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.

All games are playoff games so they are all four footballs this week

Matchup Scale

Must-see: Four Footballs Rating

Great: Three Footballs Rating

Good: Two Footballs Rating

Fair: One Football Rating

WEEK 12 Playoffs

No. 2 Hazleton Area Cougars (8-3) at No. 1 Delaware Valley Warriors (8-3)

Warriors Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: WYNY Stream
District 2 Class 6A Championship
Series:
Delaware Valley 14-5
Last Meeting: 2021 –  Delaware Valley 14-9
Last Week: Hazleton Area 24, Wilkes-Barre 3; Delaware Valley 38, Scranton 7
Players To Watch
Hazleton:
WR Matthew Cusatis; Delaware Valley: QB C.J. Ross
The Skinny: It was a defensive battle at Harman-Geist the last time these two teams met with the Warriors slipping by back in Week 6. Both teams have been red-hot the second half of the season. DV wants to run the ball with a variety of backs while the Cougars want Tyler Wolfe to chuck it around to some talented receivers. We think more high-scoring this time around.
Favorite: Delaware Valley by 11


No. 2 Dunmore Bucks (4-6) at No. 1 Lackawanna Trail Lions (7-3)

Lions Pride Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2 Class 2A Championship
Series: Dunmore 9-2
Last Meeting: 
2021 – Lackawanna Trail 21-7
Last week: Dunmore 35, Susquehanna 7 ; Lackawanna Trail 41, Riverside 19
Players To Watch
Dunmore: RB Daniel Pigga; Lackawanna Trail: RB Kody Cresswell
The Skinny: A rematch from the regular season at the same stadium. Dunmore had battled back to cut the Trail lead to one touchdown, but Kody Cresswell’s kickoff return for a touchdown squashed the Bucks comeback. Dunmore has won seven straight district titles and the Lions want to end that streak at Tunnel Hill on Friday. Winner advances to state playoffs.
Favorite: Lackawanna Trail by 7


No. 4 Berwick Bulldogs (7-4) at No. 1 Valley View Cougars (10-1)

John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2 Class 4A Semifinal
Series:
Valley View 7-5
Last Meeting: 2019 – Valley View 14-13
Last Week: Berwick 37, Wallenpaupack 17; Valley View 38, Crestwood 7
Players To Watch
Berwick: QB Matt Lonczynski; Valley View: RB Connor Hilling
The Skinny: There have been some classics in this series, but it has been all Cougars in recent years including two playoff wins over the Dawgs in 2017 and 2019. Berwick is going to have to find a way to handle the physical  Cougars up front and use their defense to keep it close. A Valley View win would make it 7 straight in the series including five straight in the playoffs with Berwick last winning in 1998.
Favorite: Valley View by 14


No. 3 North Pocono Trojans (9-2) at No. 2 Dallas Mountaineers (8-2)

Mountaineer Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: Stream on Fox56
District 2 Class 4A Semifinal
Series: 
Dallas 2-1
Last Meeting: 
2009 – Dallas 21-14
Last Week: North Pocono 27, Honesdale 0; Dallas 35, Pittston Area 12
Players To Watch
North Pocono: QB William Soma; Dallas: QB Jackson Wydra
The Skinny: These two programs haven’t met since a Dallas playoff win back in 2009. The North Pocono defense has been one of the best in District 2 with five shutouts in 11 games and they have only allowed five touchdowns since Week 3. The Mountaineers have found their running game with Parker Bolesta to balance a passing game that drove the offense the first half of the season. The balanced Mounts offense vs. the stingy Trojans defense is the key matchup in this game.
Favorite: Dallas by 3


No. 4 Mid Valley Spartans (9-2) at No. 1 Scranton Prep Cavaliers (9-0)

Scranton Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2 Class 3A Semifinal
Series:
Scranton Prep 15-6-1
Last Meeting: 2020 – Scranton Prep 44-14
Last Week: Mid Valley 28, Western Wayne 27; Scranton Prep bye
Players To Watch
Mid Valley: WR Kyle Marcinkevich; Scranton Prep: LB Michael Golay
The Skinny: Scranton Prep got a well-desrved rest after their emotional and physical win versus Valley View while the Spartans survived a game-winning two point attempt to win their ninth game of the season. Mid Valley has been gritty, but Prep will be their biggest test of the year by far. The matchup features the top two rushing leaders in the district in Devin Ayala and London Montgomery.
Favorite: Scranton Prep by 28


No. 3 Lakeland Chiefs (10-1) at No. 2 Wyoming Area Warriors (9-1)

Jake Sobeski Stadium (Grass), Friday, 7pm – Media: WAFA Stream
District 2 Class 3A Semifinal
Series:
Tie 2-2
Last Meeting: 2021 – Wyoming Area 19-14
Last Week: Lakeland 44, Lake-Lehman 7; Wyoming Area 55, Carbondale Area 13
Players To Watch
Lakeland: QB Dominico Spataro; Wyoming Area: QB Blaise Sokach-Minnick
The Skinny: This was a classic at Chapman Lake the first time that saw the Warriors hold on at the end to give the Chiefs their only loss of the season. Wyoming Area lost quarterback Blaise Sokach-Minnick early in that game but found a way to get it done led by the boys up front and Leo Haros who played all over the place. Lakeland QB Dominico Spataro is the X factor as he seems to always find a way to make a big play when one is needed.
Favorite: Wyoming Area by 10


No. 1 Belmont Charter Tigers (8-1) at No. 1 Old Forge Blue Devils (9-0)

Old Forge High School Veterans Memorial Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
District 2/12 Class 1A Subregional Championship
Series:
First Meeting
Last Week: Belmont Charter 22, Bristol 6; Old Forge bye
Players to Watch
Belmont:
WR Christian Palmer; Old Forge: WR Ethan Tallo
The Skinny: I don’t know much about Belmont Charter, but I do know Old Forge is the best Class 1A team in state and deserving of their No. 1 state ranking. Gonna be hard to stop the Devil Machine from getting to Hershey after the disappointing end to last season.
Favorite: Old Forge by 21