By Andy Shay:
Inside The Mid-Penn Conference
Each week during the 2020 season we’ll offer some news, notes, tidbits and opinions from each of the five divisions in the Mid-Penn Conference.
Northern and Mechanicsburg the Colonial favorites?
With each passing week, doesn’t it feel more and more like the 2020 Colonial Division winner is going to either be Mechanicsburg or Northern? I know Waynesboro is 3-0 as well, but I’m not sure the Indians have the firepower to run with the Wildcats and Polar Bears for 48 minutes. Mechanicsburg and Northern play almost every year anyway, so now that they are MPC division mates, the stakes are going to be higher if they do happen to meet Nov. 6 if neither team is in the postseason by that point. The game is usually a good one anyway since they are geographical neighbors and quite honestly don’t care for each other all that much on the gridiron. The quarterback matchup between Jordan Heisey and Micah Brubaker is going to be a dandy. Combined this duo already has posted more than 1,500 yards of total offense with nearly 20 touchdowns.
East Pennsboro’s surprising start:
The most pleasant surprise so far in the Colonial has to be East Pennsboro winning two of its first three games and scoring 38 in each of those wins with a new coaching staff. Confidence helps, and the Panthers are going to need it with Waynesboro on deck this week followed by Shippensburg and Mechanicsburg.
Indians-Wildcats still a go:
To the best of our knowledge Mechanicsburg and Susquehanna Township will play their game at Roscoe Warner Field Friday night. The Indians have been on COVID-19 lockdown the last two weeks and haven’t been able to do much of anything after getting upset by Greencastle-Antrim in Week 1. This is a tough spot for the Hanna Tribe if the game indeed kicks off. The Wildcats have put Shippensburg and Greencastle-Antrim in the mercy rule the last two weeks.