Last week: 5-2
Season total: 34-10 (77.3 percent)
This week’s picks
Thursday – WJBF Game Night Live at 7:30 p.m. on Comcast 380 and Knology 246
Harlem (1-6, 0-3) vs. Josey (1-5, 1-2)
Last week: Harlem lost to East Laurens 46-0; Josey lost to Dublin 7-6.
Last meeting: Josey won 40-6 last year.
All-time: The series is tied 6-6.
Both teams are struggling this season, but Harlem has been much more competitive than they were a year ago. It seems like Josey has too many athletes to only have scored 12 total points in the past three games, but the team simply has been bad on offense. I will go with the home team.
Harlem 19, Josey 16
Evans (3-3, 1-2) at Grovetown (1-5, 1-2)
Last week: Evans lost to Jones County 41-6; Grovetown lost to Northside Warner Robins 56-14.
Last meeting: Grovetown won a year ago 28-14.
All-time: The series is tied 1-1.
If I only knew which Evans team was going to show up for this one. Will it be the team that looked so impressive in wins over Richmond Academy and Jefferson County? Or will it be the team that was embarrassed at home last week by Jones County? The team had better come ready to play or it will walk away from this one with a loss.
Grovetown 24, Evans 20
Lakeside (3-3, 2-1) at Greenbrier (1-5, 0-3)
Last week: Greenbrier lost to Warner Robins 52-13; Lakeside beat Houston County 37-35.
Last meeting: Lakeside won last year 34-17.
All-time: The series is tied 7-7.
Lakeside is coming off an emotional win over Houston County. The team has also found itself a quarterback. Tanner Brassell was sensational in the win over the Bears. He went 15 of 18 passing for 325 yards and four touchdowns. Not bad for the third player to start under center for the Panthers this season.
Lakeside 34, Greenbrier 20
Augusta Prep (4-3) vs. Skipstone Academy (3-6)
Last week: Prep beat Anderson 24-21; Skipstone lost to East Atlanta 14-7.
Last meeting: First meeting for the two schools.
Augusta Prep has a chance to close out its season with a solid 5-3 record with a win over Skipstone. The Cavaliers earned a terrific victory over a solid opponent a week ago, so there is no reason they should not take care of business this week.
Augusta Prep 27, Skipstone Academy 12
Augusta Christian (8-0) vs. Heathwood Hall (3-5)
Last week: ACS beat Hammond 29-28; Heathwood lost to Wilson Hall 35-19.
Last meeting: ACS won last year 34-14.
Augusta Christian is coming off an incredible win. Topping the six-time defending state champs from Hammond served notice to the folks in the South Carolina Independent Schools Association. The road win over Hammond proves that if the team stays focused, it could bring home a state title.
Augusta Christian 41, Heathwood Hall 17