Boiling Springs at Greer
This week’s game of the week is Boiling Springs at Greer. The Bulldogs fell to Hillcrest in a game that was close for a half, before the Rams exploded after halftime. Greer fell to Byrnes but hung around until the end before losing 23-14. Greer’s defense was able to hold an explosive Byrnes offense in check last Friday, and Boiling Springs doesn’t have nearly the firepower of the Rebels. Offensively the Jackets have found some balance with the run game and quarterback Josh Runion. This game should be close, but I like Greer to make enough plays down the stretch to come away with the win.
Byrnes at Wren
Byrnes head coach Reggie Shaw earned his 100th career victory last week with the win over Greer. This week the Rebels take on an 0-3 Hurricanes team that is surrendering over 40 points per game. The Rebels offense will get back on track this week and should cruise to win #101 for Coach Shaw.
Dorman at Clover
The Cavaliers return to action this week following a bye. Clover knocked off York 28-24 last Friday. Dorman will look to stay unbeaten this year as they face a Blue Eagles team that boasts a very good defense. Even though Clover is just 1-2 on the season, they have held Northwestern, Hillcrest and York all to 20 points below their season average. Dorman’s offense has been rolling to start the year, and has become more balanced each week. Quarterback Hudson Talley is coming off of his best game of the year with 244 passing yards and 3 touchdowns against Greenwood. If the Cavaliers can not get sloppy with turnovers, they should be able to push around Clover enough to move to 4-0 on the year.
Gaffney at Northwestern
Gaffney fell to 1-2 with a loss to Mallard Creek last week. Northwestern comes into this matchup 4-0 and they are scoring over 60 points per game. The Indians will try and bounce back this week, but it’s going to be tough as they face one of the best offenses in the entire state. I think Gaffney will keep this game close for a while, but in the end I don’t think they have the offense to keep up. The Trojans offense will continue to score for four quarters, and will pull away late to stay unbeaten.
Riverside at Spartanburg
The Vikings return home to host a 1-3 Warriors team. Riverside has dropped their last three games, all by one score. Spartanburg is also 1-3, but has played two nationally ranked teams and Dutch Fork. This week should be a good one for Spartanburg as I think they start to catch fire before region play. Look for Rahiem Jeter to have a big night and Spartanburg should roll to an impressive win.