NEPA Sports Nation

Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 9/10

Wallenpaupack is involved in the biggest District 2 event of the day in three sports and is hosting two of them Friday.

The Buckhorns are home to face top-ranked teams in boys soccer and football.

Wallenpaupack’s field hockey team is also in a meeting of two of the three teams to start 1-0 in its division.

The Buckhorns put the best record in District 2 boys soccer on the line at the Wallenpaupack Middle School soccer field at 4:15 against North Pocono, the No. 1 ranked Big School in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams.

Wallenpaupack shares the Lackawanna League Division 1 lead with Abington Heights at 2-0 and is the only district team with a 3-0 overall record. North Pocono is a half-game back, tied with Valley View at 1-0 and is 2-0 overall.

The 15-game Friday night football schedule includes just one game between 2-0 teams, Scranton Prep at Wallenpaupack in a non-league game between Lackawanna Football Conference teams.

Scranton Prep is the top-ranked Small School in the Gaughan Auto Store Super Six Power Rankings, which rate LFC and Wyoming Valley Conference teams on our partner website, The Cavaliers, also ranked fifth in the state among Class 3A teams by, have outscored their first two opponents 98-23.

Wallenpaupack has climbed to third among Big Schools in the Super Six. The Buckhorns have outscored their first two opponents 90-6.

In other games involving ranked football teams: Old Forge is at Carbondale, Delaware Valley is at Downingtown East, Wyoming Valley West is at Pittston Area, Dallas is home with Wilkes-Barre Area, Lakeland is home with Susquehanna, Valley View is home with Abington Heights and Wyoming Area is home with Nanticoke.

Mid Valley hosts Montrose in a game that was originally scheduled for Montrose. The Meteors are returning from taking a week off when they did not have enough healthy players to compete.

Defending champion Wallenpaupack (1-1 overall) is at Abington Heights (1-2) in a meeting between teams that won their WVC Division 2 field hockey openers.

There are also girls soccer, girls tennis, golf and girls volleyball matches for a total of 54 scheduled events across 7 sports.

Berwick is at Dallas in a rematch of last year’s District 2 Class 3A girls soccer title game that Berwick won after Dallas came in as the top seed and WVC Division 1 champion.

Dallas (1-1 overall) is trying to bounce back from Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to Wilkes-Barre Area in the WVC opener. The Mountaineers are ranked first in the Super Six among Big Schools while Berwick is second.

Berwick carries a 2-0 overall record into its conference opener.

Holy Redeemer (3-1) is at Tunkhannock (2-1), another team trying to bounce back from its first loss, in a WVC girls tennis match.

The golf schedule is highlighted by first-place Lake-Lehman playing at defending champion Holy Redeemer in WVC Division 3.

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