WEEK 10 CAPSULES
BOYERTOWN (6-3) AT POTTSGROVE (9-0)
PAC-10 records: Boyertown 5-3; Pottsgrove 8-0.
Last week: Boyertown defeated Pope John Paul II 21-14; Pottsgrove beat Perkiomen Valley 23-12.
Bears/Falcons facts/figures: See story, C1.
Notable: Pottsgrove leads PAC-10 series 6-5 after last year's 56-6 victory; Boyertown leads overall series 19-12-1.
PERKIOMEN VALLEY (7-2) AT UPPER PERKIOMEN (1-8)
PAC-10 records: Perkiomen Valley 6-2; Upper Perkiomen 1-7.
Last week: Perkiomen Valley lost to Pottsgrove 23-12; Upper Perkiomen fell to Phoenixville 21-0.
Vikings facts/figures: Seeking back-to-back 8-win seasons since joining the PAC-10 in 1986. ... Defense, which had allowed 34 points in first eight games, gave up a season-high point total last week. ... QB Rasaan Stewart currently at 3,564 passing yards (and 37 TDs) and 2,563 rushing yards for his career. ... WR Clay Domine had a season-high five catches for 67 yards last week. ... OL/LB Austin Gansz suffered broken tibia last week and is out for the year, while leading receiver Dakota Clanagan (29 receptions, 405 yards) is questionable, according to coach Scott Reed.
Indians facts/figures: RB Aidan Schaffer reached the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight year with a 69-yard effort last week, and currently stands at 1,004. ... Mike Felix and Jake Pirri each collected interceptions last week as defense forced season-high three turnovers. ... Justin Crossley has 1.5 sacks over the past two weeks.
Notable: Upper Perkiomen leads the PAC-10 series 16-11 and overall series 28-14, though, Perkiomen Valley won last year's game 47-14. ... "Clay Domine and (RB) Mark Bonomo have both been playing very well with and without the football,' PV coach Scott Reed said. "Both have contributed to the rushing and receiving totals in our offense, but they both have been selfless with their blocking when they do not have the ball.'
POTTSTOWN (1-8) AT SPRING-FORD (7-2)
PAC-10 records: Pottstown 1-6; Spring-Ford 6-1.
Last week: Pottstown lost to Methacton 38-6; Spring-Ford defeated Owen J. Roberts 47-3.
Trojans facts/figures: Roster has been depleted due to off-field issues; were without C Derrick Wilson, RB/DB Dayon Mohler and RB Najee Johnson last week. ... Minus-8 turnover ratio has been a season-long problem. ... Lone score last week came on a 3-yard TD run by QB Gary Wise.
Rams facts/figures: Have outscored opposition 171-10 over current four-game winning streak. ... Coach Chad Brubaker will go with senior Zac DeMedio at QB after Brandon Leacraft suffered ankle injury last week. WR Danny Matthews and RB Mike Fuhrmeister are also out with injuries, according to Brubaker. ... Jarred Jones leads area in rushing yards (1,227) and touchdowns (20) and features a gaudy 10.7 yards per carry average. ... Plus-15 turnover ratio over past five games, with defense forcing 19 turnovers during that span. ... K David Gulati has an area-best five field goals, including a school-record 42-yarder last week. ... "Pottstown has some athletes that can make plays,' Brubaker said. "We are beat up right now, so we're concerned about going into and coming out of the game healthy.'
Notable: Spring-Ford leads PAC-10 series 19-8 and overall series 32-23-1, winning last year's encounter 55-20. ... "Spring-Ford is a very well-coached team who you have to be concerned with because of their talent and scheme,' Pottstown coach Don Grinstead said. "Their running back (Jones) is a very good player; we will have to get as many people to corral him as possible. They have a tough, aggressive defense that really gets after it and tries to take away what you like to do.'
DANIEL BOONE (4-5) AT EXETER (7-2)
Berks Section 1 records: Daniel Boone 3-3; Exeter 4-2.
Last week: Daniel Boone defeated Muhlenberg 27-20; Exeter beat Pottsville 48-27.
Blazers facts/figures: Currently stand at No. 16 in District 3-AAA power ratings; will likely need a victory to clinch spot in district tourney field. ... Have won two straight and 3-of-4 thanks to strong defensive effort that's generated 14 takeaways over past four weeks. ... RB Kyle Myers went over 1,000-yard mark for season last week and has run for 200-plus yards in two of last four weeks. ... RB/S Xavier Smith has been a factor on both sides of the ball of late, and had a 1-yard TD run last week.
Eagles facts/figures: Have scored at least 34 points on six different occasions behind duo of QB Chase Yocum (785 passing yards, 682 rushing yards, 23 combined TDs) and RB Manny Soto (668 rushing yards, five TDs). ... Ethan Lutz scored on a 35-yard run and 59-yard interception return last week. ... Michal Menet, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound sophomore, has been a beast on both lines.
Notable: Exeter leads series 33-22-1, taking last year's encounter 35-7.
ST. ANDREW'S, DEL. (2-5) AT PERKIOMEN SCHOOL (3-4), 3 P.M.
Last week: St. Andrew's lost 42-16 to Wilmington (Del.) Friends; Perkiomen School was idle.
Cardinals facts/figures: Wins were over Moyer Academy (16-12 in Week 1) and George School (38-0 in Week 5). ... Donovan Simpson had a 65-yard kickoff return in a 45-6 Week 6 loss to Tower Hill and a 78-yard TD reception last week. ... Offense averaging 18.0 ppg, defense allowing 30.3 ppg.
Panthers facts/figures: Hoping bye week can help kick-start offense that's generated just 20 total points over past four games. ... Getting strong efforts from OL/DL Quinn Kasner, RB/DB Josh Cruz, RB/DB Derek Fosbenner, OL/DL Bobby Lee, OL/LB Tony Coleman, RB/LB Alex Arhontoulis and DE Sane Flynn, according to coach Tom Calvario.
Notable: St. Andrew's leads the series 6-1, including last year's 35-14 victory. ... "St. Andrews is always very athletic and loves to hit you in the mouth,' Calvario said. "Once again we have a big challenge in front of us.' ... Season finale for Perkiomen School.
PHOENIXVILLE (4-5) AT METHACTON (5-4), 1 P.M.
PAC-10 records: Phoenixville 4-3; Methacton 5-3.
Last week: Phoenixville defeated Upper Perkiomen 21-0; Methacton beat Pottstown 38-6.
Phantoms facts/figures: Defense allowed a season-low 84 total yards last week in helping squad snap a three-game losing streak. ... Secondary of Ian Brown, Damien Davido, D.J. Brock and Donnie Jackson helped hold PAC-10 receiving leader Travis Kline without a catch last week, with Davido effectively being utilized as a spy on Upper Perkiomen's Aidan Schaffer. ... Getting strong play from OLB Zack Gallow, according to coach Bill Furlong. ... Jackson also threw for two TDs and Justin McDougal ran for 78 yards and a score last week.
Warriors facts/figures: Junior QB Conner Derrickson really coming into his own, with an area-best 155.5 rating. He's thrown for 475 yards over the past three weeks and has 476 rushing yards and eight rushing TDs for the season. ... FB Mike Cassidy ran for a season-high 123 yards and three TDs last week, and has found the end zone six times over the past two weeks. ... Kyle Lowery racked up 144 receiving yards on four catches week, including a 95-yard TD grab. ... S Dillon Alderfer had an interception last week and has been a big part of secondary that's allowed 88 combined yards over past two games. ... "We can't allow them to set the tone,' Methacton coach Paul Lepre said. "We will need to continue to get good effort from our offensive linemen, who we feel have been improving every week. Our first-team defense has been playing hard and running to the ball.'
Notable: Phoenixville leads PAC-10 series 5-0 and overall series 7-2, taking last year's contest 37-10. ... "We will have to be balanced and disciplined,' Furlong said. "Methacton is very sound fundamentally and doesn't make many mistakes.'
OWEN J. ROBERTS (1-8) AT POPE JOHN PAUL II (1-8), 2 P.M.
PAC-10 records: Owen J. Roberts 1-6; Pope John Paul II 1-7.
Last week: Owen J. Roberts lost to Spring-Ford 47-3; Pope John Paul II fell to Boyertown 21-14.
Wildcats facts/figures: Have been held to just a Matt Dinnocenti 29-yard field goal over the past eight quarters. ... Wyatt Scott ran for 111 yards last year, his fourth 100-yard-plus effort of the season. ... LB Bill Dawson had two sacks last week.
Golden Panthers facts/figures: Hung tough last week thanks to the effective running of Nick Howarth (66 yards, TD) and Johnnie Bildstein (63 yards). ... Mike Mead had a sack and Bildstein picked off a pass as defense held the league's top-ranked offense in total yards to a season-low 219 total yards. ... "Defensively, the kids played tough up front and battled the entire game,' PJP coach Mike Santillo said.
Notable: Owen J. Roberts leads the series 2-1 after taking last year's game 20-12. ... "We need to maintain our focus this week and make sure we finish the season on a high note,' Santillo said. "OJR is a well-balanced team and their coaches do an excellent job in getting them ready to play every week. We need to keep their RB (Scott) in check and not give up any big plays to keep us in the game.'
MERCERSBURG ACADEMY (2-4) AT HILL SCHOOL (0-6), 2:30 P.M.
MAPL records: Mercersburg Academy 0-3; Hill School 0-3.
Last week: Mercersburg Academy lost to Peddie 27-9; Hill School fell to Blair Academy 47-26.
Blue Storm facts/figures: Have lost four straight since a 2-0 start, with offense managing just 12.0 points per game during that span. ... QB Chris Buschi ran for a team-high 89 yards, including a 35-yard TD run, last week. Max Lissette kicked a 22-yard field goal for the squad's other points. ... Offense averaging 19.5 points per game, while defense is giving up an average of 30.2 points per game.
Rams facts/figures: Got 13 receptions for a school-record 207 yards from wide receiver Grant Smith, as well as 310 passing yards and a 20-for-30 effort from QB Matt Foltz last week. Smith's 50 receptions are a school single-season record; he also leads are with 795 receiving yards. ... Hunter Hedspeth-Blackburn has one sack in each of the past two games, while John Hill had a team-high six tackles last week. ... Trey Humes has rushed for a team-high 283 yards and three TDs.
Notable: Hill leads series 40-19, having taken last year's contest 17-13 and won the last five meetings. Rams have lost seven straight games since then.
— Compiled by DARRYL GRUMLING