Got rid of the "Poopster" for good - Darryl Grumling's beloved cat (? even with a name like that ?) is back to sleeping half the day and chasing squirrels the other half of the day up in Berks County.
I would've been perfect on my picks last week if not for one particular coach's misleading scouting report (he's forgiven for now, but if he does it again he'll be getting a call from former coach Jim Mich for fibbing to the media).
Here we go with the picks for Week Seven...
Owen J. Roberts at Pottsgrove: Wildcats have won three in a row, but the Falcons got a wake-up call they won't soon forget after a listless first half against Methacton last Saturday... POTTSGROVE.
Phoenixville at Boyertown: Phantoms are up and down, but have yet to lose two in a row and are right on the edge of making (or missing) the playoffs. Right now their defense is better than the Bears' struggling offense... PHOENIXVILLE.
Pottstown at Upper Perkiomen: The Trojans' offense has found ways to score against some good defenses. The Indians, though improving with each passing week, allow more points than anyone... POTTSTOWN.
Pottsville at Daniel Boone: On paper this is a toss-up, but the Blazers are a little banged up and facing a team that is as physical as any other in Berks Football League Section One... POTTSVILLE.
Methacton at Spring-Ford: Warriors are coming off as good as game they played all year even though they lost (to Pottsgrove). The Rams' offensive balance and unsung defense - and vivid memories of just how well Methacton plays them year in and year out - may be too much for their guests... SPRING-FORD.
Perkiomen Valley at Pope John Paul II: Vikings are getting better and better, and they've been reminded of how PJP celebrated on their field following last year's overtime win... PERKIOMEN VALLEY.
Hun School at Hill School: Hun's record is a little misleading, while the Hill's offense - and team leadership - are missing... HUN SCHOOL.
Perkiomen School at The Academy of the New Church: The Panthers are much improved in recent weeks, but may be over-matched by both ANC's size and skill... ANC.
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Last Week: 7-1
For the Season: 36-13 (73.5 percent)