Scoreless Tie

Friday, October 31, 2008
In the huddle - Week 10 Drew Markol discusses Pennsbury-Neshaminy & Souderton-Quakertown, plus gets a special visit from Joe Pa.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Some thoughts about Week 10 from October 29

Assume North Penn beats Pennridge – North Penn ends up with 1480 points + additional power points (which should work out to about 50) and the #1 seed. If North Penn loses, it’s too hard to analyze all of the implications.

If Garnet Valley wins, they get 180 points + 40 or 50 power points and finish up with 1340. If D-town West wins, they get 140 points + say 40 power points and finish up with 1290.

If Neshaminy defeats Pennsbury, there is no way they overcome the 50 point deficit behind D-town West, they end up somewhere between 1250 and 1280. Whoever wins Pennsbury-Neshaminy ends up as at least the 4 seed (with 2 home games), the other team drops to between 7 and 9 and could be on the road for the whole playoff season.

If Quakertown beats Souderton, they should end up ahead of the Neshaminy-Pennsbury loser, I doubt they will get as high as 5, but they could be the 6 or 7 seed.

I would expect Penncrest to beat Conestoga, but Conestoga could give Penncrest a run for their money. A win will give Penncrest a home game in the 1st round, a loss puts them on the road. Of course, in the District 1 AAAA football play-offs, you should never count your home games before they hatch. There have been too many upsets over the years. If you are the #5 seed, you could be at home, away and back at home if the #1 gets upset (which is a pretty regular occurrence in D1).

I would say the best result for North Penn would be a Ridley win over Garnet Valley and Neshaminy over Pennsbury. This should put Neshaminy in the #3 seed, and although it might send Pennsbury to Lansdale for week 2, I think that would be preferable to seeing Neshaminy in week 2.



North Penn 9-0

North Penn defeated Hatboro to go 9-0 and lock up the SOL Continental Div. crown, as described in North Penn Football wins 41-13 Bucks Mont Sports NOW. A win against Pennridge tonight would wrap up a perfect 10-0 regular season and give the Knights the top seed in the District 1 bracket. You should be able to see the updated 2008 AAAA Bracket with the link.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Playoff Predictions

I made some playoff predictions in my Hurricane Blog post last week. Kyle Berger made his predictions in his video:

It looks like we were both wrong about Abington-Pennsbury. Since Pennsbury beat Abington 21-14 last Friday, it's likely they will drop a bit in the playoff bracket.

A little late - Overtime with Kyle Berger after the North Penn 33 - Souderton 10 game.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Catching up

Week 7: North Penn 49 - Quakertown 13; Week 8: North Penn 33 - Souderton 10. The Souderton touchdown was late enough that the JV got in:

The JV was also able to pull out a 26-20 win over the Souderton JV on the last play of the game. TJ Gill completed a 25 yard touchdown pass to Jason Wrigley.

Football Web Links - good high school football links.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Times Herald: Norristown, PA and Montgomery County ( "Knights paying no mind to all the hype" -- Nice article about North Penn football.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008
5 Days 2 Friday: Gateway Focused on McDowell - Other than the fubar MaxPreps ranking that has Malvern Prep ahead of Gateway, this is a pretty good preview for the Gateway-McDowell game.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Week 7 Preview

North Penn beats Quakertown. Need I say more? Chris DeFranco pretty much says it for me.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008
CoachCarey's blog - CoachCarey? What the heck is a CoachCarey? Is it what pops out of Mike Carey's chest after he gets infused by the alien face sucker?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Two down, One to Go

North Penn has defeated 2 of the 3 Central Bucks teams, and they will face the third, CB West, this Friday back at War Memorial Stadium in Doylestown. The Bucks had a huge win over Souderton 2 weeks ago, but were unable to overcome CB South last Friday. I hate to take anything for granted, but this should be another "W" for the North Penn Knights.

Ed Thomas' Week 6 Rankings have North Penn at #1 in SE PA and #2 in the state. He gives North Penn a nice write up, including Ed's' comment that "With a roster full of talented players that can put points on the board, it’s easy to overlook the Knights’ strong defense. While the offense is productive, averaging 29 points per game, the oft forgotten defense allowed only 58 points in 5 games for a 12 ppg average." He also notes that the last CB West game was in 2003, and the Knights won 41-7. Perhaps this Friday could provide a comparison between the 2008 team and 2003's PA AAAA State Champions.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008