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It All comes down to this: Crestwood takes on Valley View in the District 2 4A Title game (Preview)

Tagged under: District 2, Gameday Hub, News, Playoffs

| November 16, 2022


Many things in life have a tendency to come “full circle”, this matchup between Crestwood and Valley View describes that saying perfectly. On August 26th, these two squads met to kick off their 2022 season. Few to none thought they would be facing off again for the District 2 4A crown.

Crestwood had just finished with a poor 3-8 record last year, and no one saw their improvement coming this year. Coming into 2022, Crestwood had a goal, to reach this game as they did back in 2020. Few to none thought it was possible. All the eyes in the conference were fixated on two teams, Dallas and Valley View. And if not those teams, it was Berwick or Wyoming Area that many were picking. Not many said the Comets of Crestwood.

The Opposite is true for Valley View. The Cougars have been dominating this league for the better part of a decade. Valley View has taken home 3 of the last 6 District 2 4A titles entering Friday. Unlike Crestwood, it is no surprise that Valley View finds itself in this spot again.

Back in week 1, it was Crestwood taking down Valley View 20-7. Can the Cougars get some much-needed revenge against the Comets? Let’s dive into the preview for this pivotal matchup.

FOR CRESTWOOD: The Comets have had two blowout victories to get them to this spot. Crestwood has outscored opponents 117-21 thus far in the Playoffs. When talking about Crestwood, you can not say much without bringing up Noah Schultz. Schultz is entering this Friday Night Matchup with 2111 yards and 33TDs on 191 carries. Those numbers jump off the page when looking at Crestwood. Another player that has made noise is Freshman Quarterback Jaden Shedlock. On the ground,  he has 1062 yards and 16 TDs on 110 carries. The Comets have scored at will on the ground this year. Crestwood is only averaging around 5 pass attempts a game. Valley View will have to be stout on the Defensive line in order to minimize this offense.

FOR VALLEY VIEW: Maybe the best QB-WR duo in the area belongs to the Valley View Cougars. QB Adam Howanitz and WR Taheed Jewell make it a nightmare for any defensive coordinator. Valley View does not have a dynamic duo, they have a big three. RB Connor Hilling has been dominant this year for Valley View. He has 1270 yards and 18TDs on 220 carries this year. What separates Valley View from Crestwood is its ability to not only run the ball but air it out at an efficient level. Valley has been very impressive so far in the playoffs. First, a blowout win against Honesdale. Then, a 31-14 win against a very good Dallas team.

So the Stage is set, the 11-1 Crestwood Comets take on the 10-2 Valley View Cougars.


CRESTWOOD: Noah Schultz and Nick Miscavage

Valley View: Taheed Jewell and Connor Hilling

FINAL SCORE PREDICTION: Crestwood 42, Valley View 35

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