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BIG SCHOOL

  1. Scranton Knights (2-0), defeated Wyoming Valley West 29-0 (Last week: 1)
    The Knights defense was impressive again and quarterback Billy Maloney was a factor in the running and the passing games. Scranton is playing with confidence early in the season and that should bode well as they head in the Bell Game week.
    Next up: at West Scranton (2-0) (Listen on NPF) – Saturday
  2. Dallas Mountaineers (2-0), defeated Crestwood 42-35 (Last week: 2)
    The Mountaineers offense has been up to the task the first two weeks of the season, but we are pretty sure Coach Mannello wants the defense to tighten up as they have given up 63 points in their two wins. The win this past Friday was important for both division and district seeding even this early in the season.
    Next up: vs. Williamsport (1-1) – Friday
  3. Valley View Cougars (2-0), defeated Berwick 34-19 (Last week: 4)
    Valley View won their ninth straight time against Berwick and the Cougars defense had another good game. The offense is coming along with four running backs all capable of making plays. Valley View still has work to do but has looked good so far.
    Next up: vs. Honesdale (0-2) (Watch on NPF) – Friday
  4. Wyoming Area Warriors (2-0), defeated Honesdale 47-12 (Last week: 6)
    Strength of schedule will be brought up a lot this season, but the Warriors can squash all that talk this upcoming week. The offense has been a machine so far while the defense makes plays. Wyoming Area is also very good in the special teams phase.
    Next up: vs. Crestwood (0-2) (Listen on NPF) – Friday
  5. Wallenpaupack Buckhorns (2-0), defeated Hazleton Area 28-21 (Last week: NR)
    The Buckhorns were one of the bigger surprises this past weekend taking a 90 minute bus ride and coming home with an upset victory. Dylan Podrazil has been the spearhead of a very good running game and the offensive line gets high grades so far with four new starters.
    Next up: vs. Wilkes-Barre (0-2) –  Friday
  6. Crestwood Comets (0-2), lost to Dallas 42-35 (Last week: 5)
    Crestwood now has two tough losses to the start the season, but don’t be fooled by the record. They were within one score of two other ranked teams and Jaden Shdelock showed the force he can be when healthy. They will have another tough one this week on the road.
    Next up: at Wy0ming Area (2-0) (Listen on NPF) – Friday







SMALL SCHOOL

  1. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (2-0), defeated West Scranton 42-12 (Last week: 1)
    Even though the offense has been putting up some big numbers, the defense has been overwhelming the first two weeks and especially in the turnover category. Prep’s schedule has been easy to start this season, but it will get real in Week 4 with league play.
    Next up: at Lake-Lehman (0-1) – Friday
  2. Lackawanna Trail Lions (2-0), defeated Lake-Lehman 48-7  (Last week: 5)
    The Lions didn’t full around in the first half of Game 2 racing out to a big lead and never looking back. The one thing about this team is how many different weapons they have on offense. Every week, it could be a different player getting things done. The defense hasn’t been to shabby either.
    Next up: at Nanticoke (1-1) (Listen on NPF) – Friday
  3. Dunmore Bucks (1-1), lost to Mt. Carmel 34-7 (Last week: 2)
    The Bucks offense only has three touchdowns in the first two games and even though last Friday’s loss was to a really good team, Dunmore thought they could hang with a quality team but it didn’t happen. Now, they have to take a long trip on Saturday to play a surprising Susquehanna team.
    Next up: at Susquehanna (2-0) (Listen on NPF) – Saturday
  4. Western Wayne Wildcats (1-1), lost to North Pocono 10-9 (Last week: 3)
    Defense was outstanding for the second straight week, but the offense struggled with only one touchdown in a tough one point loss. The Wildcats were unable to control the offensive line of scrimmage like they did in Week 1. They will have to try to regain that dominance this week.
    Next up: at Old Forge (1-1) – (Watch on NPF) – Friday
  5. Mid Valley Spartans (1-1), defeated Riverside 14-12 (Last week: NR)
    The Spartans had the upset of the week on the road last week and don’t forget they played toe-to-toe with second ranked Lackawanna Trail in the first half of Week 1. Mid Valley plays tough football and the odds are in their favor to win two in-a-row.
    Next up: vs. Holy Cross (1-1) – Friday
  6. Susquehanna Sabers (2-0), defeated Montrose 40-0 (Last week: 6)
    It’s a great start for the Sabers in all three phases of the game. They have not given up a touchdown yet and the offense is running on all cylinders. Yes, the schedule has been easy through two weeks, but now we will see how good Susquehanna is playing a ranked team.
    Next up: vs. Dunmore (1-1) – (Listen on NPF) – Saturday