Scoreless Tie

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Some collected thoughts (and links) from the past few days

(updated 2 AM on 10/23) I missed Who would win a North Penn-Pennsbury clash? In the Inquirer. It is interesting, but we won’t know until December 4th or 5th – if both teams make it that far. Unless one of the teams drops a game or two, in which case they could meet earlier. Of course, Calpreps predicts North Penn (Lansdale, PA) 28, Pennsbury (Fairless Hills, PA) 20. One of the closest scores in their listing.

Another big win for North Penn has a video with highlights of the game. The Morning Call teases that Quakertown could have done better, but as I pointed out elsewhere, Quakertown's game plan and execution were lacking. The Examiner points out that "The North Penn Knights are undoubtedly the team to beat." If/when someone does, that will be news. Christiaan DeFranco shares the sentiment in the Reporter.

Of course, Dom Cosentino has a problem with North Penn being in the Suburban One Continental Division. He doesn't have a problem with CR South going 10-0 and then going down the tubes in the play-offs. Nor does he see any value in CB South - the last team to beat NP in a regular season game - being in the same division with North Penn. The Times-Herald points out that "North Penn (is) an eye-popping 42-5 in SOL conference/divisional games under Beck." So how much difference does it really make which conference the Knights inhabit?

Finally, a couple of looks at the play-off picture. WNPV posts the numbers through Week 7. Pat Maguire of the Inquirer has Pennsbury, North Penn, Ridley, Neshaminy, Garnet Valley, Downingtown West, Downingtown East, Avon Grove, Norristown, Council Rock North, Council Rock South, and Abington as locks for the District 1 AAAA play-offs in Football playoff spots still up for grabs. He provides Quakertown, Conestoga, Perkiomen Valley, Souderton, Penncrest, Unionville and Upper Dublin as possible contenders for the last 4 spots in the bracket.

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