Will's Weekend Forecast
Football 2012

  Willie McGonigle is a 2004 graduate of now defunct Our Lady of Charity Elementary School, in Brookhaven. After his days at Charity he attended Cardinal O'Hara, graduating in 2008. While at O'Hara he was manager of the football program, specializing in stats. He currently resides in Brookhaven and serves as stat man for Springfield Delco. You may reach him by email at springfieldcougarstatman@gmail.com.

  


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MISSION STATEMENT
 
I entered the picking parade for entertainment purposes, and to hopefully provide Huck with a challenge.
As for Puck, ah, who cares?? Ha, ha. Please don't take it personally if I pick against your team.

WEEK 16
  Willie's comment: "Let's see if Puck goes different."
THE PICK
Wood 28, Erie Cathedral Prep 21

WEEK 15
  Willie's comment:
"Oh, baby, a one-game lead on Puck. Let's see if he plays soft or goes for me."
THE PICKS
Wood 42, Allentown Central Catholic 21
La Salle 38, Coatesville 35
Imhotep 35, Wyomissing 21

WEEK 14
  Willie's comments: "One-game lead on Puck. Congrats to Huck on winning the Parade. Looks like the only battle besides the games are me and Puck doing war. And here's my prediction on that. I'm gonna beat Puck!!"
THE PICKS
Wood 35, Interboro 14   "First off let me say congrats to Bucs Coach Steve Lennox on his first District crown. Your team should enjoy the state playoff berth. Unfortunately for you guys you open the state playoffs with the best AAA team in the state. This is where Steve Devlin and his Vikings play their best ball."
La Salle 35, Parkland 21  "I really want to see La Salle vs. Coatesville next week. That would be a great game."
Imhotep 35, Pen Argyl 14   "The Panthers take another step towards Hershey."

WEEK 13 (THANKSGIVING)
  Willie's comment: "None too tired after working a double shift. If I do bad this week it's
because I'm picking these games half asleep."
THE PICKS
Gratz 18, Mastery North 14
Prep Charter 28, Furness 20
Imhotep 42, Boys' Latin 21
U. City 28, Mastbaum 24
Frankford 35, Fels 7
N-G 28, Southern 6
Washington 21, Ryan 20
Northeast 28, Central 21
Judge 35, Lincoln 21
Comm Tech 14, Olney 12
Conwell-Egan 28, Truman 7
Roman 56, Roxborough 7
West Phila. 14, Overbrook 12
Germantown 35, King 6
Del-Val 8, Bartram 6
Dobbins 28, Franklin 6
St Joe's Prep 28, Malvern 27

WEEK 12
  Willie's comment: "It was nice to spend the day with Puck last Saturday (at EA-HS) and now it's
time to destroy him and build upon my lead. And maybe put myself in a position to go after Huck
on Thanksgiving."
THE PICKS
U. City 24, Edison 18
Conwell-Egan 28, Morrisville 14
Imhotep 28, West Catholic 21  "Winner of this game is going to wind up in Hershey."
Comm Tech 24, Bristol 21
Wood 35, Bok 12
La Salle 28, Frankford 27

WEEK 11
  Willie's comments:  "Wow, it only took Puck 11 weeks to start his mind games. Now I know he's in
desperation mode. I think I'm gonna be risky and try and take some more differences with Puck.
Hopefully, I bury him this week so that way he'll stop saying I'm copying him. Let the record show
I never have and don't need to copy Puck's picks to beat him. Hard to believe there's only 5 weeks till
Hershey. Only Three Weeks till Thanksgiving and I can't wait."
THE PICKS
Thursday
Dobbins 32, Lincoln 28
Northeast 28, Boys' Latin 14
Fels 35, Del-Val 28
Germantown 14, Franklin 12
Furness 18, Univ. City 14
Friday
District 1/12 Subregional
Morrisville 28, Comm Tech 24
Friday Non League
King 18, Future 16
West Phila. 35, Edison 7
Roxborough 8, Olney 6
Bartram 8, Southern 6
Central 21, Overbrook 14
Mastery North 28, Mastbaum 16
Neumann-Goretti 28, Chichester 7   "I was thinking of going with the Eagles but then I remember the Saints killed Chester and Chi barely beat Chester and are hurting with injuries."
Catholic League 4A Final
SJ Prep 24, La Salle 21 "Round two between two heavyweights. Could go either way but I see the Hawks returning to glory although its tough to go against Gordons."
Catholic 3A Final
Wood 49, Bonner-Prendie 21 "It's November and Wood's just hitting their stride and gearing up for another long playoff run."
Pub 4A Final
Frankford 28, Washington 27  "The Pioneers barely pull it out."
Pub 3A Final
Gratz 18, Bok 14  "This is finally Gratz's year."
D12 Semifinals AA/ 1 Subregional
West Catholic 49, Conwell-Egan 7  "Burrs take care of their end of the bargain."
Imhotep 56, Prep Charter 12  "Panthers do, too, to set up
the BIG showdown."
Inter-Ac
Episcopal 28, Haverford School 14
Penn Charter 27, Gtn. Academy 7
Malvern 28, SCH Academy 7

WEEK 10

  Willie's comment: "Wonder what kind of effect good old Hurricane Sandy is going to have on
the games? Nice to have a three-game lead on Puck. Let's hope I keep it up."
Non-League Pub
Lincoln 28, Overbrook 24
Fels 28, Dobbins 27
Future 8, Olney 6
Southern 36, Roxborough 12
Mastbaum 32, Bartram 16
West Phila. 28, Furness 26
U. City 42, Edison 20
Germantown 28, Prep Charter 27
Comm Tech 8, Franklin 6
Inter-Ac
Episcopal 35, Germantown Academy 7
Malvern 17, Haverford School 13  "I was thinking with going with the Fords, but I can't see the Friars losing two in a row."
Penn Charter 28, Chestnut Hill Academy 24
Pub Playoffs
Frankford 35, Northeast 21
Washing 24, Central 21
Bok 36, Boys' Latin 16
Gratz 35, Mastery North 14
Imhotep 49, Del-Val 6
Catholic League Playoffs
St. Joe's Prep 31, Ryan 17
La Salle 31, Roman 21
Bonner-Prendie 35, Lansdale Catholic 21
Wood 28, O'Hara 21  "This one breaks my heart, but I gotta pick against O'Hara this week although I'd love to see the upset and my Lions are known to do that."
West Catholic 45, Carroll 28

WEEK NINE

  Willie's comments: "Puck must be a little scared now that it's a reality that he could finish dead last.
Tough Decision for me this week with how do I play. Do I play conservative to try and keep my lead
or do I play aggressive and try to expand my lead and risk losing it? Let us see what I do."
THE PICKS
Catholic League
Wood 42, Bonner-Prendie 28
Roman 35, Judge 21
La Salle 42, West Catholic 28
O'Hara 42, Lansdale 14
Neumann-Goretti 28, Conwell-Egan 14
St. Joe's Prep 35, Ryan 7   (Let the record show that I picked this score last week)
Carroll 28, McDevitt 14
Inter-Ac
Haverford School 28, Penn Charter 27   "I changed this pick about three times but my gut is telling me the Fords win."
Episcopal 28, Malvern 21 "I believe Episcopal turned the corner and this year/ I firmly believe the Churchmen will take the league."
Germantown Academy 24, SCH Academy 20
Public  League
Fels 42, U. City 35
Edison 18, Future 16
Dobbins 24, Overbrook 18
Bok 36, Bartram 6
Franklin 28, King 20
Gratz 21, Boys' Latin 18
Germantown 42, Southern 21
Mastbaum 32, Roxborough 16
Mastery North 28, West Phila 24
Public League Playoffs   "Now were talking playoffs! Playoffs!!"
Central 35, Lincoln 14
Northeast 35, Furness 12
Prep Charter 24, Del Val 14
Imhotep 49, Comm Tech 12

WEEK EIGHT

  Willie's comment: "You guys smell something? I do. I smell FEAR in the eyes of Puck. Being that were tied this late in this season, he's in real danger of coming in last in the Pickin' Parade. I could have been up 2 games on Puck if not for that comeback by Roman; I tip my hat although I wish it came against someone else. Puck needs to look out because I'm like a shark and I smell blood so I'm coming for the kill. Wonder how many weeks till Puck starts playing mind games?? Major congrats to the Prep on that huge win last week. Also to Ryan; I knew Coach McArdle would turn the program around."
THE PICKS
Washington 17, Northeast 7
Frankford 42, Fels 12
Southern 18, Edison 16
Lincoln 20, Mastbaum. 18
Gratz 35, West Phila 21 "West got perhaps the best nickname in the state, but I can't pick the Speedboys this week."
Boys' Latin 32, Franklin 16
Roxborough 24, Future 12
Imhotep 28, Prep Charter 24
Del-Val 36, U. City 18
Malvern 28, Penn Charter 14
Episcopal 36, SCH Academy 14 "Coach Fairlie's boys are the real deal this year."
La Salle 24, Roman 21 "Explorers are going to come into this game angry and that anger carries them to a win."
Central 35, Germantown 14
Furness 35, Olney 12
Bok 18, Mastery North 14 "Another tough game for the Wildcats"
St. Joe's Prep 42, Judge 14
O'Hara 28, Bonner-Prendie 14 "Let's see if Puck got the guts to take Bonner."
West Catholic 49, Neumann-Goretti 14
Conwell-Egan 28, McDevitt 27
Haverford School 28, Germantown Academy 24 "The Patriots are improved, but the Fords win another close one."
Ryan 28, Lansdale 20
Wood 35, Carroll 21

WEEK SEVEN
  Willie's comments: "So, I'm holding my own this year. Longest I've gone into a season without being blown away by old Nutman/ Puck. I can deal with being crushed by Huck with no problem. Puck, you better watch out 'cause I'm coming for you . . . Also. it's good to see so many guys that played during my days in high school now coaching."
THE PICKS
Furness 28, Southern 20
Washington 28, Fels 6
Frankford 35, Central 14
Northeast 21, Germantown 20 "I was thinking about the Bears as an upset but I got another upset in mind for the week."
Mastbaum 28, Edison 6
Lincoln-Olney   off the board
Boys' Latin 28, King 6
West Philadelphia 24, Franklin 12
Bok 28, Gratz 26
Prep Charter 28, Comm Tech 20
Imhotep 42, U. City 6
West Catholic 42, Carroll 21
Episcopal 31, Penn Charter 17
Overbrook 28, Bartram 24
Mastery North 20, Dobbins 18
Del-Val 49, Future 12
Malvern Prep 28, Germantown Academy 14
Haverford School 21, SCHAcademy 20
St Joes Prep 28, La Salle 27 "This game's going to be a classic and perhaps the first of two meetings this year."
Judge 17, Ryan 14 "Going to be another good game in the CL 4A division
Wood 42, Lansdale 14
Neumann-Goretti 28, McDevitt 21
O'Hara 28, Roman 24 "I'm taking the Lions in what some will say is an Upset.
Bonner-Prendie 35, Conwell-Egan 6

WEEK SIX
  Willie's comment: . . . . . . . (He's got nothin'.)
THE PICKS
Bok 36, Franklin 6
Washington 21, Frankford 20
Northeast 28, Central 20
Fels 28, Germantown 20
Olney 8, Southern 6
Lincoln 28, Edison 6
Furness 28, Mastbaum 18
West 36, King 6
Mastery North 24, Bartram 12
Gratz 28, Dobbins 20
Boys' Latin 14, Overbrook 12
Comm Tech 26, Roxborough 20
Prep Charter 36, Future 6
Neumann-Goretti 21, Carroll 20
West Catholic 42, Conwell-Egan 7
Haverford School 35, Salesianum 20
Malvern 28, Upper Darby 7
Germantown Academy 28, Pennington 17
St. Joseph’s Prep 28, Wood 24
Roman 28, Ryan 7
La Salle 35, Judge 21
Bonner 28, Lansdale 14
Imhotep 56, Del Val 12
O’Hara 35, McDevitt 7

WEEK FIVE
  Willie's comments: "So, old Nutman edged me last week. Ugh. I believe I still hold the lead over him while Huck is just running away with it. Didn't he already Mercy Rule me and Puck?"
THE PICKS
Washington 35, Central 20
Frankford 42, Germantown 20
Northeast 20, Fels 12
Olney 32, Edison 24
Mastbaum 14, Southern 8
Lincoln 28, Furness 20
Bok 42, King 6
Boys' Latin 24, West Phila 18
Dobbins 28, Franklin 6
Gratz 35, Bartram 21
Comm Tech 30, U. City 15
Del-Val 32, Roxborough 16
O'Hara 28,Wood 24, "I'm probably the only one that's picking my Lions. But you know what? I believe they will win."
Interboro 42, Prep Charter 14
Episcopal 49, Chichester 20
Overbrook 8, Mastery North 6
Imhotep 70, Future 6
La Salle 31, Ryan 14
St. Joe's Prep 28, Roman 24
West Catholic 42, McDevitt 13
Conwell-Egan 28, Carroll 21
Haverford School 56, Penn Wood 6
Judge 24, Bonner 20
Germantown Academy 21, Blair 18
Penn Charter 28, Peddie 8
SCH Academy 28, Hill 20
Lansdale 21, Neumann-Goretti 18

WEEK FOUR
 Willie's comments:
"OK, so after crushing Puck last week I got a few things I want to say. First off, Puck needs to get used to losing to me because I got the worst thing possible and that's CONFIDENCE. Second thing, congrats to Coach Fluck and West on their comeback last week. Third, gotta give a special shout to Del-Val on beating Carroll, thus proving Puck, Huck and me wrong. That's a great win for the Warriors. Chester and Neumann-Goretti are squaring off on the gridiron. Can't wait to see that same matchup on the hardwood in February. Hats off to St Joe's Prep on their 3-0 start, specially one of my players from Charity, Jim Mooney, is playing well for the Hawks. Always good to see one of my "boys" doing good. Now that I have said what I wanted to say, let's get back to winning."
THE PICKS
Boys' Latin 28, Bok 20
Comm Tech 30, Del-Val 28
Central 21, Fels 6
Frankford 35, Northeast 14
Washington 24, Germantown 21
Lincoln 14, Southern 6
Mastbaum 28, Olney 6
Dobbins 28, King 6
Bartram 36, Franklin 20
Future 8, U. City 6
Chester 36, Neumann-Goretti 24 "I gotta go with my friends from Chester, Coach Chuck Crews, Coach Peach Howard and Coach Terry."
McDevitt 28, Lansdale 14
Ryan 21, Chichester 20 "I covered Chi during my time with the Chester Spirit and know head coach Ryan Smith is doing great things with the Eagles, but so is Coach McArdle with the Raiders and I'm giving them the slight edge."
Nativity BVM 28, Egan 20
Wood 35, West 20
Interboro 28, Penn Charter 27 "I'm going with the Bucs. Hopefully, I have better luck with them this week than when they played EA."
Furness 35, Edison 6
West Phila 28, Overbrook 24
Gratz 14, Mastery North 8
Prep Charter 32, Roxborough 6
Imhotep 56, SCH 14
Haverford School 35, Kennett 6 "Christian Giubilato will return a kickoff for a TD this week."
O'Hara 35, Carroll 14 "Coach Algeo will have his boys ready to rebound from last week."
La Salle 35, Malvern 21
Peddie 14, GA 6
Roman 28, Bonner 17 "The tough schedule continues for Bubba and his Boys"
Episcopal 35, Hill School 7 "The Churchmen's high-powered offense slows down just a little, but still puts up big numbers in this one."

WEEK THREE
  Willie's comments:
"Got some tough games this week. Hopefully I can beat Nutman/Puck this week.
I hope I'm proven wrong on my O'Hara pick."

THE PICKS
West Phila. 20, Bok 18
Boys' Latin 28, Dobbins 20
Bartram 8, King 6
Gratz 14, Overbrook 12
Comm Tech 26, Future 12
McDevitt 28, Edison 6
Northeast 28, Southern 7
Germantown 35, Mastbaum 6
Upper Dublin 42, Lincoln 6
Wood 28, Frankford 14
Conwell-Egan 35, Olney 6
Ryan 28, Bensalem 21
Carroll 42, Del-Val 0
Lansdale 28, Morrisville 20
SJ Prep 24, North Penn 21
Mastery North 16, Franklin 6
Prep Charter 30, Univ City 6
Imhotep 36, Roxborough 6
Truman 28, Fels 8
Chester 18, Furness 6
Roman 35, SCH Academy 14
St. Elizabeth (Del) 42, Neumann-Goretti 6
Penn Charter 21, McDonogh (Md) 17
Episcopal 28, Kiski 0
State College 28, Judge 14
Malvern 28, Carroll (DC) 21
Haverford School 28, Lawrenceville (NJ) 13
Gtn. Academy 35, Hill School 13
La Salle 28, O'Hara 13
West Catholic 28, Bonner-Prendie 14
Washington 21, Glen Mills 14

WEEK TWO
  Willie's comments: "OK, so since I finished last week I gotta pick first this week again. Huck really laid a beat-down on me last week. Ouch, 6-2. I'm still mad Puck nipped me. I can't lose to him this year."
THE PICKS

West Phila 28, Dobbins 20
Imhotep 42, Comm Tech 18 "I completely blew last week's Imhotep game. Probably won't pick against them rest of season."
Mastery North 13, King 12
Bok 28, Overbrook 13
Bartram 35, Boys' Latin 20
Gratz 26, Franklin 13
Roxborough 29, U. City 6
Prep Charter 28, Del-Val 6
Central 21, Furness 20
Jenkintown 28, Mastbaum 6
LaSalle 28, Msgr Farrell 20
Northeast 35, Lincoln 14
Pennsbury 28, Frankford 20
Germantown 28, Edison 6
Dowingtown East 17, Roman 14 "Going to be lot of athletes on the field in this one. Perhaps best game of the week."
Ryan 28, Wissahickon 21
Council Rock South 28, Judge 27. "I was going to go with Judge, but not sure how tired they will be coming back from Ireland."
Springfield Montco 14, N-G 13
McDevitt 28, Cheltenham 20
Lansdale 32, Upper Merion 14
Coatesville 35, Malvern 21
Interboro 21, Episcopal 17. "Got a few friends on the Episcopal staff, but I was a victim of the Bucs last week. They've got a passing game that goes well with the ground-and-pound style, so I give the slight edge to the Bucs."
Henderson 28, SCH Academy 14
Penn Charter 28,  Fels 8
O'Hara 28, Haverford School 17
Academy of New Church 24, Olney 7
Southern 22, Future 8
SJ Prep 28, Gonzaga 20
West Catholic 27, Washington 20
North Penn 21, Wood 17
Bonner-Prendie 28, Carroll 21

WEEK ONE
Willie's comment:
"OK, so I gotta lead off this week. Happy new football season everyone and good luck!!"
The Picks . . .
Bok 28, Dobbins 14
Gratz 18, King 6
Overbrook 13, Franklin 6
West Phila. 28, Bartram 8
Boys' Latin 8, Mastery North 6
Abington 42, Fels 6
Central 28, Future 12
Lincoln 28, Truman 24
Roxborough 36, Edison 12
Jenkintown 28, Southern 12
Upper Moreland 28, Mastbaum 6
U. City 18, Olney 6
Neshaminy 35, Northeast 14
Strath Haven 28, Imhotep 21. "This is gonna be a great game. Being that I'm in the Central League, I gotta go Haven."
Hatboro-Horsham 24, Frankford 21
Emmaus 42, Germantown 21
Episcopal 35, Del-Val 6
Comm Tech 26, Bristol 6
Wood 56, Bensalem 6
Carroll 28, Radnor 14
Downingtown East 28, Bonner-Prendie 14
Conwell-Egan 21, New Hope Solebury 20
Cocoa (Fla) 28, SJ Prep 20
Pennridge 28, Haverford School 21
North Penn 21, La Salle 20
Norte Dame 28 (Ariz), Judge 24
O'Hara 28, Ryan 14
Roman 21, Malvern 20
Lansdale 35, Prep Charter 6
Neumann-Goretti 35, Furness 12
SCH Academy 28, Washington 21
McDevitt 28, Muhlenberg 20