Evans pulls upset
Once again I struggled with my picks last week - going 2-3 for a second straight week, giving me consecutive losing weeks for the first time ever. But I don't mind missing games when Evans plays the way they did Friday night. Their 7-0 upset of Laney was the talk of the town this weekend.
However, aside from Evans, our teams went winless this weekend. The shocker to me was Greenbrier losing to Westside. I realize that Greenbrier is without Eugene Rogers and Sean Gray, but I still thought they would have enough to knock off the Patriots.
Also, two of our teams were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, with Augusta Christian losing 10-7 to Calhoun Falls, and Lakeside falling to Effingham County 19-7. Hopefully, the teams and I will fare better this week.
Augusta Christian (2-1) vs. Orangeburg Prep
The Lions found out last week that South Carolina private schools are not pushovers. The wake-up call will spell doom for Orangeburg Prep. I think the Lions will play hard and the home field should help as well.
ACS 24, Orangeburg Prep 13
Greenbrier (0-2) at Lincoln Co. (1-1)
I truly believe that, if healthy, Greenbrier could win this matchup. The Red Devils are down a bit this season. However, with Greenbrier not at full strength, the Pack will have their hands full in Lincolnton. I think this game will be closer than most people will expect, but in the end Greenbrier is likely to be looking at 0-3.
Lincoln Co. 20, Greenbrier 16
Harlem (1-2) vs. Richmond Hill (0-3)
Harlem took one on the chin from a pretty good Jefferson County team last week. Richmond Hill is struggling, but they played a solid game last week before falling to Glenn Hills 22-14. I think the Bulldogs give Richmond Hill their first victory of the season.
Richmond Hill 27, Harlem 10
Lakeside (1-1-1) vs. Jefferson Co. (2-1)
This is the toughest call of the week for me. Jefferson County has looked very good in victories over Evans (32-20) and Harlem (35-2), but Lakeside is not going to just roll over for the Warriors. The Panthers will have to play their best defensively to slow down Jefferson County tailback Jeff Walker. Also, Jimmy Johnson will need someone to step up and help him on the offensive side of the ball. Hopefully, home field advantage will help Lakeside.
Lakeside 17, Jefferson Co. 16
Evans - idle
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