Here are my picks for the winners in the games scheduled for this week:
Evans vs. Greenbrier
Evans, idle last week, has had two weeks to prepare for the Wolfpack. However, the fact that Greenbrier played last weekend might be more important. Greenbrier had to gain some confidence from pounding Lincoln County 36-17. The Knights have a pretty good defense, but Greenbrier might be a little too much for Evans. The Knights need a few big plays to have a chance. Greenbrier should win.
Greenbrier's Reggie Rice ran for 201 yards on 16 carries.
Greenbrier 23, Evans 14
Harlem at ARC
The Bulldogs' defense pitched a shutout last week to move to .500 on the season at 2-2. This might be one of the toughest calls of the week. These teams are dead even. However, I think ARC gets the nod.
ARC 20, Harlem 17
Lakeside (2-2) and Augusta Christian (4-0) have an off-week.
Top performers from last week
The Augusta Christian Lions might be preparing for a state title run in South Carolina. They are currently ranked No. 2 in SCISA-AAA. Also, the Lions are 4-0 for the first time since 2000. Last week they had several stars in a 35-7 win over Orangeburg (S.C.) Prep.
Jordan Yates: 12 tackles, three sacks and an interception
Brad Meister: 12 tackles
Dillon Quick: 10 tackles and two sacks
Augusta Christian's Lee Banks completed 11 of 14 passes.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
QB Lee Banks: 11 of 14 passing for 128 yards and three touchdowns
Greenbrier's offense ran wild against Lincoln County. The Pack ran for an amazing 328 yards on 38 carries.
Reggie Rice: 16 carries, 201 yards and two touchdowns
Eric Smith: 118 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries
The Bulldogs evened their record at 2-2 with a dominant defensive performance. They kept Richmond Hill off the scoreboard in an 18-0 victory.
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