Friday, October 26, 2007

Must-see games, Week 9

Important games dot the landscape tonight. The following are the ones worth seeing:

1. Fort Cherry at Chartiers-Houston. The winner gets a home playoff game, the loser is the third seed from the Class A Black Hills Conference. Contrasting styles clash here as the Rangers' balanced, high-powered offense take on the only defense that did not permit Serra Catholic the 35-point Mercy Rule this year.

2. Ringgold at Belle Vernon. Same scenario as FC-CH. A win gives Ringgold a home playoff game. A loss puts them on the road. The Rams offense is potent but Belle Vernon is on a four-game win streak and has given teams like TJ and New Castle decent games.

3. Carmichaels at California. Both teams are in the playoffs but California enters this Tri-County South showdown without Donte Valentino and Brandon Rossi. If Carmichaels can pass in this weather, the Mikes could finish third instead of fourth.

Other WPIAL games:
Class AAAA - McKeesport at Canon-McMillan, Norwin at Penn-Trafford, Mt. Lebanon at Upper St. Clair
Class AAA - Highlands at Knoch
Class AA - McGuffey at Washington, Beaver Falls at Beaver
Class A - Monaca at Rochester, Bentworth at Beth-Center

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