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Sumter, Keenan enter state football polls

Sumter High quarterback Stephen Curtis delivers a ball in the first quarter during the class 4A playoff game between Gaffney and Sumter on Friday.
Sumter High quarterback Stephen Curtis delivers a ball in the first quarter during the class 4A playoff game between Gaffney and Sumter on Friday. The State

Sumter and Keenan cracked this week's Prep Writers Poll state football rankings.

Sumter (8-2) is ranked No. 10 in Class 4A after defeating Conway 55-14. The Gamecocks have won eight straight after losing their first two.

Keenan (8-2) is No. 9 in the Class 2A rankings. The Raiders defeated Eau Claire 33-12 on Thursday and host Newberry this Friday in the opening round of the playoffs.

Voters: Steve Wiseman (Columbia State), Barry Byers (Rock Hill Herald), Justin Jarrett (Hilton Head Island-Packet/Beaufort Gazette), Shane Bowen (Myrtle Beach Sun News), Kevin Melton (Spartanburg Herald-Journal), Bob Castello (Greenville News), Phil Bowman (Charleston Post and Courier) and Cam Huffman (Aiken Standard).

Class 4A

1. Byrnes (9-1) 80

2. Rock Hill (10-0) 70

3. Dorman (9-1) 62

4. Summerville (9-1) 52

5. Irmo (9-1) 50

6. Berkeley (9-1) 35

7. South Pointe (8-2) 33

8. North Augusta (9-1) 20

9. Hartsville (9-1) 19

10. Sumter (8-2) 7

Others receiving votes: Gaffney 5, Fort Dorchester 4, Mauldin 3

Class 3A

1. Marlboro County (10-0) 78

2. Daniel (10-0) 69

3. Myrtle Beach (9-1) 67

4. Chester (9-1) 55

5. Airport (10-0) 53

6. Lake City (9-1) 39

7. North Charleston (9-1) 30

8. Greenville (8-2) 22

9. Camden (7-3) 14

10. Belton-Honea Path (8-2) 10

Others receiving votes: Lugoff-Elgin 6, Midland Valley 3, Fairfield Central 3

Class 2A

1. Woodruff (10-0) 78

2. Timberland (10-0) 74

3. Abbeville (9-1) 62

4. Dillon (8-2) 51

5. Central Pageland (8-2) 44

6. Strom Thurmond (8-2) 41

7. Silver Bluff (8-2) 24

8. Pendleton (8-2) 18

9. Keenan (8-2) 14

10. Burke (8-2) 13

Others receiving votes: Cheraw 9, Batesburg-Leesville 6, Manning 6

Class A

1. Chesterfield (10-0) 79

2. Williston-Elko (10-0) 71

3. Calhoun County (9-1) 61

4. Allendale-Fairfax (9-1) 56

5. Carvers Bay (9-1) 42

6. Bamberg-Ehrhardt (9-1) 40

7. Hemingway (9-1) 35

8. Lamar (9-1) 29

9. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (8-2) 9

10. McBee (8-2) 7

Others receiving votes: Cross 5, Christ Church 4, Lake View 2

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