Here is a closer look at the nonleague contest.
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Coaches. Drew Gordon is 76-20 in eight seasons at La Salle; Albie Crosby, a former West Catholic assistant, is 15-1 in his second year at Imhotep.
History. This is the first meeting between the squads.
Neighbors. For La Salle, it's a short drive down Cheltenham Avenue to Mount Airy.
Quick fact I. The Explorers' Zaire Franklin, a senior tight end and linebacker, played youth football for the Oak Lane Wildcats. One of his coaches was current Imhotep assistant Eric Richardson.
Quick fact II. Since Crosby took over last year, the Panthers have outscored foes by 700-129.
Solid debut. In his first start for La Salle, Kyle Shurmur, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior quarterback, completed 16 of 25 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns.
Return tallies. Imhotep scored twice on interceptions against Cardinal Mooney, with Shaquille Jones and Zahir Wright finding pay dirt from 71 and 70 yards, respectively.
Junior catalysts. La Salle's Jordan Meachum carried 19 times for 108 yards vs. North Penn; Imhotep's Nasir Bonner, a Division I-A prospect, netted 143 yards on 16 tries against Cardinal Mooney.
Big up front. Imhotep's offensive line includes center Gordon Thomas (6-foot, 305 pounds), guards John Carlo-Valentine (6-4, 285) and Aaron Ruff (6-5, 280), and tackle Taleem Muhammad (6-6, 300).
Quotable I. Gordon on the Panthers' mammoth linemen: "It'll be difficult. David Geppert [a 6-3, 260-pound senior] is the only one close to that size."
Injury report. La Salle's Mike Koller, a senior defensive back, remains sidelined because of a concussion suffered in training camp.
X factor. In addition to being a force at strong safety, Imhotep's Deandre Scott is a threat as a running back, Wildcat-formation quarterback, and punt returner.
Quotable II. Crosby on the Explorers: "It's La Salle. You know they're always going to be disciplined and well-coached."
Analysis. Key for La Salle is keeping Bonner and company from ripping off big gains. Imhotep can't allow Shurmur time to set up and throw to a sure-handed receiving corps.
Pick. The Explorers overcome the Panthers' size and speed advantage with late-game savvy. La Salle, 28-20.