Week Six Staff Predictions

Blythewood at Aiken

Noah Feit: The Hornets will throw in a few wrinkles to make this game exciting, but it won't be enough against a stout Bengal squad. Blythewood 24, Aiken 21

Jeremy Timmerman: Blythewood has been tough since a surprise win over Lexington in last year's playoffs. Aiken's speed will get loose a couple times, but not enough to win. Blythewood 38, Aiken 27

Scott Rodgers: Blythewood is coming off of a big win against Sumter and has a showdown with Spring Valley next week. This is a classic trap game, but the Bengals won't fall for it. Blythewood 35, Aiken 20

Fox Creek at Williston-Elko

Noah: This matchup hasn't been close in four past meetings, with the Blue Devils outscoring the Predators 193-0. This year won't be any closer. Williston-Elko 36, Fox Creek 0

Jeremy: I was reminded firsthand how dominant Williston-Elko is in Region 4-A play. Plus I learned my lesson in last year's edition of this game. Williston-Elko 48, Fox Creek 7

Scott: Jarius Jenkins is the last guy that the Predators want to see right now with all of their injuries. Williston-Elko 42, Fox Creek 14

Gilbert at Midland Valley

Noah: I was happy to be wrong about the Mustangs last week and will be happier to be correct predicting them to win tonight. Midland Valley 26, Gilbert 20

Jeremy: If the Carrs can stay in top gear, Midland Valley will collect its first region win since the 2010 season. Midland Valley 34, Gilbert 20

Scott: The Mustangs have to feel good about their first win and now they return home. The two Carrs will be a driving force toward a second win. Midland Valley 28, Gilbert 22

Bamberg-Ehrhardt at Silver Bluff

Noah: Lots of people are down on Silver Bluff after last week's loss, but that was a reflection of how good Strom Thurmond is, not what's wrong with the Bulldogs. They'll bounce back tonight. Silver Bluff 28, Bamberg-Ehrhardt 24

Jeremy: Bamberg-Ehrhardt is the top-ranked team for a reason. Silver Bluff is No. 7, but it will lose a hard-fought game. A playoff rematch is highly possible, though. Bamberg-Ehrhardt 34, Silver Bluff 28

Scott: The undefeated Red Raiders will be a difficult test but with it being at home, I give the edge to the Bulldogs. Silver Bluff 28, Bamberg-Ehrhardt 27

Strom Thurmond at Brookland-Cayce

Noah: Barring the unforeseen, like a bus breakdown, this will be another win for the Rebels. Strom Thurmond 44, Brookland-Cayce 10

Jeremy: Strom Thurmond will run out front early and rest the starters for the region title gauntlet in the coming weeks. Strom Thurmond 49, Brookland-Cayce 6

Scott: There will come a point where the Rebels are tested, but it won't be this week. Strom Thurmond 56, Brookland-Cayce 7

Wagener-Salley at North

Noah: The War Eagles will regain their winning form, as long as there are no significant injuries from last week still lingering. Wagener-Salley 38, North 7

Jeremy: Wagener-Salley's schedule was divided into four portions: Four wins, two tough games, two more wins and two that could go either way. This one's a win. Wagener-Salley 55, North 13

Scott: The War Eagles will get back into the win column after dropping the last two. Expect fireworks. Wagener-Salley 49, North 14

Records

Noah: 34-12 (.739)

Jeremy: 36-10 (.783)

Scott: 36-10 (.783)