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Reporter/Times Herald Week 7 Football: North Penn, Souderton set for SOL Continental clash

North Penn's Khalani Eaton (40) carries the ball against Council Rock South during their game on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at North Penn High School. (James Beaver/For MediaNews Group)

Two conference unbeatens will do battle in Week Seven of the high school football season, as Souderton Area travels to North Penn Friday night for a Suburban One League Continental Conference clash.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

The Knights come into this one having won four straight, bringing a 5-1 overall record to Crawford Stadium with a perfect 3-0 mark in the conference.

Big Red is undefeated at 6-0, with a matching 3-0 mark in the conference.

The Knights dominated last week, rolling to a 36-0 shutout win over Council Rock South. Souderton, meanwhile, tangled with a tough Central Bucks East team and pushed to a 38-24 victory over the Patriots.

The winner of this contest stays on pace with Central Bucks West, which takes a 6-0 mark (3-0 conference) into its battle with arch rival CB East on Friday.

R.J. Macnamara continues to be a tremendous two-way player for the Knights, helping out on both defense and in the running game as well as the receiving game on offense.

Nick Guthre is a hard-charging back for Big Red, helping to power their Wing-T.

Big Red is searching for its first win over North Penn since 1989.

The game will be broadcast live on WNPV, 1440 AM, 98.5 FM, and can be followed on Twitter @mpcabrey.

The following is a game-by-game preview of the area for Week Seven.

Archbishop Ryan at Archbishop Wood
Time/Place: Saturday, 7 p.m., at William Tennent.
Records: Wood is 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the PCL Red. Ryan is 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the PCL Red.
Last Week: The Vikings fell 20-6 to Roman Catholic. Ryan lost 24-10 to Father Judge.
Players to Watch: Cardel Pigford has tremendous breakaway speed in the ground game for Wood. Justin Collier is a nice two-way player for Ryan.
Prediction: Archbishop Wood 22, Archbishop Ryan 10.

Souderton at North Penn
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at North Penn.
On the Air: The game will be broadcast live on WNPV, 1440 AM and 98.5 FM.
On Twitter: @mpcabrey.
Records: Big Red is 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the SOL Continental. The Knights are 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: Souderton beat CB East 38-24. North Penn blanked Council Rock South 36-0.
Players to Watch: R.J. Macnamara helps lead the NP defense. Nick Guthre is a tough runner for Big Red.
Prediction: North Penn 28, Souderton 21.

Central Bucks East at Central Bucks West
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at CB West.
Records: The Bucks are 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the SOL Continental. The Patriots are 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: West had its third shutout, blanking Pennridge 35-0. East lost to Souderton 38-24.
Players to Watch: Jack Fallon has been a roll running the ball for West. Will Silverman is a good target at wideout for East.
Prediction: CB West 31, CB East 23.

Upper Dublin at Quakertown
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Quakertown.
Records: Upper Dublin is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the SOL American. Quakertown is 2-4 overall and 2-1 in the SOL American.
Last Week: The Cardinals lost 41-7 to Cheltenham. The Panthers routed Wissahickon 55-7.
Players to Watch: Adam Overton is a force at linebacker and tight end for the Cards. Matt Park counters at tight end for the Panthers.
Prediction: Upper Dublin 31, Quakertown 24.

Owen J. Roberts at Norristown
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Norristown.
On Twitter: @emor09.
Records: OJR is 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the PAC Liberty. Norristown is 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the PAC Liberty.
Last Week: The Wildcats rolled, 35-3 over Boyertown. The Eagles 28-0 to Perk Valley.
Players to Watch: Connor Leister can get deep for OJR. The Eagles like to hand the ball to Isiah Tucker and let him pick up key yards.
Prediction: Owen J. Roberts 35, Norristown 21.

Spring-Ford at Boyertown
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Boyertown.
Records: The Rams are 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the PAC Liberty. The Bears are 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the PAC Liberty.
Last Week: Spring-Ford won 35-0 over Methacton. Boyertown lost 35-3 to OJR.
Players to Watch: Armante Haynes can run the ball hard for Spring-Ford. Jamison Moccia is a tough runner for Boyertown.
Prediction: Spring-Ford 28, Boyertown 14.

Upper Merion at Pottstown
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Pottstown.
Records: Pottstown is 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the PAC Frontier. Upper Merion is 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the PAC Frontier.
Last Week: Pottstown lost 26-18 to Phoenixville. Upper Merion was a 27-7 winner over Upper Perk.
Players to Watch: Dereck Darden hits hard for Pottstown. Running back Taiyan Lobban has some nice burst for Upper Merion.
Prediction: Upper Merion 17, Pottstown 10.

Wissahickon at Upper Moreland
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Upper Moreland.
Records: The Trojans are 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the SOL American. Upper Moreland is 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the SOL American.
Last Week: Wiss lost 55-7 to Quakertown. The Bears prevailed 38-26 over Hatboro-Horsham.
Players to Watch: E.J. Schreiner is a solid corner for Wiss. Anthony Broderick gets it done on both sides for Upper Moreland.
Prediction: Upper Moreland 25, Wissahickon 12.

Pope John Paul II at Phoenixville
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Phoenixville.
Records: Pope John Paul II is 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the PAC Frontier. Phoenixville is 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the PAC Frontier.
Last Week: PJP won 28-3 over Pottsgrove. Phoenixville won 26-18 over Pottstown.
Players to Watch: John Mattiola is a good target at tight end for PJP. Jack Pizor is a force at strong safety for the Phantoms.
Prediction: Pope John Paul II 29, Phoenixville 23.

Germantown Academy at Hatboro-Horsham
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Hatboro-Horsham.
Records: GA is 4-0 overall and 0-0 in the InterAC. Hatboro is 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the SOL American.
Last Week: GA rolled, 49-33 over Lawrenceville of N.J. The Hatters lost 38-26 to Upper Moreland.
Players to Watch: Youngster Colin O’Sullivan is under center for the Hatters. Jerry Griffen-Bacthler is a versatile threat for the Patriots.
Prediction: Germantown Academy 35, Hatboro-Horsham 20.

Central Bucks South at Pennridge
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Pennridge.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: CB South is 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the SOL Continental. Pennridge is 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: The Titans won 28-11 over Tennent. The Rams were blanked 35-0 by CB West.
Players to Watch: Joe McSweeney can run hard for South. Taj Utsey is a running and receiving threat for the Rams.
Prediction: Central Bucks South 30, Pennridge 18.

Methacton at Perkiomen Valley
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Perk Valley.
Records: Methacton is 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the PAC Liberty. PV is 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the PAC Liberty.
Last Week: The Warriors lost 35-0 to Spring-Ford. PV rolled 28-0 over Norristown.
Players to Watch: Marcus Melle can get deep for the Warriors. Nick McMenamin is a speedy target for the Vikings.
Prediction: Perkiomen Valley 38, Methacton 28.

Plymouth Whitemarsh at Cheltenham
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Cheltenham.
On Twitter: @ADRobinson3.
Records: PW is 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the SOL American. Cheltenham is 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the SOL American.
Last Week: The Colonials won 28-6 over Upper Moreland. The Panthers won 41-7 over Upper Dublin.
Players to Watch: Josh Lynch is a solid wideout for PW. Sam Sykes is a speed runner for the Panthers.
Prediction: Plymouth Whitemarsh 30, Cheltenham 17.

Cardinal O’Hara at Lansdale Catholic
Time/Place: Saturday, 5 p.m., at Wissahickon.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: O’Hara is 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the PCL Blue. LC is 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the PCL Blue.
Last Week: O’Hara lost 24-7 to West Catholic. LC fell 40-14 to Bonner Prendie.
Players to Watch: Danny Dutkiewicz is running tough for the Crusaders. Brandon Schumm covers a lot of ground at middle linebacker for O’Hara.
Prediction: Lansdale Catholic 30, Cardinal O’Hara 28.

Father Judge at La Salle
Time/Place: Saturday, 7 p.m., at Upper Dublin.
On Twitter: @ADRobinson3.
Records: Judge is 2-4 overall and 1-0 in the PCL Red. La Salle is 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the PCL Red.
Last Week: Judge won 24-10 over Ryan. La Salle lost 44-13 to St. Joe’s.
Players to Watch: Michael Nolen is a deep threat for Judge. Sam Brown is a touchdown machine for La Salle, as a runner and receiver.
Prediction: La Salle 32, Father Judge 15.

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