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Vote Now: Who should be SBLive’s South Carolina High School Football Coach of the Week (Sept. 7-9)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s South Carolina High School Football Coach of the Week (Sept. 7-8) as nominated by our SBLive staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Saturday, September 16 and the winner will be announced in next week’s poll.

Congratulations to last week’s winner: Chad Wilkes of Oceanside Collegiate Academy.

Here are this week’s nominations.

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Brian Lane, Westside

The Rams overwhelmed reigning 2-A state champion Abbeville 48-13 for their second consecutive win after opening the season with a loss.

Shane Fidler, Airport

Airport beat Lugoff-Elgin 10-7 to improve to 3-1 in Fidler’s first season as head coach. It’s the first time since 2015 that Airport has been 3-1 and represents the program’s most wins in a season since 2019.

Jody Jenrette, West Florence

Jenrette decided to stay at West Florence rather than take the Conway job. It looks like he has another strong Knights team. They’re 3-1 with three wins in a row after opening the season with a close loss to a powerful Lexington team.

Rob Hanna, Hampton County

The unbeaten Hurricanes beat C.A. Johnson 41-0 to improve to 4-0 for the season. They were 7-5 last season.

Paul Brigman, Richard Winn Academy

The Eagles are winning games in impressive fashion. Their latest triumph was 59-6 over Newberry Academy. Richard Winn could be among the favorites for the SCISA 8-man championship.

Ron Peduzzi, Hilton Head Christian

Peluzzi’s team surprised previously unbeaten Ben Lippen School 31-14 for their first victory of the 2023 season.

Eric Bendig, Philip Simmons

The undefeated Iron Horses are off to a 4-0 start. They ran over Timberland 37-13 for their latest win.

Brian Hennecy, Marion

The Swamp Foxes are positively rolling so far in the 2023 season. They are 4-0 following a 53-0 romp over Hemingway.

Roosevelt Nelson, Crestwood

Beating a city rival in double-overtime is always a big deal. That’s what the Knights did, toppling previously undefeated Sumter 27-21 to improve to 3-1.

Sandy Dukes, Branchville

The undefeated Yellow Jackets swarmed Williston-Elko 63-20. With a 3-0 record, Branchville has already exceeded its win total of two from the 2022 season when the Yellow Jackets were 2-7.

September 10, 2023 | Post and Courier, The: Web Edition Articles (Charleston, SC)
Author/Byline: Mike Duprez | Section: High School Sports

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