Week Eight Pre­view Cap­sules

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - SPORTS - By Mike Cabrey mcabrey@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @mp­cabrey on Twit­ter

Boyertown at Perkiomen Val­ley

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Thomas J. Keenan Sta­dium, Perkiomen Val­ley HS.

Records: Boyertown is 1-6 (0-3 PAC Lib­erty Di­vi­sion). Perkiomen Val­ley is 5-2(3-0PAC Lib­erty).

Play­off Rank­ings: Boyertown is 29th in District 1-6A. Perkiomen Val­ley is 10th in 1-6A. Last Week: Boyertown lost its sixth straight, fall­ing to SpringFord 66-31 last Fri­day. Perk Val­ley topped Methacton 18-9 last Fri­day for a fifth win in a row. Last Meet­ing: Perk Val­ley bested the Bears 46-20 in Week Six last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: Isa­iah Domine paced PV last week with four re­cep­tions for 93 yards — 59 com­ing on a TD catch — and has 27 catches for 532 yards and 10 touch­downs on the year. Jamie Moc­cia leads Boyertown in rush­ing with 560 yards and eight TDs on 92 car­ries. Pre­dic­tion: Perk Val­ley 42, Boyertown 20.

Cen­tral Bucks West at North Penn

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Craw­ford Sta­dium, North Penn HS. On Twit­ter: @mp­cabrey. On The Air: The game will be broad­cast on the ra­dio on WNPV (98.5FM/1440AM). Records: CB West is 2-5 (1-3 Sub­ur­ban One League Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence). North Penn is 7-0 (3-0 SOL Con­ti­nen­tal). Play­off Rank­ings: CB West is 25th in the District 1-6A rank­ings. North Penn is first in 1-6A. Last Week: The Bucks dropped their sec­ond straight last Satur­day, fall­ing to Cen­tral Bucks East 27-20. North Penn trailed 17-0 in the sec­ond quar­ter be­fore ral­ly­ing to edge Souderton 29-27 last Fri­day. Last Meet­ing: North Penn handed West is first loss last sea­son, the Knights win­ning the Week Four matchup 28-14. Play­ers to Watch: CB West’s Gar­rett Hitchens ran for 107 yards and a touch­down on 17 car­ries last week against CB East. Shamar Ed­wards leads North Penn in rush­ing with 782 yards and eight TDs on 99 car­ries. Pre­dic­tion: North Penn 31, CB West 17.

Coun­cil Rock North at Souderton

Time/Place: 7 p.m., Souderton Area HS. On Twit­ter: @khunter10. Records: Coun­cil Rock North is 1-6 (0-4 SOL Na­tional). Souderton is 3-4 (2-1 SOL Con­ti­nen­tal). Play­off Rank­ings: CR North is 31st in the District 1-6A rank­ings. Souderton is tied for 16th in 1-6A. Last Week: CR North lost to Abing­ton 24-8 last Fri­day for its fifth straight de­feat. Souderton has its three-game win streak snapped Fri­day as Big Red lost to North Penn 29-27. Last Meet­ing: The last clash of In­di­ans came in 2007 with Souderton claim­ing a 41-10win. Play­ers to Watch: Jonathan Kane leads CR North on the ground with 206 yards and five touch­downs on 45 car­ries. Souderton QB An­drew Vince threw for a sea­son-high 216 yards and two TDs on 10-of-16 pass­ing against North Penn last week. Pre­dic­tion: Souderton 26, CR North 20.

Ply­mouth Whitemarsh at Quakertown

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Alumni Field, Quakertown Com­mu­nity HS. On Twit­ter: @emor09. Records: PW is 1-5 (1-2 SOL Amer­i­can). Quakertown is 5-2 over­all (2-2 SOL Amer­i­can). Play­off Rank­ings: PW is 32nd in District 1-6A. Quakertown is tied for 13th in 1-6A. Last Week: PW fell to Chel­tenham 28-14 last Fri­day for its sec­ond straight loss. Quakertown was edged by Up­per Dublin 14-13 last Fri­day. Last Meet­ing: Quakertown de­feated the Colo­nials 42-23 in Week 10 last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: The Colo­nials’ Michael Pa­ciello has run for more than 100 yards the last two games — col­lect­ing 142 yards and a TD on 13 car­ries last week against Chel­tenham. Quakertown QB Brad Bryan went 12-of-20 pass­ing for 149 yards against Up Pre­dic­tion: Quakertown 35, PW 14.

Pope John Paul II at Pottstown

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Pottstown HS. Records: Pope John Paul II is 6-1 (2-1 PAC Fron­tier). Pottstown is 4-3 (1-2 PAC Fron­tier). Play­off Rank­ings: Pope John Paul II is sec­ond in District 1/123A. Pottstown is sec­ond in District 1-4A. Last Week: PJP II bounced back from its first loss by de­feat­ing Phoenixville 28-12 last Satur­day. Pottstown lost to Up­per Me­rion 26-13 last Fri­day. Last Meet­ing: The Golden Pan­thers won last sea­son’s Week Five con­test 38-13. Play­ers to Watch: PJP II quar­ter­back Ka­mal Grady has thrown for 1,409 yards and 20 touch­downs this sea­son. Pottstown QB Josiah Wig­gins is the Tro­jans’ top rusher with 645 yards and 10 TDs on 106 car­ries. Pre­dic­tion: PJP II 27, Pottstown 10.

Spring-Ford at Owen J. Roberts

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Wild­cat Sta­dium, Owen J. Roberts HS. Records: Spring-Ford is 6-1 (3-0 PAC Lib­erty). Owen J. Roberts is 5-2 (2-1PAC Lib­erty). Play­off Rank­ings: Spring-Ford is sev­enth in District 1-6A. Owen J. Roberts is 12th in 1-6A. Last Week: Spring-Ford rolled to a fourth-con­sec­u­tive win, best­ing Boyertown 66-31 last Fri­day. OJR earned a sec­ond straight win, top­ping Norristown 25-12 last Fri­day. Last Meet­ing: Owen J. Roberts shut out the Rams 33-0 in Week Nine last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: Spring-Ford QB Ryan En­gro fin­ished with 358 yards and six TDs in last week’s win over Boyertown. En­gro has thrown for 1,546 yards and 20 TDs on the sea­son. OJR’s Mar­cus Martin now has 878 yards and seven TDs rush­ing in 2018 af­ter col­lect­ing 185 yards on 16 car­ries against Norristown last week. Pre­dic­tion: Spring-Ford 35, Owen J. Roberts 25.

Up­per Me­rion at Potts­grove

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Potts­grove HS. Records: Up­per Me­rion is 5-2 (3-0 PAC Fron­tier). Potts­grove is 7-0 (3-0 PAC Fron­tier). Play­off Rank­ings: Up­per Me­rion is eighth in District 1-5A. Potts­grove is first in 1-4A. Last Week: Up­per Me­rion made it three wins in a row last Fri­day with a 26-13 vic­tory over Pottstown. Potts­grove routed Up­per Perkiomen 51-0 for its third shutout of the sea­son last Fri­day. Last Meet­ing: The Fal­cons rolled past UM 49-0 in Week Five last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: The Vik­ings’ Michael Zelli ran for 104 yards and a touch­down — scor­ing from 15 yards out — on 21 car­ries in the win over Pottstown last week. Potts­grove QB Jay Sisko threw four TD passes and fin­ish­ing 7-for-12 pass­ing for 200 yards last week against Up­per Perk. Pre­dic­tion: Potts­grove 28, Up­per Me­rion 14.

Wil­liam Tennent at Pen­nridge

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Hel­man Field, Pen­nridge HS. On Twit­ter: @ADRobin­son3. Records: Wil­liam Tennent is 2-5 (0-3 SOL Con­ti­nen­tal). Pen­nridge is 3-4 (2-2 SOL Con­ti­nen­tal). Play­off Rank­ings: Wil­liam Tennent is 28th in District 1-6A. Pen­nridge is tied for 18th in 1-6A. Last Week: Pen­nridge won its sec­ond straight, scor­ing 21 points in the fourth quar­ter to rally past Cen­tral Bucks South 21-7 last Fri­day. Wil­liam Tennent was shutout by Neshaminy 33-0 last Fri­day for the Pan­thers fifth straight loss. Last Meet­ing: The Rams topped Tennent 35-26 in Week Eight last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: Rams QB Zak Kantor threw for 205 yards and two TDs and also ran for a 55yard touch­down in the CB South win last week. Dan Goodz leads Wil­liam Tennent in re­ceiv­ing with 226 yards and three TDs on 12 catches. Pre­dic­tion: Pen­nridge 28, Wil­liam Tennent 16.

Wissahickon at Up­per Dublin

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Car­di­nal Sta­dium, Up­per Dublin HS. Records: Wissahickon is 0-7 (0-4 SOL Amer­i­can). Up­per Dublin is 5-1 (3-0 SOL Amer­i­can). Play­off Rank­ings: Wissahickon is 25th in District 1-5A. Up­per Dublin is sec­ond in 1-5A. Last Week: Wissahickon fell to Up­per More­land 25-15 last Fri­day. The Car­di­nals edged Quakertown 14-13 last Fri­day for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive vic­tory. Last Meet­ing: Up­per Dublin trounced the Tro­jans 42-7 in Week Six last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: Wissahickon QB Nick Santo threw for 159 yards and a touch­down — a 66-yarder to Mau­rice Willis — last week against Up­per More­land. Up­per Dublin took the lead for good last week against Quakertown on Lu­cas Roselli’s 10-yard touch­down catch in the fourth quar­ter. Roselli fin­ished with four re­cep­tions for 107 yards. Pre­dic­tion: Up­per Dublin 41, Wissahickon 12.

La Salle at Arch­bishop Ryan

Time/Place: 1 p.m. Satur­day, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton HS. Records: La Salle is 2-4 (1-1 Philadel­phia Catholic League Red Di­vi­sion). Arch­bishop Ryan is 6-1 (1-1 PCL Red). Last Week: La Salle rolled past Fa­ther Judge 55-20 last Fri­day for its first PCL Red vic­tory. Arch­bishop Ryan was handed its first loss last Satur­day, fall­ing to Arch­bishop Wood 27-7. Last Meet­ing: La Salle rolled past Ryan 45-7 in Week Five last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: La Salle’s Manny Quiles ran for 101 yards and a touch­down on 10 car­ries in last week’s win over Judge. Quiles leads the Ex­plor­ers in rush­ing with 406 yards and four TDs on 49 car­ries. Arch­bishop Ryan QB Jahlil San­ders has throw for 946 yards and 15 touch­downs and is also sec­ond on the Raiders in rush­ing with 427 yards and four TDs on 87 car­ries. Pre­dic­tion: La Salle 32, Arch­bishop Ryan 21.

Lans­dale Catholic at Bishop McDe­vitt

Time/Place: 1 p.m. Satur­day, Spring­field-Montco HS. On Twit­ter: @mp­cabrey. Records: Lans­dale Catholic is 2-4 (1-3 PCL Blue). Bishop McDe­vitt is 5-2 (3-1 PCL Blue). Play­off Rank­ings: Lans­dale Catholic is fifth in District 1/123A. Last Week: Lans­dale Catholic fell to Car­di­nal O’Hara 27-9 last Fri­day. Bishop McDe­vitt had its four-game win­ning streak snapped by West Catholic last Fri­day as the Burrs blanked the Lancers 41-0. Last Meet­ing: LC earned a 4927 over McDe­vitt in Week 10 last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: LC’s Danny Dutkiewicz is clos­ing in on an­other 1,000-yard rush­ing sea­son. The se­nior has so far com­piled 819 yards and seven touch­downs on 145 car­ries. McDe­vitt is led on the ground by Jon-Luke Peaker, who has 851 yards and six TDs on 133 car­ries. Pre­dic­tion: Bishop McDe­vitt 24, Lans­dale Catholic 17.

Methacton at Norristown

Time/Place: 1 p.m. Satur­day, Norristown Area HS. Records: Methacton is 1-6 (1-2 PAC Lib­erty). Norristown is 1-6 (0-3PAC Lib­erty). Play­off Rank­ings: Methacton is 26th in District 1-6A. Norristown is 27th in 1-6A. Last Week: Methacton dropped its sec­ond straight, fall­ing to Perkiomen Val­ley 18-9 last Fri­day. Norristown’s skid ex­tended the four last Fri­day as the Ea­gles lost to Owen J. Roberts 25-12. Last Meet­ing: Norristown shut out the War­riors 35-0 in Week Seven last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: Larry Dick­in­son scored Methacton’s lone touch­down last week against Perk Val­ley on a 25-yard re­cep­tion. For the sea­son, Dick­er­son has nine catches for 137 yards and three TDs. Norristown QB Daniel Wat­son has 126 pass­ing yards and also ran for a one-yard run last week against Owen J. Roberts. Wat­son has thrown for 769 yards this sea­son. Pre­dic­tion: Methacton 16, Norristown 14.

Haver­ford School at Ger­man­town Academy

Time/Place: 2 p.m. Satur­day, Carey Sta­dium, Ger­man­town Academy. Records: Haver­ford School is 2-2 (0-0 In­ter-Ac League). Ger­man­town Academy is 5-0 (0-0 In­ter-Ac). Last Week: Both teams had a bye. Last Meet­ing: GA bested the Fords 28-14 in Week Eight last sea­son. Play­ers to Watch: Daiyaan Hawkins is Haver­ford School’s top rusher on the sea­son with 164 yards and a score on 29 car­ries. Jerry Grif­fen-Batch­ler leads GA in re­ceiv­ing with 18 catches for 289 yards and four touch­downs. Pre­dic­tion: GA 27, Haver­ford School 17.

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