Eisberg: 2-4 last week. 6-6 overall.
Miller: 3-3 last week. 8-4 overall.
Football coaches across the country are fond of saying that a team improves the most from Week 1 to Week 2.
Guess The Post and Courier’s Andrew Miller and ABC News 4 sports anchor Scott Eisberg didn’t get the memo.
After impressive performances during Week 1, that saw Miller go 5-1 and Eisberg a respectable 4-2, the two prognosticators hit the skids last Friday night. Eisberg struggled to a 2-4 mark, while Miller went a mediocre 3-3 for the week.
“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail,” Eisberg said. “We’ve got learn from our mistakes this week, put this week behind us, and move on and get better this week.”
Eisberg and Miller differ on two games this week.
In a battle of two of the top quarterbacks in the Lowcountry — Ashley Ridge’s Steven Duncan and Wando’s Bailey Hart — Eisberg is going with the Swamp Foxes, while Miller is picking Wando in an offensive shootout.
The other game is Berkeley’s matchup with Summerville. Summerville’s interim coach Joe Call is looking for his first career win and Eisberg thinks this is his week. Berkeley head coach Jeff Cruce has vowed not to punt all season and that should be difference in Miller’s eyes.
Here are this week’s picks:
James Island at Colleton County
Eisberg: With two straight convincing wins, hard not to ride the Cougar train. I picked them early and I’m sticking with it. Colleton County, 21-10.
Miller: Colleton County could be the most improved team in Lowcountry this season. Colleton County, 28-3.
Fort Dorchester at Cane Bay
Eisberg: Cane Bay, very impressive with a win over Summerville, but they hit a buzz saw in Fort Dorchester’s offense. Datron James too strong for the Cobras. Patriots, 35-10
Miller: Cane Bay coming off a huge win over Summerville, but the momentum won’t be enough against very talented Patriots squad. Fort Dorchester, 38-13.
Ashely Ridge vs. Wando
Eisberg: I’ve been so impressed with Ashley Ridge QB Steven Duncan. He’s lived up to the billing. Making the commitment to WKU before the season seems to have taken the pressure off of him. Swamp Foxes, 21-20.
Miller: Battle between two of the top quarterbacks in the Lowcountry as Ashley Ridge’s Steven Duncan faces Wando’s Bailey Hart. This won’t be a defensive struggle. Wando, 41-38.
Summerville at Berkeley
Eisberg: No sweeter team for Joe Call to get his first win against than his grandpa’s old rival. Stags will do very well in Class AAA this year with crazy offense, but Class AAAA Summerville a bit too much. Green Wave, 28-14.
Miller: Berkeley coach Jeff Cruce won’t punt all season. Summerville can’t seem to score when it does have the ball. Stags will do enough offensively to win. Berkeley, 24-20.
Hanahan at Bishop England
Eisberg: Two words. Sam Denmark. That’s all Hanahan needs. Hanahan, 42-10.
Hanahan: Bishop England still rebuilding after back-to-back state titles. Hanahan offense hitting on all cylinders to start the season. Hanahan, 48-7.
Ridge View at Goose Creek
Eisberg: Very impressive win for the Gators at Dutch Fork. They like playing against Midlands teams. Goose Creek , 14-7.
Miller: Goose Creek coach Chris Candor gets a huge win over state finalist Dutch Fork last week in his debut with the Gators. Winning ways continue this week. Goose Creek, 22-17.