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Reporter/Times Herald Week Four Football Preview Capsules

The North Penn football team takes the field for its game against Upper Dublin on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. (Mike Cabrey/MediaNews Group)

NESHAMINY AT NORTH PENN
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at North Penn.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: The Knights are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the Suburban One League National Conference. The Skins are 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the SOL National.
Last Week: North Penn lost 32-28 to Upper Dublin. Neshaminy lost 30-7 to Downingtown West.
Players to Watch: Amir Major had 122 yards rushing last week for the Knights. Markus Barnett, who had a rushing score last week for the Skins, runs hard for Neshaminy.
Prediction: North Penn 28, Neshaminy 21.

PENNRIDGE AT ABINGTON
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Abington.
On Twitter: @ADRobinson3.
Records: The Rams are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the SOL National. The Ghosts are 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the SOL National.
Last Week: Pennridge won 35-0 over Bensalem. Abington rolled 49-7 over Truman.
Players to Watch: Quarterback Patrick Burdick made some key throws last week for the Rams. Josh Young has been a clutch receiver this fall for the Ghosts.
Prediction: Pennridge 22, Abington 17.

CENTRAL BUCKS EAST AT CENTRAL BUCKS SOUTH
Time/Place: Friday, at 7 p.m., at Central Bucks South.
Records: The Patriots are 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the SOL National. The Titans are 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the SOL National.
Last Week: South routed Council Rock North 56-7. East won 30-13 over Souderton Area.
Players to Watch: Ethan Shine is coming off a tremendous performance running the football for the Pats. Tommy Donnelly is a speedy receiver in the South attack.
Prediction: CB South 27, CB East 20.

PENNSBURY AT CENTRAL BUCKS WEST
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Central Bucks West.
Records: The Falcons are 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the SOL National. The Bucks are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the SOL National.
Last Week: West won 56-14 over Quakertown. Pennsbury prevailed 41-6 over Council Rock South.
Players to Watch: Conor McFadden caught three touchdown passes last week for West. Shane McGurrin had a pair of TD tosses last week for the Falcons.
Prediction: CB West 24, Pennsbury 17.

COUNCIL ROCK NORTH AT SOUDERTON
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Souderton.
Records: CR North is 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the SOL Continental. Souderton is 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: Big Red fell 30-13 to CB East. The Indians lost 56-7 to CB South.
Players to Watch: Jared Zimmerman made some nice plays under center last week for Big Red despite the loss to East. Quarterback Julian Matera can make things happen for the Indians.
Prediction: Souderton 24, CR North 10.

UPPER DUBLIN AT BENSALEM
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Bensalem.
Records: The Cardinals are 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the SOL Continental. The Owls are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: Upper Dublin won 32-28 over North Penn. Bensalem was shut out 35-0 by Pennridge.
Players to Watch: Colin O’Sullivan threw for 315 yards and four touchdowns last week for the Cards. Jahzeir Owens makes an impact at wide receiver and corner for the Owls.
Prediction: Upper Dublin 31, Bensalem 17.

PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH AT QUAKERTOWN
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Quakertown.
On Twitter: @mpcabrey.
Records: The Colonials are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the SOL American. The Panthers are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the SOL Continental.
Last Week: Quakertown lost 56-14 to CB West. PW lost 35-13 to Ridley.
Players to Watch: Quarterback Vince Micucci drives the Panther attack. Nayze Boggs is a strong runner for the Colonials.
Prediction: Quakertown 20, PW 14.

SIMON GRATZ AT WISSAHICKON
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Wissahickon.
Records: The Trojans are 0-3 overall and 0-0 in the SOL American. Gratz is 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the Philly Public League Independence.
Last Week: Wiss lost 18-8 to Methacton. Gratz won 17-6 over Mastery School of Camden (N.J.).
Players to Watch: Ronnie Weldon helps make the ground attack go for Wiss. Maki Pullins is a strong two-way senior for Gratz.
Prediction: Wissahickon 19, Gratz 12.

UPPER MERION AT OWEN J. ROBERTS
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Owen J. Roberts
Records: The Vikings are 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the PAC Frontier. The Wildcats are 2-1 overall and 0-0 in the PAC Liberty.
Last Week: Upper Merion won 21-14 over William Tennent. The Wildcats shut out Avon Grove 21-0.
Players to Watch: Marcus Crittendon had a 34-yard TD reception last week for the Vikes. Hunter Rhoads rumbled for 135 rushing yards last week for OJR.
Prediction: Upper Merion 22, Owen J. Roberts 15.

POPE JOHN PAUL II AT JOHN BARTRAM
Time/Place: Saturday, 1 p.m., at John Bartram.
Records: PJP is 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the PAC Frontier. The Maroon Wave is 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the Philly Public League Independence.
Last Week: The Golden Panthers won 49-28 over Berks Catholic. John Bartram shut out Capital Prep Harlem 26-0.
Players to Watch: Luke Terlesky completed 19 of 26 pass attempts for 294 yards and three touchdowns last week for PJP. Siriman Singare is an imposing defensive end for Bartram.
Prediction: Pope John Paul II 17, John Bartram 10.

POTTSTOWN AT NORRISTOWN
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Norristown.
Records: The Trojans are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the PAC Frontier. The Eagles are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the PAC Liberty.
Last Week: Pottstown prevailed 20-14 over Harriton. Norristown edged Pottsgrove 20-13.
Players to Watch: Quarterback Rasheed Bostic made things go last week for Pottstown. Senior running back Jamal Griffin ran 15 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns last week for the Eagles.
Prediction: Norristown 14, Pottstown 10.

METHACTON AT UPPER PERKIOMEN
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Upper Perkiomen.
Records: The Warriors are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the PAC Liberty. The Indians are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the PAC Frontier.
Last Week: Methacton won 18-8 over Wissahickon. Upper Perk lost 35-3 to Fleetwood.
Players to Watch: Tyler Weil-Kaspar and Anthony Perillo were quite a rushing tandem last week for the Warriors. David Ramsey had three rushing scores last week for Upper Perk.
Prediction: Methacton 19, Upper Perk 14.

HAVERFORD SCHOOL AT LA SALLE
Time/Place: Friday, 7 p.m., at Upper Dublin.
On Twitter: @emor09.
Records: The Explorers are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the PCL Red. Haverford is 2-0 overall and 0-0 in the Inter-Ac.
Last Week: La Salle lost 56-7 to Bishop McDevitt. The Fords defeated Academy Park 32-18.
Players to Watch: Nole Henry caught a 21-yard touchdown pass last week for the Explorers. Haverford’s Matt Brosko is a tough back to bring down.
Prediction: La Salle 30, Haverford School 23.

NEUMANN-GORETTI AT LANSDALE CATHOLIC
Time/Place: Saturday, 7 p.m., at Wissahickon.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: The Crusaders are 3-0 overall and 0-0 in the PCL Blue. Goretti is 0-1 overall and 0-0 in the PCL Blue.
Last Week: LC rolled 42-6 over New Hope Solebury. Neumann was idle, lost 21-0 to Penn Charter in Week Two.
Players to Watch: Jacahi Streeter is an elusive weapon for LC – he had a 94-yard TD last week on a reception. Shawn Battle is a key part of the ground game for the Saints.
Prediction: Lansdale Catholic 21, Goretti 14.

OLNEY CHARTER AT GERMANTOWN ACADEMY
Time/Place: Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Germantown Academy.
On Twitter: @khunter10.
Records: The Pats are 2-0 overall and 0-0 in the Inter-Ac. The Trojans are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the Philly Public League Independence.
Last Week: GA beat Hill School 28-21. Olney won 20-7 over Chichester.
Players to Watch: Tristian Machado threw a pair of touchdown passes last week for GA. Olney’s ground attack has been gaining steam.
Prediction: Germantown Academy 24, Olney 20.

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