Friday, October 5, 2012

Games of the Week

Richland at Somerset
The lone remaining unbeaten team in the LHAC, Richland (5-0) hopes to be back at full strength offensively this week against Somerset (4-1). Rams coach Brandon Bailey believes receiver Kyle Flick may be ready for the Golden Eagles, and his big-play presence will test a Somerset secondary that has performed well all season.
Somerset coach Bob Landis hopes Flick is able to play this week as well. He said as much on Monday, noting that in big games, you want the best players on the field for both teams.
Richland leads the District 6AA standings. Somerset is second to Clearfield in the District 5-6-8-9 AAA standings.

Northern Cambria at Berlin
It's a non-conference game, or interconference game as some like to call it in these parts, but it's also a big-time measuring stick for both programs.
The game probably means more to Northern Cambria (4-1), which faces a more crowded obstacle course to the District 6A postseason. Still, the Colts have looked awfully impressive of late.
Berlin (5-0) is second to Northern Bedford in the District 5A standings and the Mountaineers are leading the WestPAC.
We'll know a lot more about both teams following this one.

Cambria Heights at Penn Cambria
Both teams have lost to Bishop Guilfoyle and each only managed one touchdown against the Marauders.
This looks like an even matchup.
Cambria Heights (3-2) has looked impressive since losing to Guilfoyle, outscoring Central Cambria and Forest Hills by a combined 58-6. When the Highlanders eliminate mistakes, they're tough to beat.
Penn Cambria (4-1) is coming off its loss to Guilfoyle, and that game was played Saturday night. Whether the 24 fewer hours of prep for Heights affects the Panthers remains top be seen. Penn Cambria has not allowed more than 14 points in a game.

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