Here are the final rankings presented by Gaughan Auto Store:

BIG SCHOOL

  1. Valley View Cougars (12-2), lost to Bishop Shanahan 35-25 (Last week: 1)
    The Cougars had a lead in the 4th quarter, but didn’t take advantage of their chances including a 3rd and goal at the 1 and a game-tying or winning drive in the late fourth quarter that ended up with a pick 6 the other way. It was a great season overall, but you have to wonder what could have been if QB Adam Howanitz doesn’t go down Week 6.
    Next up: Season Complete
  2. Delaware Valley Warriors (9-4), Season Complete (Last week: 2)
  3. North Pocono Trojans (10-3),Season Complete  (Last week: 3)
  4. Hazleton Area Cougars (8-4), Season Complete (Last week: 4)
  5. Dallas Mountaineers (8-3), Season Complete (Last week: 5)
  6. Berwick Bulldogs (7-5), Season Complete (Last week: 6)







SMALL SCHOOL

  1. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (11-1), lost to Wyomissing 35-14 (Last week: 1)
    The rest of the state never got to see the brilliance of London Montgomery as he only had three carries before leaving the game with a collarbone injury. And the Prep defense couldn’t handle the Wing T. But the Cavaliers got a district title for the first time since 2018.
    Next up: Season Complete
  2. Old Forge Blue Devils (11-1), lost to Canton 20-14 OT (Last week: 2)
    The Blue Devils had five turnovers and two blocked punts in their last seven posessions of the game. That allowed a 14-0 lead to disappear and then a loss in the overtime. The irony is Old Forge only punted twice the entire season. Devils probably had the best chance for gold in Hershey but it wasn’t meant to be.
    Next up: Season Complete
  3. Wyoming Area Warriors (11-2), Season Complete (Last week: 3)
    Lakeland Chiefs (10-2), Season Complete (Last week: 4)
  4. Mid Valley Spartans (9-3), Season Complete (Last week: 5)
  5. Lackawanna Trail Lions (8-4), lost to Northern Lehigh 35-14 (Last week: 6)
    Trail managed to tie the game on the third quarter, but that was it for the offense as they were outscored 21-0 the rest of the way. Despite losing in states, the district championship was a feather in the program’s hat as they stopped Dunmore’s title streak this season.
    Next up: Season Complete