Here are the top five teams in the Grand Strand area as ranked by The Sun News’ Ian Guerin:
1. Socastee• Braves firmly in the driver’s seat for a Region VII-AAA championship.
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.
4. Georgetown• Bulldogs hoping they can do to Socastee what Braves did to Myrtle Beach.
5. Loris• Win this week locks Loris into top-three finish in Region VIII-AA.