7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Crestwood's Greg Myers (44-45, 7th year); Tunkhannock's Rod Azar (2-12, 2nd year)
Last Meeting: Crestwood 49-0 in 2011
All-Time Series: Tunkhannock leads 9-5
Quick Fact: Crestwood shut out Tunkhannock for the first time last year.
Scouting Crestwood: The Comets defeated Wallenpaupack 33-6 last Friday. The victory might have been a watershed game because a lot of players got their hands on the ball, just like last year's team that was loaded with seniors.
QB Jay Popson had his best game, throwing for 121 yards and three TDs. Four guys ran for 55 yards or more, including WR Kota Kishel who also hauled in 91 yards of passes. The defense was stingy for a second week.
Scouting Tunkhannock: The Tigers were shut out for the second time this season in a 47-0 loss to Pittston Area. To put that in perspective, there was a 20-game gap between their two previous shutouts.
The offense mustered a season-low 125 yards and turned over the ball twice. After solid games vs. Montrose, runners Josh Robinson and Ryan Cwynski led the ground game with 32 yards each vs. Pittston Area. The passing game hasn't added much to balance a run-heavy attack.
What To Expect: Crestwood might … just might … be turning the corner and overcoming its inexperience. That should be enough to win comfortably.
-- John Erzar