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Reporter/Times Herald Week 5 Preview Capsules

Pennridge at  North Penn
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Crawford Stadium, North Penn.
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: The Rams are 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference. The Knights are 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: Pennridge dominated things after halftime and sped away to a 38-10 win over Souderton Area. The Knights rolled in a 48-20 win over Central Bucks West.
Last Year: North Penn earned a 31-7 win over Pennridge.
Players to Watch: Both quarterbacks come into this one flying high. NP’s Reece Udinski has thrown for over 1,000 yards and nine scores while Jagger Hartshorn has been running defenses crazy, accumulating 554 yards on the ground.
Prediction: North Penn 35, Pennridge 14.

Lansdale Catholic at West Catholic
Time/Place: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Widener University.
On Twitter: @mpcabrey.
Records: The Crusaders are 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the Philadelphia Catholic League Blue Division. The Burrs are 1-3 overall and 0-1 in PCL Blue.
Last Week: The Crusaders got their first ‘W’ of the season with a 16-8 victory over Bonner-Prendergast. The Burrs lost 28-6 to Conwell-Egan.
Last Year: West Catholic’s defense dominated, winning 18-2 over the Crusaders.
Players to Watch: Bob Bausman played a gutsy game for the Crusaders last week, bolstering the defense and also coming up with a 34-yard reception. Seniors Amadou Barry and Dajone Averett lead West Catholic on both sides of the ball, bringing a lot of speed and ability to the wide receiver and cornerback positions.
Prediction: Lansdale Catholic 21, West Catholic 14.

Wissahickon at Plymouth Whitemarsh
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Plymouth Whitemarsh.
On Twitter: @emor09.
Records: The Trojans are 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the Suburban One League American Conference. The Colonials come into this one 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the SOL American.
Last Week: The Trojans lost 40-28 to Quakertown while the Colonials topped Upper Moreland 21-14.
Last Year: The Colonials rolled 50-18 over the Trojans.
Players to Watch: Daryl Baldwin has been getting it done on the ground for Wiss, averaging over 100 yards per contest thus far. PW has Khan Jamal in the ground game, gaining almost seven yards per carry.
Prediction: Plymouth-Whitemarsh 35, Wissahickon 20

Upper Dublin at Quakertown
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Quakertown.
On Twitter: @DwaySports.
Records: The Cardinals are 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Suburban One League American Conference. The Panthers are 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the SOL American.
Last Week: The Cardinals still refused to give up a point this season, making it three shutouts with a 33-0 win over Cheltenham. The Panthers got their first win of 2016, outscoring Wissahickon 40-28.
Players to Watch: Justin Horn has thrown for 660 yards, seven touchdowns and one pick for the Cardinals. Noah Wood racked up 245 yards on the ground last week for the Panthers.
Prediction: Upper Dublin 28, Quakertown 17.

Central Bucks South at Souderton
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Souderton.
On Twitter: @srichards31.
Records: The Titans are 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference. Big Red is 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: The Titans stayed unbeaten with a 27-6 win over Central Bucks East. Big Red suffered its first loss of the fall, a 38-10 decision to Pennridge.
Last Year: The Titans won 33-7 over Big Red.
Players to Watch: Koby Khan has been rumbling through defenses all season and could give a big edge to Big Red. South counters with quarterback Sam Thompson, who threw for a pair of scores in the win over East.
Prediction: Souderton Area 30, Central Bucks South 28.

La Salle at Archbishop Ryan
Time/Place: Saturday, 7 p.m., Northeast HS.
On Twitter: @DwaySports.
Records: The Explorers are 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the Philadelphia Catholic League Red Division. The Raiders come into this one 3-1 overall and 0-1 in PCL Red.
Last Week: The Explorers were in high gear with a 46-18 win over Archbishop Carroll. Ryan lost its first game, falling 48-27 to Father Judge.
Players to Watch: La Salle’s Syaire Madden has 499 yards rushing with three scores this fall. Ryan also has a strong backfield, one that includes speedy Mike Minniti.
Prediction: La Salle 31, Ryan 24.

Methacton at Boyertown
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Boyertown
Records: Methacton is 0-4 overall and 0-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division. The Bears are 1-3 overall and 0-0 in the PAC 10 Liberty.
Last week: The Warriors nearly got their first win of the season, falling in the final seconds to Pottstown, 20-14. Boyertown lost 26-7 to Academy Park.
Last Year: The Bears were on the winning end of a 38-13 decision against Methacton.
Players to Watch: Jason Eckman’s arm guides the Warrior attack while Boyertown turns to wide receiver Jerry Kapp to make big grabs in the passing game.
Prediction: Methacton 26, Boyertown 20 (OT).

Norristown at Spring-Ford
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Spring-Ford.
Records: The Eagles are 0-4 overall and 0-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division. The Rams are 3-1 overall and 0-0 in PAC 10 Liberty.
Last Week: Norristown lost 36-12 to Penn Wood while Spring-Ford won 38-6 over Exeter.
Players to Watch: Izaiah Webb will be under center for the Eagles and gives their offense a chance to move the chains. Matt Gibson is coming off a 100-yard rushing performance for the Rams.
Prediction: Spring-Ford 42, Norristown 14.

Pottstown at Pope John Paul II
Time/Place: Saturday, 1 p.m., at Pope John Paul II.
Records: The Trojans are 1-3 overall and 0-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Frontier Division. The Golden Panthers are 1-3 overall and 0-0 in PAC 10 Frontier.
Last Week: The Trojans won 20-14 over Methacton. PJP got its first win in two years, a 33-0 blanking of Schuylkill Valley.
Last Year: Pottstown hung on for a wild 42-34 win over PJP.
Players to Watch: Quarterback Matt DeLaurentis is coming off a big game for the Golden Panthers. The Trojans have a clutch receiver in Aaron Diamond.
Prediction: Pottstown 21, Pope John Paull II 19.

Upper Merion at Pottsgrove
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Pottsgrove
Records: The Vikings are 1-3 overall and 0-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Frontier Division. The Falcons got off to a 2-2 start, 0-0 in PAC 10 Frontier.
Last Week: Upper Merion was shut out 12-0 by Owen J. Roberts. Pottsgrove lost 27-14 to Glen Mills.
Players to Watch: The Vikings lean on linebacker Kyle Smith to charge the defense. Rahsul Faison piled up 133 rushing yards last week for Pottsgrove.
Prediction: Pottsgrove 23, Upper Merion 16.

Bensalem at Central Bucks West
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at War Memorial Field, Central Bucks West
Records: The Owls are 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the Suburban One League National Conference. The Bucks are 3-1 overall and 0-1 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: The Bucks fell for the first time this season, 48-20 to North Penn. The Owls lost 21-11 to Abington.
Players to Watch: The Bucks have a go-to receiver in Kevin O’Hanlon. Gerald Whea is a solid runner for Bensalem.
Prediction: Central Bucks West 31, Bensalem 14

Germantown Academy at Academy New Church
Time/Place: Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at ANC
Records: The Patriots are 1-1 overall and 0-0 in the InterAC. The Lions head into this one 1-1 overall. They play independently.
Last Week: The Patriots walloped Neumann-Goretti 44-0 while ANC lost 36-6 to Wilmington Friends.
Last Year: GA enjoyed a 39-12 win over ANC.
Players to Watch: The Patriots have a nice receiver in Mike Reilly, who has averaged 127 yards in two games. Meanwhile, Glenn Sabb II is a freshman playmaking receiver for ANC.
Prediction: Germantown Academy 28, Academy New Church 13.

Top Photo: Plymouth Whitemarsh takes on Upper Moreland on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (Gene Walsh/Digital First Media)

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