Cole Bryson predicts week three playoff action

A few Upstate teams remain in contention for a state title.
The Saturday Morning Scramble on The Fan Upstate!
The Saturday Morning Scramble on The Fan Upstate! Photo credit The Saturday Morning Scramble on The Fan Upstate!

The state title games for South Carolina area teams are in sight and only a few dates stand between now and championship weekend. We have seen some massive upsets this postseason already and a few more could be store as we look at the games that are happening in Week 13.

Last week I went 11-6 and am now sitting at 260-68 on the season.

Games I got wrong last week:

St. Joseph’s vs Lewisville: St. Joseph’s wonChester vs Chapman: Chester wonClinton vs Broome: Clinton won Midland Valley vs South Pointe: Midland Valley wonJL Mann vs Spartanburg: JL Mann wonByrnes vs Hillcrest: Hillcrest won

Here are the matchups and my predictions for the winners on Friday night.


Blackville-Hilda at Christ Church

Cole’s Pick:

Christ Church 34, Blackville Hilda 21

St. Joseph’s at Southside Christian

In the regular season matchup between these two schools, Southside Christian won and won big. I do think this one will be a little closer than the regular season game, but I still have Southside Christian winning on Friday and advancing to the Upper State Title game vs Christ Church.

Cole’s Pick: Southside Christian 28, St. Joseph’s 17


Silver Bluff at Abbeville

Cole’s Pick:

Abbeville 35, Silver Bluff 28


Chester at Daniel

Chester had a huge win on Friday against Chapman in a game that really wasn’t close and Daniel comes into this game as the favorite, however, it may be closer than some think.

Cole’s Pick:

Daniel 42, Chester 34

BHP at Clinton:

Cole’s Pick:

Belton-Honea Path 27, Clinton 21


Greenville at Northwestern

The Red Raiders have looked impressive during this post-season, however, the Trojans are a different animal.

Cole’s Pick:

Northwestern 38, Greenville 19

Westside at Midland Valley

Cole’s Pick:

Westside 28, Midland Valley 21


Gaffney at Dutch Fork:

The Silver Fox are rolling through the end of the year with confidence and that’s not something opponents want to deal with this late in the year. Gaffney has had wins over Lexington & Clover this post-season and looks to continue to be road warriors for the 2nd week in a row. This one should be the best of the night. I like what the Indians bring to the table and think they steal one on the road this Friday.

Cole’s Pick:

Gaffney 31, Dutch Fork 28

Hillcrest at JL Mann

A rematch from the end of the regular season should be a good one on Friday especially if Hillcrest has their QB healthy for the entire 4 quarters. If they do, give me the Rams to advance to the 4th round.

Cole’s Pick:

Hillcrest 30, JL Mann 21

For a full recap of these games, catch Cole Bryson & Alex Guest on the Saturday Scramble from 8-10am on The Fan Upstate.

Featured Image Photo Credit: The Saturday Morning Scramble on The Fan Upstate!