WEEK 12 PREVIEW CAPSULES
DISTRICT 1-AAAA QUARTERFINALS
SPRING-FORD (9-2) AT NESHAMINY (10-1)
Last week: Spring-Ford defeated Downingtown West 43-21; Neshaminy beat Unionville 41-7.
About the Rams: Second straight trip to quarterfinals for No. 12 seeds; defeated Ridley 28-26 last year. ... Have gone 9-1 since season-opening 37-21 loss at Whitehall, which is 10-1 and will face Parkland in a District 11 semifinal Friday. Other loss was to unbeaten Pottsgrove, 14-7, in Week 5. ... Senior Matt Daywalt went 10-for-13 for 134 yards and one TD (a 35-yarder to Gary Hopkins) in his starting QB debut last week. ... Feature back Jarred Jones coming off 231-yard, five-TD outburst and has 4,028 career rushing yards. ... Senior DE Mason Romano leads area with eight sacks, while senior DT Robby Varner has a team-high 62 tackles. ... Ranked as an honorable mention Class AAAA squad by Pennsylvania Football News.
About the Redskins: No. 4 seeds opened season 9-0 before falling to Pennsbury 31-3 in Suburban One League National Conference finale. ... Junior RB D'Andre Pollard ran for 245 yards and four TDs last week — including a 6-yarder midway through the third quarter that put Neshaminy up to stay and ignited a 21-point outburst over six minutes — to surpass the 2,000-yard mark for the season. He currently stands at 2,193. ... Offense is averaging 34.2 points per game while defensive is holding opposition to 8.5 points per game (second in District 1). ... Ranked No. 7 in state in Class AAAA by Pennsylvania Football News.
PERKIOMEN VALLEY (9-2) AT CENTRAL BUCKS WEST (9-2)
Last week: Perkiomen Valley defeated Bayard Rustin 26-6; C.B. West beat Plymouth-Whitemarsh 50-26.
About the Vikings: No. 15 seeds coming off first AAAA playoff win, thanks to 225 passing yards and three touchdowns by Rasaan Stewart, season-bests of nine receptions, 112 yards and three TDs from Clay Domine and a defensive effort that held Rustin to a season-low point total. ... Stewart has thrown for 1,676 yards and 22 touchdowns and also rushed for 925 yards and 11 more scores. He has 4,046 career passing yards (with 43 career TD passes) and has run for 2,671 career yards. ... Coach Scott Reed lauded the efforts of LBs Pat Delaney and Danny Light, who have stepped up their games in the absence of injured fellow LB Austin Gansz. ... Ranked honorable mention in state in Class AAAA by Pennsylvania Football News.
About the Bucks: No. 7 seeds got 230 rushing yards and a school-record six TDs from RB Marvin Todd (who has 1,275 yards and 20 TDs in nine games) last week. ... QB John Fitz has thrown for 1,350 yards and 14 touchdowns while also running for 612 yards. ... DL Grant Udinski leads squad with 69 tackles, while LB Buddy Zanolini has seven sacks. ... Won four straight 1-AAAA titles from 1997-2000. ... Ranked honorable mention in Class AAAA by Pennsylvania Football News.
DISTRICT 1-AAA SEMIFINAL
ACADEMY PARK (8-2) AT POTTSGROVE (11-0)
Last week:Academy Park beat Interboro 35-22; Pottsgrove defeated Phoenixville 49-7.
About the Knights: No. 4 seeds got 253 rushing yards and five total touchdowns last week from Jerry Lanier, who became the school's career rushing leader. Lanier has 1,870 rushing yards and 17 TDs this year. ... Losses were to Pennridge (28-13 in Week 4) and Glen Mills (20-13 in Week 9). ... Ranked honorable mention in state in Class AAA by Pennsylvania Football News. ... QB Brian Ingram is 44-for-87 for 872 yards with nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. His top target is Jamar Dembry (21 catches, 543 yards, five TDs).
About the Falcons: Top seeds are ranked ninth in state in Class AAA by Pennsylvania Football News. ... Coach Rick Pennypacker's squad is making seventh straight district semifinal appearance; lost to Henderson 31-28 last year. ... Marquis Barefield leads team with 1,496 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns after running for 116 yards and four scores on just seven carries last week. ... Mike Fowler has 14 receptions, nine of them going for scores. ... LBs Tyrone Parker (93 tackles) and Jeff Adams (83) lead a hard-hitting defense that has a plus-7 turnover margin over the past four weeks.
PHOENIXVILLE (4-7) AT QUAKERTOWN (6-4)
Last week: Phoenixville lost to Pottsgrove 49-7; Quakertown was idle.
About the Phantoms: Rash of injuries hasn't helped coach Bill Furlong's squad, which has dropped 5 of 6 since 3-2 start. ... Matt Palubinsky ran for a team-high 71 yards last week, with Justin McDougal contributing the lone TD on a 2-yard run. ... Secondary has been a strength, as team has allowed an average of just 38.3 passing yards over the past four weeks.
About the Panthers: Have won three straight since 3-4 start. ... Beat Upper Perkiomen 27-6 in Week 1. ... Top offensive performers for coach George Banas are quarterback Alec Vera (845 passing yards, six TDs, 10 INTs), running back Matt Stoneback (643 rushing yards, 10 TDs) and receiver Pat SanAngelo (19 catches, 284 yards). ... LB Hunter Nice leads squad with 86 tackles.
— Compiled by DARRYL GRUMLING