Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Week 4 football schedule marks the start of league play for many teams.
In the Suburban One League, Neshaminy (National Conference), North Penn (Continental), and Upper Moreland (American) begin defense of their championships.
Action gets underway in the eight-team Catholic League Blue Division as well, with one game scheduled for Friday and three Saturday. Neumann-Goretti, which is set to play its first game of the season against Bonner-Prendergast on Saturday night, is the reigning champ.
Overbrook vs. Ben Franklin, at Simon Gratz Super Site, 6:30
Lincoln vs. Prep Charter, at South Philly Super Site, 3
Palumbo vs. Fels, at Northeast, 3
Dobbins at Roxborough, 3
Mastbaum at Strawberry Mansion, at 29th and Chalmers, 3
Kensington at Thomas Edison, 3
Boys’ Latin vs. Southern, at South Philly Super Site, 6:30
KIPP DuBois vs. George Washington, at Northeast, 6:30
M.L. King at West Philadelphia, 6:30
Catholic League Blue Division
Bishop McDevitt at Cardinal O’Hara, 7
McDevitt’s Jon-Luke Peaker is seeking his fourth straight 120-yard rushing game. He carried 27 times for 189 yards and a score in last Saturday’s 28-6 win over Chester, the first game played at the field behind McDevitt (2-1).
After being ide in the opening week, O’Hara defeated North Jersey’s Hudson Catholic (14-6 score) and Sun Valley (21-7).
O’Hara (2-0) is spurred on offense by QB Luke Sprague and halfback Keed Kpoto. Kpoto carried 21 times for 207 yards and two scores vs. Sun Valley.
Garnet Valley at Marple Newtown, 7
Fresh off Saturday’s dramatic, lightning-delayed victory over Haverford High, the Jaguars (3-0 overall, 2-0) visit the rebuilding Tigers (2-1, 1-1).
Garnet Valley’s feared option attack is headed by running back Colin Robinson (51 carries for 368 yards, six TDs) and QB Cole Palis.
Marple Newtown counters on offense with halfback Marlon Weathers and multipurpose threat Alden Mathes.
Upper Darby at Penncrest, 7
Conestoga at Strath Haven, 7:30
Ridley at Radnor, 7
Springfield (Delco) at Harriton, 7
Ches-Mont National Division
Coatesville at Bishop Shanahan, 7
Avon Grove at Downingtown East, 7
Downingtown West at W.C. Henderson, 7
Ches-Mont American Division
Unionville at Great Valley, 7
W.C. Rustin at Kennett, 7
Suburban One National Conference
Abington at Bensalem, 7
C.R. North at Neshaminy, 7
Harry S Truman at C.R. South, 7
Suburban One Continental Conference
North Penn at Pennridge, 7
William Tennent at Souderton, 7
Suburban One American Conference
Hatboro-Horsham at Upper Dublin, 7
Upper Moreland at Quakertown, 7
Wissahickon at Plymouth Whitemarsh, 7
New Hope-Solebury at Bristol, 7
Penn Charter at Central, 3
Bartram at Valley Forge Military, 3:45
Germantown Academy at Father Judge, 6
Academy of the New Church at Springfield (Montco), 7
Berks Catholic at Boyertown, 7
C.B. East at Pennsbury, 7
C.B. South at C.B. West, 7
ELCO at Octorara, 7
Exeter Township at Spring-Ford, 7
Fleetwood at Upper Perkiomen, 7
Interboro at Perkiomen Valley, 7
Methacton at Pottstown, 7
Norristown at Cheltenham, 7
Phoenixville at Chichester, 7
Pottsgrove at Glen Mills, 7
Spring. Chestnut Hill vs. Roman Catholic, at the Northwest Super Site, 7
Quarterback Aaron Angelos and the Blue Devils (2-0) are averaging 50.5 points.
Angelos spreads the ball among running back Rob Gentile and receivers Pat Elliott and Ke’Shawn Williams.
Roman (0-3) is trying to notch its first victory after losses to Conwell-Egan (38-20 score), Malvern Prep (49-17), and Downingtown East (42-7).
The struggling Cahillites are led on offense by running back Brian Burton, QB Rhyme Robinson, and receivers Chad Booker and Ivan Thorpe.
Simon Gratz at Academy Park, 7
Upper Merion at Owen J. Roberts, 7
W.C. East at Sun Valley, 7
Avalon School (Md.) at Episcopal Academy, 7
Malvern Prep at McDonogh (Md.), 7
Our Lady of Good Counsel (N.J.) vs. St. Joseph’s Prep, at Widener, 7:30
Catholic League Blue Division
Conwell-Egan vs. Lansdale Catholic, at Springfield (Montco), noon
Archbishop Carroll vs. West Catholic, at Drexel, noon
Bonner-Prendie vs. Neumann-Goretti, at South Philly Super Site, 6
Haverford High at Lower Merion, 1
Lower Moreland at Jenkintown, noon
Chester vs. Archbishop Ryan, at George Washington, 1
Morrisville vs. School of the Future, at Simon Gratz Super Site, 1
Schuylkill Valley at Pope John Paul II, 1
Oxford at Penn Wood, 7
Pope John Paul XXIII (N.J.) vs. Archbishop Wood, at William Tennent, 7
Haverford School vs. La Salle, at Springfield (Montco), 7
The Fords (1-0) are eager to return to action after last Friday night’s nonleague game vs. Simon Gratz was canceled because of lightning. They opened the season with a 12-6 win over Northeast.
The Explorers (0-3) are still looking for their first win. They fell to host Malvern Prep, 35-23, Saturday at Gamp Pellegrini Athletic Complex. It’s the first time La Salle has dropped its first three games since 1986.
The Explorers’ Sean Daly started at QB vs. Malvern in place of injured starter Jack Machita (thumb). The converted running back completed 12 of 23 passes for 220 yards and a score.
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