Countdown to Kickoff: North Penn

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North Penn, coming off a 6-4 season, opens the 2013 season versus defending Catholic League Class AAAA champ La Salle.

North Penn

Coach: Dick Beck (12th year; 126-24).

Last season: 6-4 overall; 5-2 SOL Continental Conference.

Offense: Pro I.

Defense: 4-4.

Top 10: Kris Akins, RB-DB, 5-11, 195; Austin Shearer, QB, 6-1, 200; Luke Berry, FB, 5-10, 215; Frank Tranzilli, OL-DL, 6-1, 275; Nick Wright, RB-LB, 5-11, 215; Andrew Thomas, OL-DL, 6-2, 235; Mike Libby, WR-DB, 5-11, 160; Lewis Dickinson, DB, 5-10, 185; Connor Gill, TE-DE, 6-2, 200; Zach Brandis, DB, 5-11, 165.

Others to watch: Jesse Cook, DL, 6-0, 220; Alex Eppinger, OL-DL, 5-11, 220; Brandon Quinn, WR-DB, 6-1, 180.

Beck says: "I'm hoping that we mature early. We have a tough group that has worked extremely hard."

Key games: Oct. 31 vs. La Salle (at PW), 7; Sept. 6 vs. Archbishop Wood, 7:30; Sept. 14 vs. St. Joe's Prep (at PW), 7; Oct. 4 at C.B. South, 7; Oct. 18 vs. Pennridge, 7:30.

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