East Pennsboro at Greencastle-Antrim
Game data: East Pennsboro Panthers at Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils … Friday, 7 p.m. at Kaley Field …. Non-league game.
Teams: East Penn is undefeated,, earning wins over Big Spring and West Perry ... Greencastle is 0-2 after losses to Chambersburg and Milton Hershey, and has scored just three points so far.
Notes: Former Mid Penn Colonial Division foes meet up for a non-league game.
East Pennsboro was the winner of the Colonial Division a year ago, but has since switched places with West Perry in the MPC (Capital) Division. Panthers quarterback Payton Morris has gotten off to a fine start, completing 60 percent of his passes thus far. He has thrown for 313 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground, Onasis Neely has shouldered most of the work, already gaining 442 yards in two games.
Greencastle, on the other hand, is simply struggling to get any offense going. The Blue Devils finished with just over 100 yards of total offense last week, and have still yet to score a touchdown. G-A was shut out by Chambersburg in Week 1 and managed only a field goal in Week 2 against the Spartans. This week, Demetrius Burton returns after a one-game suspension. He was the offensive leader in Week 1 against the Trojans.
Media: Livestream will be available on gametimepa.com and midpennbroadcasting.com. Follow @NoahShatzer for updates.
P.O. pick: East Pennsboro by 14.
Bermudian Springs at Shippensburg
Game data: Bermudian Springs Eagles at Shippensburg Greyhounds … Friday, 7 p.m. at Veterans Stadium … Non-league game.
Teams: The Eagles are 2-0 after beating Boiling Springs, 21-18, last week … Shippensburg is the only remaining undefeated team in Franklin County; the Hounds had wins over Dover and Chambersburg to start the season.
Notes: Like Shippensburg, Bermudian Springs is undefeated so far. But unlike Shippensburg, neither of the Eagles’ two victories have come in dominating fashion.
Bermudian Springs utilizes a number of different offensive weapons. Devin Hodgen, Ashton West and Brenton Krebs have all seen substantial time running the ball.
For the Greyhounds, Carter Van Scyoc has settled into the quarterback role quite well. Receiver Cody Gustafson has been a top target; he’s had more than 100 receiving yards in both games this year. Philip Torres has been the ground game leader, totaling 185 yards so far.
Media: Follow @TheRealKReib for updates. Webcast will be available at sesportsnet.com … Listen to radio coverage on WIOO (1480 AM, 93.9 FM).
P.O. pick: Shippensburg by 12.
Camp Hill at James Buchanan
Game data: Camp Hill Lions at James Buchanan Rockets … Friday, 7 p.m. at Rocket Stadium … Non-league game.
Teams: Camp Hill is 2-1 but has won two in a row … The Rockets (0-2) got off to a promising start by scoring 36 points in Week 1, but suffered a 57-10 loss a week ago.
Notes: Roster-wise, Camp Hill and James Buchanan should be formidable opponents, but the Lions are a perennial powerhouse in Class 2A.
Camp Hill has just one blemish on its record so far, and that was a 31-0 loss to Palmyra in Week Zero. But the Lions have come storming back since then, averaging 44 points in the last two games. They boast a very well-balanced offense. So far, the Lions have gained 540 yards through the air and 444 on the ground.
James Buchanan will be looking to put together four strong quarters. The Rockets played well late in Week 1, and started well enough against Hanover a week ago. But JB petered out after the second quarter. Evan Stoner led the Rocket offense last week with 75 yards on just two carries.
Media: Follow @joelrineer1981 for updates.
P.O. pick: Camp Hill by 18.