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Johnson Motors Presents: PROTIME PREDICTIONS by Phil

Written by: on Thursday, August 30th, 2018


Last week Protime was at a few football games and noticed they don’t play 60s and 70s music anymore.  What a shame, as those were the times you could get up and dance in the stands and really get your groove on as they said in the day.

Protime used to get his groove on by doing the mashed potato, the twist, the loco-motion, the elephant, the funky chicken, a thing called the crocodile rock, and the infamous bug-tussle hustle.  All of these dances Protime did well, especially if his alma mater was losing.  The band would keep playing as Protime danced, taking attention away from the home team as they suffered another loss.  Oh, those Happy Days!!

Protime also had his groove on last week going 19-6.  In hoping to keep up his winning ways the Popular Predictor now presents his precarious picks for this week.

Brookville 1-0 @ Brockway 1-0 – Brookville apparently had their groove on too last week, scoring 69 points.  Veteran sophomore QB Jack Krug pitched the pigskin for 555 yards and 8 TDs, while senior WR Caleb Park hauled in 15 passes for 290 yards and five TDs.  All of those quarterback and receiver numbers are school records.  Krug also ran for 138 yards and a TD.  Brockway will not be intimidated.  They scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the always tough Karns City eleven.  The Rovers were led by RB Tyler Serafini’s 148 yards.  PK Zane Puhala booted two field goals.  The over/under is 100 points.  Protime is taking the over and the Blue Raiders 56-52 in his game of the week.

Wilmington 1-0 @ Farrell 1-0 – The Greyhounds’ season got off to a fast start by defeating Sharon last week.  Running backs Cam Marett and Tage Kelliher each toted the pigskin for 143 yards and two touchdowns.  The Steelers main contributors were QB Kyi Wright with 173 yards passing and 2 TDs, Jourdan Townsend with 9 receptions for 146 yards and 2 TDs, plus RB Christian Lewis with 155 yards rushing and 2 TDs.  This game ultimately will come down to whose defense plays the best.  Protime thinks that will be Wilmington.  They win 28-22.

Bellefonte 1-0 @ Huntingdon 1-0 – Bellefonte has Funk, CJ that is, as he scooted for over 100 yards and two touchdowns last Friday.  The home standing Bearcats have RB Draven Zook who scored twice and also had a TD receiving from QB Andrew Hudy (3 TD passes).  Protime flips his trusty coin and …. The Bearcats defeat the Red Raiders 42 to 35.

North Allegheny 1-0 @ Norwin 1-0 – NA brings the reputation of being one of the best 6A teams each year.  Norwin has its mind set on achieving that goal at some point.  NA’s RB Ben Maenza gobbled up 140 yards and scored 3 times last week.  They also have Joey Porter, Jr. who found the end zone twice, but was injured late.  (No word on the severity).  Norwin’s QB is real deal someone told Protime.  Jack Salopek threw for 283 yards and 4 touchdowns last Friday, while rushing for 70 more and another score.  Protime has this one very close with the Tigers of NA victorious over the Knights 34-31.

Conemaugh Valley 1-0 @ Shade 1-0 – In week zero Justin McKenzie had 100 yards rushing along with 2 touchdowns for the CV Blue Jays.  Brady Fyfe, Vince Fyock, and Dawson Snyder showed the way for the Panthers.  Fyfe threw for 230 yards and 2 scores.  Fyock caught 2 TD passes and returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score.  Dawson had 120 yards in pass receptions.  Shade wins the game 27-17.

Peters Township 1-0 @ Upper Saint Clair 1-0 – Peters Twp. spread the ball around against West Toronto with Ryan Magiske crossing the goal line twice.  USC has a QB named Jason Sweeney who tossed the agate for 283 yards and 4 TDs against South Fayette.  Brothers Chris and David Pantelli caught most of the passes and accounted for 262 yards between them.  But, the big story is Jim Render vying for career win #400.  The Panthers give Coach Render that milestone with a hard fought 41-34 win over the up and coming Indians.

Clarion 1-0 @ Moniteau 1-0 – Sam Minich led the Bobcats by rushing for 127 yards on only 5 carries.  He scored twice on the ground and once through the air.  RB Cody Wise was the star for Moniteau’s Warriors with 160 yards via the ground game.  The Warrior ‘D’ was led by Chance Nagy who had two picks (one went for a TD) and a fumble recovery.  Clarion 31 Moniteau 21.

Franklin 1-0 @ Oil City 1-0 – This contest will definitely be a contrast in styles.  Franklin passes and Oil City runs.  Ian Haynes is the Knights’ quarterback who threw for 275 yards and 4 TDs.  WR Eli Stewart had 139 yards receiving and 2 goal line crossings.  Christian Cole is the Oilers’ running back who garnered 5 touchdowns while galloping for 272 yards.  FB Noah Petra contributed another 144 yards on the ground.  Protime predicts Oil City to come out on top 36-30.

Penn-Trafford 0-1 @ Gateway 1-0 – QB Gabe Dunlap passed the pigskin for 156 yards (3 TDs) in relief for the Warriors.  He also ran for 112 yards and a score.  The Gators’ RB Derrick Davis raced for 181 yards.  QB Brendan Majocha connected twice for TDs to go along with 155 yards throwing.  He ran for 80 yards and a score too.  The top ranked Gators conquer the Warriors 38-28.

Glendale 1-0 @ Bellwood-Antis 0-1 – The Vikings were led last week by RB Shane McMurray and QB Jacob Jasper who had 2 touchdowns each.  Meanwhile, Bellwood was pretty much shut down by Tyrone except for Nick Plank’s score.  Protime sees the Blue Devils eking out a victory over the Viking eleven, 14-6.

Clearfield 1-0 @ Penns Valley 1-0 – Isaac Rumery, Clearfield’s QB, was the main man last week against DuBois with his 202 total yards.  He ran for 2 scores and passed for another.  Penns Valley had QB Aaron Tobias throw for 161 yards and 3 TDs and RB Ryan Ripka rush for 176 yards and 3 tallies.  The Bison triumph by a score of 24-8.

Forest Hills 0-1 @ Bedford 1-0 – While Forest Hills was beaten by Chestnut Ridge, Bedford was busy pulling off a miracle 29-28 win over Westmont.  Forest QB Adam Cecere was pressured last week, but managed to throw for 155 yards.  Bison RB Dylan Arnold rushed for 126 yards and 2 TDs.  Coach Don Bailey will have his Rangers ready, but Coach Kevin Steele will be ready for Forest Hills.  Protime gazed into his crystal ball for this one.  Forest Hills 30 Bedford 27.

The Others:

South Fayette 31 Beaver 22 – The Lions welcome the Bobcats to 4A.

Sharon 22 Hickory 17 – Both lost last week and neither wants to start the season 0-2, but someone has to.  The Tigers hang on against the Hornets.

Washington 37 Charleroi 28 – Tighter game than many might think, but Little Prexies have what it takes to cage the Cougars.

Ligonier Valley 35 Penns Manor 20 – The Rams are solid again this year as the Comets find out first hand.

Mercyhurst Prep 28 Corry 12 – The Beavers may surprise a few folks this year, but not the Lakers, who will be in the hunt for a D-10 title once more this year.

Slippery Rock 29 Reynolds 16 – Protime believes this will be a good game with the Rockets jetting by the Raiders in the second half.

Northern Cambria 26 Saltsburg 18 – The Colts kick the Trojans at Duffy Daugherty Stadium in Colt Country.

Berlin Brothersvalley 34 Conemaugh Township 30 – Interesting game that can go either way.  Protime envisions a Mountaineer victory over the Indians.

Pittsburgh Central Catholic 28 Seneca Valley 21 – The Vikings have some really good athletes, but the Raiders have a few of their own and give PCC a battle.

South Side 22 Western Beaver 14 – The Rams toss the Beavers.

Central 16 Tyrone 15 – Go see this one if you’re in the area.  It’ll be a dandy with QB Noah Muthler of the Scarlet Dragons edging QB Denver Light’s Golden Eagles.

Otto-Eldred 21 Redbank Valley 14 – The Terrors travel all the way down from Duke Center and defeat the Bulldogs.

Mars 31 Moon 28 – In this intergalactic battle, the Planets will streak by Moon at the end leaving the Tigers seeing stars.


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