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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Pete’s Top-10

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Patriots proving to be area’s best

Hail Freedom!

The Patriots move to the top of the poll with their impressive win over Parkland last week and have fully cemented themselves as the area’s best team through the first three weeks of the season.

Now the question is who can beat them?

Easton still lurks in the background, while Central Catholic jumped back in the poll.

Check out this week’s picks to see where each team stands.

1. Freedom (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #2

Pates are the area’s true number one team.

The Pick: Freedom 35 - Nazareth 17

2. Parkland (2-1)

Last week’s rank: #1

Battle of the trenches this week.

The Pick: Parkland 28 - Bethlehem Catholic 21

3. Emmaus (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #2

Should be a demolition.

The Pick: Emmaus 49 - Pleasant Valley 0

4. Easton (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #4

Rovers have been consistent.

The Pick: Easton 24 - Liberty 14

5. Bethlehem Catholic (2-1)

Last week’s rank: #6

Hawks need offense to get going.

The Pick: Parkland 28 - Bethlehem Catholic 21

6. Central (2-1)

Not ranked

Vikings back on track.

The Pick: Central 31 - Whitehall 21

7. Nazareth (1-2)

Last week’s rank: #6

Blue Eagles on track to lose momentum.

The Pick: Freedom 35 - Nazareth 17

8. Palisades (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #8

Is Catty really running a Wing-T?

The Pick: Palisades 48 - Catasauqua 7

9. Saucon Valley (3-0)

Last week’s rank: #9

Could be a good this week.

The Pick: Saucon Valley 24 - Salisbury 17

10. Northwestern (2-1)

Last week’s rank: #10

Tigers could be in a tussle.

The Pick: Northwestern 28 - Wilson 14

Teams that dropped: Liberty

Teams that entered: Central Catholic

Last week’s record: 5-2

Overall record: 19-5