Dallas (0-3) at Coughlin (3-0)
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Dallas’ Bob Zaruta (7-7, 2nd year); Coughlin’s Ciro Cinti (43-37, 8th year)
Last Meeting: Dallas 17-7 in 2012
All-Time Series: Dallas leads 19-10
Quick Fact: The victory for Dallas last year started a seven-game winning streak.
Scouting Dallas: Dallas finally scored, but it was a late touchdown in a 37-7 loss to Berwick last Saturday. Still, it could be the breakthough the young offense needed. The defense was actually pretty good, but put into some difficult situations. It provided a steady pass rush with three sacks and several hurries, and was solid vs. the run.
Scouting Coughlin: The Crusaders dominated Western Wayne last Saturday 35-14, with the last score a throw-away TD against their reserves. The defense gave up a couple big plays, but nothing that changed momentum. It also picked off three passes. The running game was strong as RB Paul Cole and QB Tim Pilch each ran for over 100 yards. Coughlin finished with a season-high 448 yards.
What To Expect: Coughlin needs to be careful here. Dallas has trouble scoring, but its defense could kept the Mountaineers within striking distance.