Here are the top five teams in the Grand Strand area as ranked by The Sun News’ Ian Guerin:
• Braves firmly in the driver’s seat for a Region VII-AAA championship.
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2. Myrtle Beach
• Coach Mickey Wilson’s team now has to respond from region loss for first time since 2008.
3. Carvers Bay
• Bears have done everything right since losing season opener.
• Bulldogs hoping they can do to Socastee what Braves did to Myrtle Beach.
• Win this week locks Loris into top-three finish in Region VIII-AA.