Here’s how a statewide panel of sportswriters rank the top high school football teams in South Carolina:

CLASS AAAA

1. Byrnes

2. Northwestern

3. Gaffney

4. Goose Creek

5. Dutch Fork

6. South Pointe

7. Greenwood

8. North Augusta

9. Stratford

10. Bluffton

Others receiving votes: Dorman, Spring Valley, Sumter, Spartanburg, White Knoll; Summerville

CLASS AAA

1. Daniel

2. Hartsville

3. Strom Thurmond

4. Union County

5. Chester

6. Marlboro County

7. Belton-Honea Path

8. Socastee

9. Hanahan

10. Swansea

Others receiving votes: Myrtle Beach, Wren, Greer, A.C. Flora; Manning; Blue Ridge; Woodruff; Greenville

CLASS AA

1. Dillon

2. Fairfield Central

3. Bishop England

4. Timberland

5. Chesnee

6. Newberry

7. Central

8. Abbeville

9. Silver Bluff

10. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

Others receiving votes: Loris, Keenan, Saluda

CLASS A

1. Christ Church

2. Lamar

3. Allendale Fairfax

4. Cross

5. Johnsonville

6. Williston-Elko

7. Lake View

8. Whale Branch

9. Hemingway

10. St. Joseph’s

Others receiving votes: Carvers Bay, McCormick, Ware Shoals, Wagener-Salley, Timmonsville, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler, Estill, Lewisville