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 5

Scranton Prep Cavaliers (3-0) at Western Wayne Wildcats (2-1)

Sharkey-Rosetti Complex (Turf), Friday 7pm
LFC Division II Game
Series:
Scranton Prep 21-0
Last Meeting: 2020 – Scranton Prep 48-21
Last Week: Scranton Prep idle; Crestwood 21, Western Wayne 0
Players To Watch
Scranton Prep: QB Sean Monahan; Western Wayne: FB Nick Tomasetti
The Skinny: Western Wayne has made strides over the past several years getting their program in contention and winning a division title (2020). However, the Wildcats haven’t been able to solve Prep. This is a great matchups of junior running backs, but Western Wayne will have to play the perfect game to pull the upset.
Favorite: Scranton Prep by 20


Wyoming Area Warriors (3-1) at Crestwood Comets (1-3)

Comets Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: WAFA stream
WVC Division Crossover
Series:
Wyoming Area 14-5
Last Meeting:
2020 – Crestwood 14-13
Last Week: Southern Columbia 37, Wyoming Area 30; Crestwood 21, Western Wayne 0
Players to Watch
Wyoming Area:
WR John Morgan; Crestwood: TE Magnus Bibla
The Skinny: Looking at the records, you would think this game is going to be lopsided. However, the Warriors could have a hangover after the upset effort last week while the Comets finally put everything together for their first win in Week 4. This was a classic last season so Wyoming Area has revenge on their minds.
Favorite: Wyoming Area by 4


Hazleton Area Cougars (2-2) at Dallas Mountaineers (2-1)

Mountaineer Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm 
WVC Division Crossover
Series:
Hazleton Area 5-4
Last Meeting:
2020 – Hazleton Area 37-12
Last Week: Hazleton Area 21, Pittston Area 0; Dallas idle
Players to Watch
Hazleton Area:
WR Matthew Cusatis; Dallas: TE Nick Farrell
The Skinny: Both teams have grown over the first four weeks of the season and both are sporting a two-game winning streak. The Mounts will have to shake off the cobwebs after sitting out last week. The Cougars have found ways to win close games. Look for the ball to be in the air a lot with two teams who have found success in the passing game.
Favorite: Dallas by 10


North Pocono Trojans (3-1) at Wallenpaupack Buckhorns (2-2)

Wallenpaupack Stadium (Turf), Friday, 7pm 
LFC Division I Game
Series:
North Pocono 14-12
Last Meeting:
2020 – North Pocono 20-14
Last Week: North Pocono 47, Tunkhannock 7; Lakeland 14, Wallenpaupack 7
Players to Watch
North Pocono:
K Jordan Carr; Wallenpaupack: K Roman Levant
The Skinny: The winner will give themselves a chance to challenge DV for the division title. This is a very evenly matched game and turnovers and penalties will be key. Don’t be surprised if this game is decided by a field goal from either of the kickers who are considered two of the best in District 2.
Favorite: Wallenpaupack by 3

 

Williamsport Millionaires (3-1) at Berwick Bulldogs (1-3)

Crispin Field (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division Crossover
Series:
Berwick 24-10
Last Meeting: 2020 – Williamsport 26-7
Last Week: Williamsport 21, Central Mountain 14; Selinsgrove 42, Berwick 14
Players To Watch
Williamsport: LB Nariq Burks; Berwick: TE Spencer Kishbaugh
The Skinny: Williamsport dodged a bullet last week. Berwick got embarrassed. This will be an emotional game as the Dawgs are desperate for a win and the Millionaires don’t want things to be as close as they were last Friday.
Favorite: Williamsport by 13


Wyoming Valley West Spartans (2-2) at Tunkhannock Tigers (2-2)

Memorial Field (Grass), Friday 7pm
WVC Division Crossover
Series:
Wyoming Valley West 16-7
Last Meeting: 
2013 – Wyoming Valley West 48-6
Last Week: Wyoming Valley West 21, Abington Heights 14; North Pocono 47, Tunkhannock 7
Players To Watch
Valley West: WR Nick Giza; Tunkhannock: WR Garrett Yuhas
The Skinny: Valley West wants to pound the football. Tunkhannock wants to throw the ball all over the field. In the end, the better defense will decide this game.
Favorite: Valley West by 6


Mid Valley Spartans (3-1) at Holy Cross Crusaders (3-1)

Msgr. Crotti Field (Grass), Saturday 1pm
LFC Division Crossover
Series:
Mid Valley 10-2
Last Meeting:
2018 – Mid Valley 41-14
Last Week: Mid Valley 39, Montrose 0; Holy Cross 43, Col-Mont Vo-Tech 20
Players To Watch
Mid Valley: WR Jayson Lowe; Holy Cross: QB Nate Cobley
The Skinny: The records might surprise some people, but these two teams have played very good football and have been especially impressive on offense. Battle between two of the top backs in the LFC in Mid Valley’s Devin Ayala and Holy Cross’ Logan Tierney, ranked 3rd and 4th in rushing yards in District 2.
Favorite: Mid Valley by 13


Pittston Area Patriots (1-3) at Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack (1-3)

Spartan Stadium (Turf), Saturday 2pm 
WVC Division Crossover
Series:
First Meeting
Last Week: Hazleton Area 21, Pittston Area 14; Delaware Valley 49, Wilkes-Barre 10
Players To Watch
Pittston: TE Adam Shovlin; Wilkes-Barre: WR Sincere Williams
The Skinny: The Patriots have been trending up with a huge upset over Valley West and a close loss at Hazeton. The Wolfpack are trending down as injuries have decimated an inexperienced roster. We expect this to be a low-scoring affair. It also depends on who Wilkes-Barre can get on the field.
Favorite: Pittston Area by 2

 

 

Hanover Area Hawkeyes (0-4) at Lake-Lehman Black Knights (1-2)

Eddie Edwards Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 3A Game
Series: Lake-Lehman 30-23
Last Meeting: 
2020 – Lake-Lehman 42-6
Last week: Carbondale Area 44, Hanover Area 0; Lake-Lehman idle
Players To Watch
Hanover Area: RB Jeremy Vega; Lake-Lehman: LB Joey Vegas
The Skinny: Hawkeyes did not fare well against the LFC and now will go back to a familiar foe in the WVC. The Black Knights missed last week with COVID issues. Both teams have struggled to find offense in the first half of the season.
Favorite: Lake-Lehman by 16


Delaware Valley Warriors (1-3) at Abington Heights Comets (1-3)

Comets Stadium (Grass), Saturday 1pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division I Game
Series:
Delaware Valley 12-11
Last Meeting: 2019 – Delaware Valley 49-0
Last Week: Delaware Valley 49, Wilkes-Barre 10; Wyoming Valley West 21, Abington Heights 7
Players To Watch
Delaware Valley: WR Harlem Cook; Abington Heights: RB Caleb Marzalino
The Skinny: DV has dominated the series as of late winning six straight and allowing only 32 points in those 6 games including two shutouts the past two meetings. Look for both teams to air it out on Saturday.
Favorite: Delaware Valley by 17


Scranton Knights (1-3) at Honesdale Hornets (2-2)

Hornets Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: WQMY stream
LFC Division Crossover
Series:
Scranton 12-4
Last Meeting: 2017 – Scranton 34-13
Last Week: Valley View 48, Scranton 0; Honesdale 32, Riverside 15
Players To Watch
Scranton:
 WR Antonio Hairston; Honesdale: K/P Tyler Winters
The Skinny: The Knights have struggled against the LFC elite so they are hoping to get back on track against a Honesdale team that has been respectable starting a freshman quarterback. Special teams hurt Scranton last week but could be a way for them to pull off a road win. Hornets can expect RB Connor Schmitt to get 25+ carries.
Favorite: Honesdale by 6


Dunmore Bucks (1-2) at Riverside Vikings (2-2)

Taylor Veterans Memorial Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division III Game
Series:
Dunmore 56-19-2
Last Meeting: 
2020 – Dunmore 57-15
Last Week: Dunmore idle; Honesdale 32, Riverside 15
Players To Watch
Dunmore: QB Thomas Bowen; Riverside: TE Robbie Garvey
The Skinny: Dunmore missed last week because of COVID and Riverside is on a two-game losing streak. Despite a win two weeks ago, the Bucks have been looking for playmakers to help their offense. The Vikings look like a MASH unit and just need to get healthy for a chance to compete. Dunmore has dominated this series winning 10 of the last 11.
Favorite: Dunmore by 10


Lakeland Chiefs (4-0) at Carbondale Area Chargers (2-2)

Cerra Sports Complex (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division III Game
Series: Lakeland 32-11-1
Last Meeting: 2019 – Lakeland 45-14
Last Week: Lakeland 14, Wallenpaupack 7; Carbondale Area 44, Hanover Area 0
Players To Watch
Lakeland: OL Mason Ormsby; Carbondale: QB Guy Mushow
The Skinny: Can the Chargers pull off a major upset at home? They will have to play mistake-free to have a chance and they will also have to defend the pass of Lakeland who can get the ball with QB Dominico Spataro to five different pass receiving weapons. Chiefs can’t overlook Carbondale after an emotional and physical win last week.
Favorite: Lakeland by 20

Valley View Cougars (4-0) at West Scranton Invaders (0-4)

Scranton Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division II Game
Series:
Valley View 37-11-1
Last Meeting: 2020 – Valley View 55-0
Last Week: Valley View 48, Scranton 0; Mid Valley 39, West Scranton 0
Players To Watch
Valley View: FB Dante Randle; West Scranton: WR Brett Miller
The Skinny: The Cougars have scored 57 points over the past two games and made it look easy. Should be more of the same against an Invaders team that is trying to keep players on the field. Valley View has been one of the best first half teams in the area averaging 25 points.
Favorite: Valley View by 35


Holy Redeemer Royals (1-3) at Lackawanna Trail Lions (3-1)

Lions Pride Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
Conference Crossover
Series: Lackawanna Trail 1-0
Last Meeting: 2019- Lackawanna Trail 35-0
Last Week: Holy Redeemer 31, Montrose 0; Lackawanna Trail 42, Susquehanna 7
Players To Watch
Holy Redeemer: K Nick Dunleavy; Lackawanna Trail: RB Lukas Gumble
The Skinny: The Royals high-flying act with big play receivers Justice Shoats and Zach Perta can strike at any moment, but Redeemer has too many other flaws to stay in games. Trail has been workman-like with their Wing T, using all their offensive weapons behind a very good offensive line.
Favorite: Lackawanna Trail by 20


Susquehanna Sabers (0-4) at Nanticoke Trojans (0-4)

Frank Chisnoski Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
Conference Crossover
Series: Susquehanna 5-1
Last Meeting: 2015 – Susquehanna 28-6
Last Week: Lackawanna Trail 42, Susquehanna 7; Shamokin 40, Nanticoke 13
Players To Watch
Susquehanna: FB Brad Cottrell; Nanticoke: K Sophie Lukowski
The Skinny: Somebody will get their first win. Both teams have struggled offensively and are coming off blowout losses.
Favorite: Nanticoke by 1