Monday, September 6, 2010

Week Two Predictions

Here are some week two predictions for Columbia and its remaining opponents:
Susquehannock at Daniel Boone. The Blazers, who return to Columbia next week improve to 2-0 with a 42-0 win over Susquehannock. 
Boiling Springs at Palmyra: The Bub, Bub, Bubblers were drilled in their opener by Littlestown. A trip down to Lebanon County for a game with 1-0 Palmyra is no walk in the park, but take the Bubblers, 14-12. 
Pine Grove at Elco: The Raiders, who many expected to challenge Lancaster Catholic in Section 3, have some injury problems and fall to 0-2 with an 18-12 loss to Pine Grove.
Lebanon at Northern Lebanon: The Ray Wall era at NL didn't get off to a great start with a loss to Pine Grove and it  won't get any better this week, Lebanon wins big, 36-14.
Annville-Cleona at Hamburg: The Little Dutchmen might be the most over rated team in Section 3. Big things were expected in A-C this year. They laid an egg in week one vs. Palmyra. Add cheese to that Hamburg, loss number two for the Dutchmen, 14-6.
Kutzown at Pequea Valley. We know the Braves can put the points on the scoreboard. But when you score 46, you should win. Yet, they lost to York Tech 48-46. This week, the scoreboard gets another workout, take PV 47-34.
Hempfield vs. Lancaster Catholic: On paper, this looks like a marque game. The biggest school in the L-L League against the defending Class AA state champs. Hempfield has a lot of problems and this game has no luster and won't even be a contest. Take the state champs big, 43-7.

Columbia at Northeastern:  Columbia broke an 11-game losing streak Friday night and has been playing football for well over 100 years. Northeastern's program is only three years old. Take Columbia and its high powered offense, 35-12.

Donegal at Fleetwood: Donegal had no chance in week one against Daniel Boone, but rebound this week with an 18-14 win.

A bit of history

Michael Burke III became the seventh Columbia High School football coach since 1925 to win their first game as head coach.
The others were Mike Burke II, 1985, over Elizabethtown, 21-20; Jason Shoff, 2004, 25-13 over Eastern; Jack Yohe, 1963, 7-0 over Wilson; Boyd Sponaugle, 1941 over the Patton School, 33-0; Charles Spangler, 1936, 19-0 over Susquehanna Township and Irv Keener, 1926, 14-0 over Lititz.
Coaches not winning their first game were Joe Horn (1983 to Hempfield); Les Schoelkoph (1976 to Hempfield); Elmer Kreiser (1958 to Manheim Central); Tom Donan (1950 to Lancaster Catholic); "Whitey" Pew (1945 to Ephrata); Harry Langford (1943 to Lancaster Catholic); Woody Sponaugle (1938 to Lancaster Catholic) and Sam Angle (1927 to Reading).

Fire pictures

From the Columbia No. 1 Fire Department, here are a few pictures from this morning's fire.

Fire damages home in the boro

A home in Washington Boro was destroyed by a fire around 3 a.m.:

The Town Square this morning

Snapped these pictures of Town Square this morning shortly after 7 o'clock. The damage was repaired several hours later.
Town Square damaged