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Written by: Phil Myers on Thursday, October 14th, 2021
A couple weeks ago Protime and Mrs. Protime went for a walk. When they got back, the door was locked and Protime had forgotten the keys. When Protime checked the other door and all of the first-floor windows he found they were all locked also. This created quite a dilemma. After weighing his options, Protime decided to get the ladder out of the garage and climb in through a second story window if one was not locked.
After a few attempts Protime finally found and jimmied up an unlocked window. As he crawled through the opening his belt got stuck on something and there Protime was, half in and half out. All of a sudden, the window fell on his buttocks pinning him even more. As luck would have it a neighbor saw Protime’s predicament and called the fire department. When the ladder truck pulled up to Protime’s house everyone on the block came to see what was going on. They all smiled and shook their heads seeing Protime’s lower torso hanging out of the window.
Protime was smiling too last week as he went 25-2 and correctly picked a couple of upsets. That puts him at 154-39 (.792) for the season. Protime thought he would skip his weekly preview of a few games for the week. So here are the 8th week’s predictions by the famed foreteller of football.
Upper Moreland 29 Springfield-Montco 28 – The Golden Bears barely get by the Spartans.
Bellwood-Antis 36 Mt. Union 20 – The Blue Devils bedazzle the Trojans.
Frankford 21 Boys Latin Charter 7 – The Pioneers have played six games and have not given up a point. The Warriors get a moral victory by scoring a touchdown on Frankford.
DuBois 38 Punxsutawney 22 – In a long-standing rivalry that has been renewed the past couple of years, the Beavers are able to outdistance the Chucks.
Octorara 35 Pequea Valley 14 – In a battle of the Braves, Octorara’s Braves best Pequea’s Braves.
Laurel 21 Mohawk 14 – In District 7, the undefeated Laurel Spartans are flying under the radar. They continue their winning ways by conquering the Warriors.
Emmaus 14 Nazareth 10 – District 11 does have a couple of big games this week. In this one the Hornets swarm the Blue Eagles.
Cochranton 18 Maplewood 14 – The Cardinals raise their record to 6-0 by defeating the Tigers by four.
Canton 27 Athens 19 – Way up north in Athens, Canton’s Warriors are successful in winning their 8th game against no losses by sneaking past the Wildcats.
Berlin Brothersvalley 24 Portage 20 – The Mountaineers tame the Mustangs and by doing so give Portage their first blemish.
Lakeland 20 Mid Valley 8 – The Chiefs outflank the Spartans in a battle of one-loss teams.
Coatesville 31 Chester 22 – The Red Raiders clip the Clippers and give Chester their first taste of defeat.
Homer Center 19 Purchase Line 13 – The Wildcats snuff out the Dragons.
Hamburg 26 Fleetwood 24 – The Hawks swoop past the Tigers according to Protime’s crystal ball.
Smethport 14 Keystone 12 – The Hubbers squeak by the Panthers.
St. Josephs Prep 24 Archbishop Wood 21 – In a game that could go either way, the Hawks win a close one with the Vikings.
Cambria Heights 16 River Valley 14 – The Highlanders remain unscathed by downing the Panthers.
Palmerton 30 Mahanoy Area 20 – The Blue Bombers buzz the Golden Rams.
Pine-Richland 23 North Hills 14 – The Rams win their 5th in a row and will be a major player in 5A in District 7.
Valley View 37 Honesdale 18 – The Cougars swat the Hornets.
Hickory 17 Grove City 10 – In this game the Hornets prevail beating back the Eagles.
Jersey Shore 27 Danville 24 – The Bulldogs (ranked #3 in AAAA by PFN) will not have an easy time with the Ironmen although they win prevail.
Bedford 35 Penn Cambria 21 – The Bisons rebound from their loss to Central and take down the Panthers.
McKeesport 18 Laurel Highlands 17 – The Tigers get a scare from the pesky Mustangs led by QB Rodney Gallagher.
North Penn 42 Central Bucks West 35 – The Knights are a touchdown better than the Bucks on this night.
Boiling Springs 34 Middletown 27 – The Bubblers effervesce past the Blue Raiders.
Karns City 28 Ridgway 14 – The Gremlins surge late to get past the game Elkers.
Slippery Rock 41 Sharon 36 – The Rockets turn on the after burners to propel past the Tigers.
Pottsville 29 Northwestern Lehigh 28 – Overtime finds the Crimson Tide edging the Tigers in what may be the game of the week.
Clairton 25 Greensburg Central Catholic 23 – Da Bears disarm the Centurions in a back and forth contest.
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