Every week, we will give you a capsule preview of every game involving WVC and LFC teams presented by Dickson City Hyundai.

 

WEEK 14

Imhotep Charter Panthers (12-0) at Delaware Valley Warriors (10-3)

Warrior Stadium (Turf), Saturday 1pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
PIAA Class 5A Quarterfinal
Series:
First Meeting
Last Week: Imhotep 30, Roman Catholic 26; Delaware Valley 56, Whitehall 27
Players To Watch
Imhotep: RB Jabree Wallace- Coleman; Delaware Valley: TE Aiden Black  
The Skinny: Imhotep is a Philly power that has open borders that allows them to bring in the best athletes from the southeast part of the state. The Panthers have been a regular visitor to the state championship game but haven’t been able to win a title since 2015. The Warriors will have to deal with the speed and a lot of future Division I players. The coaching staff and home field should help DV compete.
Key Matchup: Imhotep speed vs. Delaware Valley linebackers
Favorite: Imhotep Charter by 10
Looking ahead: Winner plays  the winner of Chester/Strath Haven


Bonner-Prendie Friars (10-2) at Dallas Mountaineers (13-0)

Mountaineer Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm
PIAA Class 4A Quarterfinal
Series:
First meeting
Last Week: Bonner-Prendie 21, Pope John Paul 13; Dallas 21, Valley View 18
Players To Watch
Bonner-Prendie: WR Jalil Hall; Dallas: QB Brady Zapoticky
The Skinny: The Friars lost to Crestwood in this round last season and the Mountaineers get them at home in 2023. Dallas will have to continue to ride Dylan Geskey and Zach Paczewski on offense and these players will be the main reason the Mounts advance. The good news is Bonner-Prendie got lots of breaks in last week’s win to get to the quarterfinals so usually the football gods even things out.
Key Matchup: Bonner-Prendie passing game vs. Dallas secondary
Favorite: Dallas by 6
Looking ahead: Winner plays the winner of Bishop McDevitt/Manheim Central


Scranton Prep Cavaliers (12-1) at Northwestern Lehigh Tigers (13-0)

Tigers Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm
PIAA Class 3A Quarterfinal
Series:
First Meeting
Last Week: Scranton Prep 23, Neumann-Goretti 16; Northwestern Lehigh 58, Palmerton 8
Players To Watch
Scranton Prep: WR Liam Barrett; Northwestern Lehigh: RB Dalton Clymer
The Skinny: Prep scored 16 unanswered points in the fourth quarter for a great comeback win. The offense struggled most of the game, but found a way in the end. The Tigers are balanced and very strong on defense. The Cavaliers will have to get a road win to make it to their first state semifinal
Key Matchup: Scranton Prep run game vs. Northwestern Lehigh’s front seven
Favorite: Northwestern Lehigh by 7
Looking ahead: Winner plays the winner of Wyomissing/Danville


Camp Hill Lions (8-5) at Dunmore Bucks (11-2)

Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium (Turf) – Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
PIAA Class 2A Quarterfinal
Series: First Meeting
Last Week: Camp Hill 32, West Catholic 26; Dunmore 41, Williams Valley 21
Players To Watch
Camp Hill: QB Drew Branstetter; Dunmore: DB Domenick DeSando
The Skinny: The Bucks were dominant in the first round, especially in stopping the run. They will see a whole different type of offense from Camp Hill. The Lions throw the ball all over the place and QB Drew Branstetter has thrown for over 3,000 yards. Dunmore will have to generate a pass rush and stay away from the big plays in the passing game.
Key Matchup: Camp Hill passing game vs. Dunmore secondary
Favorite:
Dunmore by 7
Looking ahead: Winner plays the winner of Southern Columbia/Bald Eagle


Steelton-Highspire Rollers (13-0) at Lackawanna Trail Lions (13-0)

Scranton Memorial Stadium (Turf), Friday 7pm – Media: NEPAFootball.com
PIAA Class 1A Quarterfinal
Series:
First Meeting
Last Week: Steel-High 21, Northern Bedford 7; Lackawanna Trail 40, Minersville 0
Players To Watch
Steel-High: QB Alex Erby; Lackawanna Trail: DB Max Kimmel
The Skinny: Many people think this is the state championship game in the quarterfinals. The two teams are ranked 1-2 in state rankings. The Lions haven’t seen a player with the talent of Navy commit quarterback Alex Erby. This is the Rollers second visit to NEPA in the last four years as they beat Old Forge in 2020 on an untimed down. Trail can win the battle up front and they will be able to run the ball. The defense will be the key.
Key Matchup: Steel-High linebackers vs. Trail offensive line
Favorite: Steel-High by 4
Looking ahead: Winner plays the winner of South Williamsport/Cambria Heights