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Photographer: Christopher P Record, Goflashwin.

Four-time defending Class 5A champion Dutch Fork and undefeated AC Flora each concluded the regular season ranked at the top of their respective classifications. 

Dutch Fork received all nine first-place votes in the SC Prep Football Media poll. The Silver Foxes will begin their quest for a state-record fifth state title at home Friday against Summerville.

Ridge View finished tenth in Class 5A and will travel to fifth ranked TL Hanna for its first ever playoff game in the classification.

The Falcons earned five of the nine first-place votes to remain atop Class 4A for the third straight week. They will open at Memorial Stadium against Travelers Rest.

PREP FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL

CLASS 5A

1. Dutch Fork (9)

2. Fort Dorchester

3. Gaffney

4. Dorman

5. TL Hanna

6. Northwestern

7. Sumter

8. Carolina Forest

9. JF Byrnes

10. Ridge View

Receiving votes: Hillcrest, River Bluff, West Ashley, Boiling Springs, Goose Creek, Spring Valley

CLASS 4A

1. AC Flora (5)

2. North Myrtle Beach (4)

3. Greer

4. Westside

5. South Pointe

6. (tie) Catawba Ridge and Myrtle Beach

8. Greenville

9. Greenwood

10. North Augusta

Others receiving votes: Beaufort May River, West Florence

CLASS 3A

1. Dillon (6)

2. Chapman (3)

2. Daniel

4. Camden

5. Gilbert

6. Wren

7. Aynor

8. Oceanside

9. Hanahan

10. Lake City

Receiving votes: Fairfield-Central, Powdersville, Woodruff, Union County, Chester

CLASS 2A

1. Abbeville (9)

2. Gray Collegiate

3. Newberry

4. North Central

5. Cheraw

6. Chesnee

7. Woodland

8. (tie) Marion and Andrews

10. Batesburg-Leesville

Others receiving votes: Pelion, St. Joseph’s, Saluda, Christ Church

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