The Atlanta Braves squeaked into the playoffs this year.
It's a fitting goodbye for the Braves manager, Bobby Cox, who announced that this is his final season.
Cox led the Braves briefly late in the 1970s and returned in 1985.
Looking at the Class 5A rankings, a trend starts to develop. Five of the top 10 teams in the state call Gwinnett home. Two regions, Regions 7 and 8 in Class 5A are made up entirely of Gwinnett County schools and they are considered by many to be the most difficult in the state.
It was a popular week for byes throughout the state and, consequently, there are not as many changes in the rankings as we have seen in recent weeks. Class A saw no changes at all while Class 4A had just one change and Classes 5A and 2A saw just two new names each.
The Atlanta Braves honored the managerial career of Bobby Cox before the team's game Saturday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta. Cox is retiring at the end of the Braves' season, which could include the playoffs.
The Kell Longhorns were reclassified to the Class AAAA-level before the start of this season ,and that could be just the edge the Longhorns need to go the furthest the team has ever reached come November and playoff time.