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September 27, 2014

Saturday Morning Quarterback, Week 5

Crushing South Columbus (N.C.) and Green Sea-Floyds is one thing.

But after beating Georgetown 20-3 on Friday night, it's clear that Loris' lofty No. 3 ranking in Class AA is for real. The Lions are now undefeated overall and 3-0 against teams from Region VII-AAA. Jamie Snider's team is exactly where many of us believed they would be heading into its own region play.

Loris' defense has allowed just 17 points through five games - a stout 3.4 points per game average - a figure that is far and away the best in all of Class AA. In a matter of weeks, the Lions will have their showdown with division front-runner Dillon.

But what Loris does in the coming three weeks will factor into exactly what that game means.


Carolina Forest got a rude awakening against Class AAAA Lexington, getting shell-shocked early en route to a 49-19 loss.

Myrtle Beach continued its recent success in the Victory Bell rivalry against Conway, although it took another crazy finish for the Seahawks to win a high-scoring affair.

Socastee used a late field goal to top sister school St. James.

Aynor couldn't hold onto a two-touchdown lead at Lake View, while Carvers Bay got into the win column for the first time since last season.


1. Myrtle Beach

2. Loris

3. Socastee

4. Georgetown

5. Aynor


Drayton Arnold, QB, Myrtle Beach - The junior threw for 366 yards and a career-high six touchdowns passes. Arnold has now thrown 19 touchdowns in just five games.

Loris defense - Against Georgetown, the Lions force three turnovers (they averaged 3.5 per game coming into this one) and prevented the Bulldogs from making this a game late.

Angelo Sauter, RB, Socastee - The fullback added two more touchdowns for the Braves.

Dyverse Simmons, RB, Carolina Forest - In an otherwise mess of an evening, the sophomore continued to impress, rushing for 122 yards on just 15 carries.


St. James (2-3) at Georgetown (4-1)

Myrtle Beach (5-0) at Wilson (2-3)

North Myrtle Beach (1-4) at Lake City (4-1)

Dilon (5-0) at Aynor (3-2)

Marion (4-1) at Loris (5-0) - The Sun News Game of the Week

Waccamaw (3-2) at Mullins (3-2)

Creek Bridge (1-4) at Carvers Bay (1-4)

Lake View (3-2) at Green Sea-Floyds (0-5)

Off: Conway (1-5), Carolina Forest (2-4), Socastee (5-1)


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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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