As we head into Week 1 of high school football action, the Union Daily Times has scouted the area and narrowed down the many candidates (most of which were turned down for being overqualified) before coming up with the 2013 Pigskin Pick’Em crew.
In addition to three first-year members, there will be a couple of veterans weighing in again this season. Kevin Shropshire secured his spot on the 2013 panel when he won last year’s challenge and then there’s me, Tiffany Grady-Hudgins, whose membership is solely a perk of being the Sports Editor.
Last year, the sleeper — Kevin Shropshire — used a last-minute surge to earn the Pick’Em title while the rest of our panel was tripped up during Rivalry Week.
Separated by a mere point or two, our blunders were costly. As Shrop eased into first place, Steven Addis and I finished in a two-way tie for second, followed closely by Doc Lipsey and Sam Phipps. The reigning champ has returned for his sophomore season on the UDT Pigskin Pick’Em panel and he’ll put his title on the line against several worthy adversaries.
Kevin Brewington, Charles Lott and UCHS Interim Athletic Director Will Hickson will join Shrop and I to share weekly predictions (and the occasional bad joke).
Let’s take a look at the first predictions of the season and see who’s positioned to take the early lead in the 2013 Pick’em Challenge.
Week 1 Games:
Kevin S. Tiffany Kevin B. Will Charles
Spartanburg @ Union County — Spartanburg UC UC UC UC
Whitmire @ Great Falls — GF GF GF GF Whitmire
Abbeville @ Woodruff — Abbeville Abbeville Woodruff Abbeville Woodruff
Broome @ Landrum — Broome Landrum Landrum Broome Broome
Greer @ Seneca — Greer Seneca Greer Greer Seneca
Blythwood @ South Pointe — SP SP SP SP SP
Clinton @ Gaffney — Gaffney Gaffney Gaffney Gaffney Gaffney
York @ Boiling Springs — York York BS York York
Rock Hill @ Dorman — Dorman RH Dorman Dorman Dorman
Easley @ Daniel — Daniel Daniel Easley Daniel Daniel
Chapman @ Chesnee — Chesnee Chesnee Chapman Chesnee Chapman
Georgia @ Clemson — Georgia Clemson Clemson Georgia Georgia
Temple @ Notre Dame — ND ND ND ND ND
TCU @ LSU — LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU
Oklahoma State @ Mississippi State OK St OK St OK St OK St OK St