NEPA Sports Nation

Early football games moved

High School football bragging rights for Scranton will be settled in Dunmore.

Construction delays at Scranton Memorial Stadium continue to lead to schedule changes in the first three weeks of the season.

All three teams that use the stadium have juggled their early schedules with Dunmore’s Veterans Memorial Stadium providing at least one of the solutions in each of the first three weeks.

Scranton Prep and Scranton will meet Sept. 3, the second Friday of the season, at Dunmore at 7 p.m.

The Scranton-West Scranton “Bell Game” also will be played at Dunmore the following week, but will be a Saturday afternoon game at 2 on Sept. 11.

Earlier, West Scranton switched its scheduled opener from home at Memorial Stadium to at Wyoming Valley West Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. Scranton Prep moved its opener against Nanticoke from Aug. 28 at Scranton Memorial Stadium to Aug. 27 at Dunmore at 7 p.m.

Scranton will follow West Scranton to Wyoming Valley West’s Spartan Stadium, but to face a different opponent as part of an unrelated change. The Knights will meet Wilkes-Barre Area in the opener Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at Wyoming Valley West’s Spartan Stadium.

Wilkes-Barre Area earlier moved its home games to Wyoming Valley West because of the closing of Memorial Stadium at the former Meyers High School location. That closure also forced Holy Redeemer to move home games and the Royals wound up using three locations, King’s College’s McCarthy Stadium, plus high school fields at Northwest and Dallas.

Holy Redeemer also swapped its home-and-home schedule against Holy Cross and will play at St. Anthony’s Playground in Dunmore in an Aug. 28 opener.

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