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Pete’s Top-10: PHS remains at No. 1

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Another week is in the books and the playoffs are upon us. For as long as the season has been, it will end for many teams this weekend.

One team that won’t see their season ending anytime soon is Parkland, who has passed every test this season and should do it again this week against Liberty.

Easton and Nazareth square off in round two of their rivalry slugfest, while Emmaus and Freedom highlight another marquee battle this week.

Things are heating up even though it’s finally getting brisk outside. Bundle up for this week’s picks.

1. Parkland (10-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Trojans are King of the Mountain.

The Pick: Parkland 28-Liberty 7

2. Beth. Cath. (8-2)

Last week’s rank: #2

Hawks will trounce Pottsville.

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 42- Pottsville 7

3. Whitehall (7-3)

Last week’s rank: #5

Zephs might not have to watch film this week.

The Pick: Whitehall 49- East Stroudsburg North 0

4. Nazareth (6-4)

Last week’s rank: #7

Blue Eagles soaring, but Rovers can’t lose back-to-back weeks to same team.

The Pick: Easton 35- Nazareth 31

5. Emmaus (6-4)

Last week’s rank: #3

Hornets licking their wounds after last week.

The Pick: Emmaus 24- Freedom 20

6. Easton (6-4)

Last week’s rank: #4

Round 2 in Cottingham. Give me the Rovers.

The Pick: Easton 35- Nazareth 31

7. Palisades (10-0)

Last week’s rank: #8

Pirates won’t be losing for at least a couple weeks.

The Pick: Palisades 49- Wilson 7

8. Freedom (5-5)

Last week’s rank: #6

Pates have a tough task on the road this week.

The Pick: Emmaus 24- Freedom 20

9. Stroudsburg (8-2)

Last week’s rank: #9

Worst 6A game of the week.

The Pick: Stroudsburg 35- Pocono Mountain West 13

10. Southern Lehigh (9-1)

Last week’s rank: #10

Spartans looking forward to Whitehall next week.

The Pick: Southern Lehigh 35- East Stroudsburg South 17

Last week’s record: 6-2

Overall record: 64-12