Week 10 of the high school football season.
Three rivalry games on the schedule, a few teams battling for post-season playoff spots and position, and for some, it's the final high school game of their career.
Jim Thorpe-Lehighton, Marian-Tamaqua and Northern Lehigh-Palmerton are just a few where you throw out the records. Thre
s a big game at Pleasant Valley, where the Bears host Stroudsburg...and we could go on and on...
And without further adieu, I must give congrats to Justin Carlucci, who posted a perfect 15-0 record last week.
So let's take a look at what we have here:
JIM THORPE AT LEHIGHTON - Two teams that would love to see themselves in the District 11 playoffs and so big PCN is televising it liv as its Game of the Week...Lehighton, 28-27.
MARIAN AT TAMAQUA - Here is a matchup that the favoreite very seldom wins. Have to give both teams credit here since injuries have played a part of both teams seasons...Tamaqua, 27-21.
NORTHERN LEHIGH AT PALMERTON - Battle for the "Blue Mountain Trophy" and both coaches would like nothing better than to end the season on a sound note...Palmerton, 17-7.
STROUDSBURG AT PLEASANT VALLEY - My "Upset Special" of the week. Saw the Bears for the first time last week and liked what I saw...Pleasant Valley, 35-28
MINERSVILLE AT PANTHER VALLEY - Panthers get a chance to end the season with a win...Panther Valley, 34-0.
NORTHWESTERN AT CATASAUQUA - Roughies host Tigers as they get ready for their second season...Catasauqua, 35-14.
PEN ARGYL AT BANGOR - Another one of those throw out the record rivalries...Bangor, 21-20.
SAUCON VALLEY AT PALISADES - Saw both of these teams this year and like the way the Pirates play "Smash Mouth" football...Palisades, 24-14.
POCONO MOUNTAIN WEST AT POCONO MOUNTAIN EAST - Cardinals didn't win the World Series, but they'll win this one...Pocono Mountain East, 21-20.
MAHANOY AREA AT SHENANDOAH VALLEY - The Golden Bears got back on track last week and hope to continue...Mahanoy Area, 28-7.
Blue Mountain at Schuylkill Haven - This one could be a real dogfight. Give the edge to the home team...Schuylkill Haven, 21-20.
ALLENTOWN CENTRAL CATHOLIC AT BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC - For the Allentown Diocese bragging rights of the Lehigh Valley...Bethlehem Catholic, 14-7.
EASTON AT NAZARETH - Red Rovers might be the favorite, but I'm flipping the coin here...Easton, 14-13.
EMMAUS AT PARKLAND - Trojans are on a roll and want to pick up "Mr. Mo" heading into the playoffs...Parkland, 21-7.
FREEDOM AT LIBERTY - The coin gets a workout this week and the winner is...Liberty, 7-6.