2017 Class 4A Region Predictions

The Class 4A will see a lot of familiar faces at the top of their regions in this preseason Region Predictions, but there are going to be some new faces battling for those top spots.

REGION 1 - Look for the Bears to repeat as they return a strong core group of talent after losing some solid skills players. The sleeper in the group is Greenville sitting at No. 3. They could be one of the more improved teams in the region.
1. Belton-Honea Path
2. D.W. Daniel
3. Greenville
4. Wren
5. Pickens

REGION 2 - Greer and Union County will battle this out fo the top spot and everyone else is battling for 3rd and below.
1. Greer
2. Union County
3. Travelers Rest
4. Eastside
5. Blue Ridge

KendrickREGION 3- South Pointe is the top of the entire class and the rest of this region will batlle for second place. Look for Ridge View to be very competitive.
1. South Pointe
2. Ridge View
3. York
4. Westwood
5. Richland Northeast
6. Lancaster

REGION 4 - I had South Aiken winning this thing last season in preseason and I think they repeat in 2017. North Autusta will battle Airport for the second spot. The Eagles of Airport are big up front but filling a lot of holes in skills positions.
1. South Aiken
2. North Augusta
3. Airport
4. Aiken
5. Midland Valley

REGION 5 - Chapin looks to be the best in the region in preseason. Orangeburg-Wilkinson always has a chance and Dreher returns the region's best running back.
1. Chapin
2. Orangeburg-Wilkinson
3. Dreher
4. A.C. Flora
5. Lower Richland

REGION 6 - Hartsville will be strong again but Lugoff-Elgin is on the rise and are hungry. I believe the Foxes of Hartsville win this region again but the battle for second will be interesting.
1. Hartsville
2. Lugoff-Elgin
3. Crestwood
4. Darlington
5. Lakewood

REGION 7 - Very competitive region; Myrtle Beach appears to be the best in the region but Marlboro County and NMB are both capabole of sinning it. Wilson is a sleeper and could spoil someone's season.
1. Myrtle Beach
2. Marlboro County
3. North Myrtle Beach
4. Wilson
5. St. James

REGION 8 - Berkeley returns great talent and will be improved from last season, but Cane Bay returns some of the region's top players and may actually be better than last year's team.
1. Berkeley
2. Cane Bay
3. Beaufort
4. Hilton Head
5. Colleton County
6. R.B. Stall

About Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter is a former coach and nationally published recruiting analyst with more than three decades in the industry. He founded SCVarsity.com as one of the first high school sites on the Rivals.com Network, most recently with Yahoo Sports. He is the author of the best selling "The Book On Evaluating Football Players" and is the host of the South Carolina High School Scoreboard Show on 107.5 The Game. He has operated the oldest independently run combine, coached for the Nike Football Combines and Elite 11 since 1999. He has served in the past on the broadcast crew in both radio and TV for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, as well as the North-South All-Star game. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 2015 Max Emfinger All-American game.