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District playoffs set to begin

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

All three of Bethlehem's teams will be competing in the postseason, but only two will have a chance at district championships when the postseason gets underway this weekend.

Things get started Friday night at BASD Stadium when fourth-seeded Freedom (8-2) takes on fifth-seeded Whitehall (8-2) in the District 2-4-11 4A subregional playoffs.

The Patriots shocked the Zephyrs in week seven with a 29-28 overtime victory. Freedom was 7-0 at the time, but lost to Parkland and Easton the following consecutive weeks before last Saturday's 29-0 thrashing over Liberty.

Pete's Top-10: The playoff edition

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, it's playoff time and this is where writers really make their money. Most of these contests will be won by the higher seeds, but second-seeded Stroudsburg and fourth-seeded Freedom could fall victim in the opening subregional 4A race.

Southern Lehigh looks for revenge against Saucon Valley and Bethlehem Catholic aims to defend their 3A crown.

It's an exciting week of football, so check out who will win and who will go home.

1. Easton (10-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Easton gets to put a pounding on their northern counterparts.

Pete's Top-10 Red Rovers remain on top

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's finally come down to week 10 of the regular season and there's plenty of meaningful action left to be played this week. Easton has proved to be the best team around, but who comes in behind them?

That will be an interesting question as this week plays out and the playoff scenarios are finalized, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. This weeks Parkland-Emmaus and Freedom-Liberty contests have major playoff implications, just as well as the Stroudsburg-Pleasant Valley clash.

D-11 playoffs clearer

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Most of the playoff spots for the District 11 football postseason have been clinched, but the pecking order for teams heading into the final week are still up in the air.

District 11 officials Bob Hartman and Jason Zimmerman went over the scenarios again Monday afternoon and we'll start off with the 4A scene.

The current order of teams is listed as: Easton (1), Stroudsburg (2), Delaware Valley (3), Whitehall (4), Freedom (5), Parkland (6), Wyoming Valley West (7) and Pleasant Valley (8).

D-11 scenarios laid out

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 officials Bob Hartman (Whitehall Athletic Director) and Jason Zimmerman (Northwestern Athletic Director) held a conference call Monday afternoon to discuss potential football playoff scenarios, as the regular season approaches the finish line with two weeks to go.

In classes 3A, 2A and 1A, the scenarios for the four team playoffs appear to be mostly set, but in 4A there is plenty to figure out before week 10.

Pete's Top-10: Easton still on top

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

With the playoff races coming to a head over the next two weeks, spots can be strengthened with wins by the likes of Freedom, Whitehall, Parkland in the 4A race. Liberty will look for some momentum before their regular season finale against Freedom. Meanwhile, Northwestern, Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley all can clinch postseason berths this weekend with wins as well.

1. Easton (8-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Rovers look to secure home field throughout playoffs.

The Pick: Easton 28- Freedom 7

2. Whitehall (6-2)

Last week's rank: #3

Pete's Top-10 PHS vs. WHS

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

We finally get a matchup between two top five teams this week when Parkland and Whitehall square off Friday night.

In the Colonial League, two of the top teams face each other this week when Northwestern and Saucon exchange blows.

It'll be an interesting night, but one that I think will be filled with cliche results.

Find out who is picked to win in this week's top ten.

1. Parkland (4-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Game of the week. Can Whitehall topple their hated rival?

The Pick: Parkland 34- Whitehall 31

2. Easton (4-0)

Pete's Top-10: Things could heat up

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not much movement in the poll from last week, but two new teams entered and two waved good-bye.

Parkland continues to coast through their early season schedule, while Freedom continues to impress and play as a potential contender. Whitehall and Liberty butt heads this week in the best contest on the calendar.

So, as the weather starts to cool down, the season should start to heat up as league races will hit full throttle in the coming weeks.

1. Parkland (3-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Parkland sure have a lot of warm up games early on.

East Penn Conference announces division names

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference officially approved division names for sports throughout the conference last week.

Paying homage to the Lehigh Valley and District 11 landscapes and history, the three division names are prevalent throughout the entire conference, but apply in different terms for sports that have all 18 schools competing and those sports that only have a limited amount of participating sports.

Pete's Top-10: It was an exciting week 2

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, if there's one thing we took away from week two it's that things aren't always so clear as you may think. Whitehall's miraculous victory over Central Catholic and Bethlehem Catholic's sneaky win over Pleasant Valley, showed that everything can change quickly in the new EPC.

Freedom showed signs of being a very dangerous team, while Easton and Parkland maintained their consistency.

Week three could provide some flare, but probably not the type of fireworks we saw last week.

1. Parkland (2-0)

Last week's rank: #1