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Pete’s Top-10: Nazareth making moves up poll

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Not much change in this week’s poll but Nazareth is one of the climbers this week after their win over Freedom. Emmaus can take a leap and boost their confidence heading into the postseason with a win over Easton this week, while Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic look to keep their supremacy at the top of the poll.

It’s week nine of football and it’s still in the 70s outside. Let’s see how things heat up in this week’s picks.

1. Parkland (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Another week to heal any players banged up.

The Pick: Parkland 49- Northampton 0

2. Bethlehem Catholic (7-1)

Last week’s rank: #2

Hawks aiming for city title.

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 35- Freedom 14

3. Easton (6-2)

Last week’s rank: #3

Tricky game for Easton.

The Pick: Easton 27- Emmaus 21

4. Whitehall (5-3)

Last week’s rank: #4

Zephs fell flat last week. They should rebound against Stroudsburg.

The Pick: Whitehall 35- Stroudsburg 24

5. Emmaus (5-3)

Last week’s rank: #5

Hornets can pull off the upset, but I’m not sure they will.

The Pick: Easton 27- Emmaus 21

6. Nazareth (4-4)

Last week’s rank: #7

The Jahan Dotson show derails another Bethlehem team.

The Pick: Nazareth 35- Liberty 20

7. Palisades (8-0)

Last week’s rank: #8

Pirates aren’t getting tested as of late.

The Pick: Palisades 49- Pen Argyl 0

8. Freedom (4-4)

Last week’s rank: #6

Pates don’t have enough to hang with Becahi.

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 35- Freedom 14

9. Stroudsburg (7-1)

Last week’s rank: #10

Mounties came through with a big win last week. They won’t do it again though.

The Pick: Whitehall 35- Stroudsburg 24

10. Southern Lehigh (7-1)

Last week’s rank: #9

Spartans take down Catty.

The Pick: Southern Lehigh 38- Catasauqua 15

Last week’s record: 6-2

Overall record: 53-8