Delaware Valley (0-1) at Wyoming Valley West (1-0)
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: DelVal’s Keith Olsommer (87-68, 14th year); Valley West’s Pat Keating (32-14, 5th year)
Last Meeting: DelVal 35-14 in 2012
All-Time Series: Valley West leads 5-1
Quick Fact: Valley West’s defense surrendered 445 yards in the loss to DelVal last year.
Scouting Valley West: The Spartans did what was predicted Week 1, tearing through an inexperienced Dallas team 40-0. QB Mike Baur threw a TD pass, ran for a TD and had a touchdown reception. RB Eric Acosta finished a few yards short of 100, while the Spartans defense held Dallas to 104 yards and 2.3 yards per rush.
Scouting DelVal: DelVal played Parkland last Friday in a rematch of the D2/4-11 Class 4A title game. It was a rematch in name only as Parkland came in loaded while DelVal was stripped by graduation. It showed as Parkland rolled 50-8. DelVal surrendered nearly 500 yards on defense. As for the offense, nobody did anything noteworthy. The Warriors need to regroup quickly.
What To Expect: This is a key game for Valley West in that its performance might give an indication of where it stacks up with Parkland. Of course, winning is foremost and style points should be secondary. A Spartans’ loss, although unlikely, could be a psychological setback.