Here are the rankings after Week  9 presented by Gaughan Auto Store:

BIG SCHOOL

  1. Valley View Cougars (9-0), defeated Western Wayne 42-7 (Last week: 1)
    This game was over when Connor Hilling was given the ball on the first play from scrimmage as he scampered 80 yards for a touchdown and the Cougars never looked back. Now, we get No. 1 vs. No. 1 in what should be the Game of the Year in District 2.
    Next up: vs. Scranton Prep (8-0) (Listen on NPF)
  2. North Pocono Trojans (8-1), defeated Scranton 21-0 (Last week: 2)
    The Trojans will host what is basically the LFC Division I championship game. The schedule hasn’t been challenging but we will find out how good they are this week when they play No. 3.
    Next up: vs. Delaware Valley (6-3) (Listen on WYNY)
  3. Delaware Valley Warriors (6-3), defeated Wallenpaupack 40-17 (Last week: 3)
    The Warriors run their winning streak to six as they will now hit the road to defend their division title. Should be a good one as DV has already clinched the No. 1 seed in Class 6A. They want to keep the momentum going.
    Next up: at North Pocono (8-1) (Listen on WYNY)
  4. Hazleton Area Cougars (6-3), defeated Wyoming Valley West 55-19 (Last week: 4)
    The Cougars have been playing very good football and are making a case that they are the best team in the WVC right now. They will now play for the WVC 5A/6A title on the road. A win secures a home game in the district semifinals.
    Next up: at Williamsport (5-4)
  5. Dallas Mountaineers (6-2), defeated Berwick 27-0 (Last week: 5)
    The Mountaineers are another team playing their best football in the second half of the season. They are the WVC Class 4A champs and now have their eyes set on the No. 2 seed in Class 4A for districts.
    Next up: at Tunkhannock (3-6)
  6. Berwick Bulldogs (5-4), lost to Dallas 27-0 (Last week: 6)
    Dawgs had found ways to win close game, but last week wasn’t close as they couldn’t get the offense going. They are playing Friday for a winning record and a home game in the district playoffs.
    Next up: vs. Wilkes-Barre (4-5) (Listen on NPF)







SMALL SCHOOL

  1. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (7-0), defeated Lake Lehman 41-8 (Last week: 1)
    Cavaliers have run through their schedule but now we will find out how good they as they play a state-ranked opponent and prepare for a tough Class 3A tournament. London Montgomery was back and it was like he never left. Run, London. Run.
    Next up: at Valley View (9-0) (Listen on NPF)
  2. Wyoming Area Warriors (7-1), defeated Dunmore 35-6 (Last week: 2)
    It was the Rocco Pizano show as he made easy work of the Dunmore defense. Warriors have already clinched the WVC Class 3A title, but the next game is with a rival and playoff seeding is still being decided.
    Next up: vs. Pittston Area (3-6) (Watch on NPF)
  3. Old Forge Blue Devils (8-0), defeated Holy Cross 55-6 (Last week: 3)
    Not only did the Blue Devils take care of their division opponent, they found out they don’t have to play in the Class 1A title game. They are the champs. Still business to be done in a tough matchup on the road to win the division.
    Next up: at Lackawanna Trail (6-2) (Watch on NPF)
  4. Lakeland Chiefs (8-1), defeated Riverside 34-0 (Last week: 4)
    The Chiefs will battle their big rival and will definitely be a heavy favorite. A win gets them back-to-back outright division titles and gives them a chance for the No. 1 seed in Class 3A
    Next up: at Dunmore (3-5) (Watch on NPF)
  5. Mid Valley Spartans (7-2), defeated Lackawanna Trail 21-7 (Last week: 6)
    It was the defense that helped Mid Valley get their biggest win of the year and helped secure a home game in the playoffs. The Spartans will try to finish up their best regular season in recent memory with a tough road game.
    Next up: at Carbondale Area (5-4)
  6. Lackawanna Trail Lions (6-2), lost to Mid Valley 21-7 (Last week: 5)
    The Lions have to bounce back quickly from last week’s loss to host rival Old Forge with the division title on the line. They still will have homefield during the Class 2A playoffs, but the winning streak ended.
    Next up: vs. Old Forge (8-0) (Watch on NPF)