What to watch in the Inter-Ac this season

Posted: September 05, 2013

GAMES TO WATCH:

* Oct. 11: SCH Academy at Penn Charter, 3:45

Quakers coach Tommy Coyle makes his Inter-Ac debut.

* Oct. 12: Haverford School at Malvern 2:30

A league opener with title implications?

* Nov. 1: Malvern at Episcopal, 7

EA standout defensive lineman Evan Butts looks to shutdown Friars' ground game.

* Nov. 9: Haverford School at Episcopal, 2:30

Last year, this matchup decided Inter-Ac honors. Possible repeat?

* Nov. 9: Germantown Academy at Penn Charter, 1:30

The oldest continuous prep football rivalry in the country meets for the 127th time.

2013 PLAYERS TO WATCH (listed alphabetically):

* Tim Atkins (OL), Haverford School

At 6-3, 280 pounds, Atkins is an imposing force on the OL for the Fords.

* Evan Butts (TE-DL),Episcopal

This rugged Virginia recruit is a stalwart on both sides of the ball.

* Paul Dooley (QB-DB), Springside Chestnut Hill

Only a junior, Dooley gives the Blue Devils possibilities as a dual-threat QB.

* Troy Gallen (RB-DB), Malvern

The speedy, multipurpose threat is ticketed for Delaware.

* John Minicozzi (OL-DL), Episcopal

As a sophomore last year, he grabbed all-league honors on the OL.

* John Nassib (TE-DE), Malvern

A hulking 6-6, two-way end is drawing Patriot League interest.

* Hayes Nolte (QB), Germantown Academy

The Patriots' 6-4 field general tossed for 1,600 yards and 13 TDs a year ago.

* Hunter Paulus (FB-LB), Malvern

A rock-solid linebacker is one the leaders of the Friars' defense.

* Philip Poquie (RB), Haverford School

Bitten by injury bug a year ago, the talented junior rusher is primed for a big year.

* Terrell Smith (DB), Episcopal

The athletic DB will anchor the Churchmen secondary with his ball-hawking ability.

-Ed Palmer

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