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Reporter-Times Herald Area Week 9 Football Preview Capsules

A member of the Plymouth Whitemarsh football team attempts to lift the football atop a massive pile of players as Plymouth Whitemarsh comes within a yard of the end zone against Hatboro-Horsham on Friday, Oct, 13, 2017. (Rachel Wisniewski/Digital First Media)

Archbishop Wood at Upper Darby
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Upper Darby.
Records: The Vikings are 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the Philadelphia Catholic League Red Division. The Royals are 6-2 overall and 5-2 in the Central League.
Where They’re Ranked: Wood is No. 3 in this week’s Pa. Prep Live Top 20.
Last Week: Wood rolled 49-7 over Archbishop Carroll. Upper Darby held off Strath Haven 21-7.
Last Year: The Vikings belted Upper Darby 40-7.
Players to Watch: Wood quarterback Jack Colyar got it done with his arm and legs last week. Derrick Korboi is a big defensive tackle for the Royals.
Prediction: Wood 35, Upper Darby 12.

Central Bucks South at Pennridge
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Helman Field, Pennridge.
On the air: The game will be broadcast live on the radio on 1440 AM and live online at www.wnpv1440.com.
On Twitter: @mpcabrey.
Records: The Titans are 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the SOL Continental. The Rams are 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the SOL Continental.
Where They’re Ranked: Pennridge is No. 13 in this week’s Pa. Prep Live Top 20. CB South is No. 17.
Last Week: South won 21-20 over CB West. Pennridge beat Tennent 35-26.
Last Year: The Titans pulled out a 21-14 victory over the Rams.
Players to Watch: Connor Dilissio rumbled for two touchdowns on the ground last week for the Titans. The Rams’ QB, Zak Kantor, made some big plays last week in the win.
Prediction: Pennridge 28, South 20.

Hatboro-Horsham at Upper Dublin
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Upper Dublin.
On Twitter: @ADRobinson3.
Records: The Hatters are 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the SOL American. The Cardinals are 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the SOL American.
Last Week: Hatboro pulled away to a 49-28 victory over PW. Upper Dublin won 27-8 over Central.
Last Year: Upper Dublin cruised, 42-21 over Hatboro.
Players to Watch: Adam Suder makes his presence felt at linebacker for Hatboro. Malik Bootman broke free for 136 yards rushing last week for the Cards.
Prediction: Upper Dublin 35, Hatboro-Horsham 28.

Methacton at Perkiomen Valley
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Perk Valley.
Records: The Warriors are 0-8 overall and 0-4 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Division 1. The Vikings are 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the PAC Division 1.
Where They’re Ranked: The Vikings are No. 10 in this week’s Pa. Prep Live Top 20.
Last Week: Methacton lost 55-14 to Owen J. Roberts. Perk Valley blasted Norristown 44-0.
Last Year: PV rolled 45-7 over Methacton.
Players to Watch: Perk Valley quarterback Cole Peterlin threw a pair of touchdown passes last week and also ran for two. Warrior quarterback Dylan Schultz gives the offense a chance to move the football.
Prediction: Perk Valley 35, Methacton 7.

Norristown at Boyertown
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Boyertown.
Records: The Eagles are 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the PAC Division 1. The Bears are 2-6 overall and 2-2 in the PAC Division 1.
Last Week: Norristown lost 44-0 to Perk Valley. Boyertown lost 16-0 to Spring-Ford.
Last Year: The Eagles topped the Bears 20-14.
Players to Watch: Quarterback Izaiah will try to get the Eagle offense going. Quarterback Ayden Mathias is a versatile threat for the Bears.
Prediction: Boyertown 21, Norristown 14.

Phoenixville at Upper Merion
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Upper Merion.
Records: The Phantoms are 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the PAC Division II. The Vikings are 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the PAC Division II.
Last Week: Upper Merion won 27-6 over Pottstown. Phoenixville stumbled 53-7 to Pottsgrove.
Last Year: The Vikings were a 27-14 winner over the Phantoms.
Players to Watch: Running back Dave Brown was a 100-yard rusher last week with a pair of touchdowns for Upper Merion. Bob Strunk is dangerous in the return game for Phoenixville.
Prediction: Upper Merion 14, Phoenixville 13.

Plymouth Whitemarsh at Cheltenham
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Cheltenham.
On Twitter: @DennisWay3.
Records: PW is 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the SOL American. The Panthers are 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the SOL American.
Last Week: The Colonials fell 49-28 to Hatboro-Horsham. Cheltenham topped Wissahickon 20-13.
Last Year: The Colonials held off the Panthers 26-20.
Players to Watch: Dontae Wilson piled up 190 rushing yards and three scores last week for PW. The Panthers’ Jamir Barnes was close to 200 yards rushing last week.
Prediction: PW 34, Cheltenham 29.

Pope John Paul II at Pottsgrove
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Pottsgrove.
Records: The Golden Panthers are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the PAC Division II. The Falcons are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the PAC Division II.
Where They’re Ranked: Pottsgrove is No. 11 in this week’s Pa. Prep Live Top 20.
Last Week: PJP lost 41-14 to Upper Perk. Pottsgrove rolled 53-7 over Phoenixville.
Last Year: The Golden Panthers edged the Falcons 18-12.
Players to Watch: Jacob Bildstein grabbed seven passes last week for the Golden Panthers. Rahsul Faison is a breakaway back for Pottsgrove.
Prediction: Pottsgrove 27, Pope John Paul II 19.

Souderton at Truman
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Truman.
Records: Big Red is 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the SOL Continental. The Tigers are 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the SOL National.
Last Week: The Indians lost 47-20 to North Penn. Truman lost 14-0 to Abington.
Last Year: Souderton earned a 35-7 victory over Truman.
Players to Watch: Jeremy Tammaro is a tough runner for Big Red. Javeer Peterson is a special-teams threat and solid cover man for Truman.
Prediction: Souderton 21, Truman 14.

Spring-Ford at Owen J. Roberts
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at OJR.
Records: The Rams are 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the PAC Division I. OJR is 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the PAC Division 1.
Last Week: Spring-Ford blanked Boyertown 16-0. OJR rocked Methacton 55-14.
Last Year: Spring-Ford won big, 58-0 over OJR.
Players to Watch: The Rams’ Justin Defrancesco racked up 135 yards on the ground last week. Dawson Stuart chucked a couple of TD passes last week for the Cats.
Prediction: Owen J. Roberts 24, Spring-Ford 21.

Upper Moreland at Wissahickon
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Wissahickon.
Records: The Golden Bears are 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the SOL American. The Trojans are 2-6 overall and 0-5 in the SOL American.
Where They’re Ranked: Upper Moreland is No. 15 in this week’s Pa. Prep Live Top 20.
Last Week: Upper Moreland pulled away to a 35-14 win over Quakertown. Wiss had a 20-13 setback against Cheltenham.
Last Year: The Golden Bears won 26-13 over the Trojans.
Players to Watch: Caleb Mead gained 160 yards on just seven carries last week for Upper Moreland. Marco Rivera covers a lot of ground at linebacker for Wiss.
Prediction: Upper Moreland 26, Wissahickon 10.

William Tennent at North Penn
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Crawford Stadium, North Penn.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: The Panthers are 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the SOL Continental. The Knights are 6-2 overall and 5-0 in the SOL Continental.
Where They’re Ranked: North Penn is No. 7 in this week’s Pa. Prep Live Top 20.
What’s at stake: The Knights can wrap up the conference crown with a win here.
Last Week: Tennent fell 35-26 to Pennridge. North Penn rolled to a 47-20 win over Souderton.
Last Year: NP blew away Tennent 52-6.
Players to Watch: The Panthers’ Mitchell Vierling had a big night throwing the ball last week against Pennridge. Quarterback Steve DePaul threw a pair of TD passes last week for the Knights.
Prediction: North Penn 35, William Tennent 0.

La Salle at St. Joseph’s Prep
Time/Place: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Widener University.
On Twitter: @emor09.
Records: The Explorers are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the PCL Red. The Hawks are 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the PCL Red.
Where They’re Ranked: St. Joe’s is No. 1 in this week’s Pa. Prep Live Top 20. La Salle is No. 2.
Last Week: La Salle blew out Roman Catholic 42-7. St. Joe’s blasted Father Judge 42-7.
Last Year: St. Joe’s won a shootout, 63-35 over La Salle.
Players to Watch: Explorer quarterback Danny Solecki aired it out last week in the win over Roman. Marquez McCray threw for four TD’s last week in the win over Judge.
Prediction: La Salle 35, St. Joseh’s Prep 28.

Central Bucks West at Central Bucks East
Time/Place: Saturday, 1 p.m.,  Umbrell Field at Patriot Stadium, Central Bucks East.
On the air: The game will be broadcast live on the radio on 1440 AM and live online at www.wnpv1440.com.
Records: The Bucks are 5-3 overall and 1-3 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference. The Patriots are 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: West lost 21-20 to CB South. East was a 47-21 winner over Council Rock North.
Last Year: The Pats topped the Bucks 23-6.
Players to Watch: Jake Reichwein averaged almost five yards per carry last week for the Bucks. Quarterback Evan O’Donnell continues to be a tremendous running and passing threat for the Pats.
Prediction: CB West 21, CB East 14.

Germantown Academy at Springside Chestnut Hill
Time/Place: Saturday, 2:30 p.m., at Springside Chestnut Hill.
Records: The Patriots are 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the Inter-Ac. The Blue Devils are 4-3 overall and 0-1 in the Inter-Ac.
Last Week: GA won 28-14 over The Haverford School. Springside was defeated 21-7 by Episcopal.
Last Year: GA squeezed out a 16-13 win over SCH.
Players to Watch: Senior quarterback Colton Niedzielski makes it go for GA — last week he supplied most of the offense with three touchdown runs and 72 yards rushing on only seven carries. Aaron Angelos is a solid signal caller for Springside.
Prediction: Germantown Academy 22, SCH Academy 12.

Haverford at Lansdale Catholic
Time/Place: Saturday, 5 p.m., at Wissahickon.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: The Fords are 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the Central League. The Crusaders are 2-5 overall and 2-3 in the PCL Blue.
Where They’re Ranked: Haverford is No. 12 in this week’s Pa. Prep Live Top 20.
Last Week: Haverford won 10-0 over Radnor. LC fell 40-7 to Neumann-Goretti.
Last Year: The Fords notched a 38-7 win over LC.
Players to Watch: Travis Weiss was the hero last week for the Fords, gaining 158 yards on the ground. Danny Dutkiewicz runs hard for LC.
Prediction: Haverford 24, Lansdale Catholic 14.

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