The Huddle's picks of the week

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - This week the Post and Courier's Phil Bowman and Dean Stephens make their picks for the fifth week of high school football.

      This week the action starts with Bishop England and North Charleston in a Thursday night game that features this week's High School Hero, Nick Shiver.

      Here's this week's picks:

      Goose Creek and Dutch Fork: Both Bowman and Stephens see a lot of firepower in this week's ABC News 4 Game of the Week, but most of it is loaded up on the side of the Gators. Stephens and Bowman are leaning toward Goose Creek for the win.

      Colleton County at Stratford: Again, the experts are on the same page and pick Stratford to run away with this one as long as Jacob Park is taking snaps for Stratford.

      Wando at Fort Dorchester: Bowman sees a Fort Dorchester team looking to do some damage and takes the home team to pull this one out. Stephens says Jimmy Noonan's motivation will be the overpowering force in this matchup and takes Wando for the win.

      Summerville and West Ashley: Riding on coach John McKissick's birthday celebration, Stephens sees Summerville rolling over West Ashley. However, Bowman says West Ashley is a team of destiny and will ride the Green Wave to victory.

      Berkeley and Timberland: Bowman and Stephens see one thing in this matchup - athleticism for Timberland. As a result, both experts are taking Timberland in the win.


      Thursday night game:

      North Charleston at Bishop England. BE wins 38-0.


      Friday night game:

      Cane Bay at Ashley Ridge

      Dutch Fork at Goose Creek -- This week's Game of the Week

      Stratford at Colleton County

      Wando at Fort Dorchester

      West Ashley at Summerville

      Beaufort at Carolina Forest

      Bluffton at Hilton Head

      Timberland at Berkeley

      Wade Hampton at Hanahan

      Richland Northeast at ORangeburg-Wilkinson

      Stall at Andrews

      Academic Magnet at Woodland

      Ridgeland-Hardeeville at Battery Creek

      Garrett at Burke

      Georgetown at Loris

      Baptist Hill at Midland Valley

      Lake Marion at Cross

      Branchville at Lincoln

      Military Magnet at Lake View

      Scott's Branch at St. John's


      SCISA games:

      Augusta Christian at Pinewood Prep

      Wilson Hall at Porter-Gaud

      Beaufort Academy at Charleston Collegiate

      Coastal Christian Prep at St. John'S Christian

      Calhoun Academy at Dorchester Academy

      First Baptist at Coastal Home School

      James Island Christian at Cathedral Academy

      Palmetto Christian at Colleton Prep

      Hilton Head Prep at Northwood Academy