Greencastle-Antrim at Big Spring
Game data: Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils at Big Spring Bulldogs ... Friday, 7 p.m. at Big Spring ... Mid Penn Colonial Division game.
Teams: Big Spring (4-1, 2-0 MPC) is soaring on a four-game winning streak, including a 31-22 victory over West Perry in Week 5 ... The Blue Devils (1-4, 1-1 MPC) just suffered a loss to Mifflin County, 36-17.
Notes: Greencastle is going to have its hands full with the Bulldogs, who haven't lost since their opening game.
Big Spring is using a stellar rushing game to rack up all the wins. The team has rushed for 1,300 yards through the first five games, and is led by Ryan Adams, who is averaging more than 150 yards per game. He has racked up 779 yards and 11 touchdowns on 87 carries. Dual threat quarterback Jaret Petty has rushed for 423 yards and thrown for 474.
Greencastle is going through a bit of a down season with its only win coming against West Perry. The Blue Devils suffered the loss of quarterback Cade McDowell due to an injury during last week's game, and his status is currently unknown. G-A will rely heavily on Demetrius Burton, who leads the team with 381 rushing yards despite missing one game.
Media: Follow @TheRealKReib on Twitter for updates from the game ... Livestream will be available on GameTimePA.com and midpennbroadcasting.com.
P.O. pick: Bulldogs by 14.
James Buchanan at Northern York
Game data: James Buchanan Rockets at Northern York Polar Bears ... Friday, 7 p.m. at Robert F. Bostick Field ... Mid Penn Colonial Division game.
Teams: The Rockets (0-5, 0-2 MPC) most recently suffered a 66-0 loss at the hands of Shippensburg ... Northern York (2-3, 0-2 MPC) is coming off a two-game losing skid.
Notes: Despite Northern's 0-2 record in the Colonial Division, things aren't going to get any easier for James Buchanan this week.
The Rockets are still searching for their first win of the season and haven't scored a point in three straight games. JB's offense has struggled all season, as it is averaging just 106.6 total yards per game. Cormac Houpt has been the one bright spot, leading the team with 323 yards on 53 carries. Defensively, the Rockets are led by Colby Bradshaw, who has amassed 30.5 tackles on the season.
Northern has gotten a spark from freshman running back Kyle Swartz, who leads the team with 330 rushing yards. Quarterback Curtis Robison has thrown for 456 yards but also has four interceptions.
P.O. pick: Northern by 20.
Waynesboro at West Perry
Game data: Waynesboro Indians at West Perry Mustangs ... Friday, 7 p.m. at West Perry Stadium ... Mid Penn Colonial Division game.
Teams: Waynesboro is 2-3 (1-1 MPC) after earning its first division win against Northern York ... West Perry (0-5, 0-2 MPC) has yet to find its first win of the season.
Notes: The Indians are poised to earn two wins in a row for the first time this season, as they take on the winless Mustangs.
Waynesboro has had an up and down season but is coming off a shutout. Defensively, the Indians are led by Villanova commit Forrest Rhyne, who has totaled 57 tackles this season. Jimi Hoffman (36 tackles), Patrick Swiney (33) and Dylan Cummins (31) have also been big contributors. Brady Beckner paces the offense with a county-leading 564 rushing yards.
After scoring seven or fewer points in each of its first three games, West Perry has scored more than 20 points in the last two games. The Mustangs have a well-balanced rushing attack with Terrance Quaker's 308 yards leading the way.
P.O. pick: 'Boro by 8.