DIS­TRICT 2 CLASS 4A SEMI­FI­NAL

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Val­ley View (7-4) at North Po­cono (8-3)

■ When: 7, tonight

■ Where: North Po­cono Tro­jans Sta­dium, Moscow.

■ Last meet­ing: Val­ley View, 12-7 (2016).

■ Note­wor­thy: The win­ner ad­vances to Dis­trict 2 Class 4A cham­pi­onship fi­nal to play the win­ner of the Ber­wick at Wy­oming Area game.

PLAY­ERS TO WATCH

■ Brian Durkin, T-DE, Val­ley View: Phys­i­cal player has helped the Cougars dom­i­nate the line of scrim­mage in last six games.

■ Ben Dial, LB, North

Po­cono: One of the best all-around ath­letes in LFC, has more than 90 tack­les and re­turned two fum­bles and an in­ter­cep­tion for touch­downs.

SCOUT­ING RE­PORTS

■ Scout­ing Val­ley View: Since a loss to Scran­ton Prep, the Cougars have

al­lowed 20 points in five games. Last week, the de­fense lim­ited Cough­lin to 210 to­tal yards. Quar­ter­back Chan­dler Fuller threw for 84 yards and a touch­down and Jake Os­borne had 57 yards re­ceiv­ing and a touch­down. Os­borne had a touch­down in the win over North Po­cono in first meet­ing.

■ Scout­ing North

Po­cono: Got the of­fense cranked up again af­ter go­ing 2-3 in last five weeks of sea­son. The Tro­jans won their first play­off game since a win in the 1999 East­ern Con­fer­ence play­offs. Matt Craig crossed the 1,000yard mark for rush­ing and Donny Blaine has 1,074 yards pass­ing this sea­son. The de­fense, which is led by Tyler Mus­grave, JC Gaughan, Brett But­ler and Mike Kowal­ski, who has six in­ter­cep­tions, lim­ited Crest­wood to 72 yards pass­ing last week.

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