Thursday, September 27, 2012


The "Poopster" is looking ahead to all of the Week 5 area football action.

By Darryl Grumling

With Mercury Sports Editor (and local high school football guru) Don Seeley on vacation this week, I have been tasked with handling a lot of his workload.

So I thought it might be fun to let my cat, Poppy (aka the "Poopster," pictured above) lend a hand in picking this week's action. The Poopster and Don have a lot in common.

I promised him some extra tuna to go along with his cat food if he could run the table and keep up the high standard set by my boss. So here goes:

Friday's Games
Moyer Academy (Del.) at Perkiomen School:  Perkiomen School had a breakout effort last week in a win over George School, and the Poopster expects that trend to continue this week . . . Perkiomen School.

Conrad Weiser at Daniel Boone: Under the trivia dept., the Poopster's owner was a Lebanon Valley League baseball teammate of Weiser coach Alan Moyer back in the day. The Poopster would like to see Boone coach Bill Parks pick up his first win, but he's going to have to say . . . Conrad Weiser.

Methacton at Upper Perkiomen: The Warriors have some spring in their steps after collecting their first victory last week, something Upper Perk would like to accomplish this week . . . Methacton.

Perkiomen Valley at Boyertown: With all the hype about Spring-Ford/Pottsgrove this week, the Poopster says don't sleep on PV when talking PAC-10 title contenders . . . Perkiomen Valley.

Pottstown at Phoenixville: Neither myself, the Poopster or Mr. Seeley were around when this rivalry started. Both the Trojans and Phantoms are trying to bounce back from losses. Tough one here, but in the 100th meeting of the series, the Poopster says . . . Pottstown.

Spring-Ford at Pottsgrove: The winner of this much-anticipated clash will have the inside track to the PAC-10 crown. The Poopster knows it's a coin flip that could go either way, but he's going to give an ever so slight edge to . . . Pottsgrove.

Saturday's games
Owen J. Roberts at Pope John Paul II: The Poopster was one of the few outside Bucktown who gave the Wildcats a chance last week, when they snapped a 13-game losing streak. I think he just likes their nickname. He thinks they will make it two in row against injury-depleted PJP ... Owen J. Roberts.

Hill School at Springside Chestnut Hill: In a battle of squads seeking their first win, the Poopster is going to lean towards . . . Hill School.

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