Last week was such a rush. Sometimes football games carry me away and I look on in wonderment. Such was the case on both Friday and Saturday, though in the latter case, I was working for one of my other websites, FurmanATT.com.

Not only did I not mind missing a couple games last week. I hardly noticed it. Some gotta win, some gotta looooooze. Nothing could give me the blues.

Did I mention that the Red Sox are in the ALCS?

Besides, who could quibble with a 6-2 pick ’ems mark? Only a lucky guy who had picked ’em all right the previous week.

It’s admirable that Anderson County schools play tough schedules, and it’s logical that it helps them develop and improve. That’s why, by and large, their prospects get only better as they begin the region schedules.

T.L. Hanna and Powdersville are unbeaten and are going to stay that way. Westside is going to win its region. Wren and Belton-Honea Path are going to make the playoffs, and it won’t surprise me if Palmetto and Crescent do, too.

Pendleton? Well, the Bulldogs will be back next year. It’s a good football town having an off year.

T.L. Hanna (7-0) at J.L. Mann (4-2):The Yellow Jackets are driving the road to the Region 1-5A title in the rich folks’ lane. The Patriots can’t use it unless they carpool. Hanna is a big Escalade hogging that road.

Seneca (4-4) at Belton-Honea Path (3-4): The Bears were the only county school to venture outside their region. Meanwhile, Seneca was dropping to 0-2 in Region 1-3A. If the Bobcats fall to 0-3, the Bears rise to 2-0. Seneca is going to be desperate, but BHP is going to be home.

Carolina (0-5) at Powdersville (7-0): The Trojans, over the years, have evolved into an academy but not a football team. The Patriots are going to enjoy homecoming. If the scoreboard had bells and beeps, Powdersville would make it sound like a pinball machine.

Daniel (7-0) at Wren (3-4): The Canes are getting better, but the Lions are too tough. It pains me to pick Daniel, but they might put me in a straitjacket and carry me off if I didn’t.

Berea (3-4) at Palmetto (2-4): This is probably going to be a decent game between a pair of teams that ain’t so hot but still got a playoff shot. The Mustangs are better than the record. The Bulldogs are worse. Palmetto defends the home field successfully.

Crescent (2-4) at Christ Church (5-1): The Tigers are no match for the swashbuckling Episcopalians (Cavaliers). At Clemson, when the lineups are announced, the crowd chants “Tiger meat!” In Greenville, Christ Church enjoys meat of Tiger.

Last week: 6-2. Season to date: 31-12.

Note: I’m not any better than anyone else at picking the outcome of ballgames, races, meets, matches and elections. My modest skill is that of a history major: I know what already happened. Prophecy wasn’t offered as a major. My advice is to read the above for amusement purposes only. For God’s sake, don’t lay a bet on what I think.