The Coaches: Prep‚??s Nick Donato (137-84-2, 21st year); Wyoming Area‚??s Randy Spencer (21-22, 5th year)
Last Meeting: Wyoming Area 55-28 in 1998
All-Time Series: Wyoming Area leads 2-1
Quick Fact: The Warriors‚?? other victory over Prep was 31-6 in 1971.
Scouting Prep: Prep‚??s 2011 season ended on a sour note with a 39-6 loss to Dallas in the District 2 Class 3A semifinals. The Cavs, though, returning plenty of experience starting with RB Marshall Kupinski and QB Griffin DiBileo. They‚??re certainly a playoff contender.
Scouting Wyoming Area: Standout QB/RB Nick O‚??Brien returns for his final season, but he is only part of a talented skill position group. The Warriors are also itching for the postseason after losing in the D2-2A title contest. The defense needs to play better than last year.
What To Expect: Two teams that scrimmaged on a regular basis now get to play for real. Could be the best game of the night with the loser looking back to this contest as the one that got away.
-- John Erzar