WEEK 6 CAPSULES
OWEN J. ROBERTS (0-5) AT POTTSGROVE (5-0)
PAC-10 records: Owen J. Roberts 0-3; Pottsgrove 4-0.
Last week: Owen J. Roberts lost to Boyertown 21-13; Pottsgrove defeated Spring-Ford 14-7.
Wildcats facts/figures: Defense got interceptions from Brad Kinckner and Rayquan Stewart and one sack each from Kinckner and Mitch Bradford last week. ... RB Wyatt Scott, who leads area with 134 rushing attempts, is coming off season-best 148-yard effort. ... Coach Tom Barr trying to bolster offense that ranks last in area in scoring (9.6 ppg).
Falcons facts/figures: Committed season-high four turnovers last week, but erased one-point halftime deficit on a go-ahead 6-yard TD pass from QB Riley Michaels to WR Mike Fowler in third quarter. ... LB Tyrone Parker had 13 tackles and three sacks and NG Nico Demetrio had two sacks last week. ... Have won 18 straight PAC-10 regular season games. ... Enter the week ranked first in District 1-AAA power rankings.
Notable: Pottsgrove leads the PAC-10 series 15-10, though OJR leads the overall series 25-20-2. ... Falcons have won six of last seven meetings, including 52-7 victory last year. ... "I think any time you play an emotional game like we did this past weekend, you have to be careful of a letdown,' Pennypacker said. "We are preparing for OJR just as we have done over the past years. We know they are hungry for a win and we must take care of our business. We expect a hard-fought game from them.'
POTTSTOWN (0-5) AT BOYERTOWN (3-2)
PAC-10 records: Pottstown 0-3; Boyertown 2-2.
Last week: Pottstown lost to Perkiomen Valley 41-7; Boyertown beat Owen J. Roberts 21-13.
Trojans facts/figures: Trying to get offense back on track after scoring a combined total of 20 points over the past three weeks. ... RB Najee Johnson ran for a season-high 92 yards and one TD last week. ... LB Vaughn Bertoti starting to come on, according to coach Don Grinstead. ... Khary Mauris had an interception as defense collected first three takeaways of the year last week, but minus-7 turnover ratio ranks second-worst in area.
Bears facts/figures: Senior RB Cody Richmond has been a workhorse, ranking second in the area in rushing attempts (132) and first in rushing yardage (698). ... Got strong effort from OG Danny Perry (filling in for the injured David Pettine) last week, according to coach Mark Scisly. ... Rushing offense ranks first in the area, though pass defense ranks last. ... K Elijah Giorgio leads the area with 16 extra points. ... "We cannot underestimate them because of their record,' Scisly said. "(Denzel) Harvey, (Gary) Wise and (Dayon) Mohler are as good as any skill kids in the league. We can't give up big plays.'
Notable: Pottstown leads the PAC-10 series 7-4 and the overall series 27-20-2 after last year's wild 51-47 victory. ... "Boyertown presents a challenge because of their size and strength,' Grinstead said. "They are very scheme-diverse and they really try to attack you through the heart of your defense. We will have to match their physicality and be disciplined within our defense.'
PHOENIXVILLE (3-2) AT PERKIOMEN VALLEY (4-1)
PAC-10 records: Phoenixville 3-0; Perkiomen Valley 3-1.
Last week: Phoenixville defeated Pope John Paul II 26-7; Perkiomen Valley beat Pottstown 41-7.
Phantoms/Vikings facts/figures: See story, C1.
Notable: Phoenixville leads the series 17-11, though Perkiomen Valley won last year's contest 28-15. ... PV has outscored its opposition 174-28.
SPRING-FORD (3-2) AT UPPER PERKIOMEN (1-4)
PAC-10 records: Spring-Ford 2-1; Upper Perkiomen 1-3.
Last week: Spring-Ford lost to Pottsgrove 14-7; Upper Perkiomen fell to Methacton 56-20.
Rams facts/figures: With star RB Jarred Jones out last week, got a season-high 96 rushing yards from Jake Leahy and four receptions for 71 yards and a TD from WR Danny Matthews. ... Jones is expected back this week, according to coach Chad Brubaker. ... Defense forced four turnovers, including two fumble recoveries by LB Andy Lovre-Smith and an interception by CB Jared Shoemaker. ... Enter the week tied for 11th in District 1-AAAA power rankings.
Indians facts/figures: Saw 14-7 lead evaporate while allowing 49 unanswered points last week. ... Senior RB Aidan Schaffer ranks second the area in rushing with 659 yards and first with 10 touchdowns. ... WR Travis Kline caught five balls for 68 yards last week and leads the PAC-10 with 20 receptions. ... Offense has put up 57 points and 828 total yards combined over the past two weeks after a combined total of 32 points and 340 yards over the first three weeks.
Notable: Spring-Ford leads the PAC-10 series 17-10 and overall series 18-11, taking last year's encounter 42-6. ... "Upper Perkiomen is much-improved offensively,' Brubaker said. "They do a lot of nice things and put defenses in a bind.'
TWIN VALLEY (0-5) AT DANIEL BOONE (1-4)
Berks Section 1 records: Twin Valley 0-2; Daniel Boone 0-2.
Last week: Twin Valley lost to Reading High 20-17; Daniel Boone fell to Conrad Weiser 41-21.
Raiders facts/figures: Have lost 16 straight games since a 21-0 win over Reading in the penultimate game of the 2011 season. ... Allowed the go-ahead 15-yard TD pass with 5:36 left last week. ... Danny Techman ran for 93 yards and a score last week. ... Have been outscored 183-32.
Blazers facts/figures: Showed marked improvement last week, being tied in the fourth quarter before two interceptions led to a 20-point eruption from Weiser. ... Kyle Myers ran for 120 yards and two TDs, including a 69-yard score, and LB Jon Passifione had 12 tackles. ... Rushed for a season-high 248 yards, including 98 by QB Nick Hughes. ... Have been hit hard in the injury department: WR Tom Pufnock is out for the season with a torn ACL, TE/DE Adam Myers missed last week's game and is questionable, and OT/DT Jeremy Bartman is out with a concussion. S Chris Ford expected to return after missing last week, according to coach Bill Parks.
Notable: Daniel Boone leads the series 14-3, having come away with a 26-0 victory last year. ... "Twin Valley is a much improved team from last year,' Parks said. "They have been getting better every game this season and played their best football last week versus Reading. Our offensive line is going to need to sustain blocks and get up on their linebackers in order for us to be successful moving the ball.'
PERKIOMEN SCHOOL (2-2) AT PENNINGTON SCHOOL (1-3)
Last week: Perkiomen School lost to Nativity 26-6; Pennington School lost to Peddie 38-14.
Panthers facts/figures: Allowed two long return touchdowns in falling in a 26-0 hole last week. ... Lone score came on a 46-yard yard pass from Patrick Scotto to Isaiah Smith. ... Tom Aaron leads the team with 256 rushing yards and four TDs, and Grant Briddell has run for at least 50 yards in all four games.
Red Raiders facts/figures: Lone victory came in Week 3, 38-0 over Morrisville. ... QB Greg Oldsey tossed two TD passes last week, a 23-yarder to Moses Vigo and a 42-yarder to Marcellus Morris. ... Oldsey has thrown for 332 yards and three TDs with four interceptions, Vigo has a team-high 13 catches and Jalen Daniels leads the team with 118 rushing yards.
Quotable: "The Pennington School is a very athletic team,' Perkiomen School coach Tom Calvario said. "They play together very well as a team. They execute at the point of attack and get after you. Although their record is 1-3, they are better than that. They will be our biggest challenge of the season to date. They run the ball well and they pass the ball well. We need to clean up some things on offense and defense and not get down if we fall behind.'
METHACTON (2-3) AT POPE JOHN PAUL II (1-4), 1 P.M.
PAC-10 records: Methacton 2-2; Pope John Paul II 1-3.
Last week: Methacton defeated Upper Perkiomen 56-20; Pope John Paul II lost to Phoenixville 27-6.
Warriors facts/figures: QB Conner Derrickson threw for three TDs — two of them to WR Dillon Alderfer — and ran for two scores last week. ... Akeem Walcott had two interceptions and Alderfer returned a fumble for a score as defense forced four turnovers. ... Offensive line of Justin Bossard, Brett DeGemmis, Jake Keim, Ryan Hoehl, and Luke Miller had its most consistent game of the year last week, according to coach Paul Lepre. ... Last week's point total was the most productive in four-year tenure of Lepre. ... Plus-7 turnover margin ranks first in area.
Golden Panthers facts/figures: Turned it over six times last week. ... Got a season-high 77 rushing yards and one TD from Kirk Cherneskie. ... Rushing attack averaging a respectable 127.6 yards per game, but offense is only mustering an average of 69 yards per game. ... Tackle Liam Steiert continues to play well and continues to be the anchor of the offensive line, according to PJP coach Mike Santillo. ... "We need to make sure we play assignment football (on defense),' Santillo said. "We have to do a better job with ball security and be more disciplined on both sides of the ball.'
Notable: Methacton has won all three meetings in the series, including a 35-13 victory last year. ... "Their fullback (Nick Howarth) is tough to bring down so defensively we have to get hats to the ball,' Lepre said. "Their QB (Matt Mesaros) has a strong arm; we have to get after him and not give him time to throw.'
Compiled by Darryl Grumling