Thursday, August 28, 2008
WEEK 1 THURSDAY WRAP-UP24 hours from now, most of the Week 1 PA football games will be history. Christian DeFranco's blog entry gives a summary of the local teams around Lansdale. Lakeland, FL is playing Central Catholic on Monday in the Friends of Coal Prep Classic. This Pennlive article gives a nice summary of the recent Lakeland success. The Pennlive HS Football forum has this write up of North Penn's key players:
NP plays more of a team game than most, so you don't often hear of a lot of big time players. That's a little surprising for a school the size of NP, but the head coach demands a "no stars" attitude with his team, and it's proved a winning formula. A lot of D1AA and D2 prospects, with the occasional D1 prospect popping up.
Here are some more PennLive thoughts on North Penn-Liberty:
Here are some more thoughts on the game from Pennlive:
Here are the Patriot News PA state high school football rankings. WNPV 1440 in Lansdale has their 2008 HS football schedule online. You can check the archives for mp3's after the games.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It's almost hereThis was posted somewhere else on August 26. For real high school football games start on Friday. The Ed Thomas Preseason Report has a lot of good info about the best high school football teams in Pennsylvania. You can scroll to the bottom to see Ed's top 10 in the state and SE PA, but it's more interesting to read the entire article.
If you can't make it to a game and you want to listen on-line, the 2008 Streams list on Eastern PA Football will tell you where. After the game, you can go to Prep Nation Radio to get updates on everything that is happening in high school football.
The photo at the top is from the Council Rock North scrimmage on Friday, August 22. You can see all of the photos on the North Penn Football web site.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
BTW, Alien Family is going to get all of my non-football posts for now (well, that's the idea, anyway).
Friday, August 15, 2008
Football is coming!
and here are some links. The PCN Game of the Week has some good games scheduled, but no love for District 1. Tedsilary.com has a horrid design, but seems to have a lot of info about Philadelphia schools. The PAsportspage.com has a poll for the most intriguing game 1. Vote for North Penn-Liberty.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
How to Describe a Smell - wikiHow... Smells Like Teen Spirit!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I found some rankings, so the debate is on -- at least until the games start on August 29. SOLN on Pennlive's Eastern PA Football forum lists the following rankings: 1) Gateway / 2) Cardinal O'Hara / 3) Bethlehem Liberty / 4) Woodland Hills / 5) Saint Joseph's Prep / 6) Neshaminy / 7) Bishop McDevitt / 8) Penn Hills / 9) Pittsburgh Central Catholic / 10) Northeast Philadelphia / 11) Erie Cathedral Prep / 12) Central Dauphin / 13) Parkland / 14) State College / 15) Brashear / 16) Erie Strong Vincent / 17) North Allegheny / 18) Pennsbury / 19) McKeesport / 20) Roman Catholic / 21) Wyoming Valley West / 22) North Penn / 23) York William Penn / 24) Manheim Twp. / 25) Souderton
The Massey Ratings on highschoolsports.net list 1) Pittsburgh Central Catholic 2) North Allegheny 3) McKeesport 4) Gateway 5) Upper St. Clair 6) St. Joseph's Preparatory 7) Penn Hills 8) Bethel Park 9) Harrisburg 10) Parkland 11) Norwin 12) North Hills 13) Liberty 14) Woodland Hills 15) Ridley 16) Governor Mifflin 17) Mt. Lebanon 18) Shaler 19) North Penn (D1) 20) Penn Trafford 21) Seneca Valley 22) Baldwin 23) Bishop McDevitt 24) Cannon McMillan 25) Neshaminy
There are some questions one can raise about either list. I can't figure out why SOLN would think that Northeast High would rank #10, yet completely ignore Ridley. Highschoolsports.net, along with Massey, don't seem to even realize that Cardinal O'Hara even exists, Tom Savage notwithstanding.
Obviously, some of this will work itself out early in the season, particularly in the east, where Parkland plays the Prep & Liberty in the 1st 2 weeks and North Penn plays Liberty week 1 and the Prep week 3. Gateway plays Penn Hills on August 29. Unless Hatboro or Souderton play way over their heads, I can see Neshaminy going 10-0 for the top seed in District 1. They should hold in the top 10 until the playoffs. On the whole, it looks like a lot of good warm weather football coming up.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Things that make you go hmmmm...
Chock full o' links for your reading enjoyment. As much as it sometimes annoys me that John Dvorak is trying to become a poor man's fark, the post about Jonathan Darman's conversation with Rielle Hunter is pretty interesting. I gotta e-mail this to Rage Boy.
Veronica & Taylor Index - about as useful as a poopy flavored lollipop, but somehow, I find it interesting. Maybe it's the google motif.