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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.

District 9 Review – Week 8

October 24, 2023

The games of the week:  Central-Martinsburg remained undefeated when they beat Clearfield 27-21 in a battle that came down to the last seconds.  Just like they did against Richland the week before, the Bison battled back from a deficit.  They tied the game in the 4th only to have Central go up by six late.  […]

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Madden Patrick is the Difference in Danville’s Win Over Hollidaysburg

October 21, 2023

Danville’s record setting quarterback, Madden Patrick, celebrated his birthday Friday at Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg by leading his Ironmen to a 28-21 victory over the Golden Tigers.  All Patrick did was account for Danville’s four touchdowns by throwing for three and running for the other.  He completed 18 of 28 passes for 343 yards and […]

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Three Hours Later, Redbank Valley 52 Brockway 28

October 20, 2023

(Feature picture by Chris Wechtenhiser of the Courier-Express) It took almost three hours for Redbank Valley to come away with the 52-28 victory at Brockway’s Frank Varischetti Field on a rare Thursday night game in District Nine.  The Bulldogs and the Rovers combined for 80 points, over 800 yards of offense, 66 passes, and 258 […]

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Protime Predictions – Pet Peeves

October 19, 2023

Protime had a nice conversation with a long-time friend a couple weeks back.  During the chat, Protime’s pal mentioned that he had a pair of boxers named Peeves One and Peeves Two.  He usually only took one of his dogs at a time on a walk because he had trouble controlling them.  When he ran […]

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Protime’s Pigskin Parlance: Milestones, record breakers & game shakers- program wins edition

October 18, 2023

Protime’s weekly column that 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.  My 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 […]

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District 9 Review – Week 7

October 17, 2023

The games of the week: A defensive stand at the end of the game, enabled St. Marys to fend off the visiting Bradford Owls, 28-20.  The Dutch held an eight-point lead late, but Bradford moved the ball to the St. Marys 21-yard line.  Then a fourth down pass fell incomplete to give the Dutch the […]

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#3 Richland Tops Clearfield in Hard-Hitting Game

October 14, 2023

The Richland Rams, ranked third in AA in the most recent PFN poll, started slow, picked up momentum as the game wore on, and made a couple of plays late that enabled them to hold on and earn a hard-fought 35-28 victory over the Clearfield Bison at Herlinger Field in Richland Friday night.  Winning Coach […]

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Protime Predictions – Five One Point Losses

October 12, 2023

Last week Protime lost eight games, which happens, but five of them were by one point.  That has never happened to the Proud Prognosticator before, never.  Protime spent the whole week contemplating his error and the good fortune of those five teams he picked against.  Time and time again the final scene from Rocky III […]

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District 9 Review – Week 6

October 10, 2023

The game of the week: It had to be the St. Marys at DuBois overtime thriller won by DuBois 21-14.  The Beavers trailed 14-7 until there were 7 minutes remaining in the game.  That was when they tied the game.  Eventually DuBois got the ball back with a minute to go.  A 36-yard defensive fumble […]

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United Valley Demolishes Purchase Line

October 7, 2023

In 1987, the rock group Starship had a number one song entitled, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.’  That was the way United Valley played Friday night at Barry T. Madill Memorial Field in Commodore when the visiting Lions absolutely demolished Purchase Line’s Red Dragons 46-0 before a very large crowd on Homecoming night.  The game […]

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Protime Predictions – Protime Used to Play Hooky

October 5, 2023

Protime wants to know if anyone out there in cyber land ever ‘played hooky’ from school?  Protime also wonders if the younger generation even knows what that means?  Protime was an advanced hooky player.  In fact, he once spent a whole day in a neighbor’s garage when he was in third grade.  He can’t remember […]

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District 9 Review – Week 5

October 4, 2023

The game of the week:   There were two fantastic games last week in District Nine.  The premier game was Cameron County’s fourth quarter comeback to down Bucktail 30-28.  The Red Raiders were down 22-6 at one point in the third quarter and 28-14 with 7 and a half minutes to go.  A touchdown, a defensive […]

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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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