Wyoming Valley West Senior safety Dylan Nastanki secures an Interception with only 2:59 left in the game setting the final stage for a Spartans Victory 14-10.
Wyoming Valley West won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball to start the game at the Scranton Knights Valor Field At Veterans Memorial Stadium.
A tough First Quarter battle leaves the score to sit at 0-0. The battle continues into the second Quarter with The Knights striking first going up 7-0. Wyoming Valley West answers right back with a Nah-Syr Garner 37 yard Touchdown. Spartans set to kick the extra point but a penalty on the Knights puts them closer to the Goal-line, changing Coach Baranski's plan from a 1 point try to a 2 point conversion. Spartans punch it in leaving the score to settle at 8-7 heading into the locker room at the half.
The second half action begins with the Spartans kicking off to the Knights. a ground and pound game ensues from both sides. With 1:38 left in the 3rd quarter Scranton kicks a field goal putting the Knights up 10-8. On the next possession, the Spartans push down the field and answer back with a senior Brendan Woods 1 yard burst into the endzone putting the score at 14-10 with 10:45 to go in the game. Wyoming Valley West fails to complete the 2pt conversion.
The 4th quarter was a defensive battle from both teams. The knights were driving down the field until Senior Dylan Nastanski intercepted the ball with 2:59 left in the game setting the final stage for a Spartans 14-10 victory.
A 1st Quarter Battle between The Hazleton Area Cougars and the Wyoming Valley West Spartans turns into a 4th Quarter War!
The Spartans pulled out to a 14-0 lead in the 1st quarter. A Young Hazleton Area defensive line held them to 14 points while there offensive added a score leaving the score settle at 14-7 heading in at the half.
The 3rd and 4th Quarters had plenty of points put up by both squads. Spartans Quarterback Dontae Rhodes slipped injuring his hip resulting in a fumble recovery returned for a Touchdown by the Cougars.
Senior Dylan Nastanski moved from Wide Receiver to QB to finish the game. Dylan's arm and legs kept the Spartans moving down the field. With 2 seconds left on the game clock Nastanski threw a 9 yard pass to Wide Receiver Nah-Syr Garner for a Touchdown. A Missed Extra point secured the Cougars victory 35-34 over the Spartans.
The Wyoming Valley West Spartans took to the road to take on Wallenpaupack Area.
Wyoming Valley west scored 3 times from 3 different Spartans Dylan Nastanski, Zack McDaniels and Bendan Woods. The Buckhorns answered back with a late field goal taking the score to 22-20.
Jonathan Stochla led the Spartans with a game high 13 Tackles on the night.
Donte Rhodes could do no wrong. It didn’t matter if it was a quarterback draw, read option, designed run or the protection broke down and the Valley West junior had to make something out of nothing. Whenever Rhodes had the ball in his hands, there was little the Abington Heights defense could do to slow him down Friday night at Wyoming Valley West Stadium.
While the Comets were able to keep Rhodes at bay through the air, keeping the junior signal-caller to just three yards on three completions, the Spartan did all of his damage on the ground. Rhodes, who was game’s leading rusher, ran for 185 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
In fact, Rhodes was a catalyst on all three of Valley West’s (2-6) touchdown drives, en route to a 21-13 victory over Abington Heights (1-7) on the Spartans’ senior night.
“I have to give all my credit to my line. They did a great job blocking today,” Rhodes said. “Everything was just open. I hit the hole.
“It really feels good — knowing I just came back and this is my first time playing a full game (in a while). It feels good to get a win for the seniors.”
Rhodes’ lone score of the game came midway through the second quarter when he capped off a 13-play, 73-yard scoring drive. The quarterback carried the ball five times for 38 yards on the drive, including a 5-yard designed run for the score.
Rhodes collected chunk plays with his feet on the Spartans’ remaining scoring drives, as well.
He ran for 40 yards on the Spartans’ first scoring drive, along with a 7-yard strike to Nah-syr Garner, and opened the second half with a 61-yard run up the middle. Senior fullback Brendan Woods scored from 10 yards out a player later to put the Spartans up 21-7 with 11:21 remaining in the third quarter.
A 1-yard touchdown run by Brendan Woods got things started for Valley West (3-7). Despite missing the extra point, the Spartans got it back early in the second quarter when Dontae Rhodes scored on a keeper and Woods picked up the two-point conversion for a 14-0 lead.
Zack McDaniels scored from 5 yards out later in the quarter to make it 21-0. Williamsport scored before halftime to pull within 21-7 at the break and then found the end zone again midway through the third quarter to make it a one-score game.
That’s as close as the Millionaires (3-7) would get, and the Spartans would tack on a late touchdown in the fourth to put the game away.
The Southern Lehigh (Center Valley, PA) varsity football team won Friday's home playoff game against Wyoming Valley West (Plymouth, PA) by a score of 42-7.
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The Wyoming Valley West Spartans headed to Mountaintop, PA to take on the Crestwood Comets.
The spartans set to recieve the Ball after Crestwood won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
The first half was all the comets putting up 28 points heading into halftime with the score 28-0.
Crestwood came out of the half putting another TD up on the board making it 35-0 midway through the 3rd quarter.
The Spartans gained some momentum off a blocked punt that went through the back of the end zone, putting the spartans on the scoreboard 2-35. The ensuing kickoff The spartans put together a drive that took them into the endzone 8-35. A two point conversion failed
The spartans defense held the comets off in the 4th quarter ending the game 8-35
The Wyoming Valley West Spartans headed to Berwick, PA to take on the Berwick Area Bulldogs.
The spartans set to recieve the Ball after Berwick won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
The first half was all the Bulldogs putting up 28 points heading into halftime with the score 28-0.
It was all Berwick here on out stopping The Spartans offense from scoring leading to a 42-0 Final Score.