Knights, In­di­ans re­new ri­valry

North Penn looks to ex­tend win­ning streak against Soud­er­ton

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - SPORTS - By Kev Hunter khunter@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @khunter10 on Twit­ter

One of the old­est ri­val­ries around adds an­other chap­ter Fri­day night when Soud­er­ton vis­its Craw­ford Sta­dium to take on North Penn in a Sub­ur­ban One League Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence bat­tle. Kick­off is sched­uled for 7 p.m. The first-place Knights come into this one 5-2 over­all and a per­fect 4-0 in the con­fer­ence. They are No. 7 in the lat­est Pa Prep Live Top 20.

Big Red, need­ing a win to keep play­off hopes alive, comes into this con­test 2-5 over­all and 1-3 in the con­fer­ence.

Last week, the In­di­ans snapped a five-game los­ing streak when they de­feated Wil­liam Ten­nent 21-16. The Knights stayed hot, win­ning their fourth in a row by out­last­ing Cen­tral Bucks East 57-43.

In the lat­est meet­ing between th­ese two, North Penn won big over Soud­er­ton, 48-13 a year ago.

For Soud­er­ton to have more suc­cess this time around, Big Red would like con­tin­ued pro­duc­tion out of their ground at­tack. Last week in the win over Ten­nent, Wil­lie Goods broke free for 171 yards and three touch­downs on just 10 car­ries.

North Penn’s Justis Hen­ley was key for the Knights last week as a runner and a re­ceiver, help­ing NP to build a big lead by half­time. The Knights were never re­ally stopped all evening, scor­ing on of­fense, de­fense and on spe­cial teams.

This is the 78th meet­ing between the two pro­grams. North Penn leads the se­ries 48-27, with three ties between the two. The Knights have won 13 in a row over their long­time ri­val dat­ing back to 1990.

Soud­er­ton’s last win in the se­ries came back in 1989.

The first meet­ing between the two was in 1924, with then Lans­dale High School earn­ing a 28-6 win over Soud­er­ton.


North Penn’s Justin Hen­ley (5) could play a big role against Soud­er­ton Fri­day night.

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