Every week, we will give you a capsule preview of every game involving WVC and LFC teams. The games will be scored based on how competitive they are, rivalry impact and storylines. So, if you are looking for a game to go watch, this guide will help you each week.

Matchup Scale

Must-see: Four Footballs Rating

Great: Three Footballs Rating

Good: Two Footballs Rating

Fair: One Football Rating

WEEK 11 Playoffs

No. 5 Western Wayne Wildcats (4-6) at No. 4 Mid Valley Spartans (8-2)

Spartans Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2 Class 3A Quarterfinal
Series:
Mid Valley 19-5
Last Meeting: 2015 – Mid Valley 26-20
Last Week: Wallenpaupack 24, Western Wayne 0; Mid Valley 47, Carbondale Area 20
Players To Watch
Western Wayne: WR Jaiden DeRosa; Mid Valley: QB Cam Riccardo
The Skinny: If Western Wayne was healthy, this would be a great matchup. But the Wildcats offense has sputtered without three star players. If Luke Janiszewski can return, it will be a game. Otherwise the Spartans have too much firepower for the Cats to hang.
Favorite: Mid Valley by 13


No. 5 Wallenpaupack Buckhorns (4-6) at No. 4 Berwick Bulldogs (6-5)

Crispin Field (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: WHLM Stream
District 2 Class 4A Quarterfinals
Series:
Berwick 2-0
Last Meeting:
2001 – Berwick 48-14
Last Week: Wallenpaupack 24, Western Wayne 0; Berwick 28, Wilkes-Barre 7
Players to Watch
Wallenpaupack:
RB Shadrak Agyei; Berwick: RB Ben Knorr
The Skinny: These teams haven’t met since 2001. Paupack started off strong but struggled in mid-season. Berwick’s offense has been better as of late. Dawgs will have the advantage up front but the Buckhorns have better skill players. Should be the most competitive game of the weekend.
Favorite: Berwick 3


No. 3 Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack (4-6) at No. 2 Hazleton Area Cougars (7-3)

Harman-Geist Memorial Field (Turf), Friday, 7pm 
District 2 Class 6A Semifinal
Series:
Wilkes-Barre 2-1
Last Meeting:
2021 – Hazleton Area 29-10
Last Week: Berwick 28, Wilkes-Barre 7; Hazleton Area 14-11
Players to Watch
Wilkes-Barre:
RB Howie Shiner; Hazleton: QB Tyler Wolfe
The Skinny: Wilkes-Barre has struggled to find offense with only 24 points in their last three games. The Cougars have won four straight and would love to get a rematch with Delaware Valley. Hazleton has too much firepower for the Wolfpack.
Favorite: Hazleton by 13

 

No. 8 Crestwood Comets (3-7) at No. 1 Valley View Cougars (9-1)

John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2 Class 4A Quarterfinal
Series:
Valley View 5-0
Last Meeting: 2021 – Valley View 38-7
Last Week: Crestwood 34, Valley West 6; Scranton Prep 17, Valley View 10
Players To Watch
Crestwood: QB Jay Swank; Valley View: WR Sean Mackinder
The Skinny: This is the game Valley View lost QB Adam Howanitz but the Cougars offense still has rolled for the most part. Crestwood’s running game has been very good the second half of the season. Star running back Noah Schultz didn’t last week, but the Comets will need him if they want to pull off the upset.
Favorite: Valley View by 20


No. 7 Pittston Area Patriots (3-7) at No. 2 Dallas Mountaineers (7-2)

Mountaineer Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2 Class 4A Quarterfinal
Series: 
Dallas 24-18
Last Meeting: 
2021 – Dallas 28-6
Last Week: Wyoming Area 42, Pittston Area 13; Dallas 35, Tunkhannock 0
Players To Watch
Pittston Area: WR Kevin Lockett; Dallas: RB Parker Bolesta
The Skinny: This game was competitive the first time the teams played in Week 7. Patriots defense has to find a way to stop a Mountaineers offense that has gotten more balanced. Pittston will also need a big game from their players up front.
Favorite: Dallas by 17


No. 6 Honesdale Hornets (4-6) at No. 3 North Pocono Trojans (8-2)

NP Sports Complex (Turf), Friday, 7pm
District 2 Class 4A Quarterfinal
Series:
North Pocono 17-6
Last Meeting:
2019 – North Pocono 40-7
Last Week: Honesdale 47, West Scranton 0; Delaware Valley 12, North Pocono 6
Players To Watch
Honesdale: RB Connor Schmitt;  North Pocono: QB William Soma
The Skinny: Honesdale has shown some grit but will they be able to score against the Trojans defense which has been one of the best in the area. North Pocono would also like to get their offense rolling.
Favorite: North Pocono by 15


No. 6 Lake-Lehman Black Knights (4-5) at Lakeland Chiefs (9-1)

Lakeland Stadium (Grass), Saturday 7pm
District 2 Class 3A Quarterfinal
Series:
Lake-Lehman 4-3
Last Meeting: 2021 – Lakeland 41-12
Last Week: Lake-Lehman 47, Riverside 14; Lakeland 21, Dunmore 17
Players To Watch
Lake-Lehman: QB Gavin Wallace; Lakeland: WR Kevin Snyder
The Skinny: This is a rematch of last year’s District 2 Class 3A championship game and Week 1 this season. Lakeland won both. The game was moved to Saturday as COVID has hit the Black Knights. If they can’t go, the Chiefs will move forward without having to suit up.
Favorite: Lakeland by 17


 

 

No. 4 Riverside Vikings (2-8) at No. 1 Lackawanna Trail (6-3)

Lions Pride Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2 Class 2A Semifinal
Series: Riverside 12-11
Last Meeting: 
2021 – Lackawanna Trail 34-0
Last week: Lake-Lehman47, Riverside 14 ; Old Forge 35, Lackawanna Trail 0
Players To Watch
Riverside: QB Noah Parchinski; Lackawanna Trail: FB Hunter Patterson
The Skinny: Riverside has lost 8 straight and have not been able to stop anyone on defense. These teams met in Week 3 with the Lions getting a shutout. They are trying to bounce back from getting shut out last Thursday and also break a two-game losing streak.
Favorite: Lackawanna Trail by 24


No. 7 Carbondale Area Chargers (5-5) at No. 2 Wyoming Area Warriors (8-1)

Jake Sobeski Stadium (Grass), Friday, 7pm – Media: WAFA Stream
District 2 Class 3A Quarterfinal
Series:
Wyoming Area 1-0
Last Meeting: 2007 – Wyoming Area 24-7
Last Week: Mid Valley 47, Carbondale 20; Wyoming Area 42, Pittston Area 13
Players To Watch
Carbondale: RB Vincent DePalma; Wyoming Area: RB Leo Haros
The Skinny: Carbondale will try to run, run, run, but one issue will be that the Warriors have been very good against the run all season. Chargers will need a huge effort up front to pull the upset.
Favorite: Wyoming Area by 27


No. 4 Scranton Knights (4-6) at No. 1 Delaware Valley Warriors (7-3)

Warriors Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: WYNY Stream
District 2 Class 6A Semifinal
Series:
Delaware Valley 19-9
Last Meeting: 2021 –  Delaware Valley 35-0
Last Week: Scranton 23, Abington Heights 14; Delaware Valley 12, North Pocono 6
Players To Watch
Scranton:
RB Charlie Thompson; Delaware Valley: RB Joey Sciascia
The Skinny: Scranton’s offense finally woke up in the second half of last week’s win. But it will have to really play well to avenge a Week 8 loss to the Warriors. DV has won 7 straight now.
Favorite: Delaware Valley by 27


No. 3 Susquehanna Sabers (3-7) at No. 2 Dunmore Bucks (3-6)

Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2 Class 2A Semifinal
Series:
Dunmore 9-1
Last Week: Susquehanna 39, Holy Redeemer 26; Lakeland 21, Dunmore 17
Players To Watch
Susquehanna: WR Jesse Delousia; Dunmore: RB Nico Ruggiero
The Skinny: These two teams met in the playoffs in 2018 and 2019 with Dunmore winning handily. The Bucks defense has played well while the Sabers have shown signs of life on offense. Whichever of those units wins the battle will determine the winner.
Favorite: Dunmore by 12


 

Wyoming Valley West Spartans (3-7) at East Stroudsburg-South Cavaliers (7-3)

East Stroudsburg Memorial (Turf), Friday 7pm
PIAA District 2/11 Class 5A Subregional
Series:
First Meeting
Last Week: Crestwood 34, Valley West 6; ES-South 68, ES-North 14
Players To Watch
Valley West: RB Isaiah Cobb; ES-South: WR Jose Almonte
The Skinny: The Spartans have struggled on offense, even in the running game which was so good in the beginning of the season. ES South did pretty well with a brutal schedule ending up with only 3 losses.
Favorite: East Stroudsburg-South by 24


Holy Cross Crusaders (4-6) at Executive Education Academy Charter Raptors (5-5)

Muhlenberg College (Turf), Saturday 1pm
Eastern Conference 1A/2A
Series: First Meeting
Last Week: Holy Cross 36, Montrose 0; Executive 2, Renaissance 0 (Forfeit)
Players To Watch
Holy Cross: RB Logan Tierney; Executive: QB Darmel Lopez
The Skinny:  Holy Cross would love to end this season with a win. Never even heard of the other school (from District 11), but they sure do have a long name.
Favorite: Executive by 7


Schuylkill Valley Panthers (2-8) at Nanticoke Trojans (4-6)

Frank Chicknoski Field (Grass), Friday 7pm
Eastern Conference Class 3A
Series: First Meeting
Last Week: Hamburg 21, Schuylkill Valley 13; Nanticoke 36, Hanover Area 12
Players To Watch
Schuylkill Valley: QB Michael Goad; Nanticoke: RB Zach Fox
The Skinny: Nanticoke should be playing in Districts this week. The Eastern Conference isn’t what it used to be.
Favorite: Nanticoke by 11