By Joseph Santoliqutio

CBS Philly’s Area Top 10 Power Ratings For Oct. 3, 2014

 

  1. Archbishop Wood (Record: 5-0)
  2. La Salle (Record: 4-1)
  3. St. Joseph’s (Hammonton, NJ) (Record: 3-0)
  4. St. Joseph’s Prep (Record: 1-3)
  5. Pennsbury (Record: 5-0)
  6. Shawnee (Record: 3-0)
  7. Imhotep Charter (Record: 4-1)
  8. Timber Creek (Record: 3-0)
  9. Camden (Record: 3-0)
  10. Coatesville (Record: 5-0)

 

Under Consideration: Bonner-Prendergast (5-0), Cherokee (2-1), Downingtown East (4-1), Downingtown West (4-1), Haddonfield (3-0), Hammonton (3-0), Haverford School (3-1), Lenape (3-0), Quakertown (5-0), West Chester Henderson (4-1), West Chester Rustin (4-1), West Deptford (3-0).

Southeastern PA Top 10 Power Ratings For Oct. 3, 2014 

  1. Archbishop Wood (Record: 5-0)
  2. La Salle (Record: 4-1)
  3. St. Joseph’s Prep (Record: 1-3)
  4. Pennsbury (Record: 5-0)
  5. Imhotep Charter (Record: 4-1)
  6. Coatesville (Record: 5-0)
  7. West Chester Henderson (Record: 4-1)
  8. Downingtown West (Record: 4-1)
  9. Downingtown East (Record: 4-1)
  10. Haverford School (Record: 3-1)

 

Under consideration: Bonner-Prendergast (5-0), Springfield (D) (5-0), Quakertown (5-0), Ben Franklin (5-0), Central Bucks South (4-1), Conestoga (4-1), Council Rock North (4-1), Garnet Valley (4-1), Perkiomen Valley (4-1), Simon Gratz (4-1), Upper Dublin (4-1), West Chester Rustin (4-1), Roman Catholic (3-2).

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — The seniors now vividly remember the faces of the seniors then. These seniors recall the hollow expressions those seniors wore, the quivering lower lips, the teary eyes. To a man, these seniors vowed, it wouldn’t happen again, not to them.

West Chester Rustin has a little motivation pulling it forward. The Golden Knights’ seniors are acutely aware of how they went in a first-round upset to No. 15 seed Perkiomen Valley in last year’s District 1 Class AAAA playoffs, after entering the tournament as the No. 2 seed.

It’s a sting these seniors still feel.

Buoyed by lynchpin mighty-mite guard Phil Vecchiolli, massive 6-foot-6, 300-pound junior tackle Ray Bordley, tight ends Matt Hosking and Greg Krikorian, center Pat Durant, guard Sean Weaver and tackle Christos Moscharis, the 4-1 Golden Knights are back in the mix among the top District 1 teams, seeded No. 5 entering the fifth week of the season.

Rustin runs a power game spurred by senior tailback Terry Loper, who ripped through undefeated Great Valley last week for a career-best 347 yards in a 54-13 Rustin win. In five games this season, Loper has rushed for 1,073 yards and 13 TDs.

If there is a team that could threaten powerhouse Pennsbury in District 1 Class AAAA, it could be the Golden Knights.

2014 District One Seedings Week 5

AAAA School W-L PTS AVG

  1. Pennsbury 5-0 650 130
  2. Coatesville 5-0 610 122
  3. Quakertown 5-0 570 114
  4. Council Rock North 4-1 560 112
  5. WC Rustin 4-1 550 110
  6. Downingtown East 4-1 540 108
  7. Henderson 4-1 520 104
  8. Downingtown West 4-1 500 100
  9. Perk Valley        4-1 500 100
  10. C. B. South        4-1 490 98
  11.  Conestoga        4-1 490 98
  12. Upper Dublin 4-1 490 98
  13. Pennridge 4-1 470 94
  14. Garnet Valley 4-1 460 92
  15. Abington 3-2 450 90
  16. Unionville 3-2 420 84
  17. Council Rock – S 3-2 410 82
  18. Souderton 3-2 410 82
  19. Methacton 3-2 400 80
  20. Norristown        3-2 390 78
  21. Ply-Whitemarsh 3-2 390 78
  22. Ridley 3-2 390 78
  23. Neshaminy 2-3 380 76
  24. Haverford 3-2 370 74
  25. Truman 3-2 360 72
  26. Upper Darby 3-2 360 72
  27. North Penn 2-3 350 70

 

AAA School W-L PTS AVG

  1. Springfield (Delco) 5-0 670 134
  2. Bishop Shanahan 4-1 560 112
  3. Great Valley 4-1 520 104
  4. Upper Moreland 4-1 480 96
  5. Pottsgrove 3-2 440 88
  6. Octorara 3-2 430 86
  7. Academy Park 3-2 420 84
  8. Radnor 3-2 410 82
  9. Marple Newtown 3-2 390 78
  10. Chichester 2-2 280 70

 

AA School W-L PTS AVG

  1. Bristol 5-0 580 116.0
  2. Valley Forge MA 4-1 380 76.0
  3. Springfield (Montco) 2-3 330 64.0
  4. New Hope 2-2 260 65.0

 

A School W-L PTS AVG

  1. Calvary Christian 3-1 390 97.5
  2. Bishop McDevitt 3-2 450 90.0
  3. Delco Christian 2-2 320 80.0
  4. Kipp-DuBois 2-3 330 66.0
  5. Jenkintown 2-3 320 64.0

 

Game of the Week

La Salle (4-1) at Archbishop Wood (5-0) at William Tennent High School, Friday, 7 PM

This is a blockbuster for both teams. Wood, the area’s No. 1 team, features a power game led by the formidable front of the Penn State-bound pair Ryan Bates (6-foot-5, 280 pounds) and Jake Cooper (6-3, 235) along with Kurt Stengel (6-4, 255), Shawn Scroger (6-2, 255), Tom Cardozo (6-1, 235), and Christian Lohin (6-2, 240).

The Vikings have pounded opponents for an average of 276.6 yards rushing a game, according to TedSilary.com, the bulk of which has come from Villanova-bound tailback Jarrett McClenton, who’s rushed for 739 yards.

La Salle will try and counter that with the accurate rifle arm of Vanderbilt-bound quarterback Kyle Shurmur, who’s thrown for 17 touchdowns and 1,342 yards, according to Tedsilary.com, averaging 268.4 yards and 3.4 TD passes a game.

Might makes right, however, in this great matchup. Wood hasn’t given up more than 14 points to anyone this season. Wood has trouble with Shurmur, as everyone has, but the Vikings keep the ball away from the dangerous quarterback. Wood plays keep-away in grinding it up behind arguably the best offensive line in the state.

Prediction: Wood 42, La Salle 28

 

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