Here are the season previews for all WVC and LFC teams for 2022 presented by Allied Services. Predictions are a consenus from football experts across the region.

Wyoming Valley Conference Division  1  (Click team name for season previews)

WVC Division 1 will also have a balanced schedule with everyone playing each other which means we will crown a legitimate champion at the end of the regular season. Hazleton leads the way as the unanimous favorite to win the title. However after that, it could be anybody challenging them. Dallas has the best chance with an experienced offensive line returning. Berwick’s defense always makes them a threat while Crestwood should bounce back from a disappointing season with numerous players returning on both sides of the ball. Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport are both sleepers with talent. Wyoming Valley West will try to escape the basement in the division but should still be competitive every week.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

1. Hazleton Area

2. Dallas

3. Berwick

4. Crestwood

5. Wilkes-Barre

6. Williamsport

7. Wyoming Valley West

Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 (Click team name for season previews)

For the first time in a long time, the WVC has a balanced schedule for their division setup, meaning everyone plays each other within the division and a legitimate champion will be crowned at the end of the season. WVC Division 2 is makeup of some larger schools mixed in with the smaller schools in the conference. Wyoming Area, who win WVC Class 3A last season is the slight favorite to win the new division, edging out rival Pittston Area. Lake-Lehman has enough back up front to be a sleeper. Both Tunkhannock and Nanticoke will be competitive and compete for a postseason spot. Hanover and Redeemer are trying to prove their programs have turned the corner.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

1. Wyoming Area

2. Pittston Area

3. Lake-Lehman

4. Tunkhannock

5. Nanticoke

6. Hanover Area

7. Holy Redeemer

Lackawanna Football Conference Division I (Click team name for season previews)

Any of the three teams that won district titles in 2021, Delaware Valley, Scranton Prep and Valley View, can win the improved LFC Division I which adds the Cavaliers and Cougars to its ranks. All three teams start the season state ranked albeit all have question marks. North Pocono had its best season since 2016 and will be the sleeper in the division. Scranton could jump up and surprise some people while Abington Heights continues to rebuild and Wallenpaupack has to find skill players to replace a strong graduation class.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

1. Delaware Valley

2. Valley View

3. Scranton Prep

4. North Pocono

5. Scranton

6. Abington Heights

7. Wallenpaupack

Lackawanna Football Conference Division II (Click team name for season previews)

Everyone is looking up at Lakeland in LFC Division II. The Chiefs are the unanimous choice to win the division. Dunmore and Western Wayne have enough experienced players and talent to challenge the Chiefs while Honesdale is a sleeper with a good group of skill players returning. West Scranton is starting over with a new coaching staff and Mid Valley was hit hard by graduation and will struggle early.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

1. Lakeland

2. Dunmore

3. Western Wayne

4. Honesdale

5. West Scranton

6. Mid Valley

Lackawanna Football Conference Division III (Click team name for season previews)

The four former LFC Division IV teams jump up to Division III and join Carbondale and Riverside. Old Forge is the unanimous favorite to win the division with Lackawanna Trail the biggest challenger. Carbondale and Riverside are the sleepers and should be improved from last season. Holy Cross’ running game should help them win some games and if Susquehanna can stay healthy up front, the Sabers will challenge the teams above them.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

1. Old Forge

2. Lackawanna Trail

3. Carbondale Area

4. Riverside

5. Holy Cross

6. Susquehanna