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Pete’s Top-10: It’s District 11 playoff time

Friday, November 2, 2018 by Peter Car in Sports

It’s playoff time and this week features plenty of interesting matchups as we head into the first week of November.

Most of the eyes will be on Bethlehem Friday night, as Freedom takes on Liberty for a second-straight week after the Pates shocking defeat to the Hurricanes last weekend.

Emmaus and Nazareth square off in a rematch of their regular season thriller and Northampton makes their first appearance in print this late in the year in close to a decade.

1. Freedom (9-1)

Last week’s rank: #1

Liberty ruined Freedom’s fun last week. Pates get their revenge this week.

The Pick: Freedom 28- Liberty 7

2. Emmaus (9-1)

Last week’s rank: #2

Might be the toughest matchup of week one. Hornets still have too much firepower.

The Pick: Emmaus 35- Nazareth 28

3. Becahi (7-3)

Last week’s rank: #3

Saturday afternoon blowout.

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 49- Blue Mountain 14

4. Easton (7-3)

Last week’s rank: #5

Great to see Northampton back in the playoffs, but it’ll be short lived.,

The Pick: Easton 42 - Northampton 14

5. Nazareth (5-5)

Last week’s rank: #4

Blue Eagles never get an easy week.

The Pick: Emmaus 35 - Nazareth 28

6. Parkland (6-4)

Last week’s rank: #6

Could be a tricky affair on the road for the Trojans.

The Pick: Parkland 28 - Stroudsburg 14

7. Notre Dame GP (9-1)

Last week’s rank #7

ND stays hot going into postseason.

The Pick: Notre Dame 45 - Tamaqua 20

8. Northwestern (8-2)

Last week’s rank: #8

Colonial League versus the EPC.

The Pick: Central Catholic 28 - Northwestern 27

9. Stroudsburg (8-2)

Last week’s rank: #9

Mounties have a slight chance at the upset.

The Pick: Parkland 28 - Stroudsburg 14

10. Saucon Valley (8-2)

Last week’s rank: #10

Panthers could be on collision course for another title showdown with Beca.

The Pick: Saucon Valley 28 - Lehighton 21

Last week’s record: 7-1

Overall record: 62-16