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BIG SCHOOL

 

  1. Delaware Valley Warriors (6-3), defeated Scranton 40-0 (Last week: 3)
    The Warriors have won six straight games and jump into top spot based on their dominance of their last three opponents including Wilkes-Barre. Delaware Valley can clinch the LFC Division I title outright with a win on Saturday.
    Next up: at Abington Heights (6-3) (Listen on NPF) – Saturday
  2. Dallas Mountaineers (9-0), defeated Wilkes-Barre 14-7 (Last week: 1)
    The Mounts escaped on Friday to remain undefeated and jump back into the No. 1 spot in Class 4A. They should complete a perfect regular season, but they might need some help to hang on to that top seed.
    Next up: at Lake-Lehman (2-7) – Friday
  3. Valley View Cougars (8-1), defeated Wallenpaupack 31-16 (Last week: 4)
    Valley View raced out to a 31-0 lead to bounce back from their only loss of the season. They still have an outside shot of gaining a share of the division with a win on Satuday which is always an intense game.
    Next up: at Scranton Prep (8-1) (Watch on NPF) – Saturday
  4. Wyoming Area Warriors (8-1), lost to Southern Columbia 34-7 (Last week: 2)
    The Warriors had trouble running the ball against a very good defense, but still need a win Friday to clinch a division title outright. This is a rivalry game where strange things have happeded in the past, so Wyoming Area must get back to a high level quickly
    Next up: vs. Pittston Area (5-4) (Watch on NPF) – Friday
  5. Abington Heights Comets (6-3), defeated North Pocono 27-9 (Last week: 5)
    The Comets defense has all the sudden been making headines as they have allowed only 9 points over the last two games. They can still earn the No. 1 seed in Class 5A with an upset on Saturday, but that game will only serve as a warmup for a possible preview of the district title game.
    Next up: vs. Delaware Valley (6-3) (Listen on NPF) – Saturday
  6. Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack (5-4), lost to Dallas 14-7  (Last week: 6)
    The Wolfpack had a chance at the end of the game to tie or go ahead but couldn’t make big plays on offense when they needed them. A win on Friday secures a playoff spot in the Class 6A subregional.
    Next up: vs. Wyoming Valley West (1-8) – Friday







SMALL SCHOOL

  1. Lackawanna Trail Lions (9-0), defeated Holy Cross 66-0 (Last week: 1)
    The Lions clinched at least a tie for LFC Division III and are a heavy favorite this Friday. Then the rematch with Old Forge will start what could be a long run in the playoffs if Trail continues to play at a high level.
    Next up: vs. Susquehanna (5-4) (Listen on NPF) – Friday
  2. Scranton Prep Cavaliers (8-1), defeated Wyoming Valley West41-21 (Last week: 2)
    The Cavaliers had two big games circled on their schedule. They lost the first to DV. They don’t want to lose the second one which will happen this Saturday. Prep has clinched No. 1 seed in Class 3A and still have chance for share of the division title with help.
    Next up: vs. Valley View (8-1) (Watch on NPF) – Saturday
  3. Dunmore Bucks (7-2), defeated Honesdale 47-21 (Last week: 3)
    After a slow start, the Bucks took control last Friday and clinched a share of the LFC Division II. A win this week clinches the No. 1 seed in Class 2A. Dunmore’s offense has found their groove and could drive them for a good playoff run.
    Next up: vs. West Scranton (2-7) (Watch on NPF) – Friday
  4. Western Wayne Wildcats (6-3), defeated Lakeland 41-14 (Last week: 4)
    Good bounce back for Western Wayne who clinched a playoff spot and a home game in playoffs. Can still gain a share of division title with a win and help.
    Next up: vs. Honesdale (3-6) (Watch on NPF) – Friday
  5. Mid Valley Spartans (6-3), defeated West Scranton 22-7 (Last week: 5)
    The Spartans clinched a winning season and now can clinched a home playoff game with a win. Mid Valley has found ways to win close game which will bode well in the playoffs.
    Next up: at Lakeland (1-8)  – Friday
  6. Riverside Vikings (6-3), defeated Old Forge 45-7 (Last week: 6)
    The Vikings won their rivalry game and after this week they will have a chance to avenge two of their regular season losses in the playoffs. All three of their losses have been by one score.
    Next up: at Holy Cross (3-6) – Saturday