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The Piedmont Picker presents his picks for week #9 for area high school football Friday Night.
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Although up in age, the Piedmont Picker gives his predictions for Week #9’s upstate high school football games:
Greenville County Games:
Greenville (1-7, 1-3) at Woodmont (3-5, 1-3): Greenville County Game-of-the-Week. This Region 1-AAAA matchup between teams now tied in region play at 6th place. It is also the battle of the “New coaches,” Greenville’s David Crane vs. Woodmont’s Ned Cuthbertson. Coach Crane is older and more experienced than the youngster from Woodmont. A Woodmont win could put them in the playoff picture, so the Wildcats will be hungrier than the Raiders. The Picker will go with the experienced coach. Greenville in a mild upset, 35-28.
Hillcrest (7-1, 3-1) at T.L. Hanna (0-8, 0-4): Hillcrest, tied with Westside and Greenwood in first place, should have no difficulty in securing another region victory. Hillcrest 48, Hanna 7.
J.L. Mann (2-6, 0-4) at Riverside (3-5, 2-2): Riverside is on a Region I-AAAA rampage. Coach Phil Smith has the Warriors in an unbelievable 4th place in the “Black & Blue” Region II-AAAA. J.L. Mann cannot make progress after losing their quarterback a few weeks back and will not move forward in this game either. Riverside—with its third region win!—30, J.L. Mann 14.
Mauldin (4-4, 2-2) at Byrnes (4-4, 2-2): Byrnes will fine tune their game with Mauldin as practice in getting ready for the playoff run. Mauldin did not show up against Riverside last week and will likely not play well against the Region I-AAAA powerhouse Rebels. Byrnes 56, Mauldin 14.
Wade Hampton (1-7, 1-3) at Spartanburg (4-4, 2-2): Spartanburg’s head coach (Chris Miller) and associate head coach (Rick Scott) are both Wade Hampton grads. Rick’s son Austin is the Vikings QB and also one of the top quarterbacks in the state. Chris and Rick will have the Vikings super-ready and will win 48-7.
Greer (8-0, 5-0) at Southside (4-4, 2-3): The undefeated Yellow Jackets will take the stripes off the tigers in this Peach Blossom Region matchup. Greer 49, Southside 7.
Eastside (1-7, 0-5) at Travelers Rest (0-8, 0-5): “O’fer Bowl.” Both of these teams are winless in region play. The Eastside roster has more seniors and juniors whereas the Devildogs have been relying heavily upon sophomores and some freshmen. Eastside will be the “survivor,” 28-14.
Chapman (3-5, 3-2) at Blue Ridge (6-2, 4-1): Chapman is coming off two huge setbacks in losses to Emerald and Greer. Blue Ridge is without six of its starters. This game is hard to call and is the “Toss-up-Game-of-the-Week.” Note: It’s a short hop from Chapman of Inman to Blue Ridge and a big crowd is expected.
Emerald (6-2, 4-1) at Berea (3-5, 2-3): Emerald put a shellacking on Chapman whereas Berea lost to Chapman. This is a telltale sign. If the purple clad Vikings can stop the Stevie Williams express, they should win easily. Emerald 28, Berea 21.
Carolina (2-6, 1-4) at Powdersville (5-3, 2-3): Only one loss or win separates these two teams within Region I-AA. The Patriots of Powdersville are a new school and its campus is less than two miles (as the crow flies) from Carolina. Fast becoming a neighborhood rivalry, the team with the most fire will win. The Picker believes Coach Reuben Wright will have his Trojans keyed up and will pull off an upset, Carolina 21, Powdersville 20.
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