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Scranton Knights QB/FS Billy Maloney commits to Seton Hill

January 29, 2024

It was a great year for Scranton Knights QB/FS Billy Maloney.  On the offensive side, he rushed for 975 yards with 10 TD’s and had 94 completions for 1293 yards and 11 TD’s.  But on the defensive side of the ball, Maloney made his mark–during the regular season, he had 75 tackles and 10 passes […]

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Dallas Mountaineers Coach Rich Mannello wins PFN Coaches-Select Class 4A Coach of the Year

January 5, 2024

The Dallas Mountaineers went undefeated in District 2, won the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 title and the District 2 title, and they weren’t done yet.  A deep state playoff run with overtime victories over Bonner-Prendie and defending state champion Bishop McDevitt found the Mounts in the state title game for the 2nd time in […]

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A strong showing for District 2 as 9 players make 2023 PFN Coaches-Select Class 4A All-State Team

January 5, 2024

In a year where a District 2 team went undefeated and ended up as State Runner-Up (Dallas), it is no surprise that quite a few standout players from both the Wyoming Valley Conference and the Lackawanna Conference made the 2023 PFN Coaches-Select Class 4A All-State Football Team.  The Wyoming Area Warriors placed 3 on the […]

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Dunmore, Riverside add 5 standouts to 2023 PFN Coaches-Select Class 2A All-Star 2nd Team

January 4, 2024

Dunmore’s Danny Pigga and Riverside’s Reese Gaughan lit up the stat sheets all season, and it’s no surprise to see both make the 2nd team for PFN’s Coaches-Select Class 2A All-State Football Team.  A total of 5 players made the 2nd team team for District 2, 1 from Riverside and 4 from Dunmore. For the […]

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Lackawanna Trail adds 3 to 2023 PFN Coaches-Select Class 1A All-State Football Team

January 4, 2024

The Lackawanna Trail Lions had a terrific season in 2023 with a record of 13-1, losing only to eventual state champion Steelton-Highspire.  A trio of Lion standouts were key contributors in the effort, and they have made the 2023 PFN Coaches-Select Class 1A All-State Football Team. Making it onto the 1st team squad is #20 […]

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Delaware Valley posts 3 standouts to the 2023 Class 5A PA Writers All-State Team

December 29, 2023

The Delaware Valley Warriors had 3 standout players make the 2023 Class 5A PA Football Writers All-State Team.   On offense it was #87 Senior TE Aiden Black making the squad.  Black, who will be attending Stanford after graduation, had 22 receptions for 420 yards and 5 TD’s but also was a huge contributor from […]

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Scranton Prep’s Summa makes the 2023 PA Writers Class 3A All-State Team

December 28, 2023

#6 Senior LB Andrew Summa of the Scranton Prep Cavaliers was named to the 2023 PA Writers Class 3A All-State Team. The Cavaliers finished the 2023 season with a 12-2 record, and Summa was a key contributor on both sides of the ball.  As a TE Summa had 18 receptions for 373 yards and 6 […]

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Dunmore, Riverside add 4 players to the 2023 PA Writers Class 2A All-State Team

December 28, 2023

A competitive rivalry in District 2 added 4 players onto the 2023 PA Writers Class 2A All-State team. The Dunmore Bucks had 3 players make the team and the Riverside Vikings added another after standout 2023 seasons from both teams. For the Vikings, it was none other than #4 Senior WR Reese Gaughan who made […]

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Lackawanna Trail puts 3 on the 2023 PA Writers All-State 1A Team

December 28, 2023

The Lackawanna Trail Lions placed 3 young men on the 2023 PA Writers All-State 1A team. Leading the way for the Lions is #20 Senior RB Lukas Gumble, who accounted for 31 total TD’s and rushed for over 1600 yards this past season.         Joining him on the All-State squad is #23 […]

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Dallas falls short of the dream, loses to Aliquippa in the finals

December 8, 2023

A dream season came to an end as Dallas found Aliquippa to be too much to handle in a 60-14 loss at Chapman Field on the campus of Cumberland Valley High School. Dallas couldn’t get the early stops in the game. Aliquippa RB Tiqwai Hayes was a force to be reckoned with as he ran […]

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2023 Class 4A Title Game Preview: Dallas

December 6, 2023

Dallas Mountaineers PIAA District 2 – Class AAAA League: Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 Head Coach: Rich Mannello Overview:  Dallas went undefeated for the 2nd time in the last 5 years on their way to Cumberland Valley.  They won the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 crown, then captured the District 2 championship by defeating Valley […]

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Dallas drops Bishop McDevitt, advances to Class 4A State Finals

December 2, 2023

4 undefeated teams remained in Class 4A heading into the semifinals. In this one, Bishop McDevitt entered at 13-0 and Dallas came in at 14-0. The Crusaders had the star power with Junior QB Stone Saunders needing only 3 TD passes to tie the State record, many of those to WR Rico Scott. Meanwhile, the […]

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PIAA Class 4A Semi-Final: A Look at Dallas

November 30, 2023

Dallas v Bishop McDevitt, Friday December 1, 7pm @ Northern Lehigh How they got here (click to see 4A bracket): 2023 Schedule   The Mountaineers had to take it to overtime to defeat Bonner Prendie.  A blocked PAT followed by a Dallas touchdown and successful PAT was the difference in a 28-27 victory up at […]

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Imhotep too much for Delaware Valley as Panthers advance to PIAA East Semifinal

November 25, 2023

The deeper teams go into the State playoffs, the more hype ensues. Much was made of the long ride for Imhotep Charter (12-0, D12 5A Champions) as they made their way up to Delaware Valley (10-3, D2 5A Champions) on a 3 1/2 hour trip. That long trip didn’t seem to affect the Panthers much […]

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Dunmore sends Camp Hill packing, advances to PIAA East Semifinal

November 25, 2023

Camp Hill featured a high-powered offense led by Junior QB Drew Branstetter’s 3,151 yards coming into the game. Dunmore was also featuring a strong offensive unit with Senior WR Danny Pigga coming off of a 5 TD performance in last week’s playoff win over Williams Valley. Most fans might have assumed that one of these […]

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Preview: Imhotep Charter vs. Delaware Valley — PIAA Class 5A State Quarterfinal

November 24, 2023

District 12 5A Champion Imhotep Charter Panthers (12-0) vs. District 2 5A Champion Delaware Valley Warriors (10-3) What is at stake: Winner advances to PIAA Class 5A East Semifinal About the Panthers: Head Coach Devon Johnson’s team is undefeated this season, winning the D12 5A championship last week 30-26 over Roman Catholic. Imhotep Charter players […]

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Preview: Camp Hill vs. Dunmore — PIAA Class 2A State Quarterfinal

November 23, 2023

District 3 2A Champion Camp Hill Lions (8-5) vs. District 2 2A Champion Dunmore Bucks (11-2) What is at stake: Winner advances to PIAA Class 2A East Semifinal About the Lions: Head Coach Tim Bigelow’s unit has won 4 straight games, winning the D3 2A championship last week 32-26 over West Catholic. Camp Hill players […]

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Scranton Prep gets the big W over Neumann-Goretti, advances to PIAA 3A Quarterfinals

November 18, 2023

Neumann-Goretti entered the matchup at 10-1 as the District 12 3A champs. Scranton Prep came in also at 10-1 as the District 2 3A champs. There was a lot riding on this game, aside from advancing in the PIAA State Playoffs: this was a playoff rematch from last season. In a hotly contested match last […]

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Delaware Valley gets revenge against Whitehall, advances to next round in PIAA Class 5A playoffs

November 18, 2023

It was a playoff rematch from last season as the Whitehall Zephyrs came in to square off against the Delaware Valley Warriors. Last season, the Zephyrs defeated the Warriors 34-13 in the same round of the state playoffs. This year, Whitehall (8-4) won the District 11 5A Championship by defeating Southern Lehigh and Delaware Valley […]

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Preview: Neumann Goretti vs. Scranton Prep — Class 3A Playoff

November 17, 2023

District 12 3A Champion Neumann Goretti Saints (10-1) vs. District 2 3A Champion Scranton Prep Cavaliers (10-1)   Last meeting: 11/18/22, Neumann Goretti won 22-14 Check out the game story from last year’s playoff game here:  Neumann Goretti outlasts Scranton Prep 22-14   About the Saints: Coach Albie Crosby’s unit has won 10 straight games but […]

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