Here are the season previews for all WVC and LFC teams for 2023. Predictions are a consenus from football experts across the region.

Lackawanna Football Conference Division III
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For the first time in awhile, Old Forge won’t be a division favorite. However, the Devils still could be a thorn in the side two teams who are favored – Riverside and Lackawanna Trail. The Vikings and Lions both have experienced players returning. Carbondale, Susuquehanna, and Holy Cross will not be factors for the division and will fight it out for that fourth place spot.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

  1. Riverside

  2. Lackawanna Trail

  3. Old Forge

  4. Susquehanna

  5. Carbondale

  6. Holy Cross

Wyoming Valley Conference Division  1
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WVC Division 1 is wide open after Crestwood surprised everyone with a division title last season. Wilkes-Barre might have been the favorite if not for the defection if some 2022 All-Stars. Dallas and Crestwood have enough skill players back to compete for the title, but there are question marks up front. Williamsport could be the sleeper in their last season in the Wyoming Valley Conference. Hazleton and Berwick were hit hard by graduation and it could be a rebuilding year for these two programs. Valley West brings in a new coaching staff after going winless last season.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

  1. Dallas

  2. Crestwood

  3. Williamsport

  4. Wilkes-Barre

  5. Berwick

  6. Hazleton

  7. Wyoming Valley West

Lackawanna Football Conference Division I
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LFC Division I will be the most competitive division in 2023 after Valley View won the 2022 title outright with a Week 10 win. Delaware Valley is the clear favorite as they have the best returning player personnel. Scranton Prep and Scranton will also challenge for the title while Valley View will be competitive despite losing most of their offensive production. Abington Heights was very competitive in the second half of last season and that should carry over to this season. North Pocono has to replace some very good players, but has a young core. Wallenpaupack was the youngest team in the LFC last season and even though they took their lumps, they should be much-improved.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

  1. Delaware Valley

  2. Scranton Prep

  3. Scranton

  4. Valley View

  5. Abington Heights

  6. North Pocono

  7. Wallenpaupack

Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2
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Pittston Area went unbeaten in 2022 in league play, but was hit hard by graduation. Although the Patriots will still be in the mix, Wyoming Area is the favorite based on only one division loss last season and a good core returning. This should be Nanticoke’s best chance to compete for a division title in the last decade. Lake-Lehman, Tunkhannock, Hanover Area and Holy Redeemer will struggle outside the division, but should get some wins against each other.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

  1. Wyoming Area

  2. Nanticoke

  3. Pittston Area

  4. Lake-Lehman

  5. Tunkhannock

  6. Hanover Area

  7. Holy Redeemer







Lackawanna Football Conference Division II
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Lakeland was dominant the last two seasons, but the talent pool was diminished more than anyone in District 2 over the past two years. Dunmore should be the favorite with plenty of returning talent and Western Wayne will be the toughest competition with key players coming back. Honesdale is young, but expereinced while West Scranton now has a full off-season with the coaching staff. Mid Valley will have to stay healthy as they don’t have much depth.

Predicted Finish (NPF Consensus)

1. Dunmore

2. Western Wayne

3. Honesdale

4. Lakeland

5. West Scranton

6. Mid Valley







Lackawanna Football Conference Division III – Wednesday, August 23