The Huddle: Palmetto Pigskin Preview Edition
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - With the high school football season kicking into high gear and everyone playing this Friday, ABC News 4's Scott Eisberg and the Port and Courier's Andrew Miller huddled up to make some season predictions.
For Miller, Goose Creek has what it takes to return to the title game this year despite injuries at quarterback. With Chuck Reedy's leadership and a strong core of amazing athletes, he says the Gators have the power to make it all the way.
But Eisberg thinks losing the transfer quarterback two weeks ago takes the Gators out of the running. Instead, Eisberg picks McKissick's Summerville team.
They were dominant in Charlotte on Week 0 and the returning members are impressive, he says, adding that Zack Bailey is giving Sawyer Bridges a ton of time to work the offense on each down.
The fuel behind any offensive engine is the quarterback, and when it comes time to pick a guy to lean on when it counts, Miller says his money is on Summerville's Bridges.
He's big, a dual threat, a four-year starter, and always comes up big with crucial opportunities, said Miller. He always makes the play when Summerville needs it, Miller said.
For Eisberg, the pick comes from the same part of the Lowcountry - Fort Dorchester's Kobe Garrett.
According to Eisberg, Garrett runs and throws well. Garrett led the attack at South Florence with a 75-yard draw for a touchdown, he added.
With so many storied and legendary coaches in the area, it's hard to pick one guy to lead a team to the Promised Land in December, but Miller says John Cantey is his pick.
Miller recalls watching Cantey in 1989 as a player for his dad. That has carried over, Miller said, and his teams are ready to go every Friday night.
Eisberg looks to Timberland's Art Craig to lead his dream team to Columbia, citing consistency year after year. For a decade now, Craig has put together teams that make it to the semifinals, he said.
They lost twice to Dillon, but have also make it twice to Columbia, winning one of those games. Eisberg says it shows Craig can get it done in a school like football-crazy Timberland where the fans kick you out if you're not doing well.