Lou Bezjak

Week 4’s Midlands high school football picks

Hammond’s Jack Theodore battles with Ben Lippen’s Ryan McCray on a play during the game.
Hammond’s Jack Theodore battles with Ben Lippen’s Ryan McCray on a play during the game. online@thestate.com

Airport at Orangeburg-Wilkinson: Playoff rematch from last year, won by Airport.

Pick: Airport

Andrew Jackson at North Central: Cedrick Cunningham looking for another highlight-reel run.

Pick: North Central

Barnwell at Swansea: Swansea has lost two in a row, while Barnwell has yet to lose.

Pick: Barnwell

Ben Lippen at Porter-Gaud: Falcons coming off big win over Hammond, will get tough test at P-G.

Pick: Ben Lippen

Blythewood at Irmo: Bengals have gotten things going following loss to Ridge View.

Pick: Blythewood

Brookland-Cayce at Chapin: Big plays have been the key for B-C this season.

Pick: Brookland-Cayce

C.A. Johnson at Bethune-Bowman: CAJ coming off first win, Bethune-Bowman first loss.

Pick: Bethune-Bowman

Chester at Lower Richland: Diamond Hornets have struggled in nonregion play.

Pick: Chester

Columbia at Keenan (Bolden Stadium): Keenan has won three in a row in series by shutouts.

Pick: Keenan

Dreher at Calhoun County: Blue Devils got running game going last week with Washington.

Pick: Dreher

Dutch Fork at River Bluff: Third consecutive road game for Dutch Fork, the top-ranked team in Midlands.

Pick: Dutch Fork

Eau Claire at Lewsiville: Unbeaten Lewisville averaging 430 yards of offense per game.

Pick: Lewisville

Fairfield Central at Newberry (Newberry College): Matchup usually a postseason preview.

Pick: Newberry

Gray Collegiate at Pelion: Both teams looking for first win and coming off a bye.

Pick: Gray Collegiate

Laurence Manning at Heathwood Hall: LMA has allowed 14 points or less in its three wins.

Pick: Laurence Manning

Lexington at Spring Valley: Vikings committed seven turnovers last week.

Pick: Spring Valley

Lugoff-Elgin at South Aiken: L-E coming off tough loss to Flora, will face tough test in T-Breds.

Pick: South Aiken

Ninety-Six at Mid-Carolina: Both teams looking for first win.

Pick: Mid-Carolina

Orangeburg Prep at Hammond: Hammond looks to start new winning streak.

Pick: Hammond

Richland Northeast at A.C. Flora (Memorial Stadium): Running game, O-line help RNE in this one.

Pick: Richland Northeast

Ridge View at Union County: Blazers looking to go 5-0 heading into bye week.

Pick: Ridge View

Saluda at Batesburg-Leesville: 80th meeting between the programs.

Pick: Batesburg-Leesville

West Florence at Camden: Murphy’s running, Beckley’s passing key for Camden.

Pick: Camden

White Knoll at North Augusta: NA 2-0 against Georgia teams, 0-1 against SC squads

Pick: North Augusta

Wilson Hall at Cardinal Newman: Last two games decided by seven points or less.

Pick: Cardinal Newman

Last Week: 16-5

Season: 69-18