Here are the rankings after Week  12 presented by Gaughan Auto Store:

BIG SCHOOL

  1. Valley View Cougars (11-1), defeated Berwick 21-0 (Last week: 1)
    Cougars defense was the story as they held Berwick to 92 total yards. Connor Hilling had another 100-yard day and Valley View will shoot for their 4th District 2 title since 2011.
    Next up: vs. North Pocono (10-2)  (Watch on NPF)
  2. Delaware Valley Warriors (9-3), defeated Hazleton Area 35-20 (Last week: 2)
    The Warriors got a pick six from Ryder Machado to seal the deal in a tight game and win another District 2 Class 6A title. They will now enter the state tournament against a familiar foe. DV was knocked out of the state playoffs by State College in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and would like to turn the tables on the Little Lions.
    Next up: vs. State College (6-5) at Hazleton Area (Listen on WYNY)
  3. North Pocono Trojans (10-2), defeated Dallas 41-26 (Last week: 3)
    The Trojans had their best offensive game of the season running all over the Dallas defense. North Pocono ended up with 320 rushing yards and got out to an early lead. They now take a shot at the top see Valley View, a team they did play in the regular season.
    Next up: at Valley View (11-1) (Watch on NPF)
  4. Hazleton Area Cougars (8-4), lost to Delaware Valley 35-20 (Last week: 4)
    It was a very good season for Hazleton as they gave DV everything they could handle in both meetings. Cougars are young across the board and will be a contender again next season.
    Next up: Season Complete
  5. Dallas Mountaineers (8-3), lost to North Pocono 41-26 (Last week: 5)
    Dallas’ winning streak came to a stop as they couldn’t handle North Pocono physically. The 41 points was the most they gave up all season.
    Next up: Season Complete
  6. Berwick Bulldogs (7-5), lost to Valley View 21-0 (Last week: 6)
    Berwick played the Cougars tough in the first quarter, but eventually couldn’t stop the Valley View offense and the Dawgs offense just didn’t make enough plays to keep them in the game.
    Next up: Season Complete







SMALL SCHOOL

  1. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (11-0), defeated Mid Valley 42-0 (Last week: 1)
    A well-rested Cavaliers team cruised to an easy semifinal win over an overmatched Mid Valley team. London Montgomery did the work again with five touchdowns.
    Next up: vs. Wyoming Area (9-2) (Watch on Fox56)
  2. Wyoming Area Warriors (11-1), defeated Lakeland 35-32 (Last week: 2)
    A dramatic goal line stand in West Pittston gets the Warriors a shot at the No. 1 seed and state ranked Cavaliers. Wyoming Area will not be intimidated as they went toe-to-toe with state power Southern Columbia earlier this season.
    Next up: at Scranton Prep (Watch on Fox56)
  3. Old Forge Blue Devils (10-0), defeated Belmont Charter 55-14 (Last week: 3)
    Old Forge wasn’t even challenged and will now officially enter the state tournament with a home game against District 11 champion Williams Valley. Blue Devils have been dominant in every game this season and the starters have only given up two touchdowns since Week 2.
    Next up: vs. Williams Valley (9-2) (Listen on NPF)
  4. Lakeland Chiefs (10-2), lost to Wyoming Area 35-32 (Last week: 4)
    Heartbreak can be the only word to describe the loss to Wyoming Area. The Chiefs still had a great season, but it was a tough way to go down after fighting hard all night.
    Next up: at Wyoming Area (10-1) (First Meeting: WA 19-14) (Watch on WAFA)
  5. Mid Valley Spartans (9-3), lost to Scranton Prep 42-0 (Last week: 5)
    The Spartans had their best season in years with quality wins over Dunmore, Western Wayne and Lackawanna Trail in the regular season. However, Scranton Prep was just too much for Mid Valley to handle.
    Next up: Season Complete
  6. Lackawanna Trail Lions (8-3), defeated Dunmore 14-10 (Last week: 6)
    Kody Cresswell is the hero again against Dunmore. He sealed the regular season game with a kickoff return for a touchdown after the Bucks had pulled within a score and last week had a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that was the game-winner. Trail has made a couple state runs in recent years and their first stop is in Slatington to take on the District 11 champion.
    Next up: at Northern Lehigh (9-3) (Listen on NPF)