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.

Matchup Scale

Must-see: Four Footballs Rating

Great: Three Footballs Rating

Good: Two Footballs Rating

Fair: One Football Rating


Valley View Cougars (8-1) at Scranton Prep Cavaliers (8-1)

Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf), Saturday 1pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division I
Valley View 27-19
Last Meeting: 2022 – Valley View 22-16
Last Week: Valley View 31, Wallenpaupack 16; Scranton Prep 41, Wyoming Valley West 21
Players To Watch
Valley View: DB Nick Kucharski; Scranton Prep: RB Quinten Palermo
The Skinny: Both teams still have a chance to tie Delaware Valley for a division title with a win and Warriors loss. But this is more about a good rivalry between two programs that have exceled over the past decade. The Cougars might have a little more on the line as they can become the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A bracket. The Cavaliers already have clinched the No. 1 seed in Class 3A
Key Matchup: Valley View defensive line vs. Prep offensive line
Favorite: Prep by 4

Pittston Area Patriots (5-4) at Wyoming Area Warriors (8-1)

Jake Sobeski Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 2
Wyoming Area 32-26
Last Meeting: 2022 – Pittston Area 35-0
Last Week: Pittston Area 41, Holy Redeemer 0; Southern Columbia 34, Wyoming Area 7
Players To Watch
Pittston Area: TE Ciran Bilbow; Wyoming Area: WR Michael Crane
The Skinny: Pittston won the meeting last season to clinch the division title. They can earn a share of that title with a win Friday. The Warriors suffered their first loss of the season last week so will look to bounce back and win the division outright. They also could still be the No. 1 seed in Class 4A and no lower than No. 3.
Key Matchup: Pittston defensive line vs. Wyoming Area run game
Favorite: Wyoming Area by 13

Hazleton Area Cougars (2-7) at Berwick Bulldogs (2-7)

Crispin Field (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
WVC Division 1
Berwick 52-27-2
Last Meeting:
2022 – Hazleton Area 20-0
Last Week: Williamsport 24, Hazleton 21; Crestwood 33, Berwick 27
Players to Watch
Hazleton: TE Zander Coleman; Berwick: QB Ethan Lear
The Skinny:  Berwick is playing for their playoff lives. A Bulldog win gets them in. Cougars are playing for pride. Both teams didn’t have the season expect, but this matchup has been entertaining the past five years.
Key Matchup: Hazleton linebackers vs. Berwick run game
Favorite: Berwick by 5

Delaware Valley Warriors (6-3) at Abington Heights Comets (6-3)

Comets Stadium (Grass), Saturday 1pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division I
Delaware Valley 13-12
Last Meeting: 2022 – Abington Heights 38-13
Last Week: Delaware Valley 40, Scranton 0; Abington Heights 27, North Pocono 9
Players To Watch
Delaware Valley: OL Jacob Albaugh; Abington Heights: DL Asiel Richards
The Skinny: This could be a preview of the Class 5A title game. The Comets upset the Warriors last year and cost them a share of the division title. Delaware Valley has a six-game winning streak and is playing better than anyone in the area going into the postseason.
Key Matchup: Delaware Valley secondary vs. Abington Heights receivers
Delaware Valley by 17

Crestwood Comets (5-4) at North Pocono Trojans (3-6)

North Pocono Sports Complex (Turf), Friday, 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
Conference Crossover
North Pocono 7-5
Last Meeting:
2022 – Crestwood 47-0
Last Week: Crestwood 33, Berwick 27; Abington Heights 27, North Pocono 9
Players to Watch
Crestwood: WR Colin Lazo; North Pocono: RB Kevin Wikizier
The Skinny:  Crestwood is locked into the No. 4 seed in Class 4A and will get a home game in the quarterfinals. North Pocono could be anywhere from the No. 5 seed to the No. 7 seed. The Comets are getting used to life with QB Jaiden Shedlock.
Key Matchup: Crestwood offensive line vs. North Pocono defensive line
Favorite: Crestwood by 6

Honesdale Hornets (3-6) at Western Wayne Wildcats (6-3)

Sharkey-Rosetti Sports Complex (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division II
Honesdale 31-17
Last Meeting:
2022 – Western Wayne 27-7
Last Week: Dunmore 47, Honesdale 21; Western Wayne 41, Lakeland 14
Players to Watch
Honesdale: WR Conlan Keast; Western Wayne: LB Carter Mitishin
The Skinny: The is the Annual Wayne-Pike Shrine Game and Honesdale needs a win to make the playoffs. A loss for the Hornets most likely leaves them out. The Wildcats will have a home game in the semifinals next week.
Key Matchup: Honesdale wide receivers vs. Western Wayne secondary
Favorite: Western Wayne by 10

Wallenpaupack Buckhorns (2-7) at Scranton Knights (4-5)

Scranton Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm
LFC Division I
Series: Scranton 18-7
Last Meeting: 2022 – Scranton 30-13
Last Week: Valley View 31, Wallenpaupack 16; Delaware Valley 40, Scranton 0
Players To Watch
Wallenpaupack: LB Xaiden Schock; Scranton: LB Craig Pabst
 The Skinny: The Knights will either be the No. 3 or 4 seed in Class 5A. With a win they would avoid DV in the semifinals. Wallenpaupack has lost seven straight, but a win would most put them in the Class 4A playoffs and they could still sneak in with a loss.
Key Matchup: Paupack offensive line vs. Scranton defensive line
Favorite: Scranton by 13

West Scranton Invaders (2-7) at Dunmore Bucks (7-2)

Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division II
Dunmore 39-30-3
Last Meeting: 2017 – Dunmore 35-32
Last Week: Mid Valley 22, West Scranton 7; Dunmore 47, Honesdale 21
Players To Watch
West Scranton: QB Dan Van Dusky; Dunmore: LB Jacob Hickey
The Skinny: Dunmore has clinched the No. 1 seed in Class 2A while West Scranton is playing for pride. The Invaders almost upset the Bucks last season, but this version of Dunmore is much more polished.
Key Matchup: West wide receiers vs. Dunmore secondary 
Dunmore by 20

Wyoming Valley West Spartans (1-8) at Wilkes-Barre Area Wolfpack (5-4)

Wilkes-Barre Stadium (Turf),  Friday 7pm
WVC Division 1
Wilkes-Barre 4-0
Last Meeting:
2022 – Wilkes-Barre 45-6
Last Week: Scranton Prep 41, Wyoming Valley West 21; Dallas 14, Wilkes-Barre 7
Players To Watch
Valley West: QB Lucas Zdancewicz; Wilkes-Barre: RB Davon Underwood
The Skinny: THE BATTLE FOR THE BRIDGE – Valley West has never beaten Wilkes-Barre and most likely won’t this Friday. The Wolfpack can assure themselves a Class 6A subregional spot with a win, but even if they lose, they probably get in.
Key Matchup: Valley West linbackers vs. Wilkes-Barre run game
Favorite: Wilkes-Barre by 28

Holy Redeemer Royals (0-9) at Montrose Meteors (0-7)

Bennett/Mullin Field (Grass), Friday 7pm
Non-Conference Game
Holy Redeemer 2-0
Last Meeting: 2022 – Holy Redeemer 34-12
Last Week: Pittston Area 41, Holy Redeemer 0; Lansing Central (NY) 25, Montrose 0
Players To Watch
Holy Redeemer: DB D.J. McDermott; Montrose: QB Hudson Aukema
The Skinny: Somebody has to win this game. Both teams have struggled all season, but these are the kind of games that are good for both programs as they play on the same level.
Key Matchup: Redeemer wide receivers vs. Montrose secondary
Favorite: Montrose by 5

Nanticoke Trojans (5-4) at Hanover Area Hawkeyes (3-6)

Hanover Memorial Field (Grass), Friday 7pm
WVC Division 2
Series: Nanticoke 55-38
Last Meeting:
2022 – Nanticoke 63-7
Last Week:  Shamokin 28, Nanticoke 14; Lake-Lehman 35, Hanover Area 6
Nanticoke: OL Stephen Armstrong; Hanover Area: FB Jayden Shortz
The Skinny: THE SAN SOUCI STRUGGLE – With a win or Carbondale loss, Hanover Area would qualify for the Class 3A playoffs. However, that would mean a semifinal game with Scranton Prep. A win for the Trojans will lock them in the No. 5 seed and earn Nanticoke a quarterfinal game vs. Crestwood. 
Nanticoke by 27

Dallas Mountaineers (9-0) at Lake-Lehman Black Knights (2-7)

Eddie Edwards Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm 
WVC Division Crossover
Dallas 49-15-2
Last Meeting: 2022 – Dallas 49-6
Last Week: Dallas 14, Wilkes-Barre 7; Lake-Lehman 35, Hanover Area 6
Players To Watch
Dallas: LB Clark Van Orden; Lake-Lehman: LB Benjamin Dowling
The Skinny: THE BATTLE FOR THE SHOE – Lake-Lehman has played better in recent weeks and will probably make the Class 3A playoffs. Dallas needs a win and help to keep the No. 1 seed.
Key Matchup: Dallas receivers vs. Lake-Lehman secondary
Favorite: Dallas by 35

Carbondale Area Chargers (2-7) at Old Forge Blue Devils (4-5)

Old Forge Veterans Memorial (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division III
Old Forge 38-17-1
Last Meeting: 2022 – Old Forge 34-14
Last Week: Susquehanna 14, Carbondale 7; Riverside 45, Old Forge 7
Players To Watch
Carbondale: RB Anthony Prince; Old Forge: LB Joe Granko
The Skinny: Carbondale needs to pull the upset to have a chance to make the playoffs. Old Forge is warming up for their rematch with Lackawanna Trail next week for the Class 1A title
Key Matchup:  Carbondale run game vs. Old Forge linebackers
Favorite: Old Forge by 10

Susquehanna Sabers (5-4) at Lackawanna Trail Lions (9-0)

Lions Pride Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
LFC Division III
Lackawanna Trail 33-23
Last Meeting: 2022 – Lackawanna Trail 37-7
Last Week: Susquehanna 14, Carbondale 7; Lackawanna Trail 66, Holy Cross 0
Players To Watch
Lackawanna Trail: QB Stephen Jervis; Susquehanna: WR Colton Stone
The Skinny:  Trail is trying to finish a perfect regular season while Susquehanna is trying to clinch a winning season. The Sabers are will be the No. 4 seed in Class 2A and get a reamatch with Dunmore in the semifinals.
Key Matchup: Susquehanna defensive line vs. Lackawanna Trail run game
Favorite: Lackawanna Trail by 28

Mid Valley Spartans (6-3) at Lakeland Chiefs (1-8)

Lakeland Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
LFC Division II
Series: Lakeland 26-2
Last Meeting: 2022 – Lakeland 28-0
Last Week: Mid Valley 22, West Scranton 7; Western Wayne 41, Lakeland 14
Players To Watch
Mid Valley: WR Victor Holt; Lakeland: RB Caden Cuzzo
The Skinny: Mid Valley can earn a home playoff game with a win. The Spartans will get a rematch with Riverside in the semifinals no matter the results fro Week 10. Lakeland had a good run the past several seasons, but no playoffs for the Chiefs in 2023.
Key Matchup: Mid Valley offensive line vs. Lakeland defensive line
Mid Valley by 19

Williamsport Millionaires (4-5) at Tunkhannock Tigers (4-5)

Tunkhannock Memorial Stadium (Grass), Friday 7pm
WVC Division Crossover
Series: Williamsport 20-7
Last Meeting: 2022 – Williamsport 69-7
Last Week: Williamsport 24, Hazleton Area 21; Towanda 55, Tunkhannock 7
Players To Watch
Williamsport: WR Samaj Hale; Tunkhannock: TE Austin Holliday
The Skinny: After their last-second win last week against Hazleton, Williamsport sits in the No. 8 spot in the Class 6A subregional. A win assure the Millionaires a postseason berth. They still could get in with a loss. Tunkhannock can still sneak into the Class 4A playoffs with a win, but would need some help.
Key Matchup: Williamsport receivers vs. Tunkhannock secondary
Williamsport by 21

Riverside Vikings (6-3) at Holy Cross Crusaders (3-6)

Msgr. Crotti Field (Grass), Saturday 1pm
LFC Division III
Riverside 6-0
Last Meeting:
2018 – Riverside 47-0
Last Week:  Riverside 45, Old Forge 7; Lackawanna Trail 66, Holy Cross 0
Players To Watch
Riverside: LB Robbie Garvey; Holy Cross: WR Kevin Vincent
The Skinny: The Crusaders improved this year and a win could slip them into Class 2A playoffs. But that would be a tall task against Riverside who needs a win to have any chance for a home playoff game.
Key Matchup: Riverside receivers vs. Holy Cross secondary
Riverside by 35