Tunkhannock (1-8) at Carbondale (8-1)
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Tunkhannock’s Rod Azar (4-25, 3rd year); Carbondale’s Larry Gabriel (23-29, 5th year)
Last Meeting: Carbondale 42-21 in 2012
All-Time Series: Tunkhannock leads 2-1-1
Quick Fact: Carbondale was shut out in the three meetings prior to last year’s victory.
Scouting Tunkhannock: Tunkhannock trailed 7-0 at halftime against winless Dallas, but it seemed like it would just be a matter of time before the Tigers were overwhelmed. And it was as Dallas won 35-0. Injuries continue to pile up for Tunkhannock, which isn’t a very deep team. The offense finished with a season-low 17 yards and two of the three first downs came via penalties. The defense actually didn’t play all that bad considering the circumstances. However, it has recorded one turnover in the last six games.
Scouting Carbondale: Carbondale has been on quite a roll since late last season. The Chargers have won 11 of their last 13 games, including four shutout victories to start this season. The defense has cooled a bit, but shut down Susquehanna in the second half last Saturday in a 41-19 win. The Chargers trailed 19-13 at halftime, but QB Jesse Jankowski threw three TD passes in the second half. RB Ricky Jones also finished with three touchdowns, and he is the main weapon. The Chargers will be in the district playoffs for the first time since 2007.
What To Expect: Tunkhannock played hard against Dallas, but it was a case of just not having enough bodies to cover up all of the gaps. Same will probably happen tonight – a good effort but not the horses to hold off the Chargers.