After a strong bounce-back win over Palmerton last week, Northwestern looks to make it two in a row against rival Northern Lehigh. The Bulldogs (5-3) are coming off a 40-7 loss to Southern Lehigh in a game that saw their running game shutdown by a talented Spartan defense.
Coming into its game with Southern Lehigh, the Northwestern defense had allowed just 44 points all season. The Spartans put on a near perfect performance against the Tigers and scored 40 points in a 40-37 win over the previously undefeated Northwestern squad. The game puts both teams at 6-1 in the West Division of the Colonial League. Saucon Valley is the only other Colonial League team with a 6-1 mark this season.
After suffering their first loss of the season and giving up almost as many points to Southern Lehigh as they did in their first six games, the Northwestern Tigers need a bounce-back game against Palmerton to keep their fight for a Colonial League championship alive. Palmerton (5-2) will provide another challenge for the Tigers, but that may be just what the team needs to help it forget last week's game.