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Phil Myers
Phil "Protime" Myers covers high school football games all over the state with the blessing of his wonderful wife. "Protime" also predicts most of the biggest games around the state each week. His prognostications are second to none, usually averaging 80% or better.

Meadville Wins Showdown with Oil City

October 1, 2023

Meadville used a tenacious defense and an explosive offense to defeat Oil City 32-8 Saturday night in front of a nice sized crowd at the Barco-Duratz Athletic Complex in Meadville.  The Bulldog ‘D’ shut down one of the most prolific runners in Pennsylvania in recent years, and the offense put on a nice show led […]

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River Valley Stings Marion Center Thanks to Big 1st Half

September 30, 2023

The River Valley Panthers scored touchdowns on all five 1st half possessions, plus the defense chimed in with a score too as the Panthers built up an insurmountable 40-8 halftime lead over the Marion Center Stingers at Dr. John R. Mallino Stadium in Marion Center Friday night on their way to a 40-16 victory. River […]

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District Nine’s Mid-Season Report

September 28, 2023

There is not much that has surprised many in District 9 as far as who the top teams are.  The head of the class right now appears to be Central Clarion with their 5-0 record.  The Wildcats are PFN’s #7 ranked AA team.  They average 60 points a game and are pretty dangerous on defense […]

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Protime Predictions – Protime’s Trip

September 28, 2023

Last week Protime decided he needed a break, so he went on a vacation with Mrs. P to Noah’s Ark and Creation in Kentucky.  His question is this, ‘is it really a vacation if you are retired?’  That aside, Protime decided to get involved with the wildlife sections of each destination.  He got to pet […]

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Conversation with Coach – Doug Dahms, Wilson West Lawn

September 27, 2023

Cover picture via Bulldog Hour Doug Dahms never wanted to be the head football coach at Wilson West Lawn or anywhere else for that matter.  Yet after 30 years as an assistant to three different coaches at Wilson, what changed his mind?  To top it off, he only agreed to be the head coach for […]

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District 9 Review – Week 4

September 26, 2023

The game of the week: There were not very many close games that could even be considered the game of the week.  One did however meet those qualifications and that was Coudersport’s 26-14 win over Cameron County.  The game went into the intermission deadlocked 0-0.  The fireworks all went off in the second half.   After […]

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Protime Predictions – Passing on His Class Reunion

September 21, 2023

Protime is showing his age here, but the show must go on as they say.  His 50th high school class reunion is coming up and as much as he’d like to go (he’s never been to any of the prior ones), he just can’t pull the trigger.  Protime knows if he and the lovely Mrs. […]

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District 9 Review – Week 3

September 19, 2023

The game of the week: Union/AC Valley, who lost to Central Clarion 72-0 the prior week, defeated Brockway 12-7 in a stunning upset of PFN’s #6 ranked 1A team in the state.  This may have been the biggest upset in years in relation to District Nine football.  Brockway scored first and led 7-6 at the […]

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Redbank Valley Overcomes Slow Start to KO Keystone 42-9

September 16, 2023

Redbank Valley is ranked #9 in the state by PFN in Class 1A and for good reason.  They have an explosive offense that can beat you a number of ways.  The Bulldogs also have a tenacious defense that seems to get better as games progress.  But Saturday afternoon in Knox at Keystone’s home field, Redbank […]

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Mohawk Too Much for Riverside

September 16, 2023

After a slow start, Mohawk kicked it into high gear and pulled away from Riverside 45-0 Friday night at Riverside’s stadium in Ellwood City.  Riverside was shorthanded as 4 starters were missing from the line-up, but the Panther defense played especially well early on.  The Warriors of Mohawk only led 3-0 after the opening period […]

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Protime Predictions – Protime Locks Himself Out

September 14, 2023

Earlier this week Protime was feeling great.  He was heading off to the gym to fellowship with the gym rats for a while.  Later when he left the gym, he didn’t feel so great.  He couldn’t find his keys and it was clouding up like it was going to rain cats and dogs.  Had one […]

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District 9 Review – Week 2

September 13, 2023

The game of the week was Punxsutawney giving Redbank Valley fits through 3 quarters before succumbing 50-27.  Redbank’s offense could do no wrong as they scored on 7 of 9 possessions and rolled up over 500 yards against the Chucks.  To Punxsy’s credit, they never gave up and accounted for over 450 yards of offense […]

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Conversation with Coach – Mike Warfield, Aliquippa

September 11, 2023

Everyone in Pennsylvania knows Aliquippa is a sports town especially proficient in football.  Aliquippa is the only high school in America that can boast about having three players in the NFL Hall of Fame (Mike Ditka, Ty Law, and Darrelle Revis).  The Quips have won the state championship four times.  They have made the WPIAL […]

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Wagner to Clouse Leads Redbank Valley to Win Over Punxsy

September 9, 2023

In a game where there were almost 1,000 yards of offense, Braylon Wagner accounted for all 7 Redbank touchdowns much to the delight of the home town fans in New Bethlehem, but much to the chagrin of the visiting Punxsutawney Chucks.  Wagner connected on 21 of 23 passes for 391 yards and 6 touchdowns in […]

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Protime Predictions – Protime is Burning Out

September 7, 2023

On occasion, Protime doesn’t know whether he’s coming or going.  Mrs. P always points him in the right direction because that’s just the way she is.  (It’s usually outside or down to the basement to get him out of her hair.)  Protime covers a game or two each week (12 the first week), does district […]

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District 9 Review – Week 1

September 5, 2023

The most important thing this week is that everyone should be in prayer for Mason Martin, Karns City’s quarterback, who was injured in the game with Redbank on Friday.  He suffered a significant brain bleed and a collapsed lung.  He was flown to Pittsburgh where he underwent surgery.  He is still in critical condition at […]

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Brockway Ekes Out the Overtime Win Against DuBois

September 2, 2023

Only eleven miles separate Brockway and DuBois.  Yet they have only met four other times in their history.  The most recent was last year’s heart stopper where DuBois stopped a slant pass at their one-yard line as time expired to preserve the 27-26 win.  That DuBois victory upped the Beavers’ all-time record against Brockway to […]

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Moniteau’s Logan Campbell and Defense Key to Victory Over ECC

September 1, 2023

Every once in a while, good players have great games.  Every once in a while, defenses appear to be really focused, create turnovers, pressure the quarterback, and allow no breathing room for the opposing offense.  That every once in a while occurred twice in last night’s game when Moniteau’s Logan Campbell scored four touchdowns and […]

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Protime Predictions – Protime goes to the Beach

August 31, 2023

Protime has not been to the beach in years.  When he found out they play high school football at the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go, especially when he discovered they were going to play 12 games in 3 days.  PFN’s resident photographer, Sykotyk, happened to be […]

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Conversation with Coach, Kevin Clancy – Strath Haven

August 30, 2023

He is the winningest coach in the history of District 1 football.  He has nine children, eight of them sons who played football, yet he never coached any of them in high school.  Why?  He began his coaching career at Archbishop Carroll, his alma mater, but eventually took the head coaching position at a fledgling […]

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District 9 Review – Week 0

August 29, 2023

The top game of the week had DuBois beating Karns City 41-35 in a wild one.  Trey Wingard, the DuBois sophomore quarterback, threw for 324 yards and 4 touchdowns including the game winner with 4 minutes left.  One other major happening that affected the outcome of the game was late in the third quarter when […]

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Conwell-Egan Falls to Holy Spirit at Ocean City’s Battle at the Beach

August 28, 2023

Playing the third game on the third day of Ocean City’s Battle at the Beach Classic, Conwell-Egan fell to Holy Spirit from Absecon, NJ 24-7.  “We couldn’t get anything going and had our backs against the wall by falling behind.  That’s not good,” said Jack Techtmann Conwell-Egan’s head coach.  The Spartan defense was very Spartan-like […]

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Holy Spirit Topples Conwell-Egan on Last Day at the Beach

August 28, 2023

In the only close game of the four played on Sunday at Ocean City’s ‘Battle at the Beach’ Classic, Holy Spirit rode a strong running game sprinkled with timely passes to down Cowell-Egan 24-7.  The Spartan defense was very Spartan-like in limiting their enemy’s offense to one big play, getting a safety, and forcing a […]

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IMG Edges St. Joes Prep to Highlight the Second Day at the Beach

August 27, 2023

The final game of day two at Ocean City, New Jersey’s Battle at the Beach Classic was between two nationally ranked top ten teams, #4 IMG Academy from Bradenton, FL and #10 St. Josephs Prep out of Philadelphia.  The game did not disappoint the huge throng of thousands of fans in attendance and the ESPN […]

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Toms River North Beats Millville to Highlight Day One at the Beach

August 26, 2023

Toms River North and Millville faced off on the first day of high school football action at ‘The Battle at the Beach’ Classic in Ocean City, NJ.  It was the third game of the day, but the most anticipated of the four games played on Friday.  It was also the best attended game of the […]

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