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Billy Splain

Billy Splain
Website owner. My passion is promoting the players, program, communities and high school football in general.
 
 
 
 

Class 2A Sub regional playoff preview: Trinity vs West Catholic

November 18, 2022

West Catholic (4-7) v Trinity (8-4) Don’t let the records fool you. Both of these teams are battle tested. The Shamrocks have four losses, however, those four losses came at the hands of three top ranked teams from larger classifications and one team that’s ranked #1. Roman Catholic, Wyomissing, West Perry (all handed the Shamrocks […]

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Protime Panel going for another banner week

November 17, 2022

The panel had a banner week last week, they’re going for two in a row It’s playoff time and the panel is hot!

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PIAA District 3 Class 3A Championship preview: The Wyomissing Spartans vs The West Perry Mustangs

November 16, 2022

Mustang QB Quaker and Spartan RB Kramer (wyo pic via Joe Mays) This Saturday at 1 o’clock, the Spartans of Wyomissing hope to continue their mission of returning to the state finals and hopefully win one. What they don’t want to do is become the next Middletown and lose three straight title games. But that’s […]

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2022 Keystone Club: Offense/Defense/Special Teams for the week of Nov 10-12

November 15, 2022

Each week we will present the Keystone Club. This Club consists of players meeting the requirements sent to coaches. It is a statewide compilation of top performances for the previous weekend. PLEASE EMAIL billy@pafootballnews.com if you wish someone to be on this list! Entries must be from coach or verified. Top Offensive Performances # All-Purpose […]

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The 2022 Pennsylvania Football News Rankings took a few hits at the bottom, but the tops stayed mostly in tact after week 12

November 14, 2022

The PFN Rankings are compiled by our expert panel every Sunday eve throughout the season. We said there’d be changes this week, and there were. But for the most part the top 7 in each class remained the same. Rewarded were a couple 6A teams that have had great seasons. Some teams dropped right out […]

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BOOM! Protime SMOKES the Panel!

November 14, 2022

The MASTER took the panel too class! His first perfect score of the season, and to do it in the playoffs is quite a feat! Not all the panel needed the lesson though, Willie had his best cards of the year and only drew one joker and Dan had the same hand! Mayhem drew 13 […]

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Hoenstine Breaks Record in Victory over Penn Cambria Panthers

November 13, 2022

Jeff Hoenstine led his Central Dragons to another District 6 AAA Championship over Penn Cambria Panthers. Hoenstine also broke the state career passing touchdown record. All totaled, he accounted for over 350 yards of offense with 219 in the air and 135 on the ground. The Scarlet Dragons held the Panthers to a single touchdown […]

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Canton powers by Muncy, earns 2nd straight D4 title

November 12, 2022

Riley Parker awaits the snap before scoring his second TD Irony is a strange thing. The District four Class 1A title game was moved from Friday to Saturday night to avoid the heavy rains from the remnants of a hurricane. Saturday night in Muncy, It rained. What isn’t ironic is the fact that the rain […]

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Loyalsock outlasts Mifflinburg in marathon, Jaylen Andrews goes off with 6 TDs

November 12, 2022

At the end of the first quarter, the PIAA District Four semifinal between the Wildcats and Lancers the score was Loyalsock 7 Mifflinburg 0, the Lancers had just stopped the “Cats scoring threat at the 4. Then something happened. Both teams started to score. They scored a lot. Davion Hill ran a lot (over 200 […]

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Twin Valley gets the win over Milton-Hershey.

November 12, 2022

Twin Valley ran all over the Spartans last night in the PIAA District 3 Playoffs to the tune of over 450 yards on the ground, scoring six times. Evan Johnson ran for 212 of those yards and three scores, leading the Raiders to a 43-29 win. Johnson started the scoring with a 60 yard jaunt. […]

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Penns Valley advances to D6 2A title game with 34-14 win over BEA, Romig has a big night (gallery)

November 10, 2022

Not since 1991 has Penns Valley played for a District 6 championship. Tonight they earned a trip back to the title game with a 34-14 win over BEA. They’ll face Bishop Guilfoyle, a 32-22 winner over Richland. Ironically, Richland has ended Penns Valley’s playoff run the past several years. Brandon Bailey, the head coach of […]

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Tropical Storm Nicole wreaking havoc on playoff schedules

November 8, 2022

We’re in the meat of playoff season and with many games scheduled for Friday night, mother nature is interupting the picnic. More than two inches of rain is expected to fall Friday afternoon and evening leading to potential flash flooding in many areas. That forecast is already affecting local high school schedules throughout the state. […]

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PFN, Linglestown Gazette Sports & @TheFundingZone Presents: The State of PA Football, Live from Mr. G’s Sportsbar in Harrisburg

November 8, 2022

Join hosts Billy Splain from PFN and Joe Gilloway from Linglestown Gazette Sports live from Mr. G’s Sports bar in Harrisburg as they bring you the latest in PA High School Football Playoff talk! They’ll have special guests from Bishop McDevitt, Harrisburg and Central York football! Not only that, it’s WING NIGHT at Mr. G’s! […]

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The 2022 Pennsylvania Football News Rankings remained steady in week 11

November 8, 2022

The PFN Rankings are compiled by our expert panel every Sunday eve throughout the season. Very few changes except for 6A where Downingtown East thumped Coatesville, Nazareth went down as well as Pennsbury. There’s a familiar name in the 2A HM section with the return of one of their star running backs, SCA.¬† They won’t […]

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2022 Keystone Club: The Special Team Leaders! Week 11: Dec 3-5

November 8, 2022

Each week we will present the Keystone Club. This Club consists of players meeting the requirements sent to coaches. It is a statewide compilation of top performances for the previous weekend. PLEASE EMAIL billy@pafootballnews.com if you wish someone to be on this list! Entries must be from coach or verified. Top Special Teams Performanced Kickoff […]

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2022 Keystone Club: The Defensive Leaders! Week 11: Nov 3-5

November 8, 2022

Each week we will present the Keystone Club. This Club consists of players meeting the requirements sent to coaches. It is a statewide compilation of top performances for the previous weekend. PLEASE EMAIL billy@pafootballnews.com if you wish someone to be on this list! Entries must be from coach or verified. Top Defensive Performances Tackles (13 […]

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2022 Keystone Club: The Offensive Leaders! Week 11: Nov 3-5

November 8, 2022

Each week we will present the Keystone Club. This Club consists of players meeting the requirements sent to coaches. It is a statewide compilation of top performances for the previous weekend. PLEASE EMAIL billy@pafootballnews.com if you wish someone to be on this list! Entries must be from coach or verified. Top Offensive Performances # All-Purpose […]

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Another @Go_Rout Coaching Job: Palmyra

November 8, 2022

Palmyra (District 3, 5A, Mid-Penn Keystone Division) is seeking an assistant varsity football coach to serve as the offensive coordinator. If interested, applicants can send a resume to Head Coach Chris Pavone at chris_pavone@pasd.us

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Protime continues to lead the amateurs, but the panel made some strides in weekend picks

November 7, 2022

I wouldn’t call it a banner week for the panel, however, three amateur coin flippers actually topped the top dawg this past weekend. Elizabethtown and Oil City skunked the group while they all hit on Mapletown and Berlin. Polka Al and FoD hit on 11 and Tristan landed the coin on the correct side for […]

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Return of Kiesewetter inspires BG, Marauders dominate Southern Huntingdon for playoff win

November 5, 2022

When you’re missing your starting quarterback, it can really mess up your game. Last week against Bedford, Karson Kiesewetter was out with an illness. Sophomore Chase Kissel stepped in, but the young qb wasn’t the threat that BG was used to having and they lost to the Bison. Karson returned tonight and sparked a first […]

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ACC thumps Bangor

November 5, 2022

Funny thing, football. Tradition stands that once you hit the playoffs, you can throw away the records. Last night Bangor and ACC came in limping along with a loss in their last regular season game, both teams sporting five losses. The difference being the Viking losses came against 6A powers Nazareth, Freedom and Emmaus. Bangors […]

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BEA dominates Bellwood to earn a rematch with Penns Valley

November 5, 2022

Next season the teams from the Mountain league will join up with the LHAC and another team from the ICC to form a super conference of sorts. That other team is Bellwood-Antis. They might be rethinking that move after getting thumped by first Penns Valley last week, and this week Bald Eagle area. Carson Nagle […]

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Huskies valient effort on emotional night comes up short, Altoona wins with last minute td (FULL PREGAME TRIBUTE VIDEO INCLUDED)

November 5, 2022

Joshua Cruz hands Tamara Sechler a flower during the teams pregame tribute to their fallen coach. It was an emotional night for the Mifflin County football team, coaches and fans. Their former coach, Scot Sechler, passed away early this morning after a battle with cancer. Head coach Shane Breon had some concern before the game, […]

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District 4 Class 3A-4A Playoff Preview

November 4, 2022

It has been a very successful year in PIAA District IV football. In the district’s four classifications each of the top seeds finished their regular seasons undefeated. With the majority of the teams returning to post-season play there are also a few newcomers this year as well. Below are previews for each game by PIAA […]

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PIAA District 6 Class 6A playoff: Mifflin County vising Altoona

November 4, 2022

click to see brackets PIAA District Playoff:¬†Altoona (5-5) and Mifflin County (6-4) These two teams will meet Friday night at Mansion Park Stadium for the chance to play undefeated State College for the District 6 Championship. These two teams met earlier this year with Altoona thumping the Huskies 38-0. Since then, both teams went on […]

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