For the first time in program history, the Lackawanna Trail Lions will play for a football state championship. Trail faces Farrell in the Class "A" title game in Hershey on Thursday. We caught up with the team at their final practice on Wednesday.
For the last time after 87 years, the Meyers and G.A.R. football teams went head to head at Memorial Stadium. The Mohawks prevailed, 21-14, in front of thousands of fans and alumni, including Rocket Ismail, Qadry Ismail, and Greg Skrepenak.
Henry Hynoski won four state championships as a player under Southern Columbia head coach Jim Roth. A dozen years later, Hynoski will return to Southern this week, as head coach of Shamokin Area. We caught up with "Hyno" and Roth as this reunion nears.
The Wyoming Area Warriors have already matched 50 percent of their win total from last year in the first two weeks of the 2018 season, and they've done it in style. With Dominic DeLuca providing a dual threat at quarterback, the Warriors are 2-0 and looking for more.
The return of dynamic running back Treyson Potts to the Williamsport Millionaires has our #2 team excited for what's to come in 2018. With an experienced quarterback and Potts back in the fold after missing last season with an injury, expect Williamsport to be among the state's elite teams this year.
One of the most accomplished programs in state history, the Berwick Bulldogs are hungry for another championship. Last year, Berwick came up just short of a district title, but with quarterback Andrew Force back under center, expect the Dawgs to contend once again in 2018.
Last season, the Valley View Cougars rallied to win a thrilling district championship game. Now as the defending champs, Valley View goes from the hunter to the hunted. That means coaches and players alike have a similar mindset going into 2018.