MONTOURSVILLE (10-2) VS. SCRANTON PREP (11-1)
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 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.
Scranton Prep’s Lucas Stage (12) and Kyle Polishan (77) celebrate sack.