If this were an election, it would be too close to call.
After nine weeks, The Post and Courier’s Phil Bowman and WCBD’s Brendan Clark are deadlocked. Both prognosticators went 5-1 last week and are 45-9 for the season. Can anyone say “chad?”
Next week, the playoffs begin for SCISA, and the Class A, AA and AAA teams in the High School League. Class AAAA will finish the regular season next week.
Bowman is trying to unseat Clark. Clark has won the contest the past two years. Bowman says if he loses, “There’s always next year.”
Here are this week’s picks:
Hilton Head at Berkeley
Bowman: Stags end the regular season in style. Berkeley, 21-18.
Clark: Stags start week 10 out in style: Berkeley, 28-20.
Summerville at Ashley Ridge
Bowman: John McKissick gets win No. 600. Summerville, 21-14.
Clark: 600 for coach and Wave stays undefeated in region: The ‘Ville 35-21.
Wando at Cane Bay
Bowman: Warriors won’t have a letdown. Wando, 28-14.
Clark: No losing streak for Warriors: Wando, 35-28.
Goose Creek at West Ashley
Bowman: Gators want to finish with a perfect record. Goose Creek, 35-7.
Clark: The song remains the same: Gators roll, 42-14.
South Florence at Stratford
Bowman: Knights can’t be looking ahead to next week. Stratford, 20-7.
Clark: Stratford wins, although a bit too close for comfort: 24-21.
Beaufort at Fort Dorchester
Bowman: Patriots have home-field advantage. Fort Dorchester, 21-20.
Clark: Patriots can’t afford another region loss. Ft “D” wins 38-20