Wyoming Valley West (2-0) at Scranton (2-0)
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Valley West’s Pat Keating (33-14, 5th year); Scranton’s Mike Marichak (34-22, 6th year)
Last Meeting: Scranton 34-14 in 2012
All-Time Series: Tied 7-7
Quick Fact: Valley West surrendered TD runs of 56, 63 and 80 yards in last year’s meeting.
Scouting Valley West: The Spartans disposed of Delaware Valley last Friday 35-12. The numbers looked solid, with RB Eric Acosta gaining 133 yards and QB Mike Baur tossing for 152 more. WR Mike Sands nabbed a pair of TD passes. But the effort, according to Keating afterward, was uneven. They can’t afford any slips tonight.
Scouting Scranton: The Knights were supposed to be down from 2012, but it doesn’t look that way yet. RB Jake McCarthy recorded his second 200-yard game in a 34-18 victory over Pittston Area. QB Jake Pieczynski continues to throw the ball well. The defense, though, needs some tightening up.
What To Expect: An excellent game that could go either way. The winner has a big upperhand for a D2/4-11 Class 4A playoff spot.