Weekly Football Forecast ... By Don Seeley
After that humbling 5-6 start, I returned to some degree of respectability with a 6-1 effort last week to bring my two-week total to 11-7.
So here we go with Week Three...
Daniel Boone at Manheim Central: Daniel Boone has had the toughest non-league grind of anyone in the area with Cocalico and Spring-Ford. Now the Blazers get District 3-AAA power Manheim Central - which will be in a nasty mood after getting upset last weekend. The Barons rarely lose two in a row, and won't this time... Gotta go with Manheim Central.
Perkiomen School at Tower Hill, Del.: Perkiomen may be better than head coach Tom Calvario advertises, but a long bus ride and lining up against an experienced team will be quite the challenge... Gotta go with Tower Hill.
Methacton at Phoenixville: Methacton has to get its confidence back (not to mention some healthy bodies) after last Saturday's setback to Perkiomen Valley, but it may be easier said than done against a Phoenixville team put it all together in an upset of Exeter last Friday night. Phantoms would like nothing better than to open its PAC-10 schedule at home with a win... Gotta go with Phoenixville.
Owen J. Roberts at Perkiomen Valley: OJR is struggling, Perkiomen Valley isn't. And who gave the Wildcats more trouble than anyone during their recent three-year run? Yep, the Vikings... Gotta go with Perkiomen Valley.
Pottsgrove at Upper Perkiomen: Pottsgrove is already running on all cylinders. Upper Perkiomen is still fine tuning a very young and inexperienced lineup. Falcons have too much horsepower here... Gotta go with Pottsgrove.
Pottstown at Boyertown: Both teams did an about face last week, winning rather handily. Trojans have big-play capabilities, which hurt the Bears in their season-opener. But will the Pottstown defense be able to keep the Boyertown run game from long, clock-eating possessions is the big question. Should definitely unfold as a thriller... Gotta go ( in a close one) with Boyertown.
Germantown Academy at The Hill School: Openers for both teams. GA is very young, although it has a very good quarterback-linebacker. The Hill has plenty of talent in the skill positions and just enough experience everywhere else to make this a satisfying season debut... Gotta go with Hill School.
Spring-Ford at Pope John Paul II: Spring-Ford's young secondary will get its best test yet from PJP quarterback James Bleming. But the Rams' corners and safeties will be a lot of help from pressure up front, and their offense is likely to be too productive for the Golden Panthers to keep pace with... Gotta go with Spring-Ford.