The wait is over. The summer has finally come to an end and it's time for high school football - Lowcountry style.
This year, The Post and Courier's Andrew Miller, who has covered high school football in the Lowcountry for the last 25 years, will team up with ABC News 4 sports anchor Scott Eisberg and pick the biggest matchups each week.
It's Miller vs. Eisberg.
Mano a mano.
Either way, here's to a great season and may your favorite team win.
Here are this week's picks:
Ashley Ridge at James Island
Miller: The Ike Allred era opens with a come-from-behind victory over Hanahan in Week 0, but Ashley Ridge has too many playmakers. Ashley Ridge, 24-20.
Eisberg: Ike Allred's new tempo offense and the momentum from an emotional season-opening win at Hanahan is going to be tough to top. James Island, 28-21.
Colleton County at Beaufort
Miller: One of my all-time favorite players was Walterboro TE/DL Norman Hand. DL Norman Hand Jr. plays for Colleton Country now, but it won't be enough. Beaufort, 31-17.
Eisberg: Saw Beaufort coach Mark Clifford scouting Colleton County last week and he looked a bit nervous seeing a few freak athletes for the Cougars. Colleton County, 35-28.
West Ashley at Bishop England
Miller: Bishop England won back-to-back state titles in 2011 and 2012 and made a deep run last year, but this team is not as talented. West Ashley, 33-13.
Eisberg: A little Sertoma rough up at the hands of Goose Creek only gets WA coach Bobby Marion's bunch mentally prepared for Bishops. Wildcats a bit too big for Bishop England. West Ashley, 35-13
Summerville at Cane Bay
Miller: Summerville's John McKissick gets career win No. 615 easy. Summerville 45, Cane Bay 10.
Eisberg: Summerville crosses state line to romp Providence (N.C) last week. Summerville crosses town to romp Cane Bay, but glad to see Cane Bay break slump last week. Summerville, 49-14.
Stratford at Berkeley
Miller: This rivalry used to be THE game of the season for both schools. No Ray Stackley for Stratford, but Knights still have enough for the win. Stratford, 23-16.
Eisberg: Pressure on both of these coaches. Big expectations on Berkeley in year 4 of the Jeff Cruce era, but Joe Marion has waited nearly three decades for this night. No Jacob Park, no problem, Knights win a tight one. Stratford, 21-17
Hanahan at Timberland
Miller: Been going back-and-forth all week on this game. Hanahan has already played a game in Week 0. It's Timberland's season opener. That'll be the difference. Hanahan, 28-27.
Eisberg: After hearing Timberland coach Art Craig speak and seeing the Wolves at Sertoma, I am making the Wolves an early state title pick. Last year wasn't fun against Hanahan, this year will be for the Wolves. Timberland, 24-14.
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