Every week, we will give you a capsule preview of every game involving WVC and LFC teams presented by Dickson City Hyundai. The games will be listed 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.

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WEEK 10

Scranton Prep Cavaliers (7-2) at Valley View Cougars (7-2)

John Henzes Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division I
Series:
Valley View 26-19
Last Meeting: 2021 – Scranton Prep 17-10
Last Week: Scranton Prep 41, Wyoming Valley West 19; Valley View 28, Wallenpaupack 7
Players To Watch
Scranton Prep: WR Treyvon Dickey; Valley View: LB Dylan Walsh
The Skinny: This game is always a good one and the winner will get at least a share of the LFC Division I title. Prep has won five straight games while Valley View has won 7 of their last 8. Whoever wins the battle up front will win the game.
Key Matchup: Prep offensive line vs. Valley View linebackers
Favorite: Valley View by 3


Wyoming Area Warriors (5-4) at Pittston Area Patriots (6-3)

Charley Trippi Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 2
Series:
Wyoming Area 32-25
Last Meeting: 2021 – Wyoming Area 42-13
Last Week: Southern Columbia 55, Wyoming Area 28; Pittston Area 51, Holy Redeemer 14
Players To Watch
Wyoming Area: WR Garrett Pocceschi; Pittston Area: WR Kevin Lockett
The Skinny: A great rivalry game but this season there is much more at stake. The winner is the champion of WVC Division  2. Can the Warriors stop the dynamic Pittston offense? The Patriots expect a healthy dose of Aaron Crossley. This will come down to whoever makes a big play in the 4th quarter.
Key Matchup: Wyoming Area secondary vs. Pittston wide receivers
Favorite: Pittston Area by 6


Western Wayne Wildcats (7-2) at Honesdale Hornets (5-4)

Lakeland Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division II
Series:
Honesdale 31-16
Last Meeting:
2021 – Western Wayne 42-0
Last Week: Lakeland 35, Western Wayne 28; Dunmore 27, Honesdale 24
Players to Watch
Western Wayne:
WR Sean Owens; Honesdale: KR Jeffrey Santos Delgado
The Skinny: Both teams are coming off hearbreaking losses. The Wildcats will be without their top player Luke Janiszewski who was injured last Friday while the Hornets have to recover from blowing a two score lead at Dunmore. Good rivalry game as district seeding is also on the line.
Key Matchup: Western Wayne offensive line vs. Honesdale linebackers
Favorite: Western Wayne by 8


Berwick Bulldogs (4-5) at Hazleton Area Cougars (7-2)

Harman-Geist Memorial Field (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 1
Series:
Berwick 52-26-2
Last Meeting:
2021 – Hazleton Area 21-14
Last Week: Crestwood 56, Berwick 21; Hazleton Area 28, Williamsport 14
Players to Watch
Berwick:
LB Trystan English; Hazleton: OL Sam Porro
The Skinny:  Berwick is a roller coaster of a team. Capable of beating anyone on their schedule but also capable of getting blown out. Hazleton has been shaky the second half of the season so they need to have a positive game heading into the Class 6A subregional.
Key Matchup: Berwick secondary vs. Hazleton QB Tyler Wolfe
Favorite: Hazleton Area by 10


North Pocono Trojans (4-5) at Crestwood Comets (8-1)

Crestwood Stadium (Turf), Friday, 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
Conference Crossover
Series: 
North Pocono 7-4
Last Meeting:
2019 – Crestwood 34-0
Last Week: North Pocono 26, Abington Heights 7; Crestwood 56, Berwick 21
Players to Watch
North Pocono:
K Brady Mapes; Crestwood: WR Robert Knight
The Skinny: The Comets still need a win to clinch the No. 1 seed in Class 4A but they have had zero dropoff since their only loss back in Week 2. North Pocono hasn’t had a quality win since they beat Western Wayne in Week 2. If the Trojans can’t figure out how to slow down the Crestwood offense, it will be a long night.
Key Matchup: North Pocono defensive line vs. Crestwood offensive line
Favorite: Crestwood by 20


Abington Heights Comets (2-7) at Delaware Valley Warriors (5-4)

Warriors Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division I
Series:
Delaware Valley 13-11
Last Meeting: 2021 – Delaware Valley 39-7
Last Week: North Pocono 26, Abington Heights 7; Delaware Valley 28, Scranton 14
Players To Watch
Abington Heights: DL Jake Grimaldi; Delaware Valley: WR Jayden Ramirez
The Skinny: The Warriors had one hiccup once they returned to their District 2 schedule but still are on target to win a share of the LFC Divsion I with either Valley View or Scranton Prep. Abington Heights has been much better the second half of the season on defense so they could be a thorn in the Warriors side.
Key Matchup: Abington Heights receivers vs. Delaware Valley secondary
Favorite:
Delaware Valley by 21


Lake-Lehman Black Knights (3-6) at Dallas Mountaineers (7-2)

Mountaineers Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm 
WVC Division Crossover
Series:
Dallas 48-15-2
Last Meeting: 2020 – Lake-Lehman 42-0
Last Week: Lake-Lehman 40, Hanover Area 13; Wilkes-Barre 35, Dallas 7
Players To Watch
Lake-Lehman:
RB Gavin Paraschak; Dallas: LB Lucas Tirpak
The Skinny: THE BATTLE FOR THE SHOE – This rivalry game wasn’t played last year, but the Black Knights shocked the Mounts two years ago with an overwhelming win. The seniors for the Mounts were on that team and pretty sure that memory will drive them Friday night.
Key Matchup: Lake-Lehman defensive line vs. Dallas RB Parker Bolesta
Favorite: Dallas by 28


Lackawanna Trail Lions (5-4) at Susquehanna Sabers (4-5)

William Emminger Field (Grass), Saturday 1pm
LFC Division III
Series:
Lackawanna Trail 32-23
Last Meeting: 2021 – Lackawanna Trail 42-7
Last Week: Lackawanna Trail 40, Holy Cross 13; Susquehanna 49, Carbondale 15
Players To Watch
Lackawanna Trail: WR Logan Edwards; Susquehanna: WR J.J. Rosa
The Skinny: Lackawanna Trail is warming up for the District 2 title game vs. Old Forge while Susquehanna can assure themselves of a playoff spot with a win. (They still can get in with a Holy Redeemer loss)
Key Matchup: Lackawanna Trail offensive line vs. Susquehanna defensive line
Favorite: Lackawanna Trail by 12


Dunmore Bucks (6-3) at West Scranton Invaders (2-7)

Scranton Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division II
Series:
Dunmore 38-30-3
Last Meeting: 2017 – Dunmore 28-18
Last Week: Dunmore 27, Honesdale 24; West Scranton 26, Mid Valley 6
Players To Watch
Dunmore: DB Cal Talutto; West Scranton: QB Caiden Berardi
The Skinny: Dunmore is locked into the No. 2 seed and most likely will get a rematch with Riverside in the Class 2A semifinal. West Scranton needs a win and a Abington Heights loss to make the playoffs. This is an old Big 11 matchup that the Bucks have dominated over the past decade.
Key Matchup: Dunmore running game vs. West linebackers
Favorite:
Dunmore by 18


Wilkes-Barre Area Wolfpack (5-4) at Wyoming Valley West Spartans (0-9)

Spartan Stadium (Turf), Saturday 12pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 1
Series:
Wilkes-Barre 3-0
Last Meeting:
2021 – Wilkes-Barre 27-25
Last Week: Wilkes-Barre 35, Dallas 7; Scranton Prep 41, Wyoming Valley West 19
Players To Watch
Wilkes-Barre: RB Gannon Redding; Valley West: RB Paul Riggs
The Skinny: THE BATTLE FOR THE BRIDGE – This is a new rivalry but Wilkes-Barre has won all three of the previous matchups. The Wolfpack are playing for a playoff berth while the Spartans are trying to avoid a winless season.
Key Matchup: Wilkes-Barre offensive line vs. Valley West defensive line
Favorite: Wilkes-Barre by 28


Scranton Knights (6-3) at Wallenpaupack Buckhorns (1-8)

Wallenpaupack Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm
LFC Division I
Series: Scranton 17-7
Last Meeting: 2021 – Scranton 27-21
Last Week: Delaware Valley 28, Scranton 14; Valley View 28, Wallenpaupack 7
Players To Watch
Scranton: RB Donovan Laybourne-Boddie; Wallenpaupack: RB Dylan Podrazil
 The Skinny: Scranton has a three-game losing streak and would like to have some positives going into the district playoffs not to mention a home game in the semifinals. Even with an upset win, the Buckhorns season is probably over although they still are mathematically alive for the last spot in Class 4A.
Key Matchup: Scranton QB Billy Maloney vs. Paupack defensive line
Favorite: Scranton by 20


Montrose Meteors (3-4) at Holy Redeemer Royals (3-6)

McCarthy Stadium – Kings College (Turf), Saturday 7pm
Non-Conference Game
Series:
Holy Redeemer 1-0
Last Meeting: 2021 – Holy Redeemer 31-0
Last Week: Lansing Central (NY) 19, Montrose 0; Pittston Area 51, Holy Redeemer 14
Players To Watch
Montrose: RB Lance Rought; Holy Redeemer: DB D.J. McDermott
The Skinny: Holy Redeemer has to win to have any shot at the playoffs. Montrose has been much more compeititive than most thought heading into the season. No slam dunk for the Royals as they will also need some help from Lackawanna Trail to get in the district playoffs.
Key Matchup: Montrose secondary vs. Redeemer wide receivers
Favorite: Holy Redeemer by 16


Hanover Area Hawkeyes (1-8) at Nanticoke Trojans (4-5)

Frank Chicknoski Stadium (Grass), Thursday 7pm
WVC Division 2

Series: Nanticoke 54-38
Last Meeting:
2021 – Nanticoke 36-12
Last Week: Lake-Lehman 40, Hanover Area 13; Shamokin 46, Nanticoke 14
Hanover Area: WR Luis McCoy; Nanticoke: LB Ashton Brozusky
The Skinny: THE SAN SOUCI STRUGGLE – We think there should be one Thursday night game every week so it will be good to see this game highlighted as the only game in town. Nanticoke clinches a playoff spot with a win. Hanover Area trying to be a spoiler.
Favorite:
Nanticoke by 31


 

Old Forge Blue Devils (6-3) at Carbondale Area Chargers (3-6)

Cerra Sports Complex (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division III
Series:
Old Forge 37-17-1
Last Meeting: 2021 – Old Forge 41-10
Last Week: Old Forge 17, Riverside 14; Susquehanna 49, Carbondale 15
Players To Watch
Old Forge: RB Cale Krushnowski; Carbondale: RB Colin Ormes
The Skinny: Blue Devils come off an emotional win and now will have a warm-up before the district title game in Week 11. The Chargers are in the postseason although their seed is still pending. Either way, they have a daunting task ahead of them the next two weeks.
Key Matchup: Old Forge offensive line vs. Carbondale linebackers
Favorite: Old Forge by 27


Lakeland Chiefs (9-0) at Mid Valley Spartans (2-7)

Spartans Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division II
Series: Lakeland 25-2
Last Meeting: 2021 – Lakeland 34-14
Last Week: Lakeland 35, Western Wayne 28; West Scranton 26, Mid Valley 6
Players To Watch
Lakeland: DL Adam Wormuth; Mid Valley: RB Zack Popko
The Skinny: The Chiefs are playing for a perfect regular season. They are also waiting to see who they play in the semifinals. The young Spartans went through some growing pains that will surely help them moving forwards.
Key Matchup: Lakeland QB Dominico Spataro vs. Mid Valley defensive line
Favorite:
Lakeland by 33


Tunkhannock Tigers (1-8) at Williamsport Millionaires (4-5)

STA Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm
WVC Division Crossover
Series: Williamsport 19-7
Last Meeting: 2015 – Williamsport 47-14
Last Week: Towanda 34, Tunkhannock 0; Hazleton Area 28, Williamsport 14
Players To Watch
Tunkhannock: WR Colin Madan; Williamsport: WR Yazhir Slaughter
The Skinny: Williamsport has an outside chance at district subregional playoff spot, but also could be playing for an Eastern Conference berth. Tunkhannock’s long season ends Friday.
Key Matchup: Tunkhannock passing game vs. Williamsport secondary
Favorite:
Williamsport by 19


Holy Cross Crusaders (0-9) at Riverside Vikings (5-4)

Taylor Veterans Memorial Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division III
Series:
Riverside 5-0
Last Meeting:
2018 – Riverside 49-0
Last Week: Lackawanna Trail 40, Holy Cross 13; Old Forge 17, Riverside 14
Players To Watch
Holy Cross:
RB Logan Tierney; Riverside: WR Casey O’Brien
The Skinny: Riverside is warming up as well for a probable rematch with Dunmore. Holy Cross, who won four games last season, ends a disappointing 2022 campagin that was marred by injuries and illnesses.
Key Matchup: Holy Cross secondary vs. Riverside receivers
Favorite:
Riverside by 35