A re­cap of the fi­nal week of the reg­u­lar sea­son

The Sun News (Sunday) - - Sports - BY T.J. LUNDEEN

The 2018 reg­u­lar sea­son came to a close Fri­day as teams played Week 11 makeup games. For many, the games were crit­i­cal for play­off seed­ing or even mak­ing the play­off field. Other teams used the week as an ad­di­tional tune-up to en­sure their squad is fir­ing on all cylin­ders as they move into the sin­gle-elim­i­na­tion play­off tour­na­ment.

Carolina For­est 35, So­cas­tee 7: Carolina For­est en­sured it would get at least one home play­off game with its sec­ond­place fin­ish in Re­gion VI-5A by beat­ing So­cas­tee. So­cas­tee will not make the play­off field this year, but Coach Doug Illing and the Braves made great strides with their young team, play­ing games against Con­way and Myr­tle Beach close as mea­sur­ing stick games.

North Myr­tle Beach 12, Marl­boro County 0: The Chiefs are in the play­offs again this year, but will have to be road war­riors on their quest for a state ti­tle. Play­ing a hard-nosed Marl­boro County team and hold­ing them score­less is a good sign for North Myr­tle Beach as the play­offs beckon.

Loris 32, Lake City 24: The Lions end the reg­u­lar sea­son with a vic­tory, run­ning their re­gion record to 3-2. They’ll hit the road for round one of the play­offs on Fri­day.

Aynor 48, Cheraw 43: Year one for Ja­son Allen as Aynor’s head coach ends in a wild con­test that saw a fu­ri­ous come­back by Cheraw and an Aynor touch­down in the fi­nal min­utes to take the lead for good. Aynor will host a Class 3A play­off game on Fri­day.

Green Sea Floyds 68, McBee 0: Green Sea Floyds’ play­off po­si­tion was al­ready set go­ing into the game, with an open­inground bye giv­ing the Tro­jans a week off next Fri­day. Against McBee, Green Sea Floyds used its po­tent rush­ing at­tack and a strong de­fense to go into a week off with mo­men­tum.

Hartsville 70, Myr­tle Beach 34: In a matchup of two un­de­feated teams, Hartsville shined of­fen­sively and de­fen­sively to wrap up a Re­gion VI-4A cham­pi­onship. Myr­tle Beach will host a play­off game on Fri­day as the re­gion’s sec­ond place team.

Ge­orge­town 41, Wac­ca­maw 0: Wac­ca­maw ends its sea­son with plenty to be proud of and tremen­dous growth on the year. The War­riors didn’t make the play­off field, but had Coach Shane Fi­dler’s first win of the sea­son and plenty of tal­ent com­ing back for next sea­son.

West Florence 26, Con­way 13: The Tigers had a tough start to the sea­son, but re­bounded might­ily to make the Class 5A play­off field. Against West Florence, they suc­cumbed to the rush­ing at­tack that pow­ered the Re­gion VI-5A cham­pion Knights all sea­son.

South Florence 35, St. James 6: South Florence sneaks into the play­off field with the win over St. James, which could have made the tour­na­ment with a win. For the Sharks, year one un­der Tommy Nor­wood ends with a whim­per, but his pro­gram is trend­ing up­ward for the fu­ture.

T.J. LUNDEEN For The Sun News

Hartsville quar­ter­back Tiyon Evans slips out of the tackle of Myr­tle Beach’s Shedrick Pointer on his way to his first touch­down in Hartsville’s 70-34 vic­tory Thurs­day.

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