Week 6 Heritage Conference preview
Penns Manor (5-0, 5-0) at United (4-1, 4-1)
Friday, 7 p.m.
About Penns Manor: The Comets have found a different person to rely on every week, and, against Marion Center, it was Joey Vodopevic, who carried seven times for 101 yards and two touchdowns to help the team remain undefeated. Travis Trimble has been solid running the ball this season, with 451 yards, a 10.5 average and seven touchdowns, but he made his mark defensively last Friday with three sacks. The Comets like to fly to the ball on defense as evidenced by the fact that three players had at least 10 assists on tackles against Marion Center.
About United: The Lions only loss this season came two weeks ago, when Homer-Center built an 18-6 lead by halftime and held on for an 18-16 victory. United has been prone to starting slowly in the first half, a problem it has to overcome if it is to stay with a quality team like Penns Manor. The Lions are the defending Heritage Conference champions and defeated Penns Manor, 25-22, in the regular season in 2009. The Comets got their revenge in the playoffs, however, with a stunning 20-13 upset in the District 6 semifinals.