Last Week's Picks: 2-0-1
Well, last week I got off to a pretty good start with my high school football predictions. I picked Augusta Christian to win 23-20, and they actually won by four points (28-24) over Colleton Prep.
Evans knocked off Harlem 35-7. I chose the Knights to win 28-6.
Lakeside fought hard with Washington-Wilkes and came up with a 7-7 tie. I picked the Panthers to win 19-13.
This week looks like it will be extremely difficult. There are some really good matchups in the county Friday night.
Augusta Christian (1-0) at Richard Winn
The Lions are still riding high after their thrilling 28-24 win over Colleton Prep. The Lions mixed an efficient passing attack with an explosive ground game against Colleton Prep. Quarterback Lee Banks rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and threw for two additional touchdowns. Dillon Quick and Kyle Meeks combined for 179 yards on 16 carries. Bruce Lane's troops are probably brimming with confidence and they should be able to pick up another win Friday Night.
Richard Winn 13
Evans (1-0) vs. Jefferson County (0-1)
Cheng Ho led the Knights' ground attack against an outmanned Harlem Bulldog team. Ho could be one of the premier players in the region and he should be fresh after sitting out most of the second half against Harlem due to leg cramps. Jefferson County is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Cross Creek. Look for Evans to move to 2-0.
Jefferson Co. 10
Greenbrier (0-0) vs. Morgan County (1-0)
Morgan County is a tough opponent to open the Pack's season. Last year Morgan Co. went 10-2 and outscored their Region opponents 254 - 51 going a perfect 7-0. Also, they whipped Jones Co. last week 29-0. The Pack will be without the services of their premier player, with Eugene Rogers nursing a broken hand.I still think that Morgan County will have a tough time scoring against a solid (and underrated) Greenbrier Defense. The question is ... Can the Pack Score without Rogers? I think they will squeak by.
Morgan County 14
Lakeside (0-0-1) vs. Westside (1-0)
The Panthers are coming off a tough 7-7 draw with Washington-Wilkes, while Westside posted an emotional 21-7 win over rival Richmond Academy. Westside may have a letdown after opening their long-awaited new stadium last week. I think Westside will have their hands full with Lakeside's ground game, so I'll take the Panthers to pick up a victory at home.
Harlem (0-1) at Hancock Central (0-1)
The Bulldogs opened with a much larger school in last week's opening loss to Evans. This week Harlem faces a Hancock Central team that went 1-8-1 a year ago, and lost last week as well. I still think Harlem will have a tough time with Hancock.
Hancock Central 16
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