Thursday, October 16, 2008

Games of the Week, Week 8

It's not every week when the eyes of the WPIAL football community are focused on a game involving a team from Washington County. Such is the case this week when Canon-McMillan plays at Bethel Park.

1. Canon-McMillan at Bethel Park (5 stars)
Looking to catch a glimpse at several future college football players? This game has that.
Looking for two great rushing offenses? This game has that.
Looking for top-notch linebackers and strong defensive lines? This game has that.

Canon-McMillan (3-0, 5-2) and Bethel Park (3-0, 7-0), already the top two teams in the Great Southern Conference, are playing for no less than a share of the title. Bethel Park is playing for one of the top three seeds in the Quad-A playoffs, while Canon-Mac is seeking a rare outright conference championship.

A year ago, Bethel Park controlled the line of scrimmage as it rushed for nearly 30 yards while throwing for 150 in a 20-6 victory. The game was closer than the score, or Bethel Park's gaudy stats, indicated.

2. Carmichaels at Monessen (3.5 stars)
The Mikes and Greyhounds are playing for second place in the Tri-County South Conference. Expect a lot of passing.

Carmichaels (4-1, 4-3) does not have a running back with more than 200 yards on the year but does have two quarterbacks with more than 500 yards passing. Monessen (4-1, 4-3) runs a spread offense.


Anonymous said...

This will be an interesting matchup. The QB from Carmichaels is a Legit College level prospect. And Monessen has an untested Defensive backfield but 2 very good DB's Nick Bolias at one corner and ShelDOn Miller at the saftey who is probably one of the best corners in the WPIAL. Keep your eye on this match up it will be exciting.

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J.D. Billy said...

I think Canon-McMillan can pull out with a victory IF they can win the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball and the secondary does a better job covering than last week against Lebo.

Anonymous said...

CM's secondary definitely needs to show up tonight, but it doesn't seem likely as they have looked borderline awful all year. I believe Hull has had to play some safety to help them out.