Wyoming Area (7-2)
Pittston Area (3-6)
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Wyoming Area's Randy Spencer (28-24, 5th year); Pittston Area's Mike Barrett (6-13, 2nd year)
Last Meeting: Pittston Area 24-21 in 2011
All-Time Series: Wyoming Area leads 25-22
Quick Fact: The cross-river rivals have met every year since 1967.
Scouting Wyoming Area: The Warriors' 55-37 victory over Northwest last Friday was a bit misleading. It wasn't the Arena League shootout as it appeared. They led 47-7 late in the third quarter before the reserves allowed four consecutive scores.
In reality, Wyoming Area is playing at a high level and has a chance to clinch home field throughout the D2-2A playoffs with a win. The Warriors could also drop to the fourth seed if a lot of odd things happen.
QB Nick O'Brien sat out the first quarter for undisclosed reasons and still finished with 99 yards on the ground. DB Jordan Zezza returned an interception for a TD, giving Wyoming Area two defensive touchdowns this season.
Scouting Pittston Area: After playing well in three of their last four games, the Patriots saw things unravel in a 40-7 loss to Wyoming Valley West last Friday. They allowed TDs via pass, run, punt return and interception return.
Turnovers have been a factor. Pittston Area has seven in its last two games – both losses – after having 16 in its first seven games. The running game hasn't done much in those games and the Patriots are at their best when they aren't forced to throw a lot.
What To Expect: Pittston Area has won three of the last four meetings, so records mean little in this rivalry game. And a team with nothing to lose can be dangerous to a team with everything to gain.
-- John Erzar