District One off to a Hot Start
The 2014 high school football season kicked off last weekend and the District One race to the top for 2014 begins. Hope springs eternal for every team this time of year as a new season is even ground for all.
Although the season is just one week old we may be able to project some of the top schools to watch. Pennsbury, Downingtown West, Coatesville, West Chester Rustin, Downingtown East and North Penn to name a few at AAAA level.
All these teams face challenging opponents this Friday or Saturday night and we will take a quick shot at guessing the outcome.
The last eight years the prognostication record stands at 364-157 while going 47-28 for the 2013 season. Only top competitive games have been chosen for this fearless forecast.
One of the top matches this weekend features the always tough Neshaminy Redskins traveling to Downingtown West. The Whippets had an impressive start with a 31-2 win over Haverford High of the Central League. QB Tyler McNulty was on fire with 215 yards passing and two TD’s on the night. The defense pitched a shutout with a late safety the only points for the Fords. Neshaminy faced the nationally ranked Gonzaga High School D.C. and were overwhelmed from the start in a 42-3 opening night loss. The Redskins new coach Mike Frederick will need top notch back D’Andre Pollard to get fired up this week for any chance of a victory.
Downingtown West 31 Neshaminy 20
The next game to watch this Friday night involves cross town rivals West Chester Rustin at West Chester Henderson. The Golden Knights of Rustin fired out of the starting gate with a 41-18 win over Methacton. Rustin used its big offensive line including Phil Vecchiolli, Ray Bordley, Sean Weaver, Pat Durant and Christos Moscharis to open up huge holes that led to 364 rushing yards. Henderson had an equally good start with a well played 36-14 win over the Chester Clippers last Saturday morning. The Warriors outgained Chester 234 to 104 yards and only allowed 14 points in the fourth quarter. The weather forecast calls for a hot and humid night, count on both offenses to be just as hot.
West Chester Rustin 41 West Chester Henderson 28
The rest of this week’s fearless forecast
Conestoga 28 Ridley 21
West Catholic 27 North Penn 19
Bonner-Prendie 24 Academy Park 16
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