Week 5 Mid-Penn Football Rankings
Posted September 29, 2013 11:26 am
Andre Robinson of Bishop McDevitt
1. Bishop McDevitt (5-0, Last: 1) – Defeated #5 Susquehanna Township 36-19. Next: Home against Hershey. The Crusaders have one of the best offensive lines in the state. Robinson breaks plenty of tackles, but you have to credit the offensive line for their part in helping him get to the second level. Quarterback Nick Marsillo is definitely coming into his own.
2. Cumberland Valley ( 4-1, Last: 2) – Defeated #4 Chambersburg 31-14. Next: Home against Carlisle. The Eagles are currently the best team in the Commonwealth Division. Carlisle will have a big problem stopping the Big Red Machine and their running game.
3. Cedar Cliff (5-0, Last: 3). Defeated Red Land 35-7. Next: Away against Palmyra. The Colts had no problem with the Patriots in the “War of the West Shore” game this past Friday. Will Palmyra have enough fire power to keep up with the Colts?
4. Lower Dauphin (5-0, Last:6). Defeated Mechanicsburg 35-0. Next: Away against Susquehanna Township. Ok, time for the “Money Team” to show and prove against Susquehanna Township. The Falcons have posted four shut-outs in five of their games this year.
5. Chambersburg (5-0, Last: #4). Lost to #2 Cumberland Valley 31-14. Next: Home against State College. No shame in losing to a Cumberland Valley team that’s pretty good this year. The amount of points the Trojans lost by was surprising. State College comes into town after getting hammered by Central Dauphin at home.
6. Steelton-Highspire (5-0, Last: 7). Defeated East Pennsboro 21-14. Next: Away against Susquenita. The Rollers were able to come out with the win in overtime against an improving East Pennsboro football team. The Mid-Penn Capital Division is pretty competitive this year.
7. Central Dauphin East (3-2, last: 10). Defeated Carlisle 28-12. Next: Away against Harrisburg. The Panthers were finally able to get back on track with a good win against a team they were expected to beat in Carlisle. They play Harrisburg in what should be an exciting game this week over at Severance Field.
8. Harrisburg (2-3, Last: unranked). Defeated #8 Mifflin County. Next: Home against Central Dauphin East. Mifflin County is better than most people think. That was a good win for the Cougars as they get the comeback victory on the road. This weeks game against Central Dauphin East is a crucial game.
9. Mifflin County (4-1, Last: 8). Lost to Harrisburg 38-34. Next: Away against Central Dauphin. I came away impressed with the Huskies, even though they lost a very winnable game against Harrisburg on Friday. While they may not have great team speed, they have a really good running game and a quarterback who can make plays as well. They have a big test on the road this week against Central Dauphin.
10. Susquehanna Township (3-2, Last: 5) Lost to #1 Bishop McDevitt 36-19. Next: Home against Lower Dauphin. The Indians can’t afford to lose too many more games or they risk getting a very low seed in the District 3-AAA playoffs. The Tribe were able to get some things going offensively against McDevitt in the second half. Lower Dauphin has pitched four shut-outs in the past five weeks. Something will have to give.
Honorable Mention: Central Dauphin (3-2), Hershey (4-1), Milton Hershey (4-1)