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 7

 Mid Valley Spartans (5-1) at Dunmore Bucks (3-2)

Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division III Game
Series:
Dunmore 39-4
Last Meeting: 2020 – Dunmore 30-14
Last Week: Mid Valley 24, Riverside 21; Dunmore 17, Carbondale Area 8
Players To Watch
Mid Valley: RB Devin Ayala; Dunmore: QB Thomas Bowen
The Skinny: The Spartans were finally challenged last week in a division game and still came out on top. Dunmore is on a three-game winning streak and currently in first place in LFC Division III. This is a huge game for the Mid Valley program and the Bucks will try to defend their turf and their standing as one of the top programs in NEPA.
Favorite: Mid Valley by 2


Williamsport Millionaires (3-3) at Delaware Valley Warriors (3-3)

Warriors Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: WYNY stream
District Crossover
Series:
Delaware Valley 5-3
Last Meeting:
2019 – Delaware Valley 48-6
Last Week: Dallas 27, Williamsport 20; Delaware Valley 14, Hazleton Area 9
Players to Watch
Williamsport:
QB George Whaley; Delaware Valley: RB Joey Sciascia
The Skinny: This is always a fun game between two Class 6A teams. The Millionaires and Warriors are not in the same postseason bracket anymore so this will decide who has bragging rights. Williamsport has lost it’s last two games by a total of 12 points. DV is on a three-game winning streak after opening the season at 0-3.
Favorite: Delaware Valley by 6


Berwick Bulldogs (3-3) at Wyoming Valley West Spartans (3-3)

Spartan Stadium (Turf), Saturday, Noon – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division Crossover
Series:
Berwick 27-17
Last Meeting:
2019 – Berwick 42-0
Last Week: Berwick 20, Tunkhannock 15; Wilkes-Barre 27, Valley West 25
Players to Watch
Berwick:
QB Matt Lonczyinski; Valley West: RB Isaiah Cobb
The Skinny: This game goes from Friday Night Lights to meeting at High Noon. Berwick with two impressive victories the last two weeks as the defense continues to play well. Spartans want to bounce back as the inability to convert PATs last week helped contribute to their loss to rival Wilkes-Barre.
Favorite: Valley West by 3

Lakeland Chiefs  (5-1) at Western Wayne Wildcats (3-3)

Sharkey-Rosetti Sports Commplex (Turf), Friday, 7pm
LFC Division Crossover
Series:
Lakeland 24-3
Last Meeting:
2019 – Western Wayne 28-7
Last Week: Wyoming Area 19, Lakeland 14; Western Wayne 42, Honesdale 0
Players to Watch
Lakeland:
WR Kevin Snyder; Western Wayne: RB Luke Janiszewski
The Skinny: Lakeland suffered their first loss of the season as a ball was picked off to seal their fate. Western Wayne is fighting for respect as they broke their ‘three’-game losing streak. It will be the high-flying passing game of the Chiefs vs. the ground attack of the Wildcats.
Favorite: Western Wayne by 1

 

Old Forge Blue Devils (5-0) at Riverside Vikings (2-4)

Taylor Veterans Memorial Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division Crossover
Series:
Old Forge 40-31-4
Last Meeting: 2020 – Old Forge 43-12
Last Week: Old Forge 54, Hanover Area 0; Mid Valley 24, Riverside 21
Players To Watch
Old Forge: RB Hezekiah Deitz; Riverside: QB Noah Parchinski
The Skinny: The Blue Devils finally returned to the field last Friday after a two-week hiatus and looked like they never had time off. The Vikings played their best game of the season against Mid Valley and almost pulled off the road upset. Riverside will need everything to bounce their way to stay in this one.
Favorite: Old Forge by 20


Lake-Lehman Black Knights (3-2) at Wyoming Area Warriors (5-1)

Jake Sobeski Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: WAFA Stream
WVC Class 3A Game
Series:
Wyoming Area 29-8
Last Meeting: 
2020 – Lake-Lehman 47-26
Last Week: Lake-Lehman 47, Holy Redeemer 13; Wyoming Area 19, Lakeland 14
Players To Watch
Lake-Lehman: RB Colby Roberts; Wyoming Area: RB/QB Leo Haros
The Skinny: Wyoming Area has dominated this series over time, but Lake-Lehman won big last year and has been very competitive over the last decade. The Black Knights now have five games under their belt after losing a big senior class. The question for the Warriors is the condition of QB Blaise Sokach-Minnick who has been a big contributor this season on offense.
Favorite: Wyoming Area by 16


Dallas Mountaineers (3-2) at Pittston Area Patriots (2-4)

Charlie Trippi Stadium (Grass), Friday, 7pm
WVC Division 4A Game
Series:
Dallas 23-18
Last Meeting:
2020 – Dallas 31-28
Last Week: Dallas 27, Williamsport 20; Pittston Area 21, Nanticoke 0
Players To Watch
Dallas: WR Rocco Ormando; Pittston Area: WR Kevin Lockett
The Skinny: Pittston wants to pull a program-changing upset and this is their chance. Dallas seems to play close games with everyone. If the Patriots can run the ball like they have in recent weeks, it gives them a chance. The Mounts would like to find a more effective running game to balance a very good passing game.
Favorite: Dallas by 11


Hazleton Area Cougars (3-3) at Scranton Knights (3-3)

Scranton Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: Stream on WQMY
Conference Crossover
Series:
Scranton 6-4
Last Meeting: 2019 – Scranton 21-15
Last Week: Delaware Valley 14, Hazleton 9; Scranton 27, Wallenpaupack 21
Players To Watch
Hazleton Area: QB Tyler Wolfe; Scranton: QB Arvel Chandler
The Skinny: The Knights have a two-game winning streak and can push themselves towards a home game for districts. The Cougars played Delaware Valley tough last week in a defensive battle and have been getting better each week, especially up front. This one should be high-scoring and exciting.
Favorite: Hazleton Area by 4

 

 

Valley View Cougars (6-0) at Wallenpaupack Buckhorns (2-4)

Wallenpaupack Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Crossover
Series: Valley View 13-4
Last Meeting: 
2019 – Valley View 41-10
Last week: Valley View 38, Crestwood 7; Scranton 27, Wallenpaupack 21
Players To Watch
Valley View: QB Dominic Memo; Wallenpaupack: WR T.J. Schmalze
The Skinny: The Cougars got devastating news as QB Adam Howanitz is out for the season. However, Valley View is still the favorite as their defense has allowed only an average of 6.8 points per game. Paupack needs to find their running game again and VV did give up a 100-yard rusher last week.
Favorite: Valley View by 20


Abington Heights Comets (1-5) at Crestwood Comets (1-5)

Crestwood Stadium (Turf), Friday, 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
Conference Crossover
Series:
Abington Heights 3-1
Last Meeting: 2015 – Abington Heights 31-13
Last Week: North Pocono 28, Abington Heights 0; Valley View 38, Crestwood 7
Players To Watch
Abington Heights: DL Christian Lezenski; Crestwood: RB Noah Schultz
The Skinny: The Comets will win. That’s all you need to know in a battle between 1-5 teams.
Favorite: Crestwood by 10


Holy Redeemer Royals (1-5) at Hanover Area Hawkeyes (1-5)

Memorial Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
WVC 3A Division Game
Series:
Hanover Area 9-2
Last Meeting: 2019 –  Hanover Area 35-7
Last Week: Lake-Lehman 47, Holy Redeemer 13; Old Forge 54, Hanover Area 0
Players To Watch
Holy Redeemer:
 QB Jacob Hunter; Hanover Area: OL Xavier Ankner
The Skinny: Another battle between struggling teams that somebody has to win. The Royals have a great passing game but not much else. Hanover has trouble scoring points this season so will have to find a way to get their offense going.
Favorite: Hanover Area by 5


Lackawanna Trail Lions (4-1) at Holy Cross Crusaders (3-3)

Msgr. Crotti Field (Grass), Saturday 1pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division IV Game
Series:
Lackawanna Trail 14-0
Last Meeting: 
2020 – Lackawanna Trail 55-7
Last Week: Lackawanna Trail idle; Susquehanna 34, Holy Cross 16
Players To Watch
Lackawanna Trail: QB Owen Lisk; Holy Cross: RB Logan Tierney
The Skinny: Trail had to take last week of because of COVID exposure while Holy Cross has come back down to earth a little bit. The week of shouldn’t bother the Lions who will have their biggest game of the season next week.
Favorite: Lackawanna Trail by 31


Tunkhannock Tigers (2-4) at Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack (3-3)

Eddie Edwards Stadium (Lake-Lehman) (Turf), Saturday 3pm
WVC Crossover 
Series: Wilkes-Barre 1-0
Last Meeting: 2020 – Wilkes-Barre 35-28
Last Week: Wilkes-Barre 27, Valley West 25; Berwick 20, Tunkhannock 15
Players To Watch
Wilkes-Barre: RB Howie Shiner; Tunkhannock: QB Ben Chilson
The Skinny: This game as moved to Tunkhannock after the Wolfpack got booted from Spartan Stadium. Wilkes-Barre is healthy and should be able to put up points. Can the Tigers match them?
Favorite: Wilkes-Barre by 12

Montrose Meteors (0-5) at Nanticoke Trojans (1-5)

Frank Chicknoski Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
Conference Crossover
Series:
Nanticoke 3-1
Last Meeting: 2011 – Nanticoke 48-14
Last Week: Montrose idle; Pittston Area 21, Nanticoke 0
Players To Watch
Montrose: QB Gus Brown; Nanticoke: RB Zach Fox
The Skinny: Montrose has been off a couple weeks while Nanticoke is looking for a way to score even though they are running the ball well. This might be the best chance for Meteors win this season and Trojans don’t want to be the team that loses to them.
Favorite: Nanticoke by 20


West Scranton Invaders (0-6) at North Pocono Trojans (5-1)

NP Sports Complex (Turf), Friday 7pm
LFC Crossover
Series: West Scranton 32-17
Last Meeting: 2019 – North Pocono 42-6
Last Week: Scranton Prep 55, West Scranton 7; North Pocono 28 Abington Heights 0
Players To Watch
West Scranton: QB Dan Van Dusky; North Pocono: RB Korrie Eisley
The Skinny: North Pocono continues to cruise through their schedule and probably won’t be challenged until Week 10. The Invaders are just trying to get experience for their younger players. This one will be over by halftime.
Favorite: North Pocono by 35


Honesdale Hornets (2-4) at Scranton Prep Cavaliers (5-0)

Scranton Memorial Stadium (Turf), Saturday 1:30pm
LFC Division II Game
Series: Scranton Prep 10-2
Last Meeting: 2020 – Scranton Prep 42-7
Last Week: Western Wayne 42, Honesdale 0; Scranton Prep 55, West Scranton 7
Players To Watch
Honesdale: QB Aiden Collins; Scranton Prep: DL Jimmy Burke
The Skinny: Prep continues to roll and that should be the case on Saturday again. The Cavaliers are celebrating 50 years of Scranton Prep football and it should be a fun party at the Hornets expense.
Favorite: Scranton Prep by 38


Susquehanna Sabers (1-5) at Carbondale Area Chargers (2-4)

Cerra Sports Complex (Grass), Saturday 6pm
LFC Crossover
Series: Carbondale 29-23-1
Last Meeting: 2019 – Susquehanna 28-14
Last Week: Susquehanna 34, Holy Cross 16; Dunmore 17, Carbondale Area 8
Players To Watch
Susquehanna: RB Jesse DeLousia; Carbondale: QB Guy Mushow
The Skinny: Susquehanna finally broke through with a come-from-behind victory at Holy Cross. The Chargers are playing tough football and gave the Dunmore everything they could handle last Friday. Carbondale likes to run. Sabers like to pass.
Favorite: Carbondale by 14