The Reporter Week 5 Preview Capsules

Here is a look at the seven games on the local high school football schedule for Week Five.

Central Bucks South at North Penn
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Crawford Stadium, North Penn High School.
On the Air: The game will be broadcast live on the radio on 1440 AM and live on the internet at
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: CB South is 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the Suburban One League National Conference. North Penn is 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the SOL National.
Last Week: The Titans were 46-16 winners over Bensalem while the Knights defeated Pennridge 31-7.
Last Year: The Titans held on for a 28-27 win over the Knights, at South.
Players to Watch: The Knights’ running back cupboard is full again, as Nyfease West, Nick Isabella and Justin Ostopowicz all bring their various talents to the field. South has been getting it done with the running of Nate Norris and the passing of Ian Vogt.
Prediction: North Penn 35, CB South 15.

West Catholic at Lansdale Catholic
Time/Place: Saturday, 4 p.m., at Wissahickon High School.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: West Catholic is 1-3 overall and 0-0 in the Philadelphia Catholic League, Class AA. The Crusaders come into this one 3-1 overall and 0-0 in the PCL, Class AA.
Last Week: The Burrs fell 48-6 to Archbishop Wood. The Crusaders suffered their first defeat of the season, a 21-7 decision at Academy Park.
Last Year: The Burrs were 40-21 winners over the Crusaders, at West Catholic.
Players to Watch: LC quarterback Michael Basilii could be in line for a nice game through the air while Calil Wortham gets the tough yards on the ground for West Catholic.
Prediction: Lansdale Catholic 21, West Catholic 14.

Pennridge at Neshaminy
Time/Place: Saturday, 6 p.m., at Harry E. Franks Stadium, Neshaminy High School
On Twitter: @ADRobinson3.
Records: Pennridge is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the SOL National. The Skins are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the SOL National.
Last Week: The Rams fell 31-7 to North Penn and the Skins were 47-7 winners over Abington.
Last Year: At Helman Field, the Rams edged the Skins 21-14.
Players to Watch: Fullback Nick Hirsch provides tough, productive running for the Rams while quarterback Devon Balmer likes to get the ball to wide receiver Ryan Cuthbert. Neshaminy’s potent rushing attack features Will Dogba and Hayden Rooney, mixed in with the scrambling ability of quarterback Mason Jones.
Prediction: Pennridge 24, Neshaminy 20.

Bensalem at Souderton Area
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Souderton Area High School.
On Twitter: @mpcabrey.
Records: Bensalem is 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the SOL National. Big Red is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the SOL National.
Last Week: The Owls lost 46-16 to CB South while the Indians were blanked 37-0 by Pennsbury.
Last Year: Big Red had the offense rolling, winning 60-20 at Bensalem.
Players to Watch: Koby Khan, Jamar White and Blake Gular form a solid trio of running backs in the Souderton Wing-T. The Owls’ Malcolm Carey scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the loss last week.
Prediction: Souderton 34, Bensalem 12.

Methacton at Spring-Ford
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Spring-Ford High School.
Records: Spring-Ford is 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Methacton is 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the PAC 10.
Last Week: The Rams rolled 36-6 over Boyertown while the Warriors lost 31-21 to Upper Perk.
Last Year: The Rams coasted at home, winning 49-20 over the Warriors.
Players to Watch: Warrior QB Jason Eckman has a playmaker in the passing attack in Ryan O’Toole, while Ricky Venuto has been a consistent ground gainer for the Rams.
Prediction: Spring-Ford 28, Methacton 18.

Central Bucks West at Truman
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Truman High School.
Records: CB West comes into this one 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the SOL Continental. Truman is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: The Bucks earned their first victory of the season, 31-28 over Norristown, while the Tigers fell 50-15 to Council Rock South.
Last Year: The Tigers won 28-16 over the Bucks at War Memorial Field.
Players to Watch: Quarterback Eddie Shields kept finding Kevin O’Hanlon downfield last week and that could become a pattern for the Bucks. Matt Olsen was a bright spot for the Tigers in last week’s loss, scoring twice on the ground.
Prediction: CB West 28, Truman 7.

Plymouth Whitemarsh at Wissahickon
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Wissahickon High School.
Records: The Colonials are 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the SOL American. Wissahickon is 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the SOL American.
Last Week: PW routed Upper Merion 42-14 while the Trojans lost 34-20 to Springfield-Montco.
Last Year: The Colonials were 42-27 winners when they hosted the Trojans a year ago.
Players to Watch: Nafeese Nasir has been the Colonials’ dynamo, coming off a 208-yard, four-TD performance. Mike Schoenleber can get it done on the ground for Wiss.
Prediction: Plymouth Whitemarsh 35, Wissahickon 14.

Top Photo: The North Penn Knights football team takes the field for its contest against Pennridge at Helman Field on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. (Mark C Psoras/The Reporter)

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