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Wyoming Valley West (3-3)

7 p.m. today

The Coaches: Tunkhannock's Rod Azar (2-14, 2nd year); Valley West's Pat Keating (25-14, 4th year)

Last Meeting: Valley West 33-7 in 2003

All-Time Series: Valley West leads 14-7

Quick Fact: Tunkhannock's last win in the series was in 1993.

Scouting Tunkhannock: The Tigers were down 7-0 to Berwick last Friday with five minutes left until halftime. They lost 49-0. The problem was the same that has cropped up at times this season – Tunkhannock gives up too many big plays. Berwick's next three TDs were a 55-yarder and a pair from 77 yards out.

Tunkhannock was shut out for the second time in its last three games and third time this season. The run-first offense had its worst game, producing just 52 yards. WB Colton Coolbaugh led the way with 18. The passing game managed just 17 more.

Scouting Valley West: The Spartans' hopes for a berth in the Class 4A subregional essentially ended last Friday with a 38-15 loss to Stroudsburg. Now, their only postseason hope is the Eastern Conference tournament.

The schedule gets much easier here on out. Valley West's first six opponents are a combined 29-7, the last four 4-20. The rushing offense hasn't done a lot the past two weeks, but that should change. Tunkhannock allows 7.9 yards per rush.

What To Expect: Valley West to have a big game on both sides of the ball.

-- John Erzar

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