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 7

Lakeland Chiefs (6-0) at Dunmore Bucks (5-1)

Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division II
Series:
Dunmore 30-23
Last Meeting: 2021 – Lakeland 21-17
Last Week: Lakeland 42, Honesdale 2; Dunmore 37, Mid Valley 2
Players To Watch
Lakeland: QB Dominico Spataro; Dunmore: LB Josh Malone
The Skinny: These two teams are very likely to meet again in the district playoffs so will either coach hold anything back? Unlikely. The division is up for grabs and the Bucks are playing for a possible home game in the rematch. And of course, the Chiefs are trying to keep their season perfect. This won’t be the final chapter, but no doubt an exciting football game to watch.
Key Matchup: Lakeland wide receivers vs. Dunmore secondary
Favorite: Lakeland by 13


Valley View Cougars (5-1) at Scranton Knights (6-0)

Scranton Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm
LFC Division I
Series:
Valley View 18-15
Last Meeting:
2021 – Valley View 48-0
Last Week: Valley View 21, Abington Heights 14; Scranton 38, Wyoming Area 7
Players to Watch
Valley View:
WR James Liparulo; Scranton: DB Matt Shilling
The Skinny: Scranton is one of three remaining unbeatens in District 2 and a win over Valley View will put them in the driver’s seat for the division. The Cougars have won five straight and might have been looking ahead last week as they struggled to put away Abington Heights. Valley View would like to win the division as they came up short last season in LFC II.
Key Matchup: Valley View RB Connor Hilling vs. Scranton defensive front
Favorite: Scranton by 6


Crestwood Comets (5-1) at Hazleton Area Cougars (5-1)

Harman-Geist Memorial Field (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 1
Series:
Hazleton Area 9-8
Last Meeting:
2020 – Crestwood 18-10
Last Week: Crestwood 45, Wilkes-Barre 14; Dallas 42, Hazleton Area 20
Players to Watch
Crestwood:
OL John Jones; Hazleton Area: QB Tyler Wolfe
The Skinny:  Since the Dallas game, nobody has challenged Crestwood and Hazleton was shocked last week, not necessarily because they lost but the way they did it including four first half turnovers. Both teams need a win to keep pace with Dallas, but playoff seeding is important for each team down the stretch.
Key Matchup: Crestwood secondary vs. Hazleton passing game
Favorite: Hazleton by 3


Dallas Mountaineers (6-0) at Berwick Bulldogs (3-3)

Crispin Field (Turf), Friday, 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 1
Series: 
Berwick 16-9
Last Meeting:
2021 – Dallas 27-0
Last Week: Dallas 42, Hazleton Area 20; Berwick 41, Wyoming Valley West 13
Players to Watch
Dallas:
OL John Scherer; Berwick: DL Harrison Snyder
The Skinny: The road to a WVC Division 1 title goes through Crispin Field for Dallas. A win over the Dawgs guarantees at least a share of the title with one other division game still on their schedule. Berwick is looking for that signature win and an upset of the Mounts would surely be that.
Key Matchup: Dallas running game vs. Berwick linebackers
Favorite: Dallas by 17

 

Scranton Prep Cavaliers (4-2) at Abington Heights Comets (1-5)

Comets Stadium (Grass), Saturday 1pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division I
Series:
Abington Heights 22-17
Last Meeting: 2019 – Scranton Prep 17-10
Last Week: Scranton Prep 44, Wallenpaupack 7; Valley View 21, Abington Heights 7
Players To Watch
Scranton Prep: LB Andrew Summa; Abington Heights: WR Roman Cutrufello
The Skinny: The Cavaliers made it two straight and are still alive for the division. The Cavaliers defense has been very good since Week 1 and the offense has improved weekly. The Comets played their best game of the season and the defense is legit. The offense has to stop turning the ball over.
Key Matchup: Scranton Prep secondary vs. Abington Heights receivers
Favorite:
Scranton Prep by 20


Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack (3-3) at Delaware Valley Warriors (2-4)

Warriors Stadium (Turf), Saturday 4pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
Conference Crossover
Series:
Delaware Valley 3-0
Last Meeting: 2021 – Delaware Valley 49-10
Last Week: Crestwood 45, Wilkes-Barre 14; Delaware Valley 42, North Pocono 7
Players To Watch
Wilkes-Barre:
OL Dan Horgan; Delaware Valley: TE Aiden Black
The Skinny: The Wolfpack got run over by Crestwood and now has to take a long trip to Milford for a Saturday afternoon game. The question for Delaware Valley is did they get their act together last week and now, we will see what we are used to and that is the Warriors dominating District 2 competition.
Key Matchup: Wilkes-Barre defensive line vs. Delaware Valley running backs
Favorite: Delaware Valley by 8


Pittston Area Patriots (3-3) at Lake-Lehman Black Knights (2-4)

Eddie Edwards Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 2
Series:
Pittston Area 14-0
Last Meeting: 2001 – Pittston Area 35-6
Last Week: Pittston Area 35, Nanticoke 6; Lake-Lehman 14, Tunkhannock 7
Players To Watch
Pittston Area: OL Jake Mills; Lake-Lehman: WR Brandon Ritinski
The Skinny: Pittston has beaten the teams they are supposed to so look for the Patriots to take it the Black Knights early. Lehman is playing better and got a win last week. The difference in this game is that the Lake-Lehman offense still is struggling while Pittston can put up points.
Key Matchup: Pittston Area passing game vs. Lehman secondary
Favorite: Pittston Area by 14


Holy Redeemer Royals (3-3) at Wyoming Area Warriors (3-3)

Jake Sobeski Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com 
WVC Division 2
Series:
Wyoming Area 7-0
Last Meeting:
2020 – Wyoming Area 55-20
Last Week: Holy Redeemer 48, Hanover Area 0; Scranton 38, Wyoming Area 7
Players To Watch
Holy Redeemer: LB John Kozerski; Wyoming Area: QB Brady Jones
The Skinny: If the Royals can somehow manage a win this Friday on the road, it would be the most significant victory in the program’s history. Wyoming Area is young but still one of the favorites to win the WVC 2. Warriors will want to pound the football while Redeemer will throw the ball all over the lot.
Key Matchup: Redeemer receivers vs. Wyoming Area secondary
Favorite: Wyoming Area by 13


Riverside Vikings (3-3) at Lackawanna Trail Lions (3-3)

Lions Pride Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division III
Series:
Riverside 12-11
Last Meeting: 2021 – Lackawanna Trail 34-0
Last Week: Riverside 54, Carbondale 13; Old Forge 33, Lackawanna Trail 20
Players To Watch
Riverside: K Nick D’Amico; Lackawanna Trail: LB Cooper Patterson
The Skinny: Riverside has won two straight but if they can go on the road and beat Trail, it could set up a showdown in a couple weeks with rival Old Forge to decide the division. The Lions have played stiff compeitition and all of the sudden have a three-game losing streak. Have to try to right the ship.
Favorite: Lackawanna Trail by 3

 

 

North Pocono Trojans (2-4) at Wallenpaupack Buckhorns (1-5)

Wallenpaupack Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm
LFC Division I
Series: North Pocono 15-12
Last Meeting: 2021 – North Pocono 13-6
Last Week: Delaware Valley 42, North Pocono 7; Scranton Prep 44, Wallenpaupack 7
Players To Watch
North Pocono: WR Riley Moore; Wallenpaupack: DB Andrew Magistro
 The Skinny: After a strong start, the Trojans have lost four straight and it hasn’t been pretty. Still time to salvage the season but they will have to play better. Buckhorns are young but keep improving every week.
Key Matchup: North Pocono RB Michael Blaine vs. Paupack defensive line
Favorite: North Pocono by 20


Nanticoke Trojans (2-4) at Tunkhannock Tigers (1-5)

Tunkhannock Memorial Stadium (Field), Friday 7pm
WVC Division 2
Series:
Tunkhannock 7-6
Last Meeting: 2020 – Tunkhannock 50-14
Last Week: Pittston Area 35, Nanticoke 6; Lake-Lehman 14, Tunkhannock 7
Players To Watch
Nanticoke: DL Jaydin Johnson; Tunkhannock: QB Ben Chilson
The Skinny: Trojans and Tigers need this one if they want to make the district playoffs. Tunkhannock lost in a rare defensive battle last Friday. Nanticoke has struggled against better competition. This should be a competitive game with Trojans running the football and Tigers throwing the ball.
Key Matchup: Nanticoke secondary vs. Tunkhannock receivers
Favorite: Nanticoke by 6


Montrose Meteors (1-3) at Hanover Area Hawkeyes (1-5)

Hanover Memorial Field (Grass), Friday 7pm
Conference Crossover
Series:
Hanover Area 8-2
Last Meeting:
2007 – Hanover Area 34-7
Last Week: Whitney Point (NY) 12, Montrose 0; Holy Redeemer 48, Hanover Area 0
Players To Watch
Montrose:
QB Gus Brown; Hanover: QB Christian Torres
The Skinny: Hawkeyes have struggled since a Week 1 win with a five-game losing streak. Only one of those losses were competitive. However, a win here keeps them alive for a playoff berth although they will have to find a win or two down the stretch and get some help.
Key Matchup: Montrose secondary vs. Hanover wide receivers
Favorite:
Hanover Area by 6


Old Forge Blue Devils (3-3) at Susquehanna Sabers (3-3)

William Emminger Stadium (Grass), Saturday 1pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division III
Series:
Old Forge 31-8
Last Meeting: 2021 – Old Forge 48-0
Last Week: Old Forge 33, Lackawanna Trail 20; Susquehanna 45, Holy Cross 0
Players To Watch
Old Forge: WR Matt Lenceski; Susquehanna: RB William Marcy
The Skinny: Blue Devils were solid last week and are in the driver’s seat for LFC III. Now, they need to take care of business the rest of the way to make sure they host the district title game. Sabers have shown some signs of life, but are looking for a signature win.
Key Matchup: Old Forge running game vs. Susquehanna defensive front
Favorite: Old Forge by 24


Western Wayne Wildcats (5-1) at Mid Valley Spartans (2-4)

Spartans Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division II
Series: Mid Valley 20-5
Last Meeting: 2021 – Mid Valley 28-27
Last Week: Western Wayne 35, West Scranton 0; Dunmore 37, Mid Valley 2
Players To Watch
Western Wayne: RB/K Carter Mitishin; Mid Valley: TE Jake Bondy
The Skinny: Western Wayne is looking to avenge a heartbreaking loss to Mid Valley in the playoffs last season. They are also trying to maintain their upward trajectory with a brutal schedule the last three weeks of the season after this one.
Key Matchup: Western Wayne offensive line vs. Mid Valley front 7
Favorite:
Western Wayne by 25


Holy Cross Crusaders (0-6) at Carbondale Area Chargers (2-4)

Cerra Sports Complex (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division III
Series: Carbondale Area 12-1
Last Meeting: 2021 – Carbondale 54-27
Last Week: Susquehanna 45, Holy Cross 0; Riverside 54, Carbondale 13
Players To Watch
Holy Cross: QB Zackary Cornell; Carbondale: OL Chase Arthur
The Skinny: Carbondale gets a win here and the postseason is probably a go. Holy Cross has pretty much had everything go wrong this season, but the Crusaders are still fighting every game.
Key Matchup: Holy Cross run defense vs Carbondale’s Vincent DePalma
Favorite:
Carbondale by 31


West Scranton Invaders (1-5) at Honesdale Hornets (3-3)

Hornets Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division II
Series:
West Scranton 15-5
Last Meeting:
2021 – Honesdale 47-0
Last Week: Western Wayne 35, West Scranton 0; Lakeland 42, Honesdale 2
Players To Watch
West Scranton:
RB Ethan Frable; Honesdale: TE Tyler Winter
The Skinny: West Scranton is in the midst of a five-game losing streak while Honesdale is trying recover from their worst loss of the season. Hornets still with an outside chance of a home game in the playoffs, but this game is a must if that’s going to happen.
Key Matchup: West Scranton passing game vs. Honesdale pass rush
Favorite:
Honesdale by 27


Wyoming Valley West Spartans (0-6) at Williamsport Millionaires (2-4)

STA Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm
WVC Division 1
Series:
Wyoming Valley West 26-20
Last Meeting:
2021 – Williamsport 40-7
Last Week: Berwick 41, Wyoming Valley West 13; Williamsport 48, Central Mountain 16
Players To Watch
Valley West:
RB Tyler Mattis; Williamsport: WR Jakiha Kline
The Skinny: Both these teams are having down years, but someone has to win this one. Williamsport’s offense showed some life last week so they are hoping to build momentum. With the remaining schedule, this might be the best chance for Valley West to win a game.
Key Matchup: Valley West defensive line vs. Williamsport running game
Favorite:
Williamsport by 14