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April 28, 2008

Area high schools release football schedules

The area's 15 high schools have released their 2008 football schedules. Most of the area's teams will begin spring practice in the coming weeks to prepare for change this coming season.

South Carolina's high schools will realign into different regions this fall, meaning there were some drastic changes to the schedules for Waccamaw and Carolina Forest, the two schools affected most by realignment.

You can download a full schedule by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post.

Here are some other highlights of this fall's schedules:

* Dillon at Myrtle Beach on Sept. 11: The revamped Doug Shaw Stadium hosts it first game in a battle of teams that will be highly ranked.

* Marlboro County at Conway on Sept. 19: This rivalry, one of the state's best when Syvelle Newton played for the Bulldogs, returns.

* Conway at Myrtle Beach on Sept. 26: The battle for the bell has a new twist - Myrtle Beach is the reigning winner after more than a decade of futility against the Tigers.

* Carolina Forest at Hartsville on Oct. 10: The Panthers will play their first game in Region VI-AAAA after moving up in classifications from Class AAA.

* Socastee at St. James on Thursday, Oct. 30: The rivals will play on Halloween eve, potentially drawing a crowd from around the county.

Download 2008_tsn_football_schedule.doc


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Ian Guerin has been covering sports in Myrtle Beach since 2005 and in South Carolina since 2004. In that time, he has served as a reporter on the college and high school beats at multiple publications. You can reach him directly via ian@ianguerin.com.

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