Scoreless Tie

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007
PIAA Football State Championships Nice site for in-game updates and final scores. WPIAL won't sweep thanks to Steelton, but T. Jefferson crushed Garnet Valley 28-3.

Hershey Predictions

Here it is, my next to last (or possibly last) football entry for the year. Calpreps has made their Pennsylvania predictions (you have to scroll to the bottom of the page).

Serra Catholic (McKeesport, PA) 35 - Steelton-Highspire (Steelton, PA) 28
Jeannette (PA) 38 - Dunmore (PA) 20
Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson Hills, PA) 28 - Garnet Valley (Glen Mills, PA) 21
Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, PA) 28 - Parkland (Allentown, PA) 21

If the WPIAL sweeps, it will be the first time ever (I think they've gone 3-4 a couple of times). It's also the first time that 4 undefeated WPIAL teams have gone to Hershey.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007
LinkedIn: Richard Bickel - I posted this for some special people - you know who you are.

Sunday, December 09, 2007


The high school athletic tableau will look a little different around here come fall. Both the Suburban One and Philadelphia Catholic Leagues are changing their organization. Lansdale Catholic left the Pioneer Athletic Conference for the PCL, and North Penn is moving from the SOL National Conference to the Continental Conference. Here are the new line-ups:

Suburban One League
National Conference
Council Rock North
Council Rock South
Harry S Truman
William Tennent

Continental Conference
Central Bucks East
Central Bucks South
Central Bucks West
North Penn

American Conference
Plymouth Whitemarsh
Springfield (Montco)
Upper Dublin
Upper Merion
Upper Moreland

Catholic League
Blue AA
Archbishop Carroll
Bishop McDevitt
Cardinal Dougherty
West Catholic

Blue AAA
Archbishop Wood
Lansdale Catholic
North Catholic

Archbishop Ryan
Cardinal O'Hara
Father Judge
La Salle
Monsignor Bonner
Roman Catholic
St. Joseph's Prep

Some comments from the Carlisle Sentinel
The Intel's take on realignment The article points out that both Abington and William Tennent kind of got screwed over on this one.

Hershey 2007 - PIAA football finals

Here are some articles about the Pennsylvania High School Football finalists:
Parkland is going to Hershey sans Austin Scott this time.
Harrisburg is not - Pittsburgh Central Catholic pulls out another one - can they beat Parkland next Saturday?
Jeannette is going back to the AA title game against Dunmore.
Jim Sabia helps Dunmore beat Loyalsock
Serra's Speed paves the way to Hershey in the Class A Western Final.
Thomas Jefferson wins with a strong defense and will go on to play Garnett Valley in the AAA final.
Steel-High 28, Bloomsburg 14 Steel-High will square off against Serra in the first (A) game.

I think I have everyone there. If that's not enough, read the high school football articles on I will try to post the Calpreps predictions sometime this week.


Saturday, December 08, 2007

Pennsylvania High School Football's "Elite Eight"

It's taken me a couple of weeks to get over the end of Suburban One high school football, but things are wrapping up now.

By sometime later today, we will be down to 8 teams left playing high school football in Pennsylvania, and things will be settled next Friday and Saturday in Hershey. Garnet Valley High School ensured that at least one District One team will be represented next weekend. Ridley has a tough one today against Parkland at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown. I didn't see a score on the Pittsburgh Central Catholic - Harrisburg game from last night yet. I figure PCC won, but I don't ahve confirmation yet.

The Poop is an interesting blog about NFL football, women and crime (as best I can tell). I found it when I came across this article about Edward Anderton and did a subsequent image search for Jocelyn Kirsch. Will Bunch's Attytood blog entry about Anderton and Kirsch has one of the best commentaries I've seen about the whole mess.

Some more high school football stories:
California of Pennsylvania is playing in the NCAA Div II Semi's today
Irvine 16 year old's death found to be from heat stroke Kind of scary. Supposedly he collapsed 10 minutes after a water break.
ESPN honors Gateway HS trick play - it got them to overtime, but PCC still went on to the next round.
Putting weight on for football glory - Apparently some kids (and coaches) think that if you get big enough somehow you turn into a football player. If you can eat healthy, run 2-3 miles a day and still weigh 300 pounds, maybe then you're a football player.