BUCKS COUNTY (OCT. 29, 2020) >> It's the last week before the PIAA football playoffs get underway and nothing has really changed for the Neshaminy High football team (3-1) ever since it lost to Pennridge in its second game of the season.
Despite three solid victories, Neshaminy still needs help to be one of the four teams in the District 1 Class 6A field.
There are four undefeated teams remaining in 6A. They are Coatesville (3-0), Spring-Ford (5-0), Pennridge (4-0) and Souderton (4-0). All are favored this week and will qualify with victories.
Currently with one loss and still hoping to somehow get in are the likes of Neshaminy, North Penn, Abington and Quakertown.
Neshaminy is a huge favorite against winless Pennsbury, while Abington faces the tough task of upsetting Pennridge.
Pennsbury (0-4) at Neshaminy (3-1), Friday, 7 p.m. >> This is one of the great rivalries in the Delaware Valley, but it would come as a huge surprise if this one is close. Neshaminy has put up some big offensive numbers and the normally tough Pennsbury defense has been torched for 156 points in four games. No matter what happens here, Pennsbury still has a game remaining after it added Archbishop Carroll at home next Friday night. Unless it upsets Neshaminy, Pennsbury would then be trying to avoid its first winless season in at least 60 years
Council Rock North (1-2) at Council Rock South (2-2), Friday, 7 p.m. >> This year's Rock Cup should be a very good game. Rock South has been the better defensive team, but its offense has been up and down. Rock North is improved from a year ago and will be looking to avenge last year's 14-7 loss. South is favored, but not by much.
Souderton (4-0) at Bensalem (0-4), Friday, 7 p.m. >> Undefeated Souderton is an overwhelming favorite to begin with. Throw in the fact it is going for a playoff berth and, well, you get the idea.
Bishop McDevitt (1-1) at Conwell-Egan (1-1), Friday, 7 p.m. >> The Eagles got their first win last week with a 21-14 victory over Landsdale Catholic and ended a nine-game losing streak in the process. McDevitt, meanwhile, was crushing Pottstown after a respectable loss to Archbishop Wood. It's just really hard to gauge the PCL teams because of the limited action.
Lower Moreland (1-2) at Bristol (2-2), Friday, 3:45 p.m. >> After a bye week, the Warriors return to action against a team they beat two weeks ago, 27-10. Although Bristol must guard against overconfidence, it will be looking to play well on its home field as it gets ready for the Class A playoffs.