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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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North Pocono Pummels Tunkhannock 47-7

September 18, 2021

Friday night,  North Pocono fans were treated in  Moscow to another defensive masterpiece by North Pocono, The Trojans forced 4 turnovers in a  47-7  rout over Tunkhannock. The Trojans declawed and pick apart the Tigers all night long. Right out of the gate, the Trojans were ready to go. They took the opening kickoff back […]

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September 17, 2021

Three of the Area best teams enter week 4 without a game this week. Undefeated Old Forge found out Monday that Northwest Area had Covid and that game was canceled, Undefeated Scranton Prep lost there game to Dunmore to health Concerns, and (2-1) Dallas had to postpone their  rivalry game with Lake Lehman. I asked […]

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September 11, 2021

London Montgomery turning football games into track meets. Scranton Prep running back London Montgomery proved to be too much for the Buckhorns Friday night.  He rushed for 297 yards and 4 touchdowns and led his team to a 42-10 victory over the previously undefeated Wallenpaupack Buckhorns.  What appeared to be an evenly matched game in […]

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September 10, 2021

Last week had plenty of headlines, Valley View did something that no team in District 2 had done to Delaware Valley in a long time, and that’s blows them out. The Cougars won 35-14 and scored 28 points in the first half, the last team to beat Delaware Valley that bad was Valley West in […]

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September 4, 2021

Friday night in Kingston was a game to remember, the Mountaineers stunned the Spartans at Spartans Stadium to move to 1-1 on the season, it was one of those classic physical, hard-fought game. The bread and butter of Dallas’s head coach Rich Mannello. Dallas took the opening kickoff on their 29 and marched all the […]

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September 3, 2021

Last week was one of the more memorable opening nights of District 2 football, As heavy weather did its work on almost every game last week, but that wasn’t going to stop players and coaches to do what they do best with that out of the way, lets look at some District 2 Rankings. LFC […]

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Balanced Attack Pays Big Divindends for Millionaries in 33-13 Route of Comets

August 28, 2021

Highly touted Williamsport Millionaires lived up to all the pre-season hype on Friday night by beating a good Crestwood team 33-13 at Comet Stadium in Mountaintop. It was a case where good met great. The gusty Comets just couldn’t handle the speed and skill of a highly refine 6A team. Crestwood got the opening kickoff […]

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Lackawanna Football Conference is back! Let’s preview WEEK 1, or zero, or ….oh, you get the gist!

August 27, 2021

  The Lackawanna Football Conference is back Friday and Saturday, let’s all hope for a normal season as we watch these teams’ hard work pay off this season. First off, let’s preview my Game of the WEEK! Williamsport at Crestwood! 7.00 PM Friday night at Comet’s Stadium in Mountain Top, two WVC powerhouses are set […]

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No Time-No Problem For Steelton-Highspire’s Cliff Hanger Victory Over Old Forge 39-36

November 14, 2020

With zero time showing on the score board and only one play left as a result of a penalty, the Rollers of Steelton-Highspire  flatten the Old Forge Blue Devils state title hopes. Freshman QB Alex Erby hit D1 WR recruit Mehki Flowers on a five -yard touchdown pass that gave the Rollers a 39-36 victory […]

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Lakeland Edges Lake-Lehman 14-11 for District 2 3A Title

November 7, 2020

The Lakeland Chiefs defeated the Lake-Lehman Black Knights 14-11 at Lakeland Friday night to capture the District 2 3A Title. The unbeaten Chiefs were tested on every aspect of the play by the highly touted  Black Knights who came into the game with only one lost. From the opening kickoff to the final whistle, it […]

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Wolfpack Gets Taylor-Made Victory Over Tigers 35-28

November 6, 2020

Thursday night at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium, QB Kam Taylor carved out a nail-biting 35-28 victory over the Tunkhannock Tigers. From the opening kickoff the senior QB took control of his team, both running and passing before surrendering the ball to the Tigers. The Tigers had little luck on their first possession and had to punt […]

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Cougars Spoil Cavilers Playoff Hopes with 34-21 Upset

November 1, 2020

       The Valley View Cougars upset the Scranton Prep Cavilers in front of an enthusiastic crowd Saturday  afternoon at Scranton Memorial Stadium The previous unbeaten Cavilers playoff hopes were extinguished by a well-balanced Cougar attack from the opening kickoff. The Valley View defense bared a nostalgic resemblance  of the Cougars in the past. The first […]

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Janiszewski Too Much For Trojans, Leads Western Wayne Past North Pocono 27-3

October 31, 2020

        Zane Janiszewski was a ubiquitous figure at the North Pocono Sports  complex  Friday night as he led his Wildcats to a convincing  27-3 victory over the North Pocono Trojans. I spoke to the Wildcats’s workhorse after his stunning performance which yielded 215 yards rushing on 27 attempts, three touchdowns and several key tackles […]

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Comets On Fire -Rout Dawgs 35-0

October 23, 2020

   The Crestwood Comets defeated the Berwick Bulldogs 35-0 Friday night at Crispin Field in Berwick. The undefeated Comets launched their rockets early on the opening drive. The Mountain Top powerhouse needed only five plays to score when QB Ryan Petrosky ran for a seven yard touchdown making it 6-0. Sure foot kicker Alex Romanoski […]

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Lakeland Remains Undefeated with Decisive 55-25 Win Over Riverside

October 17, 2020

    From the beginning, it looked like it was going to be long Saturday afternoon for Riverside head coach Harry Armstrong. The Vikings bobbled the opening kickoff  which was recovered by Lakeland in Viking territory. The Chiefs went on a  warpath and four downs later RB Giovanni Spataro ran 8 yards for the Chiefs […]

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