Gray Collegiate Named Preseason Number One in S.C. Prep Football Media Poll

Pelion to Open Season Aug. 17

Posted 8/16/22

Defending Class 2A champion Gray Collegiate sits atop its respective classification in the first

South Carolina Prep Football Media Poll.

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Gray Collegiate Named Preseason Number One in S.C. Prep Football Media Poll

Pelion to Open Season Aug. 17

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Defending Class 2A champion Gray Collegiate sits atop its respective classification in the first South Carolina Prep Football Media Poll.

The War Eagles, who enter the Aug. 19 season-opener at sister school Oceanside Collegiate with a 10-game winning streak, claimed nine of the 11 first-place votes. The Landsharks and Abbeville claimed one first-place vote each.

There were two Chronicle County teams ranked in Classes 5A and 3A, respectively. Dutch Fork was ranked second to defending champion Gaffney and received one first-place vote, while Lexington was ranked ninth.

The Silver Foxes open the season Aug. 18 at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte against Hough. The Wildcats, who had the state’s most improved record last season from winless to nine victories, travel to West Florence the following night.

In Class 3A, Region 5-3A rivals Brookland-Cayce and Gilbert placed fifth and eighth, respectively. The Bearcats open the season Aug. 19 at J.F. Byrnes, while Gilbert is one of three Chronicle Country teams who will open play a week later.In other prep football news, Pelion now has the distinction of the earliest season-opener. The Panthers head to Rowesville at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 to face Bethune-Bowman.

Tickets for the road game are only available at mohawks4life.com.

S.C. Prep Football Media Poll

Class 5A

1. Gaffney (10)
2. Dutch Fork (1)
3. Fort Dorchester
4. Spartanburg
5. Hillcrest
6. Sumter
7 (tie) Byrnes
7. (tie) Dorman
9. Lexington
10. TL Hanna
Others receiving votes: Nation Ford, Summerville, Clover, Spring Valley, Mauldin

Class 4A

1. South Pointe (10)
2. Northwestern
3. Greenville (1)
4. AC Flora
5. West Florence
6. Greenwood
7. South Florence
8. Hartsville
9. Myrtle Beach
10. Westside
Others receiving votes: Ridge View, York, Catawba Ridge, Irmo, Greer, Laurens, James Island

Class 3A

1. Daniel (9)
2. Camden (2)
3. Dillon
4. Powdersville
5. Brookland-Cayce
6. Clinton
7. Beaufort
8. Gilbert
9. Chester
10. Aynor
Others receiving votes: Wren, Chapman, Crestwood, Lower Richland, Seneca, Travelers Rest, Woodruff, Philip Simmons

Class 2A

1. Gray Collegiate (9)
2. Abbeville (1)
3. Oceanside Collegiate (1)
4. Silver Bluff
5. Saluda
6. Cheraw
7. Barnwell
8. Newberry
9. Kingstree
10. Fairfield Central
Others receiving votes- Andrew Jackson, Timberland, Chesterfield, Ninety-Six, Woodland, Strom Thurmond, Keenan, Marion, Crescent, Landrum, Blacksburg

football, Gray Collegiate, Dutch Fork, Lexington, Brookland-Cayce, Gilbert

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