Mid Valley (1-0)
The Coaches: Wyoming Area‚??s Randy Spencer (21-23, 5th year); Mid Valley‚??s Frank Pazzaglia (341-137-8, 44th year)
Last Meeting: Wyoming Area 35-28 in 201‚??1
All-Time Series: Wyoming Area 1-0
Quick Fact: Wyoming Area‚??s victory over the Spartans came in the District 2 Class 2A semifinals.
Scouting Wyoming Area: Wyoming Area never seemed to find a rhythm on offense in its 12-6 loss to Scranton Prep. QB/RB Nick O‚??Brien had 138 yards on the ground, but it took 31 carries. The defense played well except for a brief span of the fourth quarter when Prep scored twice.
Scouting Mid Valley: The Spartans wasted little time overpowering an green Hanover Area team, taking a 35-0 halftime lead on the way to a 48-14 win. RB Tyler Collins rushed for 113 yards as Mid Valley put the ball in the air only three times.
What To Expect: Wyoming Area didn‚??t play poorly vs. Prep, it just didn‚??t play all that well and lacked consistency. The offense needs to put at least three scores on the board because Mid Valley has been effective offensively in recent games.
-- John Erzar