The Whetstone High School football team had its two-game winning streak snapped with a 49-14 loss to Northland on Sept. 29 to fall to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in the City League-North Division and now must travel to Mifflin on Friday, Oct. 6.
After finishing 5-5 last season, the Punchers are one of the surprise teams in the City. They are 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the City-North.
The Braves won last year's meeting 20-14.
Mifflin is coming off a 47-12 win over Linden-McKinley on Sept. 29. The teams have played two common opponents thus far, with the Punchers beating Northland 48-34 on Sept. 22 and the Braves defeating Linden 20-6 the same night.
The Punchers are led on offense by quarterback Daveonn Logan, who threw for more than 1,800 yards with 25 touchdowns a year ago.
He threw for three touchdowns and ran 12 yards for another score against Linden. Other key offensive personnel include running backs Jakyi Galloway, Tavion Scales and Aman Thornton and receivers Jeremiah Jackson, James Watkins and Itika Wynn.
Watkins caught a pair of touchdown passes (19 and 33 yards) against Linden and Thornton had one (2 yards). Scales (7 yards) and Wynn (6 yards) had touchdown runs.
The Punchers, who lost to Beechcroft 14-8 on Sept. 15, are led defensively by linemen McGuinness Watkins and Kani Justice, linebackers Galloway and Scales and defensive backs Jackson and Watkins. Jackson scored on a 20-yard fumble return against Linden.
Against Northland, Rashaun Broomfield scored on a 6-yard run to tie the score at 7 in the first quarter, but the Vikings led 29-7 at halftime. Quarterback Terris Crider and receiver Ibrahim Sesay connected on a 77-yard scoring pass to pull the Braves within 29-14 early in the fourth quarter before the Vikings tacked on 20 points.