Dallas (0-1) at Abington Heights (1-0)
1 p.m. Saturday
The Coaches: Dallas’ Bob Zaruta (7-5, 2nd year); Abington’s Joe Repshis (73-23, 9th year)
Last Meeting: Abington 28-7 in 2012
All-Time Series: Abington leads 2-0
Quick Fact: Dallas rushed for just 26 yards on 35 carries in last season’s loss.
Scouting Dallas: It was a rough start for the inexperienced Mountaineers as they were throttled 40-0 by Wyoming Valley West. The defense, chock full of new starters, surrendered nearly 400 yards. The offense, likewise young, barely cracked 100 yards. One of the few bright spots was new QB Justin Mucha running tough.
Scouting Abington: The defending D2-3A champion started this season like last season, with a shutout of Pittston Area. RB Sean Rock looked like he is ready to join a long line of quality runners at the school, piling up 208 yards. His two fourth-quarter TDs allowed the Comets to pull away. The defense kept Pittston Area under 200 yards of total offense.
What To Expect: Abington’s stadium – aka The Pit – is tough place for good opponents. For ones struggling like Dallas, it can be a nightmare … and it just might be Saturday.