Here are the final rankings for 2022 powered by Gaughan Auto Store:


  1. Crestwood Comets (12-1), defeated Valley View 12-7 (Last week: 1)
    The Comets are the last District 2 team standing and will play in the PIAA quarterfinals next weekend. Crestwood rode RB Noah Schultz to the title in a hard-fought game in the snow. The Comets defense was up to task getting two huge fourth-down stops in their own territory to win their second title in the last three seasons.
    Next up: vs Bonner-Prendie (11-2) – Saturday at Northeast Super Site
  2. Valley View Cougars (10-3), lost to Crestwood 12-7 (Last week: 2)
    It was a tough way to go out in what was Coach George Howanitz’s last game. The Cougars just needed one more big play on offense but couldn’t get it. The Valley View defense showed up but that wasn’t enough to overcome three turnovers. Still a good two-year run for the Cougars who were 22-5 over the past two seasons.
    Next up: Season Complete
  3. Delaware Valley Warriors (7-6), lost to Whitehall 34-13 (Last week: 3)
    The Warriors had the lead early, but just couldn’t get any offense going in the second half. The game was much closer than the score indicated in a roller coaster season for DV that saw them win another district title, but suffer the most losses since 2009.
    Next up:  Season Complete
  4. Dallas Mountaineers (9-3) – (Last week: 4) Next up: Season complete
  5. Hazleton Area Cougars (8-3) – (Last week: 5)
    Next up: Season complete
  6. Scranton Knights (8-4) – (Last week: 6)
    Next up: Season complete


  1. Lakeland Chiefs (13-0), lost to Executive Education 42-15 (Last week: 1)
    Let’s face it. If Dominico Sptarto is healthy, this is a much closer game and the Chiefs might have even won. But the all-star quarterback was playing on one leg and also didn’t play defense against a pass-happy team. Lakeland still finished the season with only one loss and league and district titles.
    Next up: Season Complete
  2. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (9-3), defeated Western Wayne 28-14 (Last week: 2)
    The Cavaliers were in this one down to wire and definitely had a great season especially considering the adversity they faced. Prep found themselves back on top of Class 3A for the second straight season and have a young quarterback who will be the face of the program for the next couple seasons.
    Next up: Season Complete
  3. Western Wayne Wildcats (9-3) – (Last week: 3)
    Next up: Season Complete
  4. Dunmore Bucks (8-4) – (Last week: 4)
    Next up: Season Complete
  5. Lackawanna Trail Lions (8-5), lost to Northern Lehigh 40-7 (Last week: 5)
    It was a surprising season for the Lions who were not the favorite to win the district. By the end of the season, they were starting five freshmen. The victory on the road at Old Forge was their signature win and things are looking good for Trail with a young roster going into next season.
    Next up: Season Complete
  6. Old Forge Blue Devils (7-4) – (Last week: 6)
    Next up: Season Complete