Lou Bezjak

Midlands high school football playoff picks

dmclemore@thestate.com

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.

Pick: Spring Valley

Lexington at White Knoll: Expect another nail-biter from county rivals.

Pick: Lexington

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.

Pick: Chapin

A.C. Flora at Hartsville: A.C. Flora looks for second consecutive upset of top-three ranked team.

Pick: Hartsville

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.

Pick: Newberry

Georgetown at Brookland-Cayce: B-C goes for school-record 11th win of season.

Pick: Brookland-Cayce

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.

Pick: Gilbert

Batesburg-Leesville at Andrews: Another long road trip on tap for Batesburg-Leesville.

Pick: Batesburg-Leesville

Last Week: 20-3

Season: 208-61

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