|Like several PAC-10 teams, the Poopster is looking to bounce back in Week 4.|
By Darryl Grumling
Coming off a shameful 4-4 showing last week, the Poopster is looking to redeem himself in a big way this week. Here's his take on the Week 4 area high school football action:
Spring-Ford (1-0, 2-1) at Boyertown (1-1, 2-1)
The Rams served noticed they are a legit league title contender by taking down Perkiomen Valley last week, though the Poopster wonders if this could be a trap game. After a 2-0 start, Boyertown suffered a surprising 48-10 loss to Methacton ... Spring-Ford 31-20.
Methacton (1-1, 1-2) at Pottsgrove (2-0, 3-0)
The Poopster is ready to put on his camo and fatigues and get in the spirit for Military Appreciation Night at the 'Grove. Methacton took a huge step forward in last week's win over Boyertown and has played the Falcons tough in the past ... Pottsgrove 35-13.
Pottstown (0-1, 0-3) at Phoenixville (1-0, 1-2)
It will be the speed and big-play ability of the Trojans against the physicality and blue-collar mentality of the Phantoms. The Poopster says ... Phoenixville 18-13.
Owen J. Roberts (0-1, 0-3) at Perkiomen Valley (1-1, 2-1)
The Poopster would really like to see his friends in the Cat Pack be able to cheer on a Wildcats victory, but he doesn't see it happening this week against a Vikings squad smarting from last week's loss at Spring-Ford ... Perkiomen Valley 42-14.
Governor Mifflin (0-0, 1-2) at Daniel Boone (0-0, 1-2)
The Mustangs have won 18 straight Berks League Section 1 games and will likely be in a foul mood after suffering non-league beatdowns to Wilson and Cocalico in the first three weeks ... Governor Mifflin 35-17.
Hill School (0-1) at Episcopal Academy (3-0)
The Rams suffered a couple of key injuries on defense in last week's season-opening 43-14 loss to Germantown Academy, which is bad news against the Churchmen, who have won 13 straight dating back to the 2011 season ... Episcopal Academy 42-7.
George School (0-2) vs. Perkiomen School (1-1), at Upper Perkiomen
The Poopster expects the Panthers will shine under the Friday Night Lights against a Cougars squad that is just 19-64 over the past 11 seasons ... Perkiomen School 28-13.
Upper Perkiomen (0-2, 0-3) at Pope John Paul II (1-1, 1-2)
The Golden Panthers have some spring in their steps thanks to a renewed effort on defense and a running game led by Nick Howarth, Johnnie Bildstein and Kirk Cherneskie that spearheaded a 24-0 win over Pottstown last week. The Poopster thinks they'll make it two in a row against the Indians, who have allowed 60-plus points in each of the past two games ... Pope John Paul II 30-12.
Last week: 4-4 (50.0 pct.)
Season record: 18-9 (66.7 pct.)