Players from Myrtle Beach High School hoist the championship trophy after their 27-23 victory over South Pointe in the AAA State Championship game at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. Picture from The Sun News.
A-I: Abbeville over Bamberg-Ehrhardt, 42-13
A-II: Scott's Branch over Williston-Elko, 34-32
ATH Jerell Adams of Scott's Branch should be in the garnet and black next year.
AA: Central over Dillon, 20-17
AAA: Myrtle Beach over South Pointe, 27-23
This game featured the nation's top recruit, and South Carolina Gamecocks lean, Jadeveon Clowney (South Pointe) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish QB commit Everett Golson (Myrtle Beach). Gerald Dixon is another player for South Pointe that the Gamecocks expect to have on campus next season.
AAAA-I: Byrnes over Dorman, 34-13
Dorman WR and Clemson Tigers commitment Charone Peake and his teammates fell to perennial power Byrnes and its talent-rich pool of athletes, though no big names dot the 2011 recruiting class for the Rebels. However, 2012 RB Shakeem Wharton, a relative of former Gamecock and current Carolina Panthers OL Travelle Wharton, ran for 160 yards and 3 TDs in the win. Byrnes finishes the season ranked #17 in the USA Today Super 25 poll.
AAAA-II: Northwestern over Greenwood, 42-10
Three Northwestern players are heading to play major college football next season. QB Justin Worley is committed to the Tennessee Volunteers, and both Roderick Byers and Gerald Dixon are expected to sign with South Carolina.