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Section 1 Football Capsules: Week 4

Muhlenberg (3-0) at Twin Valley (0-3)
This week the undefeated Muhls will head to Elverson to face Twin Valley, who is still searching for its elusive first win.

Muhlenberg has been led offensively by seniors Antonieo Dominguez, Ben Ortiz and Elias Quinter. All rank among the best in Berks County at their respective positions.

Defensively, the Muhls are led by Dakota Thompson and Brock Stoudt, who both seem to have a nose for the ball.

Twin Valley is led by sophomore QB Alec Ranck.  Dan Ziegler has been the Raiders top weapon offensively this season, gathering 114 total yards.

It will be important for Coach Rick Kolka and the Muhls to not look past the Raiders.  If they remain disciplined and focused, they should win.

Prediction: Muhlenberg 48, Twin Valley 9

Reading High (1-2) at Pottsville (1-2)
Pottsville is coming off an impressive 23-21 victory over Blue Mountain in Week 3 while Reading will try and shrug off a tough loss to cross-town rival Wilson.

Pottsville showcases the top receiver in Section 1 with Travis Blankenhorn, who has seven catches this season for 232 yards and two touchdowns. Averaging over 20 yards per reception, Blankenhorn definitely provides a big play threat for Pottsville.

Reading, led by Coach Rob Flowers, will take their high-paced offense and hope to start off section play with a victory on the road.

Speaking of big time receivers the Red Knights have one of their own in wide-out Dontae Owens, who has nine receptions for 214 yards and two scores in 2013.

This game will definitely provide the big play threat but don’t sleep on either defense. Section play always brings out the best from both programs.

Expect the Crimson Tide to take care of business at home.

Prediction: Pottsville 24, Reading 17

Gov. Mifflin (1-2) at Daniel Boone (1-2)
The Mustangs have been one of the area’s most successful programs over the past few seasons. That’s why it is such a surprise to see them enter league play with a sub .500 record.

Daniel Boone, who has also had much success in recent years, have found themselves in a rebuilding stage.

This Friday’s matchup will definitely continue to write the story on both of these proud programs. The Blazers will be led by sophomore quarterback Nick Hughes, who has shown plenty of potential this season as the Blazers signal caller. In fact, he has already reached 449 yards through the air in 2013.

Hughes will take on a Mifflin defense that has had one of the strangest two weeks in high school football worth remembering. The Mustangs pitched a shutout against Lancaster Catholic and then gave up 59 points to Cocalico.

Expect Jan Johnson to have a big game for the Mustangs as he looks to get out and run a little bit more in section play.

Look Mifflin to pick up the win, but Boone will compete as they do week in and week out for Coach Bill Parks.

Prediction: Gov. Mifflin 31, Daniel Boone 10

About Dan Hoff

Dan Hoff is a graduate of Saint Pius X and West Chester University. Dan also runs the Tri County Basketball League and coaches boys basketball and lacrosse at the high school level.