Wildcats Remain Atop Polls, Gators Ranked Sixth After Week Zero

The Dillon Wildcats remained at the top of the Class 2A South Carolina football polls this week with Lake View rising into the sixth place spot in Class A.

Dillon, the defending Class 2A Division I champs, dominated Class 3A’s North Myrtle Beach on Friday night with a 54-14 win. Dillon finished with 421 yards in total offense and 539 overall to help extend their win streak to 24-0 and keep them at the top of the polls.

Timberland was ranked second in the state. The defending Class 2A Division II champs will open their regular season this Friday night at Hanahan. Newberry, the Division I runner-up, ranked third and will also open their regular season on Friday at Union.

The remainder of the top 10 consisted mainly of schools from the upstate, with Abbeville and Batesburg-Leesville rounding out the top five, followed by Woodruff, Pendleton, and Fairfield Central. Lake Marion, the only other lower state team in the top 10, tied with Chesnee for ninth place.

In Class A, Christ Church remained at the top of the list. The defending Division I champs will be looking for their fifth consecutive title this season. McBee also held on to the number two spot, followed by Bamberg-Ehrhardt, who rose to third. Lamar rose to fourth, followed by defending Division II champ Hunter-Kinard-Tyler.

Lake View’s Wild Gators rose to sixth on the polls this week after defeating Scott’s Branch 32-12 on Friday night. The Gators were the Division II runner-up last season and should make another run at the state title this fall.

Allendale-Fairfax and Calhoun County tied for seventh place, followed by Williston-Elko in ninth, and Hemingway cracked the list at number 10.

In Class 3A, Myrtle Beach, South Pointe, Hartsville, and Greer made up the top four teams with Belton-Honea Path and Seneca tied for fifth. Marlboro County was seventh, followed by Chapin, Berkeley, and Union County.

In Class 4A, Spartanburg topped the list for the second week in a row, followed by Fort Dorchester, Hillcrest, Byrnes, Dorman, and Westwood. Greenwood and Northwestern were tied for seventh, with York in ninth and Lexington in tenth.

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