District 12 Quarter-Final Games
La Salle v Easton
Sat, 11/4 - 1:00 PM
Wood v Strath Haven
Fri, 11/3 - 7:00 PM
West Catholic v Northern Lehigh
Fri, 11/3 - 7:00 PM
J Birney Crum Stadium (Allentown)
Sep 21, 2009
Posted by Norphans on Monday, September 21, 2009
Recap of Week 3
Our pick team went 3-1 in our four “Games to Watch” during week 3. The only letdown was St Joe Prep, who lost convincingly to North Penn. The Prep team seems to like to travel out of state for big wins, because coming back home didn’t help them one bit. We picked LaSalle over West, and despite LaSalle missing two all catholic offensive weapons, they were able to squeak by the Burrs in Week 3. But, the biggest news of the week was Dougherty, who improved their record to 3-0. This is the first time in this century that the Cardinals have won 3 straight games. Overall, our pick ‘em panel is 9-3. We’re shooting for a perfect 4-0 in week 4.
Here’s a complete list of scores for District 12 (sorted by winning team).
Public (League Games)
Furness 42, FitzSimons 6
Archbishop Carroll 15, Overbrook 12
Bok 48, Fels 16
Council Rock South 6, Conwell-Egan 3
Del-Val 52, Springfield Montco 14
George Washington 35, Central Bucks East 14
Neshaminy 42, Germantown 14
Upper Moreland 6, Lansdale Catholic 0
Public (League Games)
Imhotep 14, Ben Franklin 6
Bartram 28, Roxborough 6
Central 14, Southern 0
Frankford 35, Lincoln 0
Gratz 42, Communication Tech 6
La Salle 16, West Catholic 14
Monsignor Bonner 16, Episcopal 2
Northeast 13, Bensalem 12
Olney 20, Dobbins 13
Roman Catholic 27, Souderton 7
School of the Future 40, Thomas Edison 6
West Phila. 46, Boys' Latin 0
William Penn 14, Martin Luther King 8 (OT)
Academy New Church 14, Kennedy-Kenrick 6
Archbishop Wood 17, Archbishop Ryan 7
Bishop McDevitt 35, Neumann-Goretti 0
Cardinal Dougherty 35, Mastbaum 12
Cardinal O'Hara 23, Northeast Catholic 6
Father Judge 43, Pocono Mountain West 20
North Penn 28, St Joseph Prep 14
Prep Charter 44, Oley Valley 7
Games To Watch – Week 4
LaSalle at St Joseph Prep - Sat. 7:00PM (Plymouth-Whitemarsh)
This game may be THE rivalry in District 12. There are other games that have more history, but in 2009, this is the game to watch in District 12. LaSalle is our #1 team in District 12 and Prep is our #2. It doesn’t get any better than this. Needless to say, the winner of this game will be our #1 team in District 12 going into week 5. LaSalle has been playing well in the first three weeks, but they just got by #3 West Catholic despite playing without their star running back (Jamal Abdur-Rahman) and wide receiver (Sam Feleccia). Prep, after starting the season with big wins at McKeesport and St Peter’s, laid an egg against District 1 powerhouse, North Penn. Prep will be looking to get back on the winning side of things this week. If Abdur-Rahman and Feliccia are both out of the lineup, it could be a long night for the Explorers.
Our Pick: St Joseph Prep 28 – LaSalle 14
Father Judge at Archbishop Ryan – Sat 7:00PM (Northeast)
This game is listed not because we expect a great game, but rather due to the fact that this game has always been sort of a neighborhood rivalry over the years. Both teams draw from many of the same neighborhoods, and this game is for bragging rights, and not much more. Father Judge should easily win this game over a rebuilding Ryan team. There are too many guns in the Judge arsenal, and not enough defense on Ryan’s side to stop them.
Our Pick: Father Judge 34 – Archbishop Ryan 6
Pennridge at Archbishop Wood – Sat 7:00PM (Wissahickon)
We added this game mainly due to the outcome of their 2008 meeting, where regulation ended with the score knotted at 21 apiece. In the third overtime period, Pennridge went for 2 and the win. They succeeded and went home the victor. Wood will be looking to get a little revenge, when the Rams visit them at Wissahickon.
Our Pick: Archbishop Wood 28 – Pennridge 17
Bartram at Northeast – Fri 6:00PM
This game is only of interest to us for two reasons. First, there really aren’t that many District 12 games that jump out at us as a “Game to Watch”. Second, it’ll be Bartrams first game as the newest member of the Pub Red Division. They moved up to take Central’s spot after Central went 0 for the season and Bartram won the White division in 2008. This division is the toughest in the Philly Pub, and Bartram should find that out during this game. Bartram is coming into this game as a 3-0 team, but their three wins were over lesser AAA and A teams. Here’s the deal….If Bartram can get by Northeast, we’ll show them some love and move them into our top 10 of AAAA teams.
Our Pick: Northeast 26 – Bartram 12.
Our Rankings will be available on Tuesday. Check back to see how your team stacked up against the rest of District 12.