The Huddle's Picks of the Week

By Phil Bowman

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- No, it's not tennis. But ABC News 4's Dean Stephens' scores the past two weeks are 6-0, 6-0.

The former sports anchor turned lead man at the station has honed his prognosticating skills to perfection, outdueling and out-predicting The Post and Courier's Phil Bowman.

Bowman wasn't too far off in the Pick Six Contest last week, going 5-1. His only mistake was picking Bishop England to lose to Woodland.

Here are this week's picks:

Stratford at South Florence

Bowman: Stratford faces difficult road game, but should be a happy ride home. Stratford, 21-17

Stephens: The Knights are just as tough on the road as they are at home. Stratford, 28-21.

Fort Dorchester at Beaufort

Bowman: Fort Dorchester is playing quality football. Patriots, 28-10

Stephens: Steve LaPrad has the Patriots dialed in. Fort Dorchester, 24-7.

Bishop England at Ridgeland-Hardeeville

Bowman: This won't be easy for Bishops. Bishop England, 17-13.

Stephens: BE took care of business last week, will do the same this week. Bishop England, 31-17.

Stall at Hanahan

Bowman: This one will be easy. Hanahan, 35-7.

Stephens: Hanahan continues to roll. Hawks, 41-10.

Berkeley at Hilton Head

Bowman: Stags finish regular season on good note. Berkeley, 21-12.

Stephens: This one will be close. Berkeley, 21-20.

Ashley Ridge at Summerville

Bowman: Summerville closing in on Region 8-AAAA title. Green Wave, 27-14

Stephens: Coach McKissick just keeps on winning. Summerville, 31-21.


More games this week:

Ridgeland-Hardeeville at Bishop England

West Ashley at Goose Creek

Battery Creek at Academic Magnet

Fort Dorchester at Beaufort

Bluffton at Colleton County

Woodland at Garrett

Stall at Hanahan

Berkeley at Hilton Head

Orangeburg-Wilkinson at James Island

Timberland at Lee Central

Baptist Hill at military magnet

Burke at North Charleston

Lincoln at St. John's

Ashley Ridge at Summerville -- This week's Game of the Week

Cane Bay at Wando



Hilton Head Prep at Hilton Head Christian -- Christian wins 35-28 Thursday.

Orangeburg Prep at Augusta Christian

Patrick Henry at Beaufort Academy

Northwood at Bible Baptist

Faith Christian at Cathedral Academy

Colleton Prep at St. Andrew's

Holly Hill at Dorchester

Charleston Collegiate at James Island Christian

Palmetto Christian at Thomas Heyward

Pinewood Prep at Porter-Gaud