Heathwood Hall at Oakbrook Prep: Highlanders look to improve on two-win season last year.
PICK: Heathwood Hall
A.C. Flora at Woodruff: Good road test for Falcons in opener.
PICK: A.C. Flora
Aiken at White Knoll: First meeting between the teams since 2013.
PICK: White Knoll
Battery Creek at Swansea: Debut for Swansea’s Greg Wright.
C.A. Johnson at Lee Central: Both teams coming off 1-9 seasons .
PICK: Lee Central
Camden at Lugoff-Elgin: Bulldogs have won four straight against rivals.
Chester at Westwood: Redhawks look to slow down Chester’s Malik Williams.
Crestwood at Lower Richland: LR’s Tevaughn Higgins is one of the area’s best QBs.
PICK: Lower Richland
Eau Claire at North Central: NC will look to RB Cedric Cunningham after losing starting QB.
PICK: North Central
Florence Christian at Cardinal Newman: Cardinals struggled after 2-0 start last year.
PICK: Cardinal Newman
Fort Mill at Spring Valley: Vikings hope to throw more but running game gets job done.
PICK: Spring Valley
Gray Collegiate at Gilbert: Catriez Cook, offensive line the difference for Indians.
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler at Fairfield Central: Veteran offense gets it done for Griffins.
PICK: Fairfield Central
Independence (NC) at Dutch Fork: Tom Knotts hopes for win against former team.
PICK: Dutch Fork
Irmo at Nation Ford: Irmo hopes to snap five-game losing streak in openers.
PICK: Nation Ford
Lake Marion at Brookland-Cayce: Bearcats get first look at Lake Marion’s hammer offense.
Lexington at West Florence: Wildcats didn’t lose a true road game last season.
Newberry at Keenan: Phil Strickland gets second crack at win No. 300.
Northwood at Ben Lippen: Ben Lippen will be one of the most improved teams in Midlands
PICK: Ben Lippen
Pelion at Calhoun County: Tough opener for Pelion in second year under Dann Holland.
PICK: Calhoun County
Ridge Spring-Monetta at Batesburg-Leesville: B-L is 18-0 all-time against RSM.
Ridge View at Sumter: Lot of buzz surrounding Blazers and beating Sumter would back it up.
PICK: Ridge View
River Bluff at Chapin: It’s been an emotional week for Gators after loss of teammate.
Rock Hill at Blythewood: Bengals have been as good as advertised in preseason.
Last Year: 202-64