Each week during the 2021 season we’ll offer some news, notes, tidbits and opinions from each of the five divisions in the Mid-Penn Conference.
It’s like the 4th of July
And down the stretch they come! Get ready for some fireworks the next couple weeks as the top three teams in the division — Steel-High, Boiling Springs and Big Spring — square off to close out the regular season. First, the Rollers travel to Newville to take on the Bulldogs.
Then a week later Steel-High will roll out the welcome mats for visiting Boiling Springs. All I’m going to say is I expect some points to be scored in both games … lots and lots of points.
Shamrocks better than their record
Trinity is the close-but-no-cigar team for me this year. Every season there’s always one. For a while it was Red Land, but in 2021 the team that is clearly better than its record is the T-Rocks. At 3-4 overall they have one bad loss — the blowout by Boiling Springs. Trinity fell to Upper Dauphin by eight, saw Steel-High rally in the fourth quarter to fall by six and last week scored 33 and still fell to Big Spring by nine.
That’s a tough trio of losses. And now they get a Middletown team this week that appears to have found a little something and is playing its best football of the season. If this team can navigate its way to finding a spot in the Class 2A playoff field, I would not want to play them as the No. 1 seed. They are more than battle tested.