WIL­LIAMSPORT (11-1) VS. STATE COL­LEGE (10-1)

Gameface - - PIAA CLASS 6A PLAYOFFS - COM­PILED BY STEVE BEN­NETT / STAFF WRITER

WHEN

7, tonight

WHERE

Selins­grove High School

TOUR­NA­MENT

PIAA Class 6A play­offs

UP NEXT

Win­ner plays Seneca Val­ley or Pitts­burgh Cen­tral Catholic

LAST MEET­ING

State Col­lege 35, Wil­liamsport 7 (2007)

SE­RIES HIS­TORY

Wil­liamsport leads 21-15

LAST WEEK

Wil­liamsport 55, Delaware Val­ley 21 State Col­lege 35, Erie McDow­ell 14

SCOUT­ING RE­PORT

State Col­lege came short of fin­ish­ing a per­fect reg­u­lar sea­son, los­ing in Week 10 to Cen­tral Dauphin, 13-10.

The Lit­tle Lions have outscored their op­po­nents 380-115 on the sea­son.

The teams share one com­mon op­po­nent on the sea­son in Mif­flin County. Wil­liamsport de­feated Mif­flin County in Week 2, 61-24. In Week 3, State Col­lege routed Mif­flin County, 51-7.

Wil­liamsport is 0-2 in the state play­offs, los­ing to Cum­ber­land Val­ley in 1994 and Lower Dauphin in 1995.

State Col­lege is 14-16 over­all, and lost in the 2009 Class 4A cham­pi­onship game to La Salle Col­lege.

Wil­liamsport has the most dy­namic of­fense in the WVC, fin­ish­ing first in ev­ery of­fen­sive cat­e­gory. The Mil­lion­aires av­er­age 204.8 yards pass­ing, 307.7 yards rush­ing and 512.5 yards per game.

On de­fense, the Mil­lion­aires al­low 290.0 yards per game and 22.0 points per game.

Quar­ter­back Isa­iah Hank­ins has proven to be an ac­cu­rate passer, com­plet­ing 70.8 per­cent of his at­tempts with only four in­ter­cep­tions in 168 pass at­tempts.

Run­ning back Trey Potts has rushed for 32 touch­downs on the sea­son, while Marty Clark has rushed for eight scores on 59 at­tempts.

El­liott Walker leads the team in re­cep­tions with 34 and has a team-best 10 touch­downs, while Dante Wright has 23 catches and av­er­ages 25.0 yards per re­cep­tion.

State Col­lege quar­ter­back Tyler Snyder has thrown for 1,665 yards and 19 touch­downs. He has been in­ter­cepted nine times.

Run­ning back Tris­ten Lyons has rushed for 587 yards and six touch­downs and av­er­ages 5.4 yards per carry.

Noah Woods is the lead­ing re­ceiver on the team and is fol­lowed by Bran­don Clark with 26 catches for 349 yards and five touch­downs.

KEYS TO THE GAME 1. Es­tab­lish the run

Wil­liamsport will try to get Potts go­ing early. That’s no se­cret. But for State Col­lege to have some suc­cess the Lit­tle Lions need to be able to run the ball.

2. Fin­ish the job

State Col­lege must fin­ish its tack­les. The Mil­lion­aires have had suc­cess pick­ing up yards after ini­tial con­tact.

3. Hold your ground

State Col­lege needs to find a way to con­tain Hank­ins. He can beat you from the pocket and on the run.

FRANK LAURI / FOR THE CI­TI­ZENS’ VOICE

Wil­liamsport’s Isa­iah Hawkins (22) tries to break away from Val­ley West’s Quaid Braddy (42).

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