-trunner with a win over the Knights on familiar terra firma. … Conway 34, West Florence 17.

* Carolina Forest at Socastee: The only local game unaffected by the flooding features the rival Braves (1-5) and Panthers (3-3) meeting in their region openers. Both teams are coming off much-needed bye weeks following physical defeats in Week 5, but Carolina Forest appears to have the edge in depth and talent this season. … Carolina Forest 27, Socastee 13.

* Myrtle Beach at Lake City: This Region 7-3A showdown has been moved to noon Saturday, and the Seahawks (3-3 overall, 1-0 region) hope to keep their momentum rolling following last week’s win over Wilson. Myrtle Beach finally got its passing game off the ground and the defense and special teams made some big plays to help the cause. The Seahawks are still the team to beat for the region crown. … Myrtle Beach 31, Lake City 17.

* St. James at Wilson: This showdown between the Sharks (3-3, 0-1) and Tigers (3-3, 0-1) was moved to Saturday at 2 p.m. While its hard to call any Week 7 game a must-win, the loser of this one will face an uphill battle in this tough region while the victor stays in the thick of the race. The Sharks need a big game to put themselves in good position to end its playoff drought. … St. James 24, Wilson 21.

* North Myrtle Beach at Georgetown: The kickoff for this one is still up in the air as the Chiefs (4-2, 1-0) and Bulldogs (5-1, 1-0) await this pivotal region clash. Georgetown has won five straight and North Myrtle Beach also seems to be hitting its stride at the right time coming into what should be a physical, hard-fought affair. … North Myrtle Beach 20, Georgetown 17.

Last week 3-1; Overall 25-10

Photo by Chuck Silvey

Sharks shake away playoff jitters to dominate opener

Sharks shake away playoff jitters to dominate openerTwo errors, two wild pitches and two runs. And that was [more]

Baseball playoff success requires road toughness

Baseball playoff success requires road toughnessJoey Worley has been around just long enough to start [more]

Chants split wild twinbill, visit Tar Heels on Tuesday

Chants split wild twinbill, visit Tar Heels on TuesdayCoastal Carolina baseball split Saturday’s Sun Belt Conference doubleheader with [more]

Monday After The Masters celebrates 25th anniversary

Monday After The Masters celebrates 25th anniversaryThe team led by former NFL player Jimbo Covert and [more]

Green follows his hoops dream to South Carolina

Green follows his hoops dream to South CarolinaChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball standout Mike Green [more]

Chants top Jags in series, visit Wolfpack Wednesday

Chants top Jags in series, visit Wolfpack WednesdayNo. 19 Coastal Carolina baseball got a strong start on [more]

Chadwell likes energy in Coastal's Spring Game

Chadwell likes energy in Coastal's Spring GameThe Coastal Carolina football team concluded its 2019 spring schedule [more]

Lerud brings fresh face, new attitude to Pelicans

Lerud brings fresh face, new attitude to PelicansGrand Strand baseball fans will notice a few changes when [more]

Sharks sink their teeth into inside track for region title

Sharks sink their teeth into inside track for region titleThe first batter of the game not only reached base [more]

CAC swimmers score wins at Lower Palmetto meet

CAC swimmers score wins at Lower Palmetto meetCarolina Aquatics (CA) hosted the 2019 Lower Palmetto Championship Meet [more]

Chants split with Wolves; Gilmore gets 1,200th win

Chants split with Wolves; Gilmore gets 1,200th winCoastal Carolina baseball head coach Gary Gilmore recorded his 1,200th [more]

Home runs doom Chants in round 1 with Red Wolves

Home runs doom Chants in round 1 with Red WolvesNo. 10 Coastal Carolina was held to a season-low two [more]

Seahawks ride defense to Soccer at the Beach final

Seahawks ride defense to Soccer at the Beach finalDespite being shorthanded, the Myrtle Beach High boys and girls [more]

Chants' season shut down by Demons in CBI semis

Chants' season shut down by Demons in CBI semisZac Cuthbertson led four Chanticleers in double-digits with 21 points, [more]

Coastal's hot bats salvage series split with Seahawks

Coastal's hot bats salvage series split with SeahawksNo. 10 Coastal Carolina's Kieton Rivers hit two home runs [more]

Young Panthers starting to put it all together on pitch

Young Panthers starting to put it all together on pitch When Cole Poirier slotted home his third goal against Conway [more]

Chants shoot lights out at WVU, reach CBI semifinals

Chants shoot lights out at WVU, reach CBI semifinalsFreshman DeVante Jones scored a career-high 32 points in leading [more]

Big month for running hits homestretch at Beach Run

Big month for running hits homestretch at Beach RunThere was a time when Myrtle Beach was invaded by [more]

Chants suffer first Sun Belt Conference loss to Trojans

Chants suffer first Sun Belt Conference loss to TrojansNo. 16 Coastal Carolina outhit the Troy Trojans 16-12 for [more]

NMB coach Alderson has Chiefs on winning course

NMB coach Alderson has Chiefs on winning courseWhen North Myrtle Beach hired Brian Alderson to take over [more]

Skeels' walk-off home run puts CCU in line for sweep

Skeels' walk-off home run puts CCU in line for sweepRedshirt junior catcher Kyle Skeels blasted a two-run walk-off home [more]

Chants win Sun Belt home debut via 14K performance

Chants win Sun Belt home debut via 14K performanceSophomore right-handed pitcher Zach McCambley struck out a career-high 10 [more]

Chants rally past Howard, face West Virginia Monday

Chants rally past Howard, face West Virginia MondayJunior guard Tyrell Gumbs-Frater scored a game-high 22 points and [more]

Conway ace Smith follows trio's footsteps to big-time

Conway ace Smith follows trio's footsteps to big-time The door bell rang at the Smith house, and a [more]

Lady Panthers find their stride this soccer season

Lady Panthers find their stride this soccer seasonCarolina Forest entered last season with a roster full of [more]

Sharks shake away playoff jitters to dominate opener

Sharks shake away playoff jitters to dominate openerTwo errors, two wild pitches and two runs. And that was [more]

Baseball playoff success requires road toughness

Baseball playoff success requires road toughnessJoey Worley has been around just long enough to start [more]

Comments are closed.

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