Spring-Ford still will meet Pioneer Athletic Conference rival Phoenixville, but the game was moved to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Coach McNelly Stadium. With Pottsgrove having already clinched the PAC-10 crown, Rams coach Chad Brubaker said he would not use any varsity regulars.
Here is a look at some of the holiday games. Last week: 6-3. Overall: 91-31 (.746).
Wednesday Phoenixville (6-5, 5-3 PAC-10) at Spring-Ford (11-1, 7-1), 7 p.m.
Last year, with a 27-21 victory at Phoenixville, Spring-Ford secured the first-place hardware. The Rams lead the series, 11-10.
Pick: Spring-Ford, 27-12.
Thursday Samuel Fels (2-8) at Frankford (8-3), 9:45 a.m.
Fels took North Catholic's place in 2010. Frankford, which has won both meetings, will be without tight end-linebacker Wydell "Woo Woo" Compton (knee injury). Pick:
Archbishop Ryan (5-5) at George Washington (8-3), 10 a.m. Washington hopes to rebound from its loss to Frankford in the Public League Class AAAA final. Ryan, which leads the series by 25-9-1, has a gritty defense. Pick: Ryan, 20-6.
Father Judge (2-6) at Lincoln (4-7), 10 a.m. Against Lincoln, which has not beaten Judge since 1989, the Crusaders get the chance to close a disappointing season on a high note. Judge has a 33-3-1 advantage. Pick: Judge, 41-6.
Central (6-4) at Northeast (5-5), 10 a.m. The granddaddy of all Thanksgiving Day games dates from 1892, when Benjamin Harrison was president. Northeast triumphed, 27-20, last season and owns a 55-51-10 lead. Pick: Central, 21-16.
Cheltenham (8-3) at Abington (7-4), 10 a.m. A loss to Upper Moreland in Week 8 spelled an end to Cheltenham's bid for a playoff berth. The Panthers are looking to cut into Abington's 55-29-6 lead in the series. Pick: Abington, 27-21.
Hatboro-Horsham (1-10) at Upper Moreland (6-5), 10 a.m. Hatboro coach Gary Pagliaro is stepping down after the season. The Hatters, who won by 48-0 last year, lead the Route 611 Rumble, 51-25-5. Pick: Upper Moreland, 26-14.
Conwell-Egan (6-4) at Harry S Truman (2-7), 10 a.m. Conwell-Egan is ahead on Thanksgiving, 10-7, and overall, 11-9-1. Last year, sparked by quarterback Kyle Techtmann, the Eagles cruised, 49-14. Pick: Conwell-Egan, 21-20.
Haverford High (8-3, 6-2 Central League) at Upper Darby (4-7, 3-5), 10:45 a.m. The Fords and Royals have battled since 1921. Haverford has romped the last two years, but Upper Darby has a 43-41-6 edge. Pick: Haverford, 36-14.
No. 3 Pennridge (11-1, 6-0 Suburban One Continental) at Quakertown (1-9, 0-6), 10:15 a.m. The Rams, who needed a late score to beat the Panthers last season, have a 51-26-5 advantage. Quakertown can play the spoiler role. Pick: Pennridge, 26-7.
No. 2 St. Joseph's Prep (9-1) vs. Malvern Prep (6-4), at Plymouth Whitemarsh, 10:30 a.m. The Hawks' try at their first Catholic League title since 2005 fell just short, and it has been a subpar year for the Friars. Malvern leads the series, 3-2. Pick: St. Joe's Prep, 34-13.
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