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The Reporter/Times Herald Week 4 Preview Capsules

Germantown Academy at Neumann-Goretti
Time/Place: Friday, 6 p.m., at South Philadelphia Super Site.
Records: The Patriots are 0-1 overall and 0-0 in the InterAC. Neumann-Goretti is 0-2 overall and 0-0 in the Philadelphia Catholic League, Blue Division.
Last Week: GA’s game with Bishop McDevitt was cancelled due to extreme heat. The Saints lost 36-0 to Interboro.
Players to watch: GA quarterback Kyle McCloskey, a Villanova commit, will try to get the Patriots rolling while the Saints need a big game from wide receiver Emil Moody.
Prediction: Germantown Academy 27, Neumann Goretti 17.

Central Bucks West at North Penn
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Crawford Stadium, North Penn High School.
On Twitter: @mpcabrey.
Records: The Bucks are 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference. The Knights are also 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: West held off Quakertown 21-12 while the Knights blanked Pennsbury 38-0.
Players to Watch: Nick Dillon is a force coming out of the backfield for North Penn. West wide receiver Kevin O’Hanlon could be ready for a big game for the Bucks.
Prediction: North Penn 35, Central Bucks West 14.

Souderton at Pennridge
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Helman Field, Pennridge High School.
On Air: The game will be broadcast live on the radio on 1440 AM and live on the internet at wnpv1440.com.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: Big Red is 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference. Pennridge is 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: Souderton won 42-27 over Hatboro-Horsham while the Rams had a rough night against talented Perk Valley, falling 38-20.
Last year: Pennridge earned a 14-8 win over Souderton.
Players to Watch: Running back Koby Khan is a player that the Rams will have to contain. The throwing and scrambling ability of quarterback Jagger Hartshorn gives the Rams an extra dimension on offense.
Prediction: Pennridge 28, Souderton Area 21.

Upper Moreland at Plymouth Whitemarsh
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School.
On Twitter: @DwaySports.
Records: Upper Moreland is 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the Suburban One League American Conference. The Colonials are 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the SOL American.
Last Week: Upper Moreland was a 41-34 winner over Upper Perk. PW shut down Norristown 26-8.
Last Year: The Golden Bears topped PW, 49-35.
Players to Watch: Sterlen Barr Jr. broke free last week, racking up 211 yards rushing and three scores for Upper Moreland. PW has its own big gainer on the ground in Khan Jamal.
Prediction: Upper Moreland 35, Plymouth Whitemarsh 28.

Cheltenham at Upper Dublin
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Upper Dublin High School
On Twitter: @srichards31.
Records: Cheltenham is 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the Suburban One League American Conference. Upper Dublin is 2-0 overall and 0-0 in the SOL American.
Last Week: The Panthers were shut out by Abington, 27-0. Upper Dublin romped 41-0 over Truman.
Last Year: The Cardinals dominated, winning 42-6 over Cheltenham.
Players to Watch: Jarrett Jenkins provides versatility to Cheltenham’s defense, able to play at linebacker and in the secondary. Quarterback Justin Horn has been hot in the early going for the Cardinals.
Prediction: Upper Dublin 42, Cheltenham 14.

Quakertown at Wissahickon
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Wissahickon
On Twitter: @BeGood1219.
Records: Quakertown is 0-3 overall and 0-0 in the Suburban One League American Conference. Wissahickon is 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the SOL American.
Last Week: The Panthers lost a tough battle with Central Bucks West, 21-12. The Trojans lost 35-13 to Pottsville.
Players to Watch: The Panthers have a tough runner and linebacker in Noah Wood. The Trojans counter with Darryl Baldwin, who gained over a hundred yards on the ground last week.
Prediction: Quakertown 21, Wissahickon 14.

Owen J. Roberts at Upper Merion
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Upper Merion High School.
On Twitter: @emor09.
Records: The Wildcats are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Upper Merion is 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the PAC 10.
Last Week: OJR was shut out 35-0 by West Chester Henderson. The Vikings lost 32-22 to Sun Valley a week ago.
Players to Watch: Quarterback Dawson Stuart will try to get the Wildcat attack untracked this week. Six-foot-3, 315-pound Amir Borghaei is a tough one to move on the line, giving the Vikings an edge up front.
Prediction: Upper Merion 21, Owen J. Roberts 20 .

Exeter at Spring-Ford
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Spring-Ford High School.
Records: Exeter is 2-0 overall and 0-0 in Berks Inter-County Conference, Section 1. The Rams are 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
Last Week: Exeter coasted past Hempfield, by the count of 35-7. Spring-Ford suffered a heartbreaker, falling 41-40 in two overtimes to Wilson.
Players to Watch: Nick Sarangoulis racked up 153 yards on the ground last week for Exeter. Spring-Ford has a nice one-two punch on the ground in Selwyn Simpson and Matt Gibson.
Prediction: Spring-Ford 24, Exeter 20.

La Salle at Archbishop Carroll
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Conshohocken A Field.
Records: The Explorers are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the Philadelphia Catholic League Red Division. Carroll is 0-3 overall and 0-0 in the PCL Red.
Last Week: La Salle lost 21-12 to Malvern Prep. The Patriots lost a tough one, 14-7 to Penn Wood.
Players to Watch: The Patriots will need to plug the holes and stop running back Syaire Madden. Carroll’s offense is run by quarterback Stephen Honick, who has a strong arm and experience to match.
Prediction: La Salle 22, Archbishop Carroll 0.

Methacton at Pottstown
Time/Place: Saturday, 1 p.m., Pottstown High School.
Records: Methacton is 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Pottstown is 0-3 overall and 0-0 in the PAC 10.
Last Week: The Warriors were blown away, 42-6 by Central Bucks East. The Trojans had a rough time against Bishop Shanahan, falling 50-6.
Last Year: Pottstown took this one in commanding fashion, 40-14 over the Warriors.
Players to Watch: The Warriors need their defense to come around, with players like defensive end Dylan Henry making an impact. Javonte Tinson bolsters the offensive line for the Trojans, who look to open up some valuable running lanes this week.
Prediction: Methacton 21, Pottstown 14 (OT).

Schuylkill Valley at Pope John Paul II
Time/Place: Saturday, 1 p.m., at Pope John Paul II High School.
Records: Schuylkill Valley is 0-3 overall and 0-1 in Berks Inter-County Conference, Section 2. Pope John Paul II comes into this one 0-3 overall and 0-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
Last Week: The Panthers lost 33-14 to Lehighton. The Golden Panthers of PJP were on the wrong end of a 30-15 decision to Chichester.
Players to watch: Nathan Braucher is a breakaway back for Schuylkill Valley. Pope John Paul II linebacker Nick Yerger covers a lot of ground for the defense.
Prediction: Pope John Paul II 28, Schuylkill Valley 21.

Penn Wood at Norristown
Time/Place: Saturday, 1 p.m., at Norristown High School
On Twitter: @DwaySports.
Records: Penn Wood is 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the Del Val League. Norristown is 0-3 overall and 0-3 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
Last Week: Penn Wood won a defensive battle against Archbishop Carroll, 14-7. The Eagles lost 26-8 to Plymouth Whitemarsh.
Players to Watch: Tyreem Welton averaged a whopping 10 yards per carry last week on the ground and could be an X-factor against the Eagles. Shannon Carnard is a playmaker out of the backfield for Norristown.
Prediction: Penn Wood 35, Norristown 7.

Bonner & Prendergast at Lansdale Catholic
Time/Place: Saturday, 7 p.m., at Wissahickon High School.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: The Friars are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the Philadelphia Catholic League, Blue Division. The Crusaders are 0-2 overall and 0-0 in the PCL Blue.
Last Week: Bonner lost 28-8 to Academy Park. The Crusaders fell 35-0 to Archbishop Ryan.
Players to Watch: Quarterback Mike Basilii will have the Crusaders gunning for their first win of 2016. Bonner will answer with running back Joseph Hartley-Vittoria, who helps the Friars keep the chains moving.
Prediction: Lansdale Catholic 24, Bonner-Prendergast 17.

Top Photo: Plymouth Whitemarsh quarterback Joe Strobel  hands off during the Patriots’ game against Norristown on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (Debby High/For Digital First Media)

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