Socastee moves up to No. 4 in statewide football poll

October 11, 2012 

Socastee may be more concerned with this week's game against Georgetown and maybe even where it stacks up for the playoff race.

Still, the benefits of last week's win over Myrtle Beach now have the Braves in unprecedented territory. Coach Tim Renfrow's 7-0 team is now ranked No. 4 in Class AAA in the statewide prep poll, released Wednesday. It is the highest the Braves have been ranked in the state poll this late in the season.

Socastee jumped Myrtle Beach, which dropped to No. 5 from No. 1, and Hartsville moved into the top spot in the class.

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Carvers Bay moved up one spot in Class A to No. 6.

This week's rankings:

Class 4A

1. Byrnes (7-0) 2. Goose Creek (7-0) 3. South Pointe (7-0) 4. Greenwood (7-0) 5. Bluffton (7-0) 6. York (7-0) 7. Wando (7-0) 8. Northwestern (5-2) 9. Stratford (7-0) 10. Dorman (5-2) Class 3A

1. Hartsville (7-0) 2. Daniel (6-1) 3. Swansea (7-0) 4. Socastee (7-0) 5. Myrtle Beach (6-1) 6. Strom Thurmond (6-1) 7. Manning (6-1) 8. Hanahan (6-1) 9. AC Flora (6-1) 10. Woodruff (5-2) Class 2A

1. Abbeville (7-1) 2. Dillon (6-1) 3. Silver Bluff (6-1) 4. Bishop England (6-1) 5. Timberland (6-1) 6. Chesnee (7-1) 7. Bamberg-Ehrhardt (6-1) 8. Central (5-2) 9. Fairfield Central (5-2) 10. Woodland (6-1) Class A

1. Christ Church (7-0) 2. Allendale Fairfax (7-0) 3. Johnsonville (7-0) 4. Lamar (5-2) 5. Williston-Elko (6-2) 6. Carvers Bay (6-1) 7. Cross (6-2) 8. Timmonsville (7-1) 9. McCormick (5-2) 10. Lewisville (6-2)

The S.C. Prep Media Poll is conducted by The State with voting from Scott Chancey, Greenwood Index-Journal; Bob Castello, Greenville News; Chris Dearing, The State; Ian Guerin, Myrtle Beach Sun News; Kevin Melton, Spartanburg Herald Journal; Akilah Nelson, The State; and Adam Regan, Anderson Independent Mail.

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