Couple monster performances by teams and individuals last week put some Grand Strand teams in solid playoff positioning despite how early it is in the region slates.
Maybe nothing stood out more than another big game from Conway's Mykal Moody. He became the first known player in state history to have passed for 4,000 yards and run for another 3,000 yards (plenty more on that in Tuesday's editions).
But the area's top two running backs (in terms of rushing yards) coming into last Friday both missed last week's games. Aynor was able to pull out what is believed to be the first victory over Marion in school history sans tailback Hunter Wyndham (stomach virus). Meanwhile, North Myrtle Beach fell to 0-2 in Region VII-AAA without junior Delonzo Williams.
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Still, despite Williams missing basically two straight games - he had just one carry in the team's loss against Georgetown - he remained the top rusher in The Sun News coverage area.
On to the updated leaders' list:
NAME, SCHOOL, ATT.-YARDS
1. Delonzo Williams, NMB, 111-766
2. Jalen Simmons, WAC, 147-748
3. Daquon Brown, SOC, 91-744
4. Levi Moody, LOR, 67-741
5. Hunter Renfrow, SOC, 76-723
NAME, SCHOOL, COMP.-ATT.-INT, TDs, YARDS
1. Tyler Keane, MB, 122-209-11, 20, 1761
2. Will Brunson, CF, 126-218-7, 13, 1633
3. Mykal Moody, CON, U/A, 15, 1,125
4. Caleb Hughes, GT, 92-158-3, 10, 1,071
5. Kendrick Furness, NMB, 56-89-4, 6, 697
PLAYER, SCHOOL, REC.-YARDS
1. Malcolm Green, CON 35-571
2. Kyle Belack, CF, 36-532
3. Trell Harrell, MB, 38-523
4. Alvin Walker, GT, 43-481
5. Ryan Yurachek, CF 36-472
(Noted: Some of these may be amended as stat corrections are made or adjusted. Please check Friday's paper for official totals and expanded leaders.)