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November 21, 2014

Football Friday Primer, Nov. 21

Myrtle Beach football fans will be playing the guessing game on Drayton Arnold as long as the Seahawks are in the playoffs.

But tonight, when Mickey Wilson's team takes on Marlboro County, one missing player from a week ago will be back. Kelton Greene, the three-way standout capable of scoring any time he's on the field, will be on the field and raring to go

Against a Marlboro County team on a six-game winning streak, Myrtle Beach will need him. The Bulldogs are significantly better than their 7-5 record, and they won't be scared off by the environment.

Meanwhile, many around the state are simply counting down the days until Dillon hoists yet another state championship trophy. The opportunity to knock off the Wildcats is in front of Loris yet again. The Lions could flip the bracket on its head in a hurry if it's able to pull the upset.

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We've got you covered for updates on both of tonight's game via Twitter. Yours truly will be at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium for Marlboro County-Myrtle Beach. Max McKinnon will be hitting the road to cover Loris-Dillon in the Class AA Division I Lower State finals.

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On to some predictions...

Loris (11-1) at Dillon (12-0) - One of the craziest stats all season from around high school football, as the Florence Morning News documented this week, is that Dillon has protected the football throughout its 12-0 start. Quarterback Avery McCall has just one interception. Loris' best chance at taking down the mighty Wildcats is to find a way to create those turnovers, as unlikely as that may seem. Dillon 38, Loris 12

Marlboro County (7-5) at Myrtle Beach (11-1) - Jake Deskins proved he was more than a capable back-up last week when he threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns in the second-round win over Hanahan. If he continues that trend against Marlboro County, the Seahawks should have little problem advancing again. The Bulldogs' biggest wins have been based on defense. Myrtle Beach 29, Marlboro County 25.

LAST WEEK: 5-0

OVERALL: 71-28

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Ian Guerin has been covering sports in Myrtle Beach since 2005 and in South Carolina since 2004. In that time, he has served as a reporter on the college and high school beats at multiple publications. You can reach him directly via ian@ianguerin.com.

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