Thursday, October 27, 2011

Week 9 Will Have Teams in Playoff Mode

Shamokin Area comes into Week 9 losing three in row since a 42-0 win over Loyalsock at home in Week 5.  In losses to Montoursville and Danville, the Indians allowed the playmakers of those teams respectively to beat them.  In fairness to Shamokin's "D", not too many teams in the Heartland were going to stop Danville last Friday.

District IV AAA is still wide open with Shikellamy on top and will remain there if they could win out. They will be tested against the Indians and next week against a surging Milton squad.  The formula is easy for Shamokin. Keep Tyler Pratt and Benny Delgado from making big plays and they have a chance to win the game and make the playoffs. This will be a big "if".

In other big game around the Heartland, I like Southern over Mount Carmel, Milton over Jersey Shore and Mifflinburg to rebound over Selinsgrove.  The think I like about Southern of the Red Tornadoes are turnover.  Southern has stayed away from them most of the season.  The other thing I don't like is in Week 9, the Red Tornadoes will only be in their second week of a set offense.  I'm sure Coach Carm isn't going to be too happy about two hour bus ride to Northern Tier with a loss to Southern.  Mount Carmel will be ready.

Playoffs start now!!!!

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