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      The Huddle's Picks of the Week

      CHARLESTON, S.C. -- That loud thud you heard was Phil Bowman falling back to earth.

      The Post and Courier pundit went 6-0 in Week 6, but couldn't even spell perfection last week as he slumped to 4-2.

      Speaking of slumps, ABC News 4 guru Dean Stephens also went 4-2. No, Stephens didn't copy off Bowman's homework. Stephens picked Wando to lose (wrong) and St. John's to lose (wrong).

      Bowman's miscues? He picked Summerville to lose. And, he picked St. John's to lose.

      It marked the second straight week he picked McKissick's machine to lose. That means no Christmas card from John and Joan.

      Here are this week's picks:

      Wando at Stratford

      Stephens: The tribe is unhappy with my picks. They stay unhappy. Stratford, 31-10.

      Bowman: Stratford can't take Warriors lightly. Stratford, 20-13.

      Goose Creek at Cane Bay

      Stephens: Good news is Cane Bay is at home. The Creek wins big, 45-7

      Bowman: Gators are on a mission. Goose Creek continues to roll, 35-7.

      Conway at West Ashley

      Stephens: The Wildcats claw their way to a win, 24-21.

      Bowman: Time for West Ashley to end slump. West Ashley, 21-10.

      Beaufort at Summerville

      Stephens: The Green Wave rolls, 28-24.

      Bowman: I've picked against Summerville the last two weeks. Summerville, 23-14.

      Fort Dorchester at Colleton County

      Stephens: Tough loss last week. The Fort rallies, 28-17.

      Bowman: Upset special: Colleton County 28-24.

      Hanahan at James Island

      Stephens: If you haven't heard, Hanahan is really good, 31-14.

      Bowman: If you haven't heard, Bowman doesn't pick against Hawks. Hanahan, 35-13.

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      Here's the slate of games this week:

      Wando at StratfordGoose Creek at Cane BayConway at West AshleyBeaufort at SummervilleAshley Ridge at BlufftonFort Dorchester at Colleton CountyHanahan at James IslandHilton Head at Orangeburg-WilkinsonStall at BerkeleyRidgeland-Hardeeville at WoodlandGarrett Tech at Bishop EnglandNorth Charleston at Battery CreekAcademic Magnet at BurkeSt. John's at Military MagnetLincoln at CrossSocastee at GeorgetownTimberland at Lake MarionSCISANorthwood Academy at Palmetto ChristianHilton Head Christian at HeywardHilton Head Prep at King'sDorchester Academy at St. Andrew'sColleton Prep at Bible BaptistPorter-Gaud at Cardinal NewmanHammond at PinewoodJames Island Christian at Faith ChristianCharleston Collegiate at St. John's ChristianCathedral Academy at Ridge ChristianFountain Inn Christian at First Baptist

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