High school football fans in the Lackawanna Football Conference and Wyoming Valley Conference will not have to wait long for the matchups to start getting serious.
Williamsport, which opens the season as the top-ranked Big School, is in one of three Opening Night games that will send teams from the Super Six Power Rankings against each other. The rankings, which are sponsored by Gaughan Auto Store and determined by NEPAFootball.com, will be updated weekly.
The Millionaires and Small School No. 1 Scranton Prep open the season as the top teams in the rankings, which draw from all District 2 schools and also include Williamsport because it is the only non-District 2 school competing in either local conference. Williamsport plays in the top division of the WVC.
Williamsport travels to No. 3 Crestwood in one of three high-profile openers Friday night.
The three meetings of ranked teams include one in the WVC, one in the LFC and one interconference game.
Another Big School matchup has fourth-ranked Valley View at sixth-ranked Dallas.
In the Small Schools, No. 6 Dunmore is at No. 3 Western Wayne.
Williamsport, the top WVC Class 6A/5A team last season, returns most of its starting lineup.
Delaware Valley, the LFC Division 1 and District 2 Class 6A champion, is ranked second.
Crestwood, which won the District 2 Class 4A title after an unbeaten regular season in the WVC, is third.
Wallenpaupack comes in between Valley View and Dallas in the fifth spot.
Valley View was one of three teams to share the LFC Division 2 title last season.
Dallas reached the District 2 Class 4A championship game.
Scranton Prep, another LFC Division 2 tri-champion, is followed in the Small School rankings by Wyoming Area and Western Wayne, the other team with which it shared first place.
Wyoming Area, the 2019 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 3A state champion, went 5-3 in the shortened 2020 season.
Three District 2 champions occupy the remaining three spots.
Old Forge, which won Class A along with the LFC Division 4 title, is fourth.
Lakeland, the LFC Division 3 and district Class 3A champ, is fifth.
Dunmore opens in sixth after winning Class 2A.