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Meyers (1-0) at Old Forge (1-0)

7 p.m. today

The Coaches: Meyers’ Corry Hanson (9-13, 3rd year); Old Forge’s Mike Schuback (90-40, 12th year)

Last Meeting: Old Forge 42-7 in 2012

All-Time Series: Tied 1-1

Quick Fact: Old Forge had three scoring plays of 50 yards or more in last year’s victory.

Scouting Meyers: Not sure how much could be culled from Meyers’ 57-7 obliteration of Holy Cross, one of District 2’s weakest teams. QB Matt DeMarco ran for 194 yards and four TDs. He didn’t really crank up his passing arm. Three other guys rushed for 75 yards or more, and the Mohawks piled up 425 yards on the ground. The defense, a sore spot in 2012, barely broke a sweat. But it certainly will tonight.

Scouting Old Forge: After surrendering an opening-drive touchdown, Old Forge played well defensively in its 13-7 victory over Lake-Lehman. It had two interceptions, including one in the final minute to preserve the win. RB Brandon Yescavage rushed for 137 yards on 23 carries. The Blue Devils, though, were penalized so much that the school’s maintenance crew is probably still finding flags on the field the officials forgot to pick up.

What To Expect: Meyers had the perfect opponent in its opener where any mistakes running the new offense wouldn’t be catastrophic. Not so tonight. Old Forge is the type of team that makes opponents pay for blunders.

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