2019 Super Six – Week 2
Here are the rankings afte Week 2 presented by Al’s Quick Stop:
- Dallas Mountaineers (2-0), defeated Crestwood 42-0 (Last week: 1)
Dallas is off to a good start again against WVC competition and is running the football like 2018 except now it’s Lenny Kelley and Danny Meuser going over the 100-yard rushing mark last week. Michael Starbuck threw for over 100 so the Mounts offense looks in mid-season form.
Next up: at Hazleton (1-1)
- Valley View Cougars (2-0), defeated Abington Heights 48-13 (Last week: 2)
Janassah Boone is making a case for being the hardest player to defend in the district. He ran for 100 and threw for over 100 and made it look easy. He has weapons, especially in the receiving corp and Zack Manchak has picked up where Mason Kordish left off behind a a rebuilt offensive line that looks good.
Next up: vs West Scranton (0-2) (Watch on NPF TV)
- Berwick Bulldogs (2-0), defeated Pittston Area 46-0 (Last week: 3)
The Dawgs offense woke up this week with sophomore Aiden Mason rushing for 134 and the unit looking overall much better than Week 1. The defense has allowed only 6 points so far in 2019.
Next up: vs Williamsport (2-0) (Listen on NPF)
- Delaware Valley Warriors (1-1), defeated West Scranton 61-7 (Last week: 4)
The Warriors offense made up for the shutout last week putting up 61 points in Week 2. DV’s loss last week can be downplayed for playing better compeition (District 1 Pennridge). The Warriors along with the other three teams above them can be interchangeable at this early point of the season.
Next up: vs Wallenpaupack (1-1) (Listen on NPF)
- Williamsport Millionaires (2-0), defeated Altoona 31-0 (Last week: NR)
Williamsport has moved their way into the rankings for the first time this season, not on the back of their offense that has been explosive the past several seasons, but on their defense which has not give up a point in 2019. The true test will come this week against on of the best defenses in the WVC.
Next up: at Berwick (2-0) (Listen on NPF)
- Hazleton Area Cougars (1-1), defeated Wyoming Valley West 35-34 (Last week: NR)
The Cougars made the switch at quarterback from Matt Fisher to Kellen Warner and it paid dividends. Both got work Week 1, but this allows Fisher to go back to his primary position, wide receiver, where he made big plays in Friday’s exciting comeback win. Big test coming up at home this Friday.
Next up: vs Dallas (2-0)
- Wyoming Area Warriors (2-0), defeated Scranton Prep 34-0 (Last week: 3)
Not only did the Warriors knock off perennial Class 3A power Scranton Prep, they made it look easy. Physically, they dominated the line of scrimmage and their skill players made big plays when they needed them. It was a statement victory for the program and they take the early-season role as the favorite in 3A.
Next up: at Northwest (2-0) (Watch on WAAN)
- Old Forge Blue Devils (2-0), defeated Hanover Area 48-6 (Last week: 4)
After last week’s rankings were released, the Devils were named the No. 1 Class 1A school in the state and they looked like it in their steamrolling of Hanover. Old Forge’s offense is explosive and the defense tough as usual, but the boys up front have made a statement the first two weeks with domination play.
Next up: at Susquehanna (0-2) (Listen on NPF)
- Western Wayne Wildcats (2-0), defeated North Pocono 27-3 (Last week: 5)
Another team making a statement last week for the program was the Wildcats. They were dominating on the road against a ranked Trojans team and made it look easy. Credit to the Western Wayne coaching staff after losing some key players to graduation and playing at a high level early on.
Next up: vs Honesdale (0-2)
- Scranton Prep Cavaliers (1-1), lost to Wyoming Area 34-0 (Last week: 1)
The biggest concern for Coach Terry Gallagher is the Cavs inability to run the football. It was their staple the past four years when they were winning district championships. The good news for Prep is they have the entire season to try to fix the problem until they possibly meet Wyoming Area again.
Next up: at Abington Heights (0-2)
- Riverside Vikings (2-0), defeated Carbondale Area 42-0 (Last week: NR)
The Vikings offense has been unstoppable the first two weeks with the Johnny Gilchrist to Razen Reyes connection. However, they will be tested on the road this week and this will show where they really stand. So far, they look improved from last season on defense which will be the key of they are going to challenge in Class 2A.
Next up: at Lakeland (1-1)
- Lake-Lehman Black Knights (1-1), defeated Lakeland 25-13 (Last week: NR)
Two different teams showed up Weeks 1 and 2 for the Black Knights. Many were asking what happened against Western Wayne, but not it appears that Lehman righted the ship with a huge win at the Black Hole. Knights will have to prove they can do on the road what they did at home moving forward.
Next up: at Hanover Area (1-1) (Listen on NPF)