Lou Bezjak

Midlands High School Football playoff picks

Dutch Fork defeated White Knoll in a high school football playoff game Friday night.
Dutch Fork defeated White Knoll in a high school football playoff game Friday night. gmelendez@thestate.com

Fort Dorchester at Dutch Fork

The marquee state semifinal matchup this week and ranked in MaxPreps Top 10 games to watch this week. Fort Dorchester has been waiting for a rematch since Dutch Fork’s win on Sept. 1.

Pick: Dutch Fork

Hartsville at Chapin

Chapin must slow down Hartsville’s powerful running game to earn first title trip since 1974.

Pick: Chapin

Chapman at Newberry

Amir Abrams, strong offensive line give Newberry good shot at third consecutive championship appearance.

Pick: Newberry

Dillon at Brookland-Cayce

B-C’s opportunistic defense needs to be sharp in stopping Dillon’s quest for fifth title in a row.

Pick: Brookland-Cayce

Batesburg-Leesville at Barnwell

The road has been kind for B-L in playoffs. Need one more for state title trip.

Pick: Batesburg-Leesville

Last Week: 4-2

Season: 221-67

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