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
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