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Pete’s Top 10: EHS, FHS move forward

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

It’s finally come to the last week of the regular season and with Halloween this week, which teams will provide their fans treats heading into playoff stretch?

It’s also rivalry week for the top seven teams in the poll with plenty of intriguing matchups.

Sit back, relax and eat some candy on this week’s edition of the top 10.

1. Parkland (9-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Is Parkland the only consistent big school team?

The Pick: Parkland 28- Emmaus 17

2. Beth. Cath. (7-2)

Last week’s rank: #2

Bounce back week for the Hawks again.

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 42- Central Catholic 20

3. Emmaus (6-3)

Last week’s rank: #5

Hornets hitting their stride into the postseason?

The Pick: Parkland 28- Emmaus 17

4. Easton (6-3)

Last week’s rank: #3

Rovers suddenly find themselves in a tricky spot against Nazareth.

The Pick: Easton 38- Nazareth 24

5. Whitehall (6-3)

Last week’s rank: #4

Should be a scoring frenzy for the Zephs.

The Pick: Whitehall 42- Northampton 14

6. Freedom (5-4)

Last week’s rank: #8

Might have been the best win by a team this year in beating Becahi last week. Pates get City championship this week.

The Pick: Freedom 31- Liberty 21

7. Nazareth (5-4)

Last week’s rank: #6

Can’t see Nazareth winning three straight over Freedom, Liberty and Easton.

The Pick: Easton 38- Nazareth 24

8. Palisades (9-0)

Last week’s rank: #7

Colonial League champs finish regular season undefeated.

The Pick: Palisades 49- Saucon Valley 20

9. Stroudsburg (7-2)

Last week’s rank: #9

Mounties got spanked by Whitehall, but somehow have the lead on the second seed for districts.

The Pick: Stroudsburg 42- Pleasant Valley 14

10. Southern Lehigh (8-1)

Last week’s rank: #10

Not much to be seen here.

The Pick: Southern Lehigh 56- Salisbury 18

Last week’s record: 5-2

Overall record: 58-10