MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - On the Campus of Horry-Georgetown Technical College, there is a group of determined high school students, who have gone through strict qualifications, a rigorous workload and countless miles of travel so that when they graduate high school, they can say that are the first in their family to also graduate from college with an associate's degree.
For the students, the cost to enroll is zero dollars and zero cents.
This week, our Extra Point Game of the Week features undefeated Loris and Georgetown going head to head. A few of the athletes who'll play a big role in that game, have taken advantage of this opportunity to get ahead outside the lines.
"my mom, everybody in my family told me 'We want you to go to college, we want you to do better than how we did," said Tajay Williams, Loris' quarterback. "So I kind of took that to heart and that's why I chose to go [to Early College high school]. It's an honor to be able to go to this school and play sports at the same time. So, even with a big game like Georgetown, I still have to worry about my academics before I can look forward to the game this week."