As I said to myself last week, “My kingdom for a full schedule!”

Obviously the kingdom responded (knock on wood). It took a lot of dedication. Ain’t much to my kingdom.

Work your fingers to the bone? What do you get? Bony fingers!(RIP, Hoyt Axton.)

Picks for Kicks

Last week Laurens County’s football teams outscored the opposition 133-91, and 88 came from Laurens Academy’s opposition. This week the Crusaders may get a win.

Football is a funny game. It’s getting funnier all the time.

Blue Ridge (0-2) at Clinton (3-0) --Last week it confused me that a team named Saints wore red. I have always been perplexed by Blue Ridge wearing red, not to mention Fighting Tigers wearing red. It just doesn’t seem natural. Red Devils wearing red are rather obvious. Colors are often overlooked in the prognostication biz. Clinton by 22.

Laurens (1-2) at River Bluff (1-2) --This figures to be a good matchup. The Raiders and Gators -- huh, poets who don’t know it -- are both in Class 4A and both 1-2. Hey, they both wear green and gold. Laurens has played three strong games and lost the close ones. They’re going to win this one. Laurens by 8.

Cathedral Academy (1-2) at Laurens Academy (0-3) --A year ago, the Crusaders pummeled the Generals 52-6 in North Charleston. Times have changed. This could be LA’s breakthrough, but, oh, maybe not. Cathedral by communion, which, according to my sources in the ecumenical community, is valued at about 2 points.

Presbyterian (2-0) at Campbell (0-2) --There’s a rumor going around that the Camels still grant scholarships. Only in America could a band of wandering dromedaries get free rides. This game isn’t only the gimme-the-ball, gimme-the-ball offense’s toughest -- OK, only tough -- test to date. I doubt Campbell will shut down PC’s high-powered offense, but the Camels might be able to hold them down by playing keep-away. Campbell by 9. 

Last week:3-0. Season to date:9-2.

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.