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Five Games to Watch in the Suburban One League

North Penn runs the gauntlet in the first two weeks, facing off against two teams ranked in the Pa Prep Live Top 20 preseason rankings. From there, intriguing matchups are abound, especially in the SOL American as Upper Dublin and Quakertown link up in a game that could determine the conference title.

Neshaminy at North Penn, 8/23, 7 p.m.

Neshaminy quarterback Brody McAndrew scans the field for an open receiver during Saturday’s game against Truman. Mcandrew and Neshaminy face an early test against District 1 Class 6A runner-up North Penn. (John Blaine/ For The Trentonian)

The Knights swept the Redskins last year, winning the season opener and second round District 1-6A matchup by a combined eight points.

La Salle at North Penn, 8/30, 7 p.m.

North Penn’s Nate Brown (17) works on his footwork at practice Monday morning at North Penn high school. The Knights face two teams in the PA Prep Live Top 20 in as many weeks. (James Beaver/For MediaNews Group)

Two perennial powers get together for their annual early-season non-league test.

Abington at Cheltenham, 9/6, 7 p.m.

These rivals are separated by less than three miles. Cheltenham returns most of its skill players who won five of their final seven regular season games last year after losing to Abington, 27-0.

Pennridge at Souderton, 9/13, 7 p.m.

A pair of SOL Continental schools that can light up the scoreboard. Souderton won last year’s meeting that saw the teams combined for 71 points.

Upper Dublin at Quakertown, 10/4, 7 p.m.

Mike Slivka (17) rolls out of the pocket during practice drills Monday morning at Upper Dublin.
(James Beaver- For MediaNews Group)

This is a midseason game that could determine the SOL American champion. Last year the Cardinals beat the Panthers by one point to pull ahead in the standings and went on to win the league crown.

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