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  1. Delaware Valley Warriors (10-3), defeated Whitehall 56-27 (Last week: 1)
    The Warriors cruised to an easy win behind Ryder Machado and the offensive line to advance to the state quarterfinal. They will take on state power and charter school Imhotep. Imhotep won a state championship back in 2015 but since the move to six classifications, they are 0-5 in in championship games. There is talent base that the Panthers pull from in Philly, but talent doesn’t always win football games.
    Next up: vs. Imhotep Charter (12-0) (Listen on NPF) – Friday
  2. Dallas Mountaineers (13-0), defeated Valley View 21-18 (Last week: 2)
    The Mounts scored a 4th quarter touchdown to win their first district title since 2019. They will advance to the state quarterfinals unbeaten for the second time in the last five seasons. Dallas will take on the same team that Crestwood was able to defeat in last year’s bracket. A win could set them up with state power and defending state champion Bishop McDevitt.
    Next up: vs. Bonner-Prendie (10-2) – Friday
  3. Valley View Cougars (10-3), lost to Dallas 21-18 (Last week: 3)
    It was a smooth transition for the Cougars as first-year head coach Scot Wasilchak led Valley View to another 10-win season, their fifth in a row excluding the Covid season. Although they have come up short the last two titles games by a combined 8 points, they remain one of the premier programs in the area.
    Next up: Season Complete
  4. Wyoming Area Warriors (10-2) (Last week: 4)
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  5. Abington Heights Comets (7-5) (Last week: 5)
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  6. Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack (6-5) (Last week: 6)
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  1. Lackawanna Trail Lions (13-0), defeated Minersville 40-0 (Last week: 1)
    The Lions continue their dominance, but now the real test comes. Trail will take on defending state champion Steel-High who boasts one of best small programs in the state. The Rollers are led by Navy a commit at quarterback Alex Erby. The Lions can look to film four years ago when Old Forge lost to Erby on an untimed down in the state playoffs. Many think this game could be the real state championship game as the teams are ranked 1-2 in state rankings
    Next up: vs. Steelton-Highspire (13-0) (Listen on NPF) – Friday
  2. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (12-1), defeated Neumann-Goretti 23-16 (Last week: 2)
    Down two scores, the Cavaliers rallied for a win on Saturday and avenged their loss to the Saints last year. Prep scored 16 points in the fourth quarter and now play another state ranked team. The Cavs will need to bring their A-game the rest of the way as Class 3A is loaded on their side of the bracket.
    Next up: vs. Northwestern Lehigh (13-0) – Saturday
  3. Dunmore Bucks (10-2), defeated Williams Valley 41-21(Last week: 3)
    The Bucks rolled on Friday as the defense smothered Williams Valley and Daniel Pigga took control of the game as he has done the whole second half of the season. There is no doubt the Dunmore offensive line is back to controlling the line of scrimmage, something that made the Bucks successful in the state playoff runs in the past.
    Next up: vs. Camp Hill (8-5) (Listen on NPF) – Friday
  4. Western Wayne Wildcats (8-4) (Last week: 4)
    Next up: Season Complete
  5. Riverside Vikings (8-4) (Last week: 5)
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  6. Mid Valley Spartans (7-4),  (Last week: 6)
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