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Week 8 Picks and Predictions

The gang at 4th Down took their best shot at predicting the action. How did we do? Let us know your thoughts in our comments section or on social media (@4thdownmag).

Game (Final score)Andy ShayAndy ShayAndy SandrikAndy SandrikBart MillerBart MillerAdam KulikowskiAdam KulikowskiJeff DeweesJeff Dewees
 Camp Hill 53 at Boiling Springs 43  Camp Hill 31, Boiling Springs 28: Do you take the QB for CHill or the RB for BoS. Can't have both.  Camp Hill 35, Boiling Springs 21:
Really like Boiling Springs' victory over Milton Hershey, but it's hard to pick against Camp Hill's offense.
 Camp Hill 35, Boiling Springs 21: This is a tough call...I think Lions have too much talent.  Camp Hill 35, Boiling Springs 24: Both teams made statements in Week 7 with victories against Palmyra and Milton Hershey, respectively. So close to purchasing a ticket on the Bubbler bandwagon... just can’t pull the trigger this week.  Camp Hill 28, Boiling Springs 26: So, which was the bigger aberration in Week 7: Camp Hill blowing out Palmyra or Bubbletown rocking MHS? The Capital division is giving me migraines. Lions for the win, late.
 Trinity 16 at Steel-High 21  Steel-High 34, Trinity 13: Change in fortune since the Rollers went back to basics.  Steel-High 28, Trinity 14:
Steel-High's stock is rising, Trinity's is falling.
 Steel-High 32, Trinity 14:  Rocks get indigestion on pre-game Schmidts sausage  Steel-High 37, Trinity 17: Same song, different week… can Trinity stop Shaheim Moody-Williams? My Magic 8 Ball says no.  Steel-High 31, Trinity 23: Shamrocks are hereby banned from future positive pick prognostications. Maybe. Should be, anyway.
 Milton Hershey 37 at West Perry 12  Milton Hershey 41, West Perry 14: Wounded Spartans get a winless team at the right time.  Milton Hershey 28, West Perry 7:
Last thing West Perry needs right now is an angry Milton Hershey squad.
 Milton Hershey 40, West Perry 7:  Too much, too many, too good.  Milton Hershey 43, West Perry 14: Spartans get right against the over matched Mustrangs.  Milton Hershey 47, West Perry 7: Spartans come upon ‘Stangs at the perfect time to get back on track.
 Shippensburg 14 at Big Spring 0  Shippensburg 19, Big Spring 12: Something about a Little Brown Jug in this one? So I'm told by Jay "Shippensburg" Rotz.  Shippensburg 28, Big Spring 3:
Hounds on a roll, 'Dogs still licking their wounds. LBJ goes to Ship.
 Shippensburg 21, Big Spring 20: Ship takes out a too-thin squad of dogs.  Shippensburg 13, Big Spring 6:
The Bulldogs were pummeled by Red Land, but they should fare better against rival Shippensburg. Don’t expect a lot of offense in this one, however... Jug goes to Ship on a late score.
 Shippensburg 27, Big Spring 6: Former Patriot-News workmate Jay Rotz is pleased. Not a bandwagon-hopping pick, however. Just the obvious one.
 Bishop McDevitt 41 at East Pennsboro 7  Bishop McDevitt 47, East Pennsboro 6: Get upset for your first loss and now the Panthers get a taste of this!!  Bishop McDevitt 42, East Pennsboro 14:
If East Penn didn't lose to Waynesboro last week, I could have picked a closer score.
 Bishop McDevitt 28, East Pennsboro 14: Tough game, but in the end too much talent  Bishop McDevitt 53, East Pennsboro 27: Congrats, East Penn… you have the pleasure of trying to stop Penn State recruit Andre Robinson who returned last week.  Bishop McDevitt 34, East Pennsboro 22: Panthers really needed last week’s game but didn’t get it. Now look who’s rolling into Enola to pay a visit.
 Greencastle-Antrim 27 at Northern York 9  Greencastle-Antrim 28, Northern York 9: Blue Devils have new life in Colonial and simply have more weapons than Polar Bears.  Greencastle-Antrim 24, Northern York 12:
With East Penn falling last week, Greencastle is right back in the hunt for the Colonial Division title.
 Greencastle-Antrim 28, Northern York 7: I like GA and their ground game in this one.  Greencastle-Antrim 23, Northern York 13: Only one member of Northern York’s season opening starting five upfront remain on the field in Week 8 due to injuries suffered during the first seven weeks. Greencastle should have plenty of firepower to roll past the banged up Polar Bears.  <font color = "#FF0000"> Northern York 15, Greencastle-Antrim 12: </font> I would rather not. But abstaining is against the rules, I think.
 Chambersburg 10 at Carlisle 46  Carlisle 28, Chambersburg 21: Herd still have plenty to play for but must have this one.  Carlisle 25, Chambersburg 17:
This game isn't supposed to be all that close, but I have a feeling it will be.
 Carlisle 35, Chambersburg 12: Herd pushing to finish strong  Carlisle 31, Chambersburg 17: Which Carlisle will show up? The Thundering Herd are on the cusp of the District 3 playoff cut. If there’s another gear in coach Oz’s group, now is the time to kick it.  Carlisle 27, Chambersburg 13: At Ken Millen Stadium, the Herd re-engage. They’d better.
 State College 12 at CD East 14  CD East 29, State College 21: Something tells me the Panthers have to rally from behind to win this one.  CD East 21, State College 14:
Panthers' defense stands tall.
 CD East 27, State College 21: Hunch says East too much to handle… might be close though  CD East 23, State College 21: Little Lions will make this one tough, but the Panthers D will be the difference.  CD East 28, State College 7: Little Lions couldn’t get it done at home against Harrisburg. They face a better defense on the road this week.
 Central Dauphin 0 at Cumberland Valley 7  <font color = "#FF0000"> Central Dauphin 17, Cumberland Valley 10: </font> If either offense goes nuts it would be a real surprise. Could happen, but not likely.  <font color = "#FF0000"> Central Dauphin 32, Cumberland Valley 21:</font>
Central Dauphin's offensive line gained my respect last week.
 <font color = "#FF0000"> Central Dauphin 28, Cumberland Valley 14: </font> Eagles don't lose too often at the Chap, but…  <font color = "#FF0000"> Central Dauphin 26, Cumberland Valley 13: </font> Central Dauphin is clicking on all cylinders… CD line should stand the test against Tim Spinelli and the pounding CV attack.  <font color = "#FF0000"> Central Dauphin 19, Cumberland Valley 17: </font> Back and forth on this one. Going with Rams at the Chap, barely. CV needs it to stay afloat in Commonwealth race.
 Mifflin County 9 at Harrisburg 42  Harrisburg 31, Mifflin County 20: Cougars have those good vibrations rolling again and more playmakers in this match-up.  Harrisburg 45, Mifflin County 13:
Finally some room to breathe for the Cougars.
 Harrisburg 42, Mifflin County 20: Burg too much for these guys  Harrisburg 45, Mifflin County 6: Hope folks took notice of what the Cougars can do when they don’t shoot themselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties. Dangerous team, good luck Huskies…  Harrisburg 48, Mifflin County 7: Cougars, prohibitively.
 Red Land 28 at Mechanicsburg 18  Red Land 34, Mechanicsburg 27: Somehow Wildcats always have enough points to make it interesting, but can't keep the opposition in check.  <font color = "#FF0000"> Mechanicsburg 21, Red Land 20:</font>
Said it before, Wildcats are a good team in a ruthless Keystone Division, but they finally come through this week.
 Red Land 21, Mechanicsburg 14: Cats should have enough to get it done, but… RL wins trenches  Red Land 24, Mechanicsburg 22: Gut feeling that Mechanicsburg makes this a close one  Red Land 31, Mechanicsburg 27: Patriots do enough to hold off hold Wildcats here.
 Susquehanna Twp. 35 at Cedar Cliff 38  Cedar Cliff 42, Susquehanna Twp. 19: Bottom line is Colts have too much mojo and firepower for the Indians.  Cedar Cliff 42, Susquehanna Twp. 21:
Jayden Demmy vs. Indians' run defense. I'll take Demmy.
 Cedar Cliff 35, Susquehanna Twp. 20: Could be even worse  Cedar Cliff 37, Susquehanna Twp. 33: Scary thing for Cedar Cliff’s opponents is there’s still much room for improvement for the Colts.  Cedar Cliff 37, Susquehanna Twp. 27: Shootout potential here. But the Colts put an end to Tribe’s one-game win “streak”.
 Hershey 0 vs. Lower Dauphin 21  Lower Dauphin 39, Hershey 14: Home venue for both teams, but it won't matter which color uniforms the Falcons wear. They are the better team.  Lower Dauphin 30, Hershey 10:
Falcons reign supreme at the Concrete Palace.
 Lower Dauphin 42, Hershey 13: LD whips hapless Trojans  Lower Dauphin 45, Hershey 13:
Scott Mitchell’s bunch continues to fight, but this one shouldn’t be close.
 Lower Dauphin 31, Hershey 17: Why isn’t this a Week 10’er? LD has moved far ahead of its backyard rival, but nothing stokes the Trojans like seeing Falcon blue. Closer game than stats would suggest.
  This week: 12-1 This week: 11-2 This week: 12-1 This week: 12-1 This week: 11-2
  Last week: 11-3 Last week: 9-5 Last week: 9-5 Last week: 11-3 Last Week: 8-6
  Overall: 98-29 Overall: 87-40 Overall: 93-34 Overall: 89-38 Overall: 73-34
  Win pct. .771 Win pct. .685 Win pct. .732 Win pct. .700 Win pct. .682

 

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