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Kotsko’s View of the WVC: Things I enjoy about High School Football

Written by: on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

 


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There’s so many things I enjoy about High School Football. The atmosphere and the performance of the players. I’ve seen some impressive performances at games I’ve seen this season. Some were of the team’s performance and sometimes it was a particular player. It goes to show you that you can expect the unexpected in sports. With three weeks left plus playoffs, it’s almost expected to see a few more impressive performances, whether it’s from a team or a player. With all this being said, let’s get into the games from the WVC!!!

Hanover Area at Wyoming Area

Friday 7 PM

Hanover Area is coming off a victory over Holy Redeemer. Wyoming Area is coming off a victory over Lake-Lehman. Hawkeyes  RB Jeremy Vega ran for 241 yards and four touchdowns in their win against Holy Redeemer. Warriors RB Leo Haros rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns in their victory over Lake-Lehman. Despite their win, Hanover Area sees themselves out of a playoff spot as the 9th place team in the District 2 3A standings. Wyoming Area is currently the top seed in the District 2 3A standings and have clinched a playoff spot. The Warriors look to be the heavy favorite in this matchup and looking to seal up the number one seed while the Hawkeyes are looking for the upset.

Prediction: Wyoming Area 35 Hanover Area 7

Pittston Area at Berwick

Friday 7 PM

Pittston Area lost to Dallas last week. Berwick defeated Valley West on Saturday afternoon. Patriots wideout Kevin Lockett had five catches for 46 yards in the loss to Dallas. Bulldogs defensive back Dray Wilk has five interceptions on the season. Berwick is currently 4th in District 2 4A with a 3-3 record. Pittston Area is 6th in 4A at 2-4. It’s a tight race between 4th and 8th in 4A and a win here can help solidify a playoff spot for either team.

Prediction: Berwick 28 Pittston Area 7

Scranton Prep at Tunkhannock

Friday 7 PM

Scranton Prep is coming off a victory over Honesdale. Tunkhannock lost a close one to Wilkes-Barre Area. Cavaliers QB Sean Monahan threw for 57 yards and a touchdown. He also added 74 yards and a touchdown in the victory over Honesdale. Tigers RB Ty Konen is rushing for 355 yards and three touchdowns on the season. He also has 11 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns. Scranton Prep comes in undefeated but sees themself in second due to the Power Rating System. Tunkhannock is currently in 8th in 4A. Prep has already clinched a playoff but are looking to get the top seed in the District playoffs. The Tigers are looking to get into the playoffs but will have an uphill climb with their final three games.

Prediction: Scranton Prep 42 Tunkhannock 14

Valley West at Williamsport

Friday 7 PM

Valley West is coming off a tough loss to Berwick. Williamsport is coming off a shutout loss to Delaware Valley. Spartans RB Isaiah Cobb has 1,043 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season. Millionaires RB Lajear Whaley rushed for 88 in the loss to Delaware Valley. Both teams have been up and down all season. The Spartans are currently 3rd in the District 2/11 Subregional standings. Both are looking to get a few more wins to get themselves into the playoffs.

Prediction: Valley West 28 Williamsport 27

North Pocono at Lake-Lehman

Friday 7 PM

North Pocono is coming off a shutout victory of West Scranton. Lake-Lehman is coming off a loss to Wyoming Area. Trojans defensive back William Soma had two picks last week vs West Scranton. Black Knights QB Landon Schuckers threw a touchdown pass and ran for 51 yards in the loss to Wyoming Area. North Pocono has clinched a playoff spot and are currently 3rd in the District 2 4A Standings. Lake-Lehman is currently sixth in the District 2 3A standings and are closing in on a playoff spot. North Pocono has a tough schedule coming with two 6A teams left in Scranton and Delaware Valley. Winning out would almost give them the two seed. Lake-Lehman is looking to get a big win and get them into the playoffs.

Prediction: North Pocono 28 Lake-Lehman 21

Wilkes-Barre Area at Hazleton Area

Friday 7 PM

Wilkes-Barre Area defeated Tunkhannock last week. Hazleton Area is coming off a victory over Scranton. Wolf Pack QB Javant McClary is throwing for 484 yards and five touchdowns. He also is rushing for 103 yards and three touchdowns. The Cougars’ Mitchell Masten had two interceptions in the victory over Scranton. Wilkes-Barre Area is currently 3rd in the 6A standings. Hazleton Area is currently in 2nd. Needless to say, a win here could determine who gets a home game come the first week of November but we still have a long way to go.

Prediction: Hazleton Area 28 Wilkes-Barre Area 21

Crestwood at Dallas

Friday 7 PM

Crestwood is coming off a shutout victory over Abington Heights. Dallas is coming off a win over Pittston Area. Comets RB Noah Schultz rushed for 305 yards and four touchdowns in the shutout victory against Abington Heights. Mountaineers RB Parker Bolesta rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown in the victory at Pittston Area. Dallas is currently 2nd in District 2 4A. Crestwood moved up to 7th in 4A. Dallas is looking to get the two seed but Crestwood is coming in hoping to get the upset victory.

Prediction: Dallas 28 Crestwood 21

Nanticoke at Holy Redeemer

Saturday 7 PM at King’s College

Nanticoke is coming off a victory over Montrose. Holy Redeemer is coming off a loss to Hanover Area. Royals QB Jacob Hunter threw for 186 yards and four touchdowns in the loss to Hanover Area. Trojans RB Zach Fox rushed for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the victory vs Montrose. Nanticoke is currently in 8th in the District 2 3A standings and a win this week would help them out in getting that final playoff spot. Holy Redeemer is currently 10th in 3A but are looking to come on strong in their final three games and get into the playoffs.

Prediction: Nanticoke 35 Holy Redeemer 14

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