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Nick Stevens

Nick's Last Minute Picks: Sept. 20

Published: 2013-09-20 16:13:16
Updated: 2013-09-20 16:13:16


Sep 20, 2013

Football: Apex vs. Leesville Road (Aug. 29, 2013)

Leesville Road's Malcolm Hitchcock scores a touchdown against Apex.

I'm really making these picks last minute this week, aren't I?

Better late than never though.

We've got some interesting games this week. One of the most interesting to me is Panther Creek at Leesville Road. I'm going to pick Leesville Road, simply because it's hard to pick against Braxton Berrios, but like I've said for two weeks now, this is a game Panther Creek can win.

I think Panther Creek is better than they're given credit for. Many people will talk about the Berrios-led Leesville Road offense against the Dorrel McClain-led Panther Creek offense. I suspect the offenses will both make plays, but I think this game will be decided by the defenses.

That's why I think Panther Creek has a decent shot at pulling off the upset. The Catamounts return a very solid defense this season with a lot of experience. They're also pretty athletic. I'll be at this game, and I can't wait to see how it plays out.

Here are my picks for this week...

Nick's Last Minute Picks

*Anson* vs. Purnell Swett

*Ayden-Grifton* vs. Pamlico

*Beddingfield* vs. Nash Central

Butler vs. *Richmond County*

*Cape Fear* vs. South Johnston

*Carrboro* vs. South Granville

Chapel Hill vs. *East Chapel Hill*

Charlotte Country Day vs. *Hillside*

Chatham Central vs. *Albemarle*

*Clayton* vs. Fuquay-Varina

*Cleveland* vs. Southern Wayne

*Corinth Holders* vs. C.B. Aycock

*Cummings* vs. Person

*Douglas Byrd* vs. Seventy-First

Enloe vs. *Garner*

Farmville Central vs. *Greene Central*

*Fike* vs. Smithfield-Selma

Gray's Creek vs. *Triton*

*Green Hope* vs. Athens Drive

*Hoggard* vs. Lumberton

Hoke County vs. *E.E. Smith*

*Holly Springs* vs. Jordan

*Hunt* vs. Currituck

J.F. Webb vs. *Pasquotank*

*Jack Britt* vs. Terry Sanford

Kinston vs. *J.H. Rose*

Laney vs. *New Bern*

Louisburg vs. *Bunn*

*Middle Creek* vs. Wakefield

*North Johnston* vs. Lakewood

Overhills vs. *Lee County*

Panther Creek vs. *Leesville Road*

Pine Lake Prep vs. *Ravenscroft*

*Pinecrest* vs. Southern Lee

Riverside vs. *Apex*

Roanoke Rapids vs. *Tarboro*

*Scotland County* vs. New Hanover

*SouthWest Edgecombe* vs. Rocky Mount

Southeast Halifax vs. *Northampton*

*Southern Durham* vs. Northern Durham

Southern Vance vs. *Northern Nash*

Union vs. *Princeton*

*Warren County* vs. Northwest Halifax

*Weldon* vs. North Edgecombe

*West Johnston* vs. South View

*West Montgomery* vs. North Moore

*Western Harnett* vs. Union Pines

Westover vs. *Pine Forest*

 

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