(PHOTO BY THOMAS GRANT JR.) Gray Collegiate Academy quarterback Hunter Helms runs for yardage against Gilbert.

With the 28-26 road win over previously top-ranked Lamar, Gray Collegiate Academy has returned to the Top 10 of the S.C. Prep Football Media Top 10 poll in Class 2A.

The War Eagles (3-3) reenter the rankings in 9th place and will open Region 3-2A play Friday against Columbia at Bolden Stadium.

Defending 3-time Class 5A champion Dutch Fork (5-0-1) remains atop the Class 5A poll and will face 8th ranked and fellow unbeaten River Bluff. Both idle Lexington (5-1) and White Knoll (5-1) received votes for the poll.

Undefeated A.C. Flora (6-0) remained in 6th place in Class 5A. The Falcons travel to Sumter to face Lakewood.

In Class 3A, Camden (6-0) remained in the 3rd position and opens Region 4-3A play Friday against Fairfield-Central. Idle Gilbert (5-1) placed 6th and returns to action Oct. 18 at home against 9th ranked Strom Thurmond.  


(Class A) 

1. Wagener-Salley (7)

2. Green Sea Floyds (2)

3. Lamar (2)

4. Lake View

5. Blackville-Hilda

6. C.E. Murray

7. Branchville

8. Ridge Spring-Monetta

9. Great Falls

10. (tie) Baptist Hill, Denmark-Olar

(Class 2A)
1. Abbeville- (10)
2. Barnwell (1)
3. Southside Christian
4. Oceanside Collegiate
5. Timberland
6. Bamberg-Ehrhardt
7. Saluda
8. Andrew Jackson
9. Gray Collegiate
10. (tie) Mullins, Woodland, Whale Branch
Others receiving votes- Andrews, St. Joe’s

(Class 3A)

1. Dillon (7)
2. Chapman (4)
3. Camden
4. Chester
5. May River
6. Gilbert
7. Wade Hampton
8. Aynor
9. Strom Thurmond
10. Woodruff

(Class 4A)
1. Myrtle Beach (11)
2. Daniel
3. South Pointe
4. North Myrtle Beach
5. Wilson
6. A.C. Flora
7. Wren
8. Eastside
9. Belton-Honea Path
10. Greenville
Receiving votes: Hartsville, Walhalla, Travelers Rest, Westwood

(Class 5A)
1. Dutch Fork (11)

2. Byrnes
3. Fort Dorchester
4. Dorman
5. Sumter
6. Gaffney
7. Clover
8. River Bluff
9. Carolina Forest
10. T.L. Hanna
Receiving votes: Berkeley, Lexington, Woodmont, White Knoll
(PHOTO BY THOMAS GRANT JR.) Gray Collegiate Academy quarterback Hunter Helms runs for yardage against Gilbert. 

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