NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 8/27

There is just one football game on the schedule to complete the first weekend.

Susquehanna goes to King’s College on a Saturday night at 7 to face Holy Redeemer for the second straight year.

The teams had an entertaining game last season with Susquehanna scoring the game’s last 25 points, 19 in the fourth quarter, for a 39-26 victory.

Jacob Hunter, who returns for Holy Redeemer, passed for 255 yards and 3 touchdowns in that game, including 5 for 113 yards to another returnee, Zach Perta.

Susquehanna recovered from Hunter’s three second-quarter touchdown passes to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Football is not the only sport on the schedule.

First place is on the line in Lackawanna League Class 3A Division golf when Abington Heights (5-0) goes to Elmhurst Country Club to face North Pocono (3-0) at 4:30 p.m.

Honesdale is hosting its Fall Classic Tournament in girls tennis.

The non-league field hockey schedule includes Berwick at Dallas and Tunkhannock at Delaware Valley in games matching teams from opposite divisions of the Wyoming Valley Conference.

The non-league girls volleyball schedule is highlighted by North Pocono at Hazleton Area.

There are non-league boys and girls soccer games on the schedule, but an early-season showdown of two of the top three Big Schools boys teams in the Riverfront United Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams, Dallas at Abington Heights, has been postponed to Sept. 17.

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