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Pete’s Top-10: What will Week 6 bring?

There is finally a chill in the air, but the rankings are heating up as midseason is upon us. Emmaus continues to be the best team in the area atop the poll, while Freedom is picking up steam.

Northampton has a chance to make a statement this week when they take on Bethlehem Catholic Saturday afternoon and Whitehall keeps moving up after their shocking win over Parkland.

Southern Lehigh returns to the poll after four straight wins, but could this week provide anymore surprises?

Let’s see below.

1. Emmaus (5-0)

Last week’s rank: #1

Hornets proving to be the most consistent and complete team.

The Pick: Emmaus 42- Stroudsburg 7

2. Freedom (3-2)

Last week’s rank: #4

Pates building momentum going into the second half of the season.

The Pick: Freedom 56- Allen 0

3. Nazareth (4-1)

Last week’s rank: #3

Blue Eagles got back on track last week with a convincing win over Liberty.

The Pick: Nazareth 48- East Stroudsburg North 0

4. Northampton (5-0)

Last week’s rank: #5

This is the game of the week in District 11.

The Pick: Northampton 21- Bethlehem Catholic 14

5. Central Catholic (3-2)

Last week’s rank: #2

Vikes need a game like this maybe more than anyone.

The Pick: Central Catholic 42- Dieruff 7

6. Whitehall (3-2)

Last week’s rank: #8

Zephs had the most impressive win of the season last week over Parkland.

The Pick: Whitehall 48- Pocono Mountain West 14

7. Parkland (2-3)

Last week’s rank: #6

There can’t be many people at Parkland happy about this team right now.

The Pick: Parkland 24- Pleasant Valley 13

8. Bethlehem Catholic (3-2)

Last week’s rank: #7

Can Becahi bounce back after a disappointing showing against Emmaus?

The Pick: Northampton 21- Bethlehem Catholic 14

9. Pleasant Valley (5-0)

Last week’s rank: #10

Bears suddenly have to feel a little better about their chances Friday night.

The Pick: Parkland 24- Pleasant Valley 13

10. Southern Lehigh (4-1)

Last week’s rank: Not ranked

Could the Spartans make a run at the Colonial crown?

The Pick: Solehi 42- Wilson 7

Last week’s record: 5-2

Season total: 27-11

Teams that dropped: Northern Lehigh

Teams that entered: Southern Lehigh