The winner of Friday night's showdown on the gridiron between big-time rivals Neshaminy and Pennsbury will reap more than bragging rights once the clock runs out.
Both teams, undefeated in their division, are fighting for the Suburban One National Conference Title and a high seed for the playoffs. According to the Bucks County Courier Times, the Neshaminy Redskins are rated number 2 in the power rankings on the strength of their 9-0 record. The Pennsbury Falcons, whose only loss this season was in a nonleague game against Easton in September, are currently rated number 5.
Pennsbury Head Coach Galen Snyder expects a heavily physical game between the two rivals.
"We are going to rely on the fundamentals to get the job done," said Snyder. "They are a good team, and we had a lot to prepare this week during practice."
Pennsbury hosts the game Friday night at7 p.m., but Snyder does not anticipate home field advantage playing a factor.
"There's going to be a big crowd for both teams," said Snyder. "The location will not make a big impact."
For an added wrinkle to tonight's rivalry, The Trentonian reports that Neshaminy High School's 12th Grade Principal Bill Ritchey will be inducted into the Pennsbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime.