Picking the winners for area teams in Week 2 of the high school football playoffs:
Blythewood at Fort Dorchester: Game features two of state’s top junior quarterbacks in Adams and Joyner.
Pick: Fort Dorchester
Spring Valley at Conway: Vikings’ running game, ability to control clock might be difference in this one.
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Pick: Spring Valley
Lexington at White Knoll: Expect another nail-biter from county rivals.
Summerville at Dutch Fork: Was a two-point game in teams’ first meeting earlier this year.
Pick: Dutch Fork
Airport at South Pointe: Defending state champion South Pointe poised for another title run.
Pick: South Pointe
Ridge View at Union County: Ridge View put up 70 points, 662 yards offense last week against Wren.
Pick: Ridge View
Beaufort at Chapin: Chapin has been one of Midlands’ hottest teams in second half of season.
A.C. Flora at Hartsville: A.C. Flora looks for second consecutive upset of top-three ranked team.
Palmetto at Fairfield Central: Fairfield got a scare in opening-round win over Woodruff.
Pick: Fairfield Central
Emerald at Newberry: Might be another big game for Newberry running back Amir Abrams.
Georgetown at Brookland-Cayce: B-C goes for school-record 11th win of season.
Gilbert at Timberland: Healthy Catriez Cook bodes well for Gilbert’s chances at Timberland, which is a tough place to play at in the playoffs.
Batesburg-Leesville at Andrews: Another long road trip on tap for Batesburg-Leesville.
Last Week: 20-3