BIG SCHOOL

  1. Valley View (1-0) – The Cougars opened up the season without QB/DB Janassah Boone, but managed a solid victory against then No. 6 ranked Wallenpaupack. Valley View got great play on both sides of the ball from backup QB Jordan Conserette and LB Trajon Jones was the defensive star fot the Cougars. Last Week: 2  Next Game: at Abington Heights (0-1)
  2. Berwick (1-0) – The Dawgs looked impressive with an easy win over Abington Heights. WR/DB Teagan Wilk scored two TDs for Berwick and was impressive on the defensive side of the ball. RB Owen Shoemaker eclipsed the 100-yard rushing yard mark while the stout defense started the season out with a shutout. Last Week: 3, Next Game: at Pittston Area (0-1)
  3. Williamsport (1-0) – We knew the Millionaires offense would be impressive but last Friday took them to a level that might make them unstoppable. Williamsport scored all 62 points in the first half. RB Treyson Potts returned from missing the entire 2017 season with a 150 yard rushing day and 5 touchdowns. QB Joe Fagnano picked up where he left off  last season with 250 yards passing and WR Marcus Simmons was once again his favorite target with 151 receiving yards. The Millionaires defense still has question marks, but it might not matter. Last Week: 3, Next Game: at Altoona (0-1)
  4. Delaware Valley (0-1) – When you are replacing that many departing seniors, it sometimes takes awhile to get up to speed. Might take a little bit longer than we anticipated for DV. Pennridge is one of the better Class 6A teams in District 1 so no shame in the loss. But the Warriors will have to get better in a lot of place which means some growing pains early. But District 2/4 Class 6A is going to be very interesting. Last Week: 1, Next Game: vs West Scranton (1-0)
  5. Hazleton Area (1-0) – QB Sparky Wolk looked even better in his senior debut. The all-state QB still has weapons around him and the Cougars appear to have gotten better up front. Yes, Pottsville is a smaller school but usually competitive so it was a good opening win night for Coach Mike Brennan’s squad. RB Damon Horton is one of those weapons as he had a 100-yard rushing game. Last Week: 5, Next Game: vs Wyoming Valley West (1-0).
  6. Dallas (1-0) – The most impressive quarterback in the WVC this past weekend might not have been Fagnano or Wolk, but the Mounts’ Michael Starbuck. Yes, Dallas beat the team picked last for the division, but Starbuck was sharp throwing five TDs and picked up where he left off last year as he improved game-to-game. The Mountaineers might be still a year away from beating all the powers, but they are definitely going to be competitive which is why we put them in the Super Six this week. Last Week: NR, Next Game: at Crestwood (1-0)

 

SMALL SCHOOL

  1. Scranton Prep (1-0) – The Cavaliers continue to roll as they extended their regular season winning streak to 20 games. Dunmore was worn down in the second half as Prep beat the Bucks for the third time in the last three meetings dating back to 2015. Most impressive was the Cavaliers defense pitching a shutout on the road. QB Leo O’Boyle seemed in mid-season form running the offense. No doubt the Cavs are poised to win another District 2 title. Last Week: 1, Next Game: at Scranton (0-1)
  2. Wyoming Area (1-0) – The Warriors were the only WVC Small School team to win in Week 1 and they were impressive doing it with a dominating road win over Mid Valley. Wyoming Area was led on offense by QB Dominic DeLuca who spread the ball around to many different players, but where the Warriors were really tough was on defense. They held a Spartans running game that has been dominant in recent years to 40 yards. Early buzz is that Wyoming Area can compete with Prep at this 3A level. Last Week: 2, Next Game: vs Coughlin (0-1) 
  3. Old Forge (1-0) – It was smooth sailing for the Devils in the opener against Carbondale, but Coach Mike Schuback’s crew still has some work to do. This team will need some time to get to a championship level, but will get there. The Blue Devils definitely used a lot of different running backs and were conservative with QB Dante Lucarelli, but they are still going to be a team to reckon with every week. Last Week: 4. Next Game: at Lakeland (1-0)
  4. Western Wayne (1-0) – Sometimes when the culture changes, the winning just keeps coming. Coach Randy Wolff has the Cats believing as they went on the road and avenged a 2017 District 2 playoff loss to Lake-Lehman. The Wildcats literally ran wild as Kobe Sauter and Zane Janiszewski combined for 290 yards rushing. Now, Western Wayne will have to prove they can stay in the rankings as the schedule gets harder. Last Week: NR, Next Game: vs N0rth Pocono (0-1)
  5. Dunmore (0-1) – Hard to know what to make of the loss last Friday to No. 1 Scranton Prep. It happened in 2015 and 2016 too, and the Bucks went on to pretty good seasons. But this might be different because of the losses up front. The defense seemed okay, but the offense struggled to find an identity. This week will be a better compass of where the Bucks are. Last Week: 3, Next Game: vs Mid Valley (0-1)
  6. Lackawanna Trail (1-0) – The Lions were impressive running all over the defending WVC Small School champions and previously No. 5 ranked Northwest. QB Nate Rolka used his legs more than his arm, but that’s what it took for Trail to get an impressive home opening win. Last Week: NR, Next Game: at Susquehanna (1-0)