Posted On: 03/29/21 11:16 AM

A.C. Flora ran right past everyone, including Lower State champ North Myrtle Beach, en route to the Class 4A crown.

The Falcons even made it look easy, doubling up every opponent on the scoreboard. But while coach Dustin Curtis’ team has been trending upward to that point, continued success this fall will be arguably tougher to come by. He’s losing most of his starters - including the most notable ones - to graduation.

The cupboard, however, is certainly not bare.


Over the course of the next two seasons, we fully expect Markel Townsend to become one of the state’s most productive tailbacks. During his sophomore year in 2020, the 5-foot-7, 160 pounder averaged better than 10 yards per carry, and more than 70 yards and a touchdown per game. And all of that came despite getting the third most carries of any player on the roster.

A pair of rising juniors will also enter 2021 with some decent experience. Even though the Falcons didn’t throw it a ton last year, Chris Lofton (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) and Carew Bates (5-foot-11, 175) were each nice complements to departing standout Eriq Rice Eriq Rice 6'2" | WR AC Flora | 2021 State SC . Bates or Lofton was second or third, respectively,

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