High School Foot­ball Pre­view Cap­sules

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

Dis­trict 1-6A Quar­ter­fi­nals

(8) Ne­shaminy at (1) North Penn

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Wis­sahickon High School. Records: Ne­shaminy is 8-3 over­all and fin­ished 5-1 in the Sub­ur­ban One League Na­tional Con­fer­ence. North Penn is 11-0 and fin­ished 6-0 in the SOL Con­ti­nen­tal.

On Twit­ter: @khunter10.

On the Air: The game will be broad­cast on the ra­dio on WNPV 98.5 FM/1440 AM.

Last Week: The Knights’ de­fense dom­i­nated in a 26-16 win over RI­d­ley. The Skins rolled over Haver­ford, 35-7.

Up Next: The win­ner ad­vances to next week’s semi­fi­nals against No. 4 Down­ing­town West or No. 5 Tru­man.

Last Meet­ing: North Penn won an open­ing-night thriller, hold­ing off the Skins in dou­ble over­time, 34-33.

Play­off His­tory: This is the ninth play­off meet­ing be­tween the two, with North Penn hold­ing a 5-3 edge in the se­ries. The last post­sea­son con­test be­tween the Knights and Skins was in 2015, with NP pre­vail­ing, 28-7, in the dis­trict semis.

Play­ers to Watch: Knights run­ning back Shamar Ed­wards ran for over 100 yards last week and also caught a 62-yard touch­down pass. The Skins’ Chris James rum­bled for 159 yards and a touch­down last week.

Pre­dic­tion: 22.

Dis­trict 1-5A Quar­ter­fi­nals North Penn 27, Ne­shaminy

(7) Chel­tenham at (2) Up­per Dublin

Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Up­per Dublin High School.

Records: Chel­tenham is 8-3 over­all and is 4-2 in the SOL Amer­i­can. Up­per Dublin is 9-1 over­all and fin­ished 6-0 in the SOL Amer­i­can.

On Twit­ter: @emor09.

Last Week: The Pan­thers pre­vailed, 28-21, over West Ch­ester East. The Car­di­nals be­gan dis­tricts with a 41-12 rout of Phoenixville.

Up next: The win­ner ad­vances to the semi­fi­nals against ei­ther No. 3 Rad­nor or No. 11 Unionville. Last Meet­ing: Up­per Dublin won 20-7 over Chel­tenham in the reg­u­lar sea­son.

Play­ers to Watch: Lu­cas Roselli ran for three touch­downs and had four in all for Up­per Dublin last week. Nate Ed­wards pro­vides a spark in the spe­cial teams for the Pan­thers — he took the open­ing kick back for a score last week.

Pre­dic­tion: Up­per Chel­tenham 20.

Philly Catholic League 6A Fi­nal

La Salle vs. St. Joe’s Prep

Dublin 25, Time/Place: 7 p.m. North­east High School. Records: La Salle is 5-5 over­all and fin­ished 3-2 in the Philadel­phia Catholic League Red Divi­sion. St. Joe’s is 8-0 over­all and 5-0 in the PCL Red.

On Twit­ter: @mp­cabrey.

Last Week: The Ex­plor­ers romped, 49-22 over Fa­ther Judge. The Hawks blanked Ro­man Fri­day, Catholic, 38-0.

Last Meet­ing: St. Joe’s was a 49-12 win­ner over La Salle in the reg­u­lar sea­son.

Play­ers to Watch: Ex­plor­ers run­ning back Sa­muel Brown racked up 160 yards and a touch­down last week. Mar­ques Ma­son is a dan­ger­ous run­ning back for the Hawks.

Pre­dic­tion:

Salle 21.

Philly Catholic League 5A Fi­nal St. Joe’s 42,

Arch­bishop Ryan vs. Arch­bishop Wood

La Time/Place: 7 p.m. Fri­day, Wil­liam Ten­nent High School. Records: Ryan is 7-3 over­all and 2-3 in the PCL Red. Wood is 6-3 over­all and 4-2 in the PCL Red. On Twit­ter: @ADRobin­son3. Last Week: Both teams were idle.

Last Meet­ing: Wood pre­vailed, 27-7 over Ryan in the reg­u­lar sea­son.

Play­ers to Watch: Ver­sa­tile quar­ter­back Jahlil San­ders di­rects the Raider at­tack. The Vik­ings can give the ball to Tom San­ti­ago and ex­pect big gains. Pre­dic­tion: Wood 35, Ryan 17.

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