Williamsport (1-3) at Dallas (0-4)
1 p.m. Saturday
The Coaches: Williamsport’s Kevin Choate (1-13, 2nd year); Dallas’ Bob Zaruta (7-8, 2nd year)
Last Meeting: Dallas 31-7 in 2012
All-Time Series: Dallas leads 4-1
Quick Fact: Williamsport had a season-low 102 yards of offense when the teams played last year.
Scouting Williamsport: The Millionaires left Central Mountain with a 24-21 victory in their season opener. They also left their offense there. Williamsport hasn’t scored an offensive TD in its last three games. The only touchdown came via kick return. Last Friday’s 30-7 loss to Hazleton Area was quite disappointing since Hazleton Area hadn’t played well defensively in its first three games. It’s starting to look like another year where the wheels come off by mid-season.
Scouting Dallas: The Mountaineers saw their losing streak hit five with a 7-0 setback against Coughlin. Can’t fault the defense. It shut down Coughlin’s running game and has played well for the most part this year. The offense has been well off course, with Dallas’ only score this season a late TD vs. Berwick in Week 3. The running game is non-existent and Dallas didn’t help matters with four turnovers vs. Coughlin.
What To Expect: Williamsport isn’t playing well on either side of the ball. Dallas, at least, is playing well defensively. That should allow the Mountaineers to snap their slide.
— John Erzar