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Phil Myers

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.
 
 
 
 

Brad ‘Bo’ Orlando Resigns as McDowell Head Coach

January 9, 2024

Erie McDowell will be looking for a new head football coach as Brad Orlando has resigned after 10 years leading the Trojans onto the field of play every Friday night in the fall.  Orlando’s record at McDowell was 81-37 with the Trojans playing not only Cathedral Prep, but some quality teams from New York and […]

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Six District Nine Players Land on the 2023 PFN Coaches-Select Class 2A All-State Team Led by Central Clarion’s Five, Clearfield Places One On the 3A Squad

January 4, 2024

Central Clarion put five of its players on the 2A football team selected by the coaches, three of them making first team all-state.  Jimmy Kerr, who dominated on the offensive line, was named first team at his offensive tackle position.  Thomas Ukert was named to the first team as the kicker.  Ukert made 85 extra […]

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Led by Redbank’s 5 Selections, District Nine Lands 11 Players on the 2023 Coaches-Select Class A All-State Football Team

January 4, 2024

Redbank Valley placed five individuals on the Coaches Class 1A All-State football squad.  Four of those players were first team all-staters.  They were Ashton Kahle at slot back, Mason Clouse at wide receiver, Hayden Rearick as long-snapper, and Brandon Ross at defensive tackle. But District Nine put four others on the all-state first team squad […]

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District Nine’s Central Clarion Lands Two on the 2023 Sportswriters PA Class 2A All-State Team

December 29, 2023

Jase Ferguson and Braylon Beckwith earned spots on the sportswriters Class AA all-state squad.  Ferguson quarterbacked the Wildcats to unbeaten regular season and Beckwith anchored a pretty good Central Clarion defense. Ferguson threw for 2,698 yards in 2023 and 46 touchdowns.  He also ran for 868 yards and scored 10 TDs.  The junior QB now […]

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Seven RBV Bulldogs Make PA Sportswriters All-State Class 1A Team

December 29, 2023

Seven, count ‘em, seven Redbank Valley Bulldog football players made the 2023 PA Class 1A All-State sportswriters’ team.  That is more than any other Class A team including Steelton-Highspire, who were the 1A state champions. Sophomore quarterback Braylon Wagner was one of four QBs chosen.  When you look at the other three names and see […]

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Championships at the Chap (An Inside Look)

December 13, 2023

For those of you who have hesitated to travel to the new championship site at Mechanicsburg or who have never been to the PA football title games you are definitely losing out on a wonderful experience.  This year there was only one contest that came down to the end, but there were memorable performances, players, […]

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Fort Cherry Comes Up Short in State Title Game

December 7, 2023

The Fort Cherry Rangers’ fairy tale season came to an end on a sour note as they were defeated by the Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers 42-8 at The Chap, the home field of Cumberland Valley High School.  It was Fort Cherry’s very first state championship game appearance. Fort Cherry could not get anything going offensively until late […]

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2023 Class 5A Title Game Preview: Peters Township

December 7, 2023

Peters Township Indians PIAA District 7 – Class AAAAA League: WPIAL 5A Section 1 Head Coach: T.J. Plack Overview: Peters Township is undefeated at 15-0 and ranked 2nd behind Imhotep.  The Indians won their first ever WPIAL crown and naturally are making their first PIAA championship game appearance.  Some of the Indians’ bigger victories along the […]

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Protime Predictions – The Lost I-pad

December 6, 2023

Last week, as Protime was preparing for his journey to Maryland for the MPSSAA High School football title games, Mrs. Protime had a question.  She wanted to know where Protime had put her I-pad.  She had it the night before when the Protimes were watching ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ which is the first Christmas movie […]

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2023 Class 1A Title Game Preview: Fort Cherry

December 6, 2023

Fort Cherry Rangers PIAA District 7 – Class A League: WPIAL 1A Section 3 Head Coach: Tanner Garry Overview:  Fort Cherry is undefeated at 15-0 and ranked 2nd behind Steelton-Highspire.  The Rangerss won their first ever WPIAL crown and are making their first ever PIAA championship game appearance.  A few of the Rangers’ bigger wins […]

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Evan Austin Helps Oakdale Beat Linganore Again, This Time for All the Marbles

December 3, 2023

These two rivals are separated by 7 miles of real estate.  These two rivals battled it out all game as Oakdale hung on at the end to win the Maryland 3A state championship 42-35 in the fog at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Saturday night.  If you like offense, this was the game.  A good […]

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Mergenthaler Wins the 4A/3A Title with Defense and Second Half Heroics

December 3, 2023

In what was thought would be one of the best MPSSAA playoff games of the weekend, Mergenthaler Vo-Tech scored the go-ahead touchdown with only two minutes remaining to defeat North Point 14-7 in the fog.  Coming into the game both teams had combined to score 961 points and even more amazing was the fact they […]

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Jabril Daniels Leads Fort Hill to Tenth State Football Crown

December 2, 2023

The Fort Hill Sentinels dominated Mountain Ridge in the Class 1A Maryland state championship contest, whipping the Miners 45-21.  It was Fort Hills’ 8th title in the last 10 years and third in a row.  Jabril Daniels and his offensive line was a big reason that happened.  The 6’ 185 lb. Daniels set a school […]

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Wise Bests Broadneck for the Maryland 4A Crown

December 2, 2023

Dr. Henry A. Wise High School was too big and too quick for Broadneck as the Pumas defeated the Bruins Friday night in a light drizzle at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.  Wise wins the big boy Class 4A title, their 5th all-time.  The Pumas started slow on offense, but continued to […]

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Dunbar Wins Record 13th State Title

December 1, 2023

The Dunbar Poets won their record-setting 13th Maryland state football championship 8-0 in a rain-drenched defensive struggle against the Calvert Cavaliers.  The lone touchdown of the game was scored by Antonio Lyde in the third quarter.  Offense was hard to come by both teams and defense was the name of the game this day, especially […]

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Stephen Decatur Downs Huntingtown to Win First Ever Maryland State Football Championship

December 1, 2023

The Stephen Decatur Seahawks from Berlin, Maryland on the Eastern Shore won their first ever state football championship Thursday night at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium when they defeated Huntingtown 21-13.  Decatur jumped out to a 14-0 first half lead and did what they needed to do in the second half to come away with […]

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Protime Predictions – Fast Food Water Escapade

November 30, 2023

Just the other day the lovely Mrs. P and Protime had a hankering for some burgers and fries, so they journeyed to the nearest fast-food restaurant.  Protime just wanted some water to wash his food down with, so he was given a plastic cup and was told he could get it from the machine over […]

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Protime’s Pigskin Parlance – Milestones, Record Breakers & Game Shakers – Top Receivers Edition 2

November 29, 2023

Protime’s weekly column will attempt to get readers up to date on current football facts, stats, and miscellaneous tidbits of information from across the entire state of Pennsylvania.  His crack staff of one will peruse some, but not all newspapers and other sources for hopefully what will be up to date scoop on the previous […]

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Redbank Moves on with Impressive 44-0 Win Over Cambridge Springs

November 25, 2023

The Redbank Valley Bulldogs advanced to the western Class 1A finals next week by beating the Cambridge Springs Blue Devils in convincing fashion on a calm and cold night at Meadville High School.  The 44-0 shutout was Redbank’s first of the year, although in 7 of their prior 12 games they’ve held their opponent to […]

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Protime Predictions – ‘Hi Dave’

November 23, 2023

First of all, Protime wishes everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING. A couple weeks ago when Protime did his civic duty and voted, he saw his neighbor walking in as Protime was walking out.  Protime smiled and said, “Hi Dave.”  His neighbor looked at Protime with an extremely confused look on his face, but said ‘hello’ […]

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Protime’s Pigskin Parlance – Milestones, Record Breakers & Game Shakers – Top Running Backs Edition 2

November 22, 2023

Protime’s weekly column will attempt to get readers up to date on current football facts, stats, and miscellaneous tidbits of information from across the entire state of Pennsylvania.  His crack staff of one will peruse some, but not all newspapers and other sources for hopefully what will be up to date scoop on the previous […]

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PIAA State 1A Quarter-Final Preview – Redbank Valley vs. Cambridge Springs

November 22, 2023

This game will be a contrast in offensive styles.  Redbank Valley likes to throw the rock to some talented receivers, but they keep you off balance and honest with a decent running game.  Cambridge Springs likes to run and pound the ball at you, but they will pass effectively to keep defenses from stacking the […]

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BEA Makes a Statement with Win Over Richland for the D-6 Class AA Crown

November 19, 2023

Bald Eagle Area played a near flawless football game and made a statement as they rolled to a 49-0 victory over the Richland Rams Saturday night at Mansion Park in Altoona.  The win gives them the District Six Class 2A title.  “Our kids performed, they executed, and I’m really proud of them,” stated Jesse Nagle, […]

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Central Advances as They Beat Clearfield in Double Overtime

November 18, 2023

In one of the best games of the year, the Central-Martinsburg Scarlett Dragons beat the Clearfield Bison 41-35 in a thrilling double overtime game that will be talked about for years to come.  Before a strong contingent of fans from both schools who braved the rain at Mansell Stadium in DuBois, Central and Clearfield put […]

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PIAA Class 2A Preview: Central Clarion vs. Westinghouse

November 16, 2023

Westinghouse took care of business last year on their way to the state championship game by beating Central Clarion 44-8 in a lop-sided contest.  This year the rematch has the smell of something a little different. Central Clarion (11-0) – The Wildcats are representing District Nine.  They beat Brookville last Friday 63-18 to win the […]

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