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August 30. 2013 12:30AM

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Abington Heights at Pittston Area

7 p.m. today

The Coaches: Abington’s Joe Repshis (72-23, 9th year); Pittston Area’s Mike Barrett (6-14, 3rd year)

Last Meeting: Abington 28-0 in 2012

All-Time Series: Abington leads 4-3

Quick Fact: The teams combined for seven turnovers in last year’s game.

Scouting Abington: It will be quite interesting to see how the Comets defend their D2-3A championship. J.C. Show, one of the district’s premier athletes, will be the new QB after starring at wide receiver. They also have a couple running backs capable of making noise. The defense also brings back some talent. Overall, though, Abington doesn’t look as strong on paper. But d0n’t underestimate the Comets.

Scouting Pittston Area: The Patriots’ 2012 record of 3-7 doesn’t look impressive. Then factor in a two-point loss to Crestwood, a three-point loss to Berwick and a seven-point loss to Wyoming Area. So the Patriots were that close to the postseason. A big factor in success this season will be the running game that’s been rather ho-hum the past three years.

What To Expect: Abington has been one of the most consistent programs in District 2 over the years. Pittston Area hasn’t quite found that, but showed signs it’s getting close. A Patriots’ victory tonight would be a big step, but one that probably won’t happen.

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