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Pete’s Top-10: Getting to be crunchtime

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

We had a predictable first week of the postseason, but things spice up a bit this week in all classes as the cream rises to the top.

Freedom and Parkland highlight the big boy affair in 6A, while Becahi should keep pounding their way in 4A. Notre Dame is looking for a 3A title, but the second most interesting game of the weekend takes place in Saucon Valley with a Colonial League showdown with Northwestern.

Who will come out on top this week? Check out this week’s picks below.

1. Freedom (10-1)

Last week’s rank: #1

Can the Pates get back to normal?

The Pick: Freedom 21 - Parkland 14

2. Emmaus (10-1)

Last week’s rank: #2

Hornets appear to be on collision course to the final.

The Pick: Emmaus 35 - Easton 21

3. Bethlehem Catholic (8-3)

Last week’s rank: #3

Week two of the blowout postseason for the Hawks.

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 45 - Pottsville 14

4. Easton (8-3)

Last week’s rank: #4

Can the Rovers pull off the upset?

The Pick: Emmaus 35 - Easton 21

5. Parkland (7-4)

Last week’s rank: #6

This might be the team Freedom would least likely want to see in round 2.

The Pick: Freedom 21 - Parkland 14

6. Nazareth (5-6)

Last week’s rank: #5

Blue Eagles played tough all year.

7. Notre Dame GP (10-1)

Last week’s rank #7

Crusaders get a title this weekend.

The Pick: Notre Dame 35 - North Schuylkill 24

8. Northwestern (9-2)

Last week’s rank: #8

Biggest game of the weekend outside of Freedom-Parkland?

The Pick: Saucon Valley 24 - Northwestern 21

9. Northampton (7-4)

Not Ranked

K-Kids have a bright future.

10. Saucon Valley (9-2)

Last week’s rank: #10

Home game this week gives the Panthers an edge.

The Pick: Saucon Valley 24 - Northwestern 21

Last week’s record: 6-1

Overall record: 68-17