The Coaches: Joe Gerek (16-16, 4th year); Rod Azar (1-10, 2nd year)
Last Meeting: West Scranton 24-21 in 2001
All-Time Series: West Scranton leads 13-6
Quick Fact: The teams haven‚??t played since meeting in the now-defunct NEPFC, the two-year merger of the WVC and Lackawanna Conference.
Scouting West Scranton: The Invaders put some opponents on notice with a 26-20 victory over Riverside. Things looked shaky after falling behind 10-0, but RB Marquise Brownlee helped the rally with a big game. He‚??s a load to bring down at 235 pounds.
Scouting Tunkhannock: The Tigers hung tough with Coughlin before the Crusaders wore them down for a 28-0 victory. The Double-Wing offense gave Coughlin some worries in the first two quarters. The scheme spread the ball to several runners as four had a least five rushes.
What To Expect: Tunkhannock struggled to stop Coughlin‚??s rushing attack, allowing 367 yards and 10.5 per carry. Unless that‚??s fixed, Brownlee should have another big night.
-- John Erzar