By Ryan Carter - Sports Writer



This year’s football season is upon us and the Pigskin Picks are back. Last year’s picks resulted in a record of 42-10, a winning percentage of 81 percent.

Just for fun, I have picked all of the games for the upcoming regular season. The following Preseason Pigskin Picks are a look into what I think will happen this season. These picks are based on the performances of each team at the Pigskin Jamboree. It should be fun to look back at the end of the season and see how these play out.

Each week will highlight a Game of the Week from around the county. The weekly picks may line up with the preseason picks or they could change with injuries and changes to the rosters.

CLINTON

Aug. 26 — Southwest Onslow at Clinton (W)

Sept. 2 — Clinton at Smithfield Selma (W)

Sept. 9 — Northside Jacksonville at Clinton (L)

Sept. 16 — Hoggard at Clinton (W)

Sept. 23 — Clinton at Pender (W)

Sept. 30 — Clinton at E. Bladen (W)

Oct. 7 — Midway at Clinton (W)

Oct. 14— Union at Clinton (W)

Oct. 21 — Clinton at W. Bladen (W)

Oct. 28 — Trask at Clinton (W)

Nov. 4 — Clinton at Wallace-Rose Hill (W)

10-1 overall, 7-0 Four County Conference

LAKEWOOD

Aug. 19 — Lakewood at Union (W)

Aug. 26 — E. Columbus at Lakewood (W)

Sept. 2 — Lakewood at Lejeune (W)

Sept. 9 — Midway at Lakewood (W)

Sept. 16 — Lakewood at Red Springs (L)

Sept. 23 — Lakewood at Spring Creek (W)

Oct. 7 — Lakewood at Rosewood (W)

Oct. 14 — James Kenan at Lakewood (L)

Oct. 28 — Lakewood at Princeton (L)

Nov. 4 — Hobbton at Lakewood (W)

8-3 overall, 4-2 Carolina Conference

UNION

Aug. 19 — Lakewood at Union (L)

Sept. 2 — Jones Sr. at Union (W)

Sept. 9 — Union at Hobbton (W)

Sept. 16— Princeton at Union (L)

Sept 23 — Union at w. Bladen (W)

Sept. 30 — Trask at Union (W)

Oct. 7 — Union at Wallace-Rose Hill (L)

Oct. 14 — Union at Clinton (L)

Oct. 21 — Pender at Union (W)

Oct. 28 — Union at E. Bladen (L)

Nov. 4 — Midway at Union (L)

5-6 overall, 3-4 Four County Conference

MIDWAY

Aug. 19 — Hobbton at Midway (W)

Aug. 26 — Princeton at Midway (W)

Sept. 9 — Midway at Lakewood (W)

Sept. 23 — Midway at Lakewood (L)

Sept. 23 — Midway at E. Bladen (L)

Sept. 30 — Midway at Pender (W)

Oct. 7 — Midway at Clinton (L)

Oct. 14 — Wallace-Rose Hill at Midway (L)

Oct. 28 — W. Bladen at Midway (W)

Nov. 4 — Midway at Union (W)

7-4 overall, 4-3 Four County Conference

HOBBTON

Aug. 19 — Hobbton at Midway (L)

Aug. 26 — Chatham Central at Hobbton (W)

Sept. 1 — Hobbton at KIPP (W)

Sept. 9 — Union at Hobbton (L)

Sept. 16 — Hobbton at Wake Christian (L)

Sept. 23 — Rosewood at Hobbton (L)

Oct. 7 — Princeton at Hobbton (L)

Oct. 21— Hobbton at James Kenan (L)

Oct. 28 — North Duplin at Hobbton (L)

Nov. 4 — Hobbton at Lakewood (L)

2-9 overall, 0-6 Carolina Conference

By Ryan Carter

Sports Writer

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