Here are the rankings afte Week 2 powered by Gaughan Auto Store:

BIG SCHOOL

  1. Hazleton Area Cougars (2-0), defeated Wallenpaupack 45-7 (Last week: 1)
    Quarterback Tyler Wolfe accounted for 7 touchdowns on Friday (6 through the air) and the Cougars showed off the best overall offense in the district. This will be their first true test coming up in their home opener on Friday, but they are already rolling.
    Next up: vs North Pocono (2-0) – Friday – (Listen on NPF)
  2. Dallas Mountaineers (2-0), defeated Crestwood 35-14 (Last week: 2)
    The Mounts used the passing attack with first-year starter Brady Zapoticky and once again, put their opponent away with a barrage of poimts all at one time. They will hit the road for the first time season but are looking like the favorite in Class 4A right now.
    Next up: at Williamsport (1-1) – Friday
  3. North Pocono Trojans (2-0), defeated Western Wayne 28-27 (Last week: 4)
    North Pocono stopped a three-game losing streak against Western Wayne and had to hold on to dear life to do it. The Trojans will have a huge test trying to slow down the Hazleton offesne and if they can limit the Cougars, it raises their standing in Class 4A.
    Next up: at Hazleton (2-0) – Friday – (Listen on NPF)
  4. Crestwood Comets (1-1), lost to Dallas 35-14 (Last week: 5)
    The Comets were on a high two weeks ago, but couldn’t match Dallas physically. The offense struggled to move the ball consistently and only managed one score. They are catching a young Wyoming Area team at the right time.
    Next up: vs Wyoming Area (1-1) – Friday – (Listen on NPF)
  5. Valley View Cougars (1-1), defeated Berwick 24-21 (Last week: NR)
    The Cougars offense looked letheragic again for three quarters and then it clicked with a three-touchdown 4th quarter and comeback win. Valley View hasn’t lost to Berwick since 1998 and now will turn their attention to a team on the rise in Honesdale.
    Next up: at Honesdale (1-1) (Listen on NPF)
  6. Delaware Valley Warriors (0-2), lost to Harrisburg 32-3 (Last week: 3)
    The Warriors were only down 10 heading into the fourth quarter to the No. 2 ranked team in Class 6A before Harrisburg wore down a tired DV defense. The brutal schedule once again might make it an 0-3 start, but this team is still one of the best in NEPA.
    Next up: vs Downingtown East (2-0) – Friday – (Listen on NPF)







SMALL SCHOOL

  1. Lakeland Chiefs (2-0), defeated Carbondale 52-7 (Last week: 1)
    In the first of many mercy rule games, the Chiefs showed off their passing game as Dominico Spataro threw five TD passes. Most teams will be outmatched against Lakeland’s best team in years.
    Next up: at Riverside (1-1) – Friday
  2. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (1-1), defeated West Scranton 49-0 (Last week: 4)
    Prep got back to normal with a dominant win and should be at least favored over the next several weeks. The Cavaliers got back to running the football and defense played much better. Prep will play a rare home Friday night game as the two Scranton city schools will play The Bell Game on Saturday.
    Next up: vs. Lake-Lehman (0-2) – Friday
  3. Western Wayne Wildcats (1-1), lost to North Pocono 28-27 (Last week: 2)
    The comeback came up short as PAT conversions ended up being the difference in the game. However, the Wildcats showed they are a force to be reckoned with again this season as they played toe-to-toe with one of the better Class 4A schools. This will be a good test on Friday against the Blue Devils.
    Next up: vs Old Forge (1-1) – Friday (Listen on NPF)
  4. Dunmore Bucks (1-1), lost to Mt. Carmel 42-14 (Last week: 3)
    Don’t be fooled by the Bucks trip to The Silver Bowl. Mt. Carmel is very good. Dunmore hopes to bounce back in their home opener against the unbeaten Sabers.
    Next up: vs Susquehanna (2-0) (Watch on NPF) – Friday
  5. Lackawanna Trail Lions (2-0), defeated Lake-Lehman 22-8  (Last week: 5)
    The Trail’s defense is playing well while the offense slowly moves the ball but still manages enough to get the Lions off to a 2-0 start. This will be a battle of two teams that run the Wing T offense. So, they will both be familiar with each other.
    Next up: vs. Nanticoke (1-1) Friday
  6. Old Forge Blue Devils (1-1), defeated Nanticoke 42-7 (Last week: 6)
    The Devils made a statement on Friday and that statement came on defense. They shut down the Trojans offense. It won’t be that easy against the Wildcats who have averaged 34 points through the first two weeks.
    Next up: at Western Wayne (1-1) – Friday – (Listen on NPF)