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BIG SCHOOL

  1. Crestwood Comets (9-1), defeated North Pocono 47-0 (Last week: 1)
    Crestwood wrapped up the No. 1 seed and are hoping to run through the district playoffs in Class 4A like they did in the regular season. If the Comets win the quarterfinal game, the next two rounds will be against teams they played in the regular season.
    Next up: vs. Nanticoke (5-5) – Friday
  2. Hazleton Area Cougars (8-2), defeated Berwick 20-0 (Last week: 2)
    The Cougars couldn’t move up enough to get a home game in the first round of the subregional, so they will have a tough task going to Bethlehem and play a very good Freedom team. Eight wins is nothing to sneeze at, but not winning WVC 1 was a disappointment for Hazleton. They would like to make amends with a postseason run.
    Next up: at Freedom (8-2) – Friday
  3. Valley View Cougars (8-2), defeated Scranton Prep 22-16 (Last week: 4)
    The Cougars avenged their loss to Prep in the league championship game from last year and they did it in dramatic fashion. Valley View gets a rematch with Honesdale who they beat 35-17 on the road in Week 3.
    Next up: vs. Honesdale (5-5) – Friday – (Watch on NPF)
  4. Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack (6-4), defeated Wyoming Valley West 45-6 (Last week: 5)
    Wilkes-Barre makes the playoffs and will play the No. 1 seed in the Class 6A subregional. Hope Emmaus is good at stopping the run because the Wolfpack could run their way right into the semifinals.
    Next up:  at Emmaus (9-1) – Friday
  5. Dallas Mountaineers (8-2), defeated Lake-Lehman 49-6 (Last week: 6)
    Dallas had a solid season based on preseason expectations but were tripped up a little in the second half of the season by two WVC foes who were underdogs going into the game. However the Mounts did give No. 1 seed Crestwood their only loss of the 2022 so they are intriguing.
    Next up: vs. Wyoming Area (6-4) – Friday
  6. Pittston Area Patriots (7-3), defeated Wyoming Area 35-0 (Last week: NR)
    Pittston Area makes their debut in the rankings in Week 10. Some people will look at the Patriots schedule and dismiss their WVC 2 title. But Pittston can make the naysayers go away with a win at home in the semifinals against perennial power Delaware Valley who has won six straight district titles.
    Next up: vs. Delaware Valley (5-5) – Friday – (Listen on NPF)







SMALL SCHOOL

  1. Lakeland Chiefs (10-0), defeated Mid Valley 28-0 (Last week: 1)
    The only District 2 team to go unbeaten in the regular season is the Chiefs, but they have bigger fish to fry. Nothing but a district title will be accepted by the Lakeland faithful and a state run is expected as well.
    Next up: vs. Holy Redeemer (4-6) – Friday
  2. Western Wayne Wildcats (8-2), defeated Honesdale 27-7 (Last week: 2)
    The Wildcats didn’t miss a beat in the running game or defensively with the loss of Luke Janiszewski, and will be heavily favored this Friday. If they are victorious, then they will get the game that have had circled on their calander back in the summer – Scranton Prep and they will get it at the Varden Garden.
    Next up: vs. Carbondale (3-7) – Friday
  3. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (7-3), lost to Valley View 22-16 (Last week: 3)
    It looked like the Cavs were ready to topple Valley View on the road for a league title for the second straight year. But one play changed the game so Prep will have to regroup. Should have an easy time with Lehman who they beat 63-6 back in Week 3 and they then will probably get a shot at the No. 1 seed.
    Next up: vs. Lake-Lehman (3-7) – Saturday
  4. Dunmore Bucks (7-3), defeated West Scranton 35-32 (Last week: 4)
    Dunmore has been shaky the last two weeks, but escaped with a couple wins. This might actually help them if they get a close game in the playoffs. An improved Riverside team is up first though as the Bucks won the regular season matchup 40-22 at home back in Week 4 against the Vikings.
    Next up: vs. Riverside (6-4) – Friday – (Listen on NPF)
  5. Old Forge Blue Devils (7-3), defeated Carbondale 34-14 (Last week: 5)
    The Blue Devils have been on a roll and already knew where their path was taking them before the season started. This rivalry has been very good between Old Forge and Trail. The Devils won the regular season game 33-20 back in Week 6. Both these programs have championship pedigrees and will be ready to try to advance out of District 2.
    Next up: vs. Lackawanna Trail (6-4) – Friday – (Watch on NPF)
  6. Riverside Vikings (6-4), defeated Holy Cross 47-0  (Last week: 6)
    The Vikings have grown every week and will have revenge on their minds at they head to Buck Town for the second time this season. It won’t be easy as Dunmore has had Riverside’s number in recent years.
    Next up: at Dunmore (7-3) – Friday – (Listen on NPF)