The Bulldogs took care of business once again this week against Cedar Crest in a 35-0 victory. Shane Dantzler proved to be the star as he had 165 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns. Wilson continues to see different players contribute each week, which bodes well if they hope to make a deep playoff run.
Another week, another victory seems to be the mantra of Muhlenberg this season. The Muhls are now the last unbeaten team in BFL Section 1. They face their toughest matchup of the season on Friday at Governor Mifflin. Antonieo “Tonie” Dominguez is Berks County’s most efficient passer and also leads Section 1 in passing yards. Meanwhile, Ben Ortiz has a league best 14 rushing touchdowns.
Berks Catholic remains undefeated heading into a pivotal matchup against Schuylkill Valley. The Saints defense, led by Pietro Gaspari, Chris Warren, Cooper Kutz, Eric Bodolus, and Isaac Lutz, has surrendered the fewest points in BFL Section 2 this season.
After starting 1-2 in non-league play, the Mustangs are back on track and looking to continue their winning ways. For some reason, it feels eerily familiar to last season. The Mustangs will play host to unbeaten Muhlenberg on Friday, in what is sure to be a thriller. Wilson Fontanez has become one of Berks County’s best breakthrough performers this season.
After shocking everyone and starting 4-0, the Eagles had some difficulty against Mifflin on Friday. Chase Yocum will look to help Exeter rebound offensively when they face Reading on Friday.
The Scouts bounced back nicely following a tough loss to Exeter last week. However, there is still work to be done. Aidan Brosious and Alex Guilbe will look to continue their dominance on the ground when they host Pottsville Friday.
The Tigers shocked many and proved they were for real when they knocked off previously unbeaten Schuylkill Valley. If the season ended today, the Tigers would make District 3 playoffs for the first time in school history. Tyler Emge, Michael Allen, Morgan Shigo, Zach Koenig and the rest of the Tigers will head to Northern Lebanon for a non-league game Friday.
Following a dominant 4-0 start, the Panthers fell to Fleetwood on Saturday. Nick Scheidt, Tanner White, and the rest of the Panthers will look to knock off rival Berks Catholic on Friday night.
Hamburg rebounded following a blowout loss to Fleetwood by defeating Kutztown on Friday. Joey Cominsky has returned to the Hawks lineup. If the Hawks can continue to get contributions from Ian Hamilton and Cody Miller, they could still be a threat in Section 2.
The Spartans have struggled to contain big plays this season. On Friday, they allowed 5 touchdowns of 38 yards or more to Pleasant Valley. They will face a winless Kutztown team at home on Saturday. On the bright side, Thomas Paolini has asserted himself as one of the best two-way players in all of Berks County.
After winning the “Lump of Coal” from Reading, the Crimson Tide fell to Muhlenberg in a lopsided affair. Darion Jacoby has been the best freshman in the BFL this season, totaling 467 yards and 4 touchdowns. Pottsville will travel to Conrad Weiser on Friday as they look to get back in the win column.
12. Boyertown (2-2, 3-2) [+3]
The Bears, who had lost 2 games in a row, saw themselves bounce back against Owen J Roberts this past Friday, winning 21-13. Cody Richmond has rushed for 700 yards and 7 touchdowns so far this season, 2nd best in Berks County. The Bears will face a winless Pottstown team on Friday.
The Red Knights got a much needed win on Friday when they faced Twin Valley. We will see how Reading performs with Micah Paschall at quarterback moving forward. They will face a very good Exeter team on Friday.
14. Blue Mountain (0-2, 1-4) [-2]
The Eagles have struggled in the early going, but we expect them to do well going forward. They have some very good playmakers in Shane Grapsy and Will Bornstein.
The Blazers look to be heading in the wrong direction. They will face Twin Valley on Friday night. It will be interesting to see who steps up at receiver for the Blazers, now that Tommy Pufnock has been sidelined with an injury. Nick Hughes, Kyle Myers, and Xavier Smith will need to carry the Boonies the rest of the way offensively.
The Raiders came so close to beating Reading on Friday night. They have played their best football of the season since opening league play. They will face a struggling Daniel Boone team on Friday night. For what it’s worth, Dan Techman leads the area in tackles.
The Cougars have struggled so far this season. They have shown life at times though. Zach Sessions and Nate Onorofsky will need to pound the ball on the ground, if they hope to have success against Wyomissing on Saturday.