Sunday, October 19, 2014

D6SN Week Nine Rankings

5/6 A

1. Bishop Guilfoyle 8-0  Johnstown

Bishop Guilfoyle just moved right along with a 49-0 win over Bishop McCort, and like how it has been every other game, it was the Sam McCloskey show.  The senior do-it-all back put up five touchdowns in the first half and led the Marauders to another smooth victory. BG welcomes 6-2 Johnstown to town this week, and for playoff standings, beating a 6 win AAA team would be big if they want that top playoff spot. 

2. Portage 8-0 Conemaugh Valley 

Another day, another 200 yard rushing day for Calep Kephart, although this performance was particularly impressive. Kephart notched his third straight 200 yard game, and his fourth on the season. He only needed 17 carries to rack up 280 yards and four touchdowns against a pretty good Meyersdale team, and in the process he went over 4,000 yards for his career.  Portage has looked really good this season, could it be the year they break through to Mansion Park?

3. Blairsville 8-0 United

Blairsville secured the Heritage Conference regular season championship with a 55-7 win over Saltsburg last week. The Bobcats will look to finish the year with a perfect 8-0 conference mark as they host United this week.  

4. Bellwood-Antis 6-2 Glendale

Bellwood-Antis went down to Northern Bedford and grinded out a 21-0 win over the Panthers. It may have not been their best performance, but the Blue Devils took care of business and will look to do the same against a three win Glendale team. 

5. Berlin 7-1 Blacklick Valley

An improved defense has been the key for Berlin of late.  After Portage hung 38 on them in week four, the Mountaineers have allowed just six points in the past four games. They will look to take care of business against Blacklick this week before a rare second regular season trip to Portage. 

5/6 AA

1. Mt. Union 8-0 @ Tussey Mountain

Mt. Union remains the lone unbeaten team in AA, and they have been very impressive all year long. Things can get interesting this week, though, as they travel to Tussey Mountain.  The Titans are 7-1 and they are the reigning District 5 champions, so it has the chance to be a difficult game.

2. Bedford 7-1 @ Cambria Heights

The Bison had little trouble with Bishop Carroll last week, as they dispatched them 42-0.  Bedford makes the long road trip to Patton to take on Cambria Heights this week, and they should be 8-1 heading into the regular season finale with Forest Hills.

3. Tyrone 7-1  @ Penns Valley

Tyrone rolled over AAAA Central Mountain 61-0.  I don't care how good the team is, beating a team two classifications larger than you is a good win, especially for gaining playoff points.  Tyrone is right on Mt. Union's heels despite the loss. They should move to 8-1 with a road game at Penns Valley. 

4. Chestnut Ridge  7-1  @ Bellefonte 

Ridge easily beat Penns Valley 42-0 last week.  They should have another easy one with Bellefonte this week. The big game everyone is waiting for is when Tyrone comes to town in week ten with huge playoff seeding implications on the line for both sides.

5. Central 6-2 @ Huntingdon

Central rolled over Bellefonte 41-7 last week and made the move to 6-2.  The Dragons play host to Huntingdon on Friday and finish the year when Ligonier comes to town in a non-conference games. 

5-6-8-9 AAA

1. Somerset 8-0  @ Penn Cambria

Another dominating win for Somerset as they took down Cambria Heights 47-0.  The Golden Eagles could have a tricky one this week with a road game at Penn Cambria, who is a solid team.  The PC game sits right before the big showdown with Guilfoyle in week ten.  You could almost call it a trap game. 

2. Clearfield 6-2 Philipsburg-Osceola

Clearfield will look to hold up their end of the bargain in having a three way tie atop the Mountain League by beating Philipsburg this week.  The Bison have been rolling lately with five straight wins. 

3. Johnstown 6-2 @ Bishop Guilfoyle

Johnstown scored an emotional and important win over Forest Hills last week in overtime. It is those kind of wins that can start a playoff run, and we'll see if they can carry it over when they play Bishop Guilfoyle this week. 

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