Lou Bezjak

Midlands High School football playoff picks

Dutch Fork's Taylor Wiggins celebrates an interception during the game between Dutch Fork at Spring Valley High School.
Dutch Fork's Taylor Wiggins celebrates an interception during the game between Dutch Fork at Spring Valley High School. jblake@thestate.com

Picking the winners for area teams in Week 3 of the SCHSL playoffs:

White Knoll at Dutch Fork: White Knoll’s stingy defense will be tested by Dutch Fork’s speedy receivers and powerful running game.

Pick: Dutch Fork

Ridge View at South Aiken: Should be high-scoring affair with both teams averaging 47 points or more in postseason.

Pick: Ridge View

North Myrtle Beach at Chapin: Good matchup between Chapin’s offense and North Myrtle Beach’s defense.

Pick: Chapin

Palmetto at Newberry: Palmetto’s air attack will be big challenge for Newberry.

Pick: Newberry

Brookland-Cayce at Bluffton: Bearcats look to keep storybook season going against state’s highest scoring offense.

Pick: Brookland-Cayce

Batesburg-Leesville at

Bamberg-Ehrhardt: B-L goes for season sweep and trip to Lower State championship.

Pick: Bamberg-Ehrhardt

Last Week: 9-4

Season: 217-65

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