From the Sidelines with Larry Spegar Vol 309
Here we go with the big action from Week No. 3. In District 2 action, ABINGTON HEIGHTS, enjoying a No. 6 ranking in the State in the AAA Class, won a hard fought contest at “The Pit” on Saturday 13-6 at the hands of VALLEY VIEW. The Comets found the going tough with a scoreless first half. ABINGTON’S stellar line proved to be the difference with 2 second half touchdowns sealing the victory. The Cougars, although winless now in 3 starts, can credit themselves in making ABINGTON work very hard for the victory. Unfortunately for VALLEY VIEW, their earlier losses in the first 2 weeks came with just 1 point in defeat in both games. The Cougars are truly deserving of much credit despite the 3 losses in the result column. ABINGTON HEIGHTS moves to 3-0 and very much in the hunt for AAA honors.
In AA competition, DUNMORE wins again with a 31-14 win against WEST SCRANTON, a traditional Thanksgiving Day foe of years ago. The DUNMORE – WEST SCRANTON game is always a marquis game for fans of all ages. This year though the Bucks have simply too much firepower and proved to be too much for the Invaders to handle. DUNMORE, boasting one of the State’s most explosive runners in Senior, Michael Perry, appears headed again for much success in the 2009 season.
In an interesting matchup of up and coming schools with masterminds at the helm, MID VALLEY hosted WESTERN WAYNE on Friday night. MID VALLEY, led by Head Coach, Frank Pazzaglia, rolled out the carpet for WESTERN WAYNE and Head Coach, Allen “Butch” Keller. For the first time in many years, WESTERN WAYNE enjoyed a 2-0 start, while MID VALLEY comes off a big shutout win over LAKELAND at LAKELAND. On Friday night, it was MID VALLEY picking its 2nd win with a 28-13 victory. A hard nosed team coupled with excellent leadership from the legendary Pazzaglia gave the Spartans the necessary formula for success to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season. We can expect more good things from both teams in the remaining weeks of the season.
EAST STROUDSBURG – SOUTH continues to be a pleasant surprise with another win 43-13 at the expense of previously unbeaten SCRANTON at SCRANTON. Having knocked off both DELAWARE VALLEY and now SCRANTON, EAST STROUDSBURG – SOUTH continues to make a strong case for recognition in the early going. Senior QB, Robbie Moyer and Senior Wide Receiver, Dan Cason are 2 very good reasons why EAST STROUDSBURG – SOUTH has enjoyed success to date and will continue to do so throughout the year.
NORTH POCONO, plagued in recent years, is off to a terrific start with their third win 47-6 over RIVERSIDE, who remains winless. The Trojans have found the swagger from years ago and it is great to see NORTH POCONO in the victory column on multiple occasions this year already. WALLENPAUPACK continues its winning ways as well with another big win over POCONO MOUNTAIN EAST, 34-12. Tailback, Joe DeFebo leads the Buckhorns’ charge as in prior years. The Buckhorns will continue to be a force in the 2009 campaign. OLD FORGE also remains unbeaten with a 42-8 win over MONTROSE. The Blue Devils have looked very impressive to date and boast a very explosive offense together with a rather stingy defense. These 2 ingredients are surely reasons why OLD FORGE will remain a force to be reckoned with and a real threat to win the A honors in District 2. Rounding out action, BERWICK looks tough as always with a 39-21 victory at the hands of WYOMING AREA. SCRANTON PREP knocked off LACKAWANNA TRAIL 34-6.
Good Luck to all teams in the upcoming Week No. 4.
See You On The Sidelines!
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