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September 20. 2013 12:21AM

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Pittston Area (0-3) at Tunkhannock (1-2)

7 p.m. today

The Coaches: Pittston Area’s Mike Barrett (6-17, 3rd year); Tunkhannock’s Rod Azar (4-19, 3rd year)

Last Meeting: Pittston Area 47-0 in 2012

All-Time Series: Pittston Area leads 19-13-1

Quick Fact: The Patriots outgained Tunkhannock 428-112 in winning last year’s matchup.

Scouting Pittston Area: The Patriots came into the season with high hopes. Instead, their losing streak has extended to six games. And while the Patriots played well at the end of last season, the same can’t be said for this year. The run defense was gouged for 510 yards and seven TDs in a 55-14 loss to Crestwood last Friday. Meanwhile, a run offense that showed some life in the first two games went flat vs. the Comets.

Scouting Tunkhannock: It was no surprise that the Tigers trampled lowly Montrose 41-0 last Friday. RB Ryan Cywinski finally broke out with a 100-yard game. QB Brian Beauchemin and WR Brett Stage connected on two long TD passes. The defense shut down the one-dimensional Montrose attack, which hasn’t score yet this year.

What To Expect: Hard game to figure. Pittston Area has played well at times, especially against Abington Heights and Scranton. And Tunkhannock played Coughlin very tough in its opener.

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