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|Game (Final score)|
|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|