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Scott Dennis appointed as Nanticoke head coach

February 17, 2024

Scott Dennis was appointed on Thursday night as head coach of the Nanticoke Trojans. Dennis replaces Ron Bruza who resigned in November. The Trojans finished last season 7-5, losing to State Finalist Dallas in the District Semifinals. Dennis served as an assistant coach under Bruza the past two seasons and has also served as head […]

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District 2 gets 4 selected to the PFN 5A All-State Team

January 5, 2024

District 2 got four selections to the PFN 5A All-State Team. Delaware Valley got three players selected. Tight End Aidan Black got a second team selection. Middle Linebacker Justin Kalitsnik got a second team selection and safety Ryder Machado also got a second team selection. Abington Heights wideout Mason Fedor got on the second team. […]

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Scranton Prep gets 4 selections to 3A PFN All-State Team

January 5, 2024

Scranton Prep had four selections for the PFN 3A All-State Team. Senior Andrew Summa was selected as first team outside linebacker. Senior Cameron Palermo was pick as a second team defensive end. Junior Tae Weeks got the nod at second team cornerback. Senior Liam Barrett got the lone selection as a second team defensive athlete. […]

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Seven District 2 Players Make 4A All-State Writer’s Team

December 30, 2023

Seven players made the Pennsylvania Writer’s All-State Team in 4A. Players that made the 4A from District 2 are Dallas wideout Zach Paczewski and kicker Rowan Laubach. Nanticoke running back Zach Fox and defensive end Jaidyn Johnson. Wyoming Area running back Aaron Crossley, Valley View Linebacker Gianni Marino. North Pocono kicker Brady Mapes which gave […]

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Two District 2 Football Players Sign Letter of Intent

December 21, 2023

Two players in District 2 signed letters of intent to play football. Aiden Black of Delaware Valley signed his letter of intent to attend Stanford University. Aaron Crossley of Wyoming Area signed his letter of intent to attend Lehigh University. #WyomingAreaFootball Congrats to our WA Football RB/LB Aaron Crossley on signing his NLI Scholarship today […]

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PIAA 2A State Semifinal Preview: A Look at Dunmore

November 30, 2023

Southern Columbia vs Dunmore Fri 7 PM Harman-Geist Memorial Stadium in Hazleton How they got here Click to see 2A Bracket:  2023 Schedule About Dunmore: Dunmore won the District 2 2A District Title by defeating Riverside. The Bucks have scored 41 points in their last two games. They now face off against perennial state power […]

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Steelton-Highspire advances to State Semifinals with victory over Lackawanna Trail

November 25, 2023

Photo by Lindsey Bennett Statistically speaking, Lackawanna Trail was the toughest defense Steelton-Highspire faced so far this season. The Steamrollers offense was up for the challenge on this frigid night as Steelton-Highspire defeated Lackawanna Trail 43-25 to advance to the Class A State Semifinals. Senior quarterback Alex Erby about coming into Scranton and getting the […]

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Previewing Steelton-Highspire vs Lackawanna Trail PIAA Single-A Quarterfinals

November 23, 2023

  Steelton-Highspire vs Lackawanna Trail Fri 7 PM at Scranton Memorial Stadium How they got here: Steelton-Highspire: The Steamrollers defeated Northern Bedford 21-6 to advance to the PIAA Single-A Quarterfinals. Lackawanna Trail: The Lions shutout Minersville 40-0 to get to the Single-A State Quarterfinals. About Steelton-Highspire: The Steamrollers are led by quarterback Alex Erby. He […]

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Dallas wins District 2 4A Championship

November 18, 2023

With the District Championship on the line, trailing by four points in the fourth quarter, the Dallas Mountaineers key players came up big. Brady Zapoticky got a big completion to Nick Farrell on fourth down. Dylan Geskey scored his third touchdown of the night to give the Mountaineers the lead and Gavin Lewis snuffed out […]

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Previewing The District 2 4A Championship Game

November 16, 2023

Valley View at Dallas Fri 7 PM Last Meeting: 2022 District 2 4A Semifinals Valley View defeated Dallas 31-14 How they got here: Valley View defeated Berwick in the quarterfinals and Wyoming Area in the semifinals to advance to the Championship game. Dallas defeated Wallenpaupack in the District Quarterfinals and advanced to the District Finals […]

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PSAC 2023 Week 11 in Review

November 12, 2023

Kutztown 31 Slippery Rock 7 Bears running back Darryl Davis-McNeil rushed for 146 yards with two touchdowns and quarterback Judd Novak threw for 137 yards and two touchdowns as Kutztown pulled off the upset of 4th ranked Slippery Rock to win the PSAC Championship. The Bears defense picked off three passes in the victory. The […]

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Geskey runs wild to advance Dallas to the District Final

November 11, 2023

  It looked like Dallas was going to have their hands full with the Nanticoke Trojans as we hit late in the first quarter. Suddenly that all changed in the blink of an eye. The Mountaineers got a blocked punt that resulted in their first touchdown of the game then recovered a fumble on the […]

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District 2 Playoff Preview

November 9, 2023

District 2 2A Final Riverside at Dunmore Fri 7 PM Riverside defeated Mid Valley in the semifinals to advance to the Championship game. Dunmore defeated Susquehanna to get to the District Final. Dunmore defeated Riverside 20-16 in their Week 4 meeting. Vikings quarterback Chase Taddonio is throwing for 1,638 yards and 24 touchdowns. Taddonio also […]

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2023 Week 10 PSAC In Review

November 5, 2023

Shepherd 44 East Stroudsburg 17 Rams quarterback Seth Morgan threw three touchdown passes and Malakai Brown rushed for 148 yards and one touchdown as Shepherd defeated East Stroudsburg. Warriors quarterback Aaron Tobias threw for 126 yards and two touchdowns to Tyriq Lewis and Randy Fizer. Slippery Rock 56 Edinboro 18 The Rock’s Brayden Long threw […]

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Nanticoke Advances With Double Overtime Victory At Crestwood

November 4, 2023

For Gavin Turak, the moment was a dream come true. In double overtime, with Nanticoke needing to hold the lead to win the game, Turak read the route perfectly and got the interception that ended the game as Nanticoke advanced to the District Semifinals with a 28-21 road victory at Crestwood. Turak ended the night […]

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District 2 Playoff Preview

November 2, 2023

  Single-A Game (1) Lackawanna Trail: The Lions enter the District 2 Single-A Championship game with an unblemished record in 2023. They have an impressive running attack to get this far. Senior running back Lukas Gumble leads the rushing attack, he has 1,106 yards on the ground and 18 touchdowns. Lackawanna Trail has proven they can […]

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2023 District 2: Week10 Rewind

November 1, 2023

Wilkes-Barre Area 42 Valley West 0 Wolf Pack Jake Howe threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Howie Shiner rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown as Wilkes-Barre Area pitched a shutout of Wyoming Valley West. Spartans quarterback Lucas Zdancewicz rushed for 44 yards. The Wolf Pack will play Nazareth in the 6A Subregional Playoffs. […]

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2023 Week 9 PSAC Week In Review

October 29, 2023

Bloomsburg 14 Shepherd 10 Sean Hunt and Ty Pringle each had rushing touchdowns for the Huskies and defensive back Nadir McLeod forced a fumble and had an interception as Bloomsburg pulled off the upset over 20th ranked Shepherd. Rams quarterback Seth Morgan threw for 198 yards and a touchdown pass to Ethon Williams. Slippery Rock […]

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Nanticoke retains the San Souci Struggle Trophy with a victory over Hanover Area

October 28, 2023

There were several milestones on the line in the San Souci Struggle tonight at Gayewski Memorial Stadium. The Nanticoke seniors could go 4-0 against Hanover Area in their careers. They can have their first guaranteed winning season since 2018. Zack Fox could end by the time the night was over, be the Trojans all-time leading […]

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Kotsko’s View of the WVC: 2023 Week 10 Regular Season Finale

October 26, 2023

Here we go, the end of the regular season. Man, do the years start coming and don’t stop coming. It only feels like yesterday that I started writing my first preview article for the 2023 season and now we’re at the end of the regular season. Time really can pass you by. However, I’m just […]

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2023 Week 9 District 2 Week In Review

October 26, 2023

  Towanda 55 Tunkhannock 7 Rylee Vanderpool had two rushing touchdowns for Towanda as they defeated Tunkhannock in a Thursday night matchup. Tahshon Gardner had two touchdowns as well. For the Tigers, quarterback Joey Ross had a 75 yard touchdown run for the Tunkhannock’s only touchdown. Western Wayne 41 Lakeland 14 Wildcats running back Josh […]

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2023 Week 8 PSAC Review

October 22, 2023

  (7) Slippery Rock 42 California 21  The Rock Football Team quarterback Brayden Long threw for 299 yards and a touchdown. Running back Khalid Dorsey rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown as seventh ranked Slippery Rock defeated California. Vulcans quarterback Davis Black had three rushing touchdowns. https://pafootballnews.com/pfn/big-third-quarter-lead-slippery-rock-past-california/ East Stroudsburg 21 Bloomsburg 16 Warriors quarterback […]

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Shamokin pulls away in win at Nanticoke

October 21, 2023

With the game tied at 14, Shamokin needed big plays. The Indians got a fumble recovery on the opening drive in the second half. Followed by a big third down catch by Chase Pensyl that ended in a three yard touchdown run by freshman Logan Steele to give Shamokin their first lead of the game […]

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Kotsko’s View of the WVC 2023 Week 9: Upsets Brewing?

October 19, 2023

Here we go!! Week 9!!! There are currently two teams undefeated in the Wyoming Valley Conference in Dallas and Wyoming Area. Dallas has a big matchup with Wilkes-Barre Area at home. Meanwhile, Wyoming Area has a home matchup with perennial state power Southern Columbia. Several teams are looking to play past Week 10 and play […]

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2023 Week 8 District 2 Week In Review

October 18, 2023

  Lackawanna Trail 41 Carbondale 14 Lions quarterback Stephen Jervis went three for four with 131 yards with two touchdowns and running back Lukas Gumble added two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown as Lackawanna Trail improved to 8-0 with a win over Carbondale. Chargers quarterback Darryl Bennett threw two touchdown passes. Dallas 31 Wallenpaupack […]

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