Top 10 District 3 Teams: Week No. 2

By Andy Shay:

Governor Mifflin made a statement in Week 1, opening its season with a victory against Wilson. Who else made the cut? 

Each week, we will rank the Top 10 teams in District 3, regardless of Class or Division. Disagree, let us know on Twitter (@4thdownmag) and Facebook.


RankingLast WeekXXXXXXTeam
 10  10
 shippensburg Shippensburg (1-0)
So you look at the Week 1 final score and it says 35-26 Greyhounds over Dover. Look closer and you see Shippensburg led 35-0 at halftime. That’s taking care of business!! Worried about the injury to Adam Houser, though.
 9  9  middletown Middletown (1-0)
Nice debut for the defending PIAA Class 3A runner-up with a convincing win over Lower Dauphin. The defense almost completely shutting down the Falcons' running game grabbed our attention. And remember the Raiders’ top weapon is not at 100 percent.
 8  7  central dauphin Central Dauphin (1-1)
Tough pill to swallow when you surrender 17 points and lose. Scoring touchdowns is going to be a season-long challenge for the Rams. Appears, though, CD has the defensive chops to stay in most games for a long time.
 7  8  berks catholic Berks Catholic (1-0)
Scored 46 points in its opener and it could have put a LOT more points on the board if the Saints kept their foot on the gas. But head coach Rick Keeley knows there’s no value to that so he gave 14 guys at least one touch rushing.
 6  5  manheim central Manheim Central (1-0)
Edged Warwick to pick a solid Week 1 victory. The offense scoring 35 points is a very good sign considering all the new skill position players. Surrending 27 points gives one a slight pause for the cause. It’s early. And Warwick has some chops this season.
 5  2  wilson Wilson (0-1)
So the Bulldogs were upset by Governor Mifflin. Check back with us in November. Nobody improves over the course of a season better than the Bulldogs.



 governor mifflin Governor Mifflin (2-0)
The Mustangs beat Wilson 21-14. Really, do you need to know any more? Wins over the Bulldogs are so rare, they put you in another tier instantly.
 3 4  manheim township Manheim Township (1-0)
It wasn’t easy, and it was never going to be easy for the Blue Streaks to end a seven-game skid against perennial District 3 power Central Dauphin. But this was the Township team best suited and a 17-14 victory over CD is signature win worthy.
2 3 cumberland valley Cumberland Valley (1-0)
Down 14-0 to state-ranked Coatesville at halftime. Let’s just say it was not looking good for the Eagles. Final score Cumberland Valley 21, Coatesville 14. Welcome to a long list of teams that walked into Chapman Field and were done in by the Monarch of the Wing-T.
1 1  harrisburg Harrisburg (2-0)
After whitewashing Bishop McDevitt 35-0, prized recruit Micah Parsons said in his mind the Cougars’ first-team defense has not been scored on. That, sir, is a completely accurate statement.

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