NEPA Sports Nation

DV, Wolfpack move up

Movement was limited in the Gaughan Auto Store Super Six Power Rankings this week.

The rankings, compiled weekly by our partner site,, are for teams in the Lackawanna Football Conference and Wyoming Valley Conference.

There is the potential for more stability in the rankings with each of the 12 ranked teams playing an unranked opponent in the upcoming weekend.

Delaware Valley moved up and Wilkes-Barre Area moved into the Big School portion of the rankings for Class 3A, 2A and A.

The No. 1 Big School, Valley View, will start learning how it can move on after losing its starting quarterback to a season-ending knee injury.

Howanitz had developed into one of District 2’s top quarterbacks, hurting opponents with both his passing and running.

The junior was 33-for-43 (76.7 percent) for 405 yards passing with 6 touchdowns and no interceptions. He also averaged more than 10 yards per carry with 58 carries for 591 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Valley View will play at Wallenpaupack Friday.

North Pocono held the second spot and will face winless West Scranton.

Delaware Valley moved from fifth to third with a 14-9 win over Hazleton Area, which dropped from third to fourth. The Warriors will play Williamsport while the Cougars go to Scranton.

Dallas dropped from fourth to fifth. It plays at Pittston Area.

Wilkes-Barre Area took the sixth spot away from Wyoming Valley West after beating the Spartans, 27-25. The Wolfpack will face Tunkhannock.

The entire Small School rankings remain the same.

Scranton Prep is followed by Wyoming Area, Old Forge, Lakeland, Lackawanna Trail and Mid Valley.

Scranton Prep plays Honesdale Saturday, Wyoming Area hosts Lake-Lehman, Old Forge is at Riverside, Lakeland is at Western Wayne, Lackawanna Trail is at Holy Cross Saturday and Mid Valley is at Dunmore.

The rankings, with records and last week’s rank.


(Lackawanna Football Conference, Wyoming Valley Conference teams)


Big Schools

RankSchoolRecordLast Week
  1.Valley View6-01
  2.North Pocono5-12
  3.Delaware Valley3-35
  4.Hazleton Area3-33
  6.Wilkes-Barre Area3-3NR

Small Schools

RankSchool2020 RecordLast Week
  1.Scranton Prep6-01
  2.Wyoming Area5-12
  3.Old Forge5-03
  5.Lackawanna Trail4-15
  6.Mid Valley5-16

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