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Top-10: Pates on top

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Peter Car in Sports

After last week’s Miracle in Macungie what does week nine have in store for local football fans?

Not sure anything can top Freedom’s 32-31, overtime win over Emmaus, but this week offers the Hornets another shot at a big game when they travel to Bethlehem Catholic.

Nazareth is quietly moving its way up the poll, while Notre Dame might be the new top dog in the Colonial League.

1. Freedom (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

This just seems like a magical year for the Pates. Nine straight wins this week.

The Pick: Freedom 42- Central Catholic 14

2. Emmaus (7-1)

Last week’s rank: #2

Hornets hope they don’t have a hangover from last week.

The Pick: Emmaus 28- Bethlehem Catholic 24

3. Becahi (6-2)

Last week’s rank: #5

Hawks showing promise, but they can beat an elite team?

The Pick: Emmaus 28- Bethlehem Catholic 24

4. Parkland (6-2)

Last week’s rank: #3

Trojans looking to keep Easton on their downward spiral.

The Pick: Parkland 28- Easton 7

5. Nazareth (4-4)

Last week’s rank: #6

Blue Eagles could be a dark horse team heading into districts.

The Pick: Nazareth 56- Allen 13

6. Easton (5-3)

Last week’s rank: #4

Put up or shut up time for the Rovers.

The Pick: Parkland 28- Easton 7

7. Notre Dame GP (7-1)

Last week’s rank #8

Crusaders have a chance to put their mark on the Colonial League this week.

The Pick: Notre Dame 35- Saucon Valley 31

8. Northwestern (6-2)

Last week’s rank: #10

Big win by the Tigers last week. They keep it rolling over Northern Lehigh.

The Pick: Northwestern 42- Northern Lehigh 14

9. Stroudsburg (6-2)

Last week’s rank: #9

Another tough week in the North for the Mounties.

The Pick: Stroudsburg 42- Dieruff 16

10. Saucon Valley (7-1)

Last week’s rank: #7

Panthers got humbled last week and this week they have a losing streak.

The Pick: Notre Dame 35- Saucon Valley 31

Last week’s record: 4-2

Overall record: 49-14