I had a few games I picked as upsets and they were a reach I guess but I felt like I had a few to chance. From here on out I'm going with the maybe just one upset per week.
AAAA Division 1
I went 7-1 with the upset of Rock Hill by Spartanburg as my only blemish. That I can live with.
AAAA Division 2
I did fairly well here going 6-2. I chanced picking Conway over North Augusta and it came back to bite me. The Wren-James Island slugfest was surprising but I can live with it. Now if I can only get my hands on that game film to see all the fireworks that went on in that 56-55 battle.
I went out on a limb here with J.L. Mann and BHP to upset perennial powers in AAA, Union County and Clinton. So much for the upstarts last week as the old hats won once again. Prayers go out to the folks injured at the Union County Stadium collapse too by the way. I ended up 5-3 for the week and should have been 7-1 but hey I gambled on some upsets and it came back to bite me.
I felt confident going in to this one that I picked a solid upset in Silver Bluff taking out Cheraw. The Braves proved me wrong though. I think a lot of people were shocked by the Woodruff loss to Batesburg-Leesville. I heard it was a great game but man I knew I was going to go at least 7-1 instead of 6-2 here in the AA playoffs.
I show my lack of knowledge here in the 1A ranks as I went a pitiful 4-4. I thought Allendale-Fairfax was going to utilize Bashaud Breeland and Jerell Priester to shock Lamar and it just didn't happen for me. I enjoyed the Calhoun County win over Bamberg-Ehrhardt game in person. Kudoes to the Saints on another impressive win. I think this week may be another crapshoot for me in 1A so maybe I'll try flipping quarters instead of analyzing too much here. HAAAAA!
I have my picks for next week ready so be sure to check them out when Kerry posts them for me. He also mentioned a contest for the state championship games that everyone can get in on with a pretty snazzy prize for the winners.
Now get out there and enjoy some of the great South Carolina high school football playoff action this Friday night!
"SWAMP FOX" G. JENSEN
"The G. is for grrreat!"