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Phil Myers | September 22, 2022
Protime happily went shopping at the local grocery mart last week at the request of Mrs. Protime. Standing in the cereal aisle looking for oatmeal, raisin bran, and sugar pops Protime was startled when a lady came up behind him and said, “hey, how ya doing?” Protime glanced over his shoulder at her and said, “fine, how are you?” When she didn’t answer Protime shrugged and continued about his business because he didn’t know the lady anyway.
Pretty soon the lady said, “these cereal prices are ridiculous.” Protime turned this time and looked directly at her and stated, “yes, they are. How do families make it anymore with inflation where it’s at?” The lady then surprised Protime by saying, “excuse me sir but I am on the phone.” That’s when Protime noticed she had ear bugs in her ears and was talking wirelessly via a blue teeth contraption.
Well, Protime has also noticed some teams making moves in their seasons and even PFN’s rankings. Last week the Clearest of Clairvoyants went 20-5 and now stands at 74-27 for the year. This week has some special games in store for fans and Protime will attempt to discern the winners.
Berlin Brothersvalley 4-0 @ Windber 4-0 – Huge game in District 5 this week and may be one of the best games in the state pits the Berlin Mountaineers against the Windber Ramblers. Berlin is led by quarterback Pace Prosser. He’s thrown for 634 yards and 8 touchdowns, plus he has rushed for 4 more TDs. His favorite target, Ryan Blumbaugh, has 14 receptions for 258 yards and 4 scores. Kicker Connor Montgomery has connected on 24 of 25 PATs. The Mountaineer defensive leaders are Cody Kimmel and Cooper Huston. Windber likes to run out of the single wing, wing-T, and other interesting formations. John Shuster is their man on offense. He has galloped for 883 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. Colin Marx has chimed in with 5 TDs rushing. Kicker Bryson Costa has booted 25 of 27 extra points. The Rambler defense is led by Blake Klosky. Berlin has outscored opponents this year 174-0. Windber has outdistanced their opposition 223-28. Something has to give. Windber won both meetings last year. Protime flipped a coin and it landed on edge. He then consulted his crystal ball, but it fogged up. So, Protime consulted Punxsy Phil, the groundhog. He didn’t see his shadow and said that meant to pick the Ramblers.
Hempfield 3-1 @ Manheim Township 3-1 – The Black Knights are off to a pretty darn good start. They can thank Gates, Hoover, Landis, and company. Micah Gates is their leading receiver, QB Jackson Landis has thrown for 450 yards, but has rushed for 9 scores. RB Grant hoover has 450 carrying the mail. The Blue Streaks are led by QB Hayden Johnson who has over 1,000 yards passing and 9 TDs. WR Nick Good has 23 grabs already. Kicker Quinlan Arnold has hammered home 3 field goals and only missed 1 PAT. Sophomore Declan Clancy has brought down 44 ball carriers. Protime is going with the Streaks 31-21.
Peters Township 4-0 @ Upper St. Clair 4-0 – This is going to be a battle as the Indians invade Panther-town. Peters Twp. quarterback Chris Cibrone not only has thrown for 12 TDs, he has pitched the pigskin for 1,167 yards. Brendan McCullough has grabbed 23 passes for 600 yards and a handful of scores. WR Carter Shanafelt has pulled down 4 TD tosses. RB Richie Woods has traversed 505 yards, scoring 7 touchdowns. The Panthers are led by QB Julian Dahlem who has 10 TD passes and has 3 more rushing the ball. WR Aiden Besselman averages 20 yards acatch and has scored 5 times. RB Jamaal Brown has 515 yards running and 4 TDs. PK Bennett Henderson is perfect on PATs going 23 for 23 and has booted 2 FGs. Ivory Travers heads up the USC defense. Protime is going with the home team by a score of 38-35.
Emmaus 4-0 @ Bethlehem Catholic 3-1 – Emmaus has a couple of Hornets buzzing in at the QB position. Jake Fotta has passed for 513 yards and 7 scores, while Josiah Williams has thrown for 4 TDs. WR Dylan Darville has 274 receiving yards and 5 TDs. Aidan Garrett has 38 tackles to lead the Hornet’s swarming defense. Beca is led by quarterback Luke Thomas and his 624 yards with 4 TDs passing. WR Eric West has 17 catches for almost 300 yards. RB Rahmel Terry has scored 4 TDs. Protime has the Hornets 21 and the Golden Hawks 17.
Roman Catholic 4-0 @ Malvern Prep 3-0 – This should be a game. Roman has given Wilson West Lawn and Perk Valley their only losses. Prep beat Imhotep last week with a strong defensive effort. The Roman Cahillites are led by Semaj Beals who has thrown for 829 yards and 8 touchdowns. WR Tyseer Denmark has hauled in 22 passes for 428 yards and 4 scores. RB Jamir Robertson has rushed for 462 yards and 5 TDs. RB Mao Howell has scored 5 touchdowns. Jordan Montgomery is a leader on the Cahillite defense. The Friars of Malvern are led on offense by QB Skyler Smith and his 4 TD tosses. Andrew Pelliciotta and Owen Mears pack a punch on the Friar defense. Protime’s coin toss has Malvern Prep coming out on top in a defensive struggle 13-7.
Southern Columbia 3-1 @ Danville 4-0 – Wes Barnes and Braedon Wisloski have both rushed for over 400 yards and 5 touchdowns for the SoCol Tigers. Dominic Fetterolf leads Southern’s defense in tackles. QB Zach Gordon has over 400 yards passing with 7 TD throws for the Ironmen. WR Carson Persing has 14 catches for 332 yards and 8 TDs. Placekicker Aaron Johnson is perfect in the PAT and FG departments this year. Mason Raup heads up a type of Steel Curtain Ironman defense. Danville won a slobberknocker against Loyalsock last week. Loyalsock handled Southern the week before 27-10. Therefore, Danville beats the Tigers.
Conestoga Valley 2-2 @ Solanco 4-0 – Protime will make an appearance in Quarryville for the first time ever. Conestoga Valley has a Tran at running back, Nicholas that is. He has chugged through defenses gaining 502 yards and scoring 5 TDs so far. WR Jeff Fisher has hauled down 3 TD passes. Robby Swift and Tran leads the Buckskin defense in tackles. Swift has a team high of 38. The Golden Mules have a triple-headed monster in the backfield as QB Brody Mellinger and RBs Josiah Forren and Cole Harris have combined to cross the goal line 13 times. Forren has taken down 46 ball carriers for the Solanco defense and Aden Herr is the second leading tackler. Protime thinks this may be a close game with the home team (Solanco) winning 28-23.
North Penn 27 Central Bucks West 14 – As they say in Lansdale. ‘it’s Knight time’ for the Bucks of CB West.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 26 Ft. Cherry 14 – The Chargers pull it out late against the Rangers.
West Perry 42 James Buchanan 21 – The Mustangs gallop past the fizzling Rockets.
Clearfield 14 Penns Valley 7 – The Bison gore the Rams enough to win by a score.
Troy 20 Athens 13 – Troy’s Trojans defends home turf against the roving Wildcats.
Dunmore 23 Lackawanna Trail 20 – The Bucks stave off the Lions in a squeaker.
Downingtown East 31 Kennett 21 – The Cougars prevail against the Blue Demons.
Farrell 36 Hickory 20 – District 10 has this interesting offering, but in the end the Steelers have too much talent for the Hornets.
North Schuylkill 45 Northern Lehigh 40 – If you like scoring, this is the game to see as these two D-11 teams slug it out. Protime has the Spartans, but don’t count out the Bulldogs.
Bishop Guilfoyle 38 Greater Johnstown 18 – The Marauders get back on the winning track at the expense of the once mighty Trojans.
St. Marys 21 Punxsutawney 13 – St. Marys gets back on the winning side of things also as the Flying Dutch topple the visiting Chucks.
Marple-Newtown 35 Conestoga 34 – The Tigers remain unbeaten with a one-point win over the Pioneers.
Penn-Trafford 30 Hempfield 26 – Another good one from D-7 finds the Warriors triumphant over the Spartans.
Harrisburg 22 Cumberland Valley 14 – The Cougars bring down the Eagles, giving C.V. their first loss.
Fairview 42 Warren 36 – The Tigers take care of the Dragons in a high scoring affair up in District 10.
Penns Manor 26 West Shamokin 13 – Flashing by the Wolves are the undefeated Comets of P.M.
Scranton 21 North Pocono 17 – In a medieval type of battle, the Scranton Knights outduel the North Pocono Trojans.
Aliquippa 27 West Allegheny 21 – Protime was so tempted to go with the upset, but a coin flip said no, take the Quips to beat the Indians.
DuBois 13 Brookville 6 – The Beavers fend off the Blue Raiders.
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