GAMEFACE: LFC Players To Watch In Week 7

October 5, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK 4-WESTERN WAYNE (5-1) AT 1-VALLEY VIEW (6-0) When: Tonight, 7 Where: John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium. Last: Valley View, 35-7. The buzz: Valley View has won 10-straight games in the regular season and is ranked in the state for Class 4A. Valley View leads the series 6-0. PLAYERS TO WATCH 35-Zane Janiszewski Western Wayne, RB-LB Outstanding speed and intensity. He ran for 76 yards and a touchdown last week and had six tackles in a win over Lakeland. 53-Cyler Rozina Valley View, OL-DL Physical player with good speed. He had five tackles which included one for a loss in victory over Berwick. SCOUTING REPORT Western Wayne: The Wildcats were impressive last week, beating Lakeland physically at the point of attack. The line, led by Austin Boguski, who is 6-foot-7, 320 pounds, will be one of the biggest that Valley View has faced this season. RB Kobe Sauter has the ability to run in between the tackles and the speed to break a big run. Dylan Walck has been outstanding at quarterback running the football. The defense is led by a solid front line and an athletic secondary led by Alex Kuha. Valley View: Has verified all of the preseason prognostications. The Cougars the most physical team in District 2. Their veteran offensive line led by five returning starters including college prospects Brian Durkin and John Shnipes, guards Mike Sebastianelli and EJ Alco and center Connor Judge. QB Janaasah Boone is a multi-threat and RB Mason Kordish runs with relentless determination. The defense is talented and tenacious. Kevin Duffy has size and speed, and Traon Jones may be the best linebacker in the district. - - - 2-SCRANTON PREP (5-1) AT HONESDALE (1-5) When: Tonight, 7 Where: Honesdale High School Stadium. Last: Scranton Prep, 37-0. The buzz: Scranton Prep has dominated in its five wins this season, averaging 37.6 points a game. The Cavaliers have shutout Honesdale in the last two meetings. - - - OLD FORGE (4-2) AT 3-LACKAWANNA TRAIL (6-0) When: Tonight, 7. Where: Lions Pride Stadium. Last: Old Forge, 29-22 (D2 Class 1A final). The buzz: Old Forge has won 12 of the last 13 meetings in the series between the two most dominant Class 1A teams in District 2. Since 1999, Lackawanna Trail has won seven D2 Class 1A titles and Old Forge has won six. - - - 5-NORTH POCONO (4-2) AT 6-WALLENPAUPACK (4-2) When: Tonight, 7. Where: Wallenpaupack Stadium. Last: North Pocono, 34-17. The buzz: North Pocono has won two straight in the series and leads all time 12-11. North Pocono could clinch the LFC Division I title with a win. - - - 7-DUNMORE (4-2) AT MONTROSE (0-6) When: Tonight, 7. Where: Ambrose Mullen Memorial Stadium. Last: Dunmore, 41-0. The buzz: Dunmore has run for 679 yards in the last two weeks. The Bucks have won 17 of 18 games against Montrose with the only loss coming when former New York Giants guard Chris Snee was a junior with the Meteors in 1999. - - - 8-DELAWARE VALLEY (3-3) AT ABINGTON HEIGHTS (1-5) When: Saturday, 3 p.m. Where: Comets Stadium. Last: Delaware Valley, 55-7. The buzz: This is the annual I-84 Black and Blue Jug Trophy. Abington Heights leads the all-time series, 11-9. Abington Heights ended its 13-game losing streak last week. - - - SCRANTON (1-5) AT 9-WEST SCRANTON (3-3) When: Tonight, 7. Where: Scranton Memorial Stadium. Last: Scranton, 35-20. The buzz: This is the annual Battle for the Bell trophy which is awarded to the winning team from the city. Scranton has won six of the last seven in the series and 15-13 all time since the closing of Scranton Technical and Scranton Central High Schools. - - - 10-LAKELAND (4-2) AT CARBONDALE AREA (1-5) When: Saturday, 7. Where: Andrew Cerra Complex. Last: Carbondale Area, 30-20 (D2 Class 2A semifinal). The buzz: Carbondale Area won both meetings last season and has won four of the last six. Lakeland leads the all-time series, 30-11-1. - - - RIVERSIDE (4-2) VS. MID VALLEY (1-5) When: Tonight, 7. Where: PNC Field. Last: Mid Valley, 40-20. The buzz: This will be the fifth annual RailRiders Bowl. Riverside’s offense is the only one with more than 1,000 yards passing through six weeks. - - - HOLY CROSS (2-4) AT SUSQUEHANNA (3-3) When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Where: William Emminger Memorial Field. Last: Susquehanna, 47-14. The buzz: Susquehanna has won 11 of the 13 games in the series against Holy Cross. Susquehanna is averaging 23 points a game at home this season.

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