By Tom Robinson, NEPASportsNation.com
SCRANTON – Scranton Prep and Valley View turned District 2’s final two football championship games of the season into runaways with dominant efforts Friday night.
London Montgomery carried 32 times for 193 yards and Robert Rossi scored on both sides of the ball as Scranton Prep shut out Wyoming Area, 28-0, at Scranton Memorial Stadium for the District 2 Class 3A title.
Connor Hilling ran for three first-half touchdowns as Valley View ripped visiting North Pocono, 42-7, in the District 2 Class 4A final at John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium.
While the middle two classifications were playing their district finals, three District 2 teams in other classes were beginning state play.
Old Forge defeated Williams Valley, 26-7, in Class A to join Scranton Prep and Valley View as state quarterfinalists.
Delaware Valley and Lackawanna Trail had their seasons end.
State College defeated Delaware Valley, 28-19, in Class 6A at Hazleton Area. Northern Lehigh downed visiting Lackawanna Trail, 35-14, in Class 2A.
Scranton Prep had its 28-point lead just 1:03 into the second half when Rossi returned an interception 42 yards for a score. He had also taken a screen pass 37 yards for the last touchdown of the first half.
Sean Monahan threw the touchdown pass to Rossi and ran 33 yards for the first touchdown.
Montgomery’s 18-yard run on the first play of the second quarter accounted for the other score.
Scranton Prep’s defense forced four turnovers while posting its second straight shutout.
Valley View opened up leads of 14-0 after one quarter, 29-0 at halftime and 42-0 going into the fourth quarter.
Hilling scored the game’s first three touchdowns on runs of 52 and 11 yards in the first quarter and 3 yards in the second quarter.
James Sobol threw touchdown passes of 36 and 38 yards and ran 43 yards for a score to lead Old Forge.
Casey Holzman scored on the 36-yard pass and on a 4-yard run.
Williams Valley was within 13-7 until Old Forge scored twice in the last 4:04.
Delaware Valley never led in its game with State College.
The Warriors tied at 7-7 after one quarter on a 54-yard pass from C.J. Ross to Harlem Cook with 38 seconds left. They pulled within 14-13 on field goals by Everett Bell in the close seconds of the first half and midway through the third quarter. Paulie Weinrich’s 4-yard touchdown with 5:24 left made it a two-point game, but State College stopped the tying conversion attempt.
Lackawanna Trail tied Northern Lehigh in the third quarter, but the District 11 champions scored the game’s last three touchdowns.
PHOTO CREDIT: London Montgomery runs for Scranton Prep against the defense of Leo Haros (left) and Rocco Pizano from Wyoming Area. (Tim Drewes Photo)
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