MON­TOURSVILLE (10-2) VS. SCRAN­TON PREP (11-1)

Gameface - - LFC PLAYOFF REPORT - — Joby Fawcett / Staff Writer

When: 7, tonight Where: Spar­tan Sta­dium, Kingston Last meet­ing: First meet­ing.

Note­wor­thy: The win­ner advances to the PIAA Class 3A quar­ter­fi­nals against the win­ner of tonight’s Dis­trict 3 cham­pi­onship game be­tween Mid­dle­town and Wy­omiss­ing.

PLAY­ERS TO WATCH Brycen Mussina, QB Mon­toursville

Son of for­mer Yan­kees and Ori­oles pitcher Mike Mussina, he has thrown for 2,582 yards and 29 touch­downs this sea­son, and has 6,824 in his ca­reer with 69 touch­downs.

Lu­cas Stage, LB Scran­ton Prep

Is one of the team’s lead­ing tack­lers with more than 50 tack­les and four sacks.

SCOUT­ING RE­PORT

Scout­ing Mon­toursville: Mussina’s has guided the team to the play­offs in each of his three sea­sons. Tom Shea is Mussina’s top tar­get with 90 ca­reer catches for 1,757 yards. Senior Nolan Ott and Torin Lewis have com­bined for 1,404 yards on the ground.

Scout­ing Scran­ton Prep: Ran roughshod through the Dis­trict 2 Class 3A play­offs. Quar­ter­back Jake Ryan has had 229 yards rush­ing and 106 yards pass­ing, while Matt Gil­martin, fill­ing in for an in­jured Ricky Mor­gan, had 260 yards rush­ing, in the dis­trict play­offs. The Scran­ton Prep de­fense has lim­ited its play­off op­po­nents to 3.5 yards per carry.

TIMES-SHAM­ROCK FILE

Scran­ton Prep’s Lu­cas Stage (12) and Kyle Pol­is­han (77) cel­e­brate sack.

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