SC high school football Week 3 predictions

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North Augusta (2-1) vs. Greenbrier (1-0)
North Augusta is coming off a loss to Valdosta, a team that would beat any other team in the Augusta area by at least three touchdowns. Greenbrier had a solid showing two weeks ago with a season-opening win over Cross Creek and then enjoyed a bye week. It's obvious Greenbrier will have the fresher legs. This should be one of the better match ups in the area this week. PREDICTION: North Augusta wins 28-21
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Midland Valley (0-2) at Aiken (0-2)
Don't be turned off by their records. Yes, these are two winless teams, but this should be a competitive match up. It also should be quick. Neither team has much of a passing game at all, meaning fans can expect a runfest in this one. The team that can prevent the big plays will win. PREDICTION: Aiken wins 35-21
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Silver Bluff (2-0) at South Aiken (0-3)
The records may appear highly lopsided, but don't be fooled by South Aiken. The Thoroughbreds' three losses have come against teams that are undefeated. Almost any team in this area would lose to Northwestern and Greenwood. Silver Bluff, which barely squeaked by Aiken, can't overlook South Aiken on the road. I'm calling an upset in this Thursday night contest. PREDICTION: South Aiken wins 21-17
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Strom Thurmond (1-1) at Batesburg-Leesville (3-0)
Among the local teams I've seen play so far this year (Silver Bluff, Aiken, and Lakeside), none is better than Strom Thurmond. The Rebels have their usual legitimate rushing attack and a developing quarterback with a strong arm. Batesburg-Leesville's record looks impressive, but they haven't played a team like Strom Thurmond yet. PREDICTION: Strom Thurmond wins 28-14


Staff writer Billy Byler makes his predictions for Week 3 of Aiken County high school football. All games are scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start on Friday unless otherwise noted. Fox Creek is on another bye week. (photos by Michael Holahan and Corey Perrine). Prep Sports





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