Wyoming Valley West (3-0) at Berwick (3-0)
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Valley West’s Pat Keating (34-14, 5th year); Berwick’s George Curry (426-92-5, 44th year)
Last Meeting: Valley West 33-15 in 2012
All-Time Series: Berwick leads 23-14
Quick Fact: Berwick had 62 yards of offense and turned over the ball three times in last year’s game.
Scouting Valley West: The Spartans won their ninth in a row with a 28-14 victory at Scranton. The game was huge in that they opened a nice lead in the district standings. Valley West was impressive in taking control in the second half and limiting Scranton star RB Jake McCarthy. The defense also cooled off Scranton’s hot passing game. The offense is averaging nearly 400 yards per game.
Scouting Berwick: Berwick continues to play well on both sides of the ball. The Dawgs defeated Dallas 37-7 last Saturday, with the touchdown coming late in the contest. RB Dain Kowalski (97 yds.) had his best game. Pass protection is a bit of a concern as QB C.J. Curry was hurried more than expected.
What To Expect: The rivalry has had a mixture of close games and blowouts, like last year’s Valley West win. Expect the former with the game a toss-up.