Here are the rankings afte Week 1 powered by Gaughan Auto Store:


  1. Hazleton Area Cougars (1-0), defeated Pittston Area 47-15 (Last week: 1)
    Hazleton showed that offensive firepower right off the bat scoring 47 points in the opener. The defense was good as well allowing only 115 yards and pitching a shutout in the second half. The Cougars will be hard to defend all year.
    Next up: at Wallenpaupack (1-0) – Friday
  2. Dallas Mountaineers (1-0), defeated Abington Heights 44-13 (Last week: 6)
    It was the Parker Bolesta show on Friday with an assist from his offensive line. The Mounts exploded in the second half with 34 points to secure the win. First-year starting QB Brady Zapoticky was good in his 2022 debut.
    Next up: vs Crestwood (1-0) (Listen on NPF) – Friday
  3. Delaware Valley Warriors (0-1), lost to Mosley (FL) 24-23 (Last week: 4)
    The Warriors lost a heartbreaker as they turned the ball over going in to score the go-ahead TD late. They showed once again they can play with the big boys but it won’t get an easier playing state ranked Harrisburg out of Class 6A.
    Next up: at Harrisburg (1-0) (Listen on NPF) – Saturday
  4. North Pocono Trojans (1-0), defeated Valley West 21-13 (Last week: 5)
    The Trojans defense was up to task and offense stayed on the field to help that cause. Michael Blaine picked up where he left off in 2021 powering the North Pocono offense. They will try to avange one of their three losses from last season this Friday.
    Next up: vs Western Wayne (1-0) – Friday
  5. Crestwood Comets (1-0), defeated Valley View 20-7 (Last week: NR)
    Crestwood’s defense was the story as they limited the defending District 2 champions to 119 yards of offense. The single-wing eventually wore down the Cougars as the Comets beat them for the first time in school history. Another tough test with another ranked team looms ahead on Friday.
    Next up: at Dallas (1-0) – (Listen on NPF)
  6. Berwick Bulldogs (0-1), lost to Southern Columbia 42-27 (Last week: 2)
    Berwick was not only in this game, it looked like they were going to win through 3 quarters. But the Dawgs heralded defense allowed four touchdowns on four straight plays from scrimmage to lose the chance of an upset. The good news was the offense looked much better especially the passing game.
    Next up: at Valley View (0-1) (Watch on NPF)


  1. Lakeland Chiefs (1-0), defeated Scranton Prep 41-14 (Last week: 2)
    Don’t blame the loss of Prep RB London Montgomery for this one. The Chiefs were dominant in all three phases of the game and never let the Cavaliers think they even had a chance to win. Lakeland is a force to reckon with in the area and state in Class 2A.
    Next up: vs  Carbondale (0-1) – Friday
  2. Western Wayne Wildcats (1-0), defeated Lake-Lehman (Last week: 4)
    The Wildcats ran wild as has been the case when a Janiszewski is in the backfield. However, Western Wayne spread the ball around to save him for next week. The Cats defense was also very good to start the season.
    Next up: at North Pocono (1-0) – Friday
  3. Dunmore Bucks (1-0), defeated Old Forge 43-36 (Last week: 6)
    The offense was on fire and the connection between Thomas Bowen and Dominick DeSando was impressive. This was the biggest win in several seasons for the Bucks and puts them back on the map after two seasons where the struggled.
    Next up: at Mt. Carmel (1-0) (Listen on NPF) – Friday
  4. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (0-1), lost to Lakeland 41-14 (Last week: 1)
    Don’t write off the Cavaliers. Lakeland was just the better team. The inexperience showed but Prep will still be the favorite in Class 3A. Don’t forget they had to replace four offensive lineman, a star linebacker and receiver and then the unexpected loss of their all-state running back. The Cavs will be just fine.
    Next up: at West Scranton (1-0) – Friday
  5. Lackawanna Trail Lions (1-0), defeated Mid Valley 21-13  (Last week: 5)
    The Lions defense was solid and it was a workmanlike performance for them. Don’t expect this team to put up a lot of point early in the season, but they should have enough to win each night. Trail just continues to be consistently good.
    Next up: at Lake-Lehman (0-1) Friday
  6. Old Forge Blue Devils (0-1), lost to Dunmore 43-36 (Last week: 3)
    What happend to the Old Forge defense? The secondary was exposed and the Devils were in shock. It’s not the end of the world but defintely a wake-up call for a team that has been dominant in recent years.
    Next up: vs. Nanticoke (1-0) (Watch on NPF) – Friday