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Pete’s Top-10: Freedom looking to finish on top

The poll enters its twilight season, but not before the biggest district medal gets handed out this weekend in Easton when Freedom and Parkland battle it out in a meeting between two blue blood programs.

After Freedom stunned Emmaus last week, can they ride that momentum into winning back-to-back district championships?

After going through midseason struggles, Parkland has hit its stride, but is it enough to overpower Freedom?

See what may happen below, along with some other state playoff games and in the District 11 3A championship in this week’s poll.

1. Freedom (10-2)

Last week’s rank: #1

Pates defend their district title.

The Pick: Freedom 21 - Parkland 17

2. Emmaus (10-2)

Last week’s rank: #2

3. Parkland (8-4)

Last week’s rank: #5

Trojans have made a remarkable turnaround this season, but not sure it has enough left in the tank to pull off the upset.

The Pick: Freedom 21 - Parkland 17

4. Nazareth (9-2)

Last week’s rank: #4

5. N’ampton (11-1)

Last week’s rank: #3

6. Whitehall (7-5)

Last week’s rank: #6

Can Whitehall pull out a state win?

The Pick: Delaware Valley 28 - Whitehall 24

7. Central (7-5)

Last week’s rank: #8

Vikings were able to get some revenge on Becahi, but it’ll be an uphill challenge to topple an undefeated Jersey Shore team.

The Pick: Jersey Shore 35 - Central Catholic 14

8. N’western (10-2)

Last week’s rank: #9

Can the Tigers tame a vaunted North Schuylkill squad?

The Pick: Northwestern 35 - North Schuylkill 30

9. Becahi (6-6)

Last week’s rank: #7

10. Notre Dame (9-3)

Last week’s rank: #10

Last week’s record: 5-0

Season total: 75-15