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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Elite 11: A ranking of our top 11 teams after Week 2

Each week, we’re scouring the Mid-Penn, Lancaster-Lebanon, York, and Berks conferences to determine the top 11 teams in the area regardless of classification. Take a look at which teams made the cut after Week 2. Disagree, let us know on Twitter (@4thdownmag) and Facebook.

11. Conrad Wieser1-111
Nice rebound from opening loss to Cocalico with a balanced offensive output against Muhlenberg where the Scouts threw for 217 yards and added nearly another 170 on the ground.
10. Steel-High2-010
Rollers have scored 138 points through eight quarters and based on the upcoming schedule you can expect the blowouts to continue. Win on Saturday was No. 800 for the program. Elite territory.
9. Cocalico1-18
Went back-and-forth with Cedar Cliff on the road and came up short after giving up a late touchdown. Still a quality team, but it’s well oiled formula for victory is being tested. And No. 1 Governor Mifflin is one deck.
Back-to-back games with 40-plus points for an offense that has a ton of new faces. OL play and defense are providing the cover for the 2021 offense to get to the next level.
7. Cedar Cliff2-0NR
Big win over Cocalico and it looks like the Colts have the elements for a special offense that has put serious points on the board through eight quarters. Another test with CD East on deck.
6. Central Dauphin1-17
Shook off the fog that was hanging over the Rams with a 21-point outburst that put away Berks Catholic at home. CD has struggled more than it’s rolled this first eight quarters of ‘21. Next opponent, Manheim Township, is struggling.
5. Wilson1-14
For the second year in a row was taken to the woodshed by No. 1 Governor Mifflin. That is going to be a common theme for Mifflin opponents this season, though. Wilson was just next.
4. Bishop McDevitt1-16
Found plenty of offense against a vastly overmatched Middletown squad that didn’t provide resistance. Another major test of whether this is just a bunch of assembled talent or can this group play as a team with a welcome match-up against the No. 3 Cougars.
3. Harrisburg2-03
What the Cougars did by going on the road for the second week in a row and bump off Hazleton was to validate it’s HUGE win over Pine Richland in the opener. No. 4 Crusaders are on deck in a former rivalry game that has very few elements of why that rivalry mattered anymore. Still a couple of talented squads, though.
2. Central York2-02
Got a thorough test from former CY head coach Josh Oswalt and his Cumberland Valley Eagles. QB Beau Pribula gives this team a chance to win any game, and he delivered with a 99-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter.
1. Governor Mifflin2-01
Star RB Nick Singleton had 130 yards and three touchdowns in 28-point win over No. 5 Wilson. That’s a pretty good job by the Bulldogs defense against the Penn State recruit and it struggled to avoid the mercy rule. Speaks about the depth for the Mustangs beyond their star RB.

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