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Matthew Anastasi

Matthew Anastasi

Class 3A Preview Neumann-Goretti @ Scranton Prep

November 15, 2022

These 2 two storied programs are used to meeting each other on the hardwood, on Friday they will meet under the lights of Pen-fed field. They have also been known staples in their respective districts. Neumann-Goretti out of district 12 in Philadelphia has won five districts title since the school’s merger in 2004. While Scranton […]

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Hilling, Howanitz Help Power Valley View past Dallas 31-14

November 13, 2022

Dallas head coach Rich Mannello said earlier in the week ”the quarterback is 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and is a heck of a kid. They have the district 100-meter champ at tailback.” That quote aged like fine wine as Hilling ran for 131 yards and a touchdown, and Howanitz accounted for 4 touchdowns 2 through […]

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What a Knight, Stepeny Sparks Scranton past Abington Heights 42-7

November 5, 2022

“He’s our leader,” said Scranton head coach Steve Shumbres about Senior WR Donato Stepney who accounted for 3 touchdowns in the Knights’ 42-7 win over Abington Heights in the Class 5A Quarterfinals. The Knights (8-3) will host Delaware Valley (6-5) Friday for the Class 5A title. The Knights wasted no time getting the scoring started. […]

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Lackawanna Conference Playoff breakdown

November 3, 2022

Tomorrow night 24 teams from district 2 will start on their journey to hopefully be playing in Cumberland Valley 5 weeks from now. Now lets hope into the breakdowns of just Lackawanna on Lackawanna matchups this postseason Class A Championship  Lackawanna Trail (6-4) @ Old Forge (7-3) Last meeting 2022 Old Forge 33, Lackawanna Trail […]

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Pittston Area Pummels Wyoming Area 35-0, Wins WVC Division 2 Crown

October 29, 2022

On the night the Patriots honored the 2002 division-winning team, the Patriots did the same defeating cross-river rival Wyoming Area 35-0 to take home the school’s first division football title in 20 years. Pittston Area took the opening kickoff and never looked back. The Patriots would march 71 yards in seven plays before the drive […]

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Spataro’s big day leads Lakeland past Western Wayne 35-28

October 22, 2022

Heading into the fourth quarter with a one-point lead the Chiefs knew they would need a big play if they wanted to stay undefeated. The Chiefs got that big play from senior quarterback Dominico Spataro who took it in from 22 yards out on fourth down to help lead the Chiefs to a 35-28 win. […]

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Dallas Dominates Hazleton 42-20

October 1, 2022

Dallas made sure there was no dramatic overtime finish this time against the Cougars, from start to finish Parker Bolesta and Brady Zapoticky dominated en route to a dominating 42-20 victory over previously undefeated Hazleton. The Mountaineers knew they needed to get off to a fast start and did so. Just 4 plays into the […]

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Defense Propels Scranton Prep past Delaware Valley 20-13

September 24, 2022

After last week’s 21-9 loss to crosstown rival Scranton, the Cavilers knew they would need a boost this week, and they got that boost from sophomore quarterback Louis Paris and junior defensive back Andrew Summa. Paris ran for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Andrew Summa picked off 3 passes to lead the Cavilers to […]

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Hazleton Uses Big Plays Defensively To Stop Wilkes-Barre 20-7.

September 17, 2022

Hazleton Area head coach Dennis Buchman said ”our defense was absolutely phenomenal” and that statement is as accurate as it gets, The Cougars made big defensive plays in the fourth quarter and held Wilkes Barre to just 7 points and 125 rushing yards. The Cougars would get on the board on their opening drive following […]

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Western Wayne Wallops Old Forge 35-7

September 10, 2022

Western Wayne Quarterback Frankie Leyshon said to star wide receiver Sean Owens “it’s not over” yet after their second score of the game, From there on out the Wildcats dominated Old Forge en route to a 35-7 win. Western Wayne’s defense held the Blue Devils scoreless for three quarters, the last time a did that […]

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Valley View Does It Again-Cougars rally late in the fourth quarter to stun Berwick.

September 3, 2022

For Berwick, it was another disappointing trip to John F Henze’s veteran’s memorial stadium in Blakley. The Bulldogs once again led going into the fourth quarter before watching their lead vanish. The Cougars would get their only score of the first half on a fake punt from the 50-yard line. Running-back Jalliw Ferrer took the […]

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Lakeland Pummels Scranton Prep 41-14

August 27, 2022

” I’m kinda speechless,” said Lakeland quarterback Dominico Spataro. For Scranton Prep an interception, a fumble, a muffed kickoff, and the emotions of playing without star running back London Montgomery were too much to overcome. The Chiefs wasted no time scoring. On the Chief’s opening drive, they used an unfamiliar ground attack to get the […]

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Lackawanna Football Conference 2022 Preview, What can we expect?

August 9, 2022

As the 2022 Highschool football season approaches,19 teams from the Lackawanna Football Conference will begin their journey to the state Championship. Before we hop into our preview off this conference some things have changed. The Lackawanna League is now back to just three divisions instead of four, and we also have some new classifications let’s […]

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Bishop Shanahan’s late fourth quarter rally stuns Valley View 35-25 @BSHS_Eagles_FB

November 27, 2021

Just as the game seemed to be taking a turn for the worse the Eagles found a way down 5, and the Cougars’ offense threatening to score Bishop Shanahan found a way to shift the momentum and rally to one of the biggest wins in the program history. Both team’s patterned defenses would come out […]

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Cavilers Dominate Warriors in D2 3A title game

November 21, 2021

Scranton Prep waited 736 days to exact revenge on Wyoming Area and did with hard does of payback with a dominating 28-0 victory over Wyoming Area as they held the Warriors to just 123 yards of total offense. Prep would receive the opening kickoff and go to work from there. The Wyoming Area defense would […]

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A game of inches, Wyoming Area outlasts Lakeland 35-32

November 13, 2021

It was like déjà vu at Jake Sobeski Stadium in Exeter. All fans can think of was how 8 weeks prior the Warriors were in the same spot at the same time facing a goal-line stop to win the game. This time the Warriors got the stop they needed and defeated Lakeland 35-32,  in a […]

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Dallas downs Pittston Area in playoffs 35-12 @DallasMountsFB @PApatriot_fb

November 6, 2021

“You all played a hell of a game” said Dallas head coach Rich Manello after their 35-12 win over Pittston Area in the opening round of the district 2 class 4A playoffs. The Mountaineers 3-headed monster of quarterback Jackson Wydra, wide receiver Zack Paczewski, and running back Parker Bolesta was just too much for the […]

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PIAA District 2 Lackawanna Conference Playoff breakdown.

November 4, 2021

Breaking down the LFC Playoff Games this weekend PIAA District 2 Class 6A Scranton (4-6) at Delaware Valley (7-3)  (Plays winner of Hazleton, Wilkes Barre) Friday 7.00 PM Last meeting 2021 (Delaware Valley 35, Scranton 0) Scranton finished off the year on a good note by rallying late in the fourth quarter to defeat Abington […]

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Wet and Wild, Scranton Prep outlasts Valley View 17-10

October 30, 2021

It was labeled ”The Game” and in a packed house in Peckville, the game did not disappoint. Despite harsh winds and heavy rainfall, the Cavilers found a way to hand Valley View its first loss of the season. It was a big win for the Cavilers as they not only secured the Lackawanna division 2 […]

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Pizano pushes Wyoming Area past Dunmore 35-6

October 23, 2021

“The O-Line is unreal, it’s unreal,” said Wyoming Area Rocco Pizano. The Warriors O-Line paved the way for offensive explosion Friday night, and also paved the way for Rocco Pizano who finished with 170 yards and 3 touchdowns. Quickstarts have been a reason why the Warriors’ offense has been so good, and it was no […]

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Chiefs Cruise Past Spartans 34-14

October 16, 2021

A roller coaster ride is the best way to describe Lakeland’s 34-14 victory over Mid Valley. The Chiefs capitalized on Mid Valleys’ mistakes and the defense played well, holding the state leading rusher Devin Ayala to under 100 yards rushing. The game started off with a bang. The Chiefs returned the kickback to the 30, […]

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Prep pounds Honesdale 50-13

October 9, 2021

It couldn’t be more fitting for the Scranton Prep program on the team’s 50th anniversary of their program to scored 50 points en route to their 50-13 win over Honesdale. Prep received the opening kickoff and went to work. Running back Quenten Palermo -who finished with 2 rushing touchdowns-led the Cavilers all the way downfield […]

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Wyoming Area rallies late in the fourth quarter to stun Lakeland 19-14

October 2, 2021

“That was a hell of an effort” that’s what Wyoming Area head coach Randy Spencer had to say about their 19-14 comeback victory over previously undefeated Lakeland Friday night at Lakeland stadium in Jermyn. The Warriors established a dominant ground game once starting quarterback Blake Sokach-Minnick went down with an injury, and Senior Leo Harris […]

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September 30, 2021

Valley View, Scranton Prep, Lakeland, and Old Forge all remain undefeated heading into week 6. The Cavilers, Cougars, and Chiefs all won last week in convincing fashion, while Old Forge hasn’t played a game since week 3 with the playoffs on the horizon lest look at the games if the season were to end today. […]

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September 25, 2021

The key to North Pocono’s success this year has been their tenacious defense. Friday night at Wallenpaupack stadium, Greg Dolhons put it on display, holding Wallenpaupack to just 16 yards in the second half in their 13-6 victory over the Buckhorns. Wallenpaupack found difficulty in the very beginning with the Trojans stonewall defense, who held […]

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