Hello, everyone!

Good Tuesday to you all. OK, we are a day away from the 83rd Scranton Lions Club Dream Game. I truly think this is going to be an excellent game in the series. There is a great deal of talent on both sides this season with a lot of the finest players we have had in the Lackawanna Football Conference.

 

For example:

 

  • Michael Dougherty
    Photo by Jason Farmer

    Seniors from Dunmore had a career record of 39-5 in three seasons. Colin Holmes and Michael Dougherty who are both members of the City all-star team and played four seasons helped the Bucks go 50-6.

 

  • Seniors from Scranton Prep won a pair of District 2 Class 3A championships and helped the Cavaliers to a record of 31-7 in three seasons.

 

  • North Pocono’s Tyler Musgrave and Matt Slagus were part of a resurrection, winning 21 games in four seasons after the team went 0-10.

 

  • Seniors from Delaware Valley won 26 games in three seasons, including a District 2 Class 4A (in the 4-class era) championship and a District 2 Class 6A title.

 

Dunmore graduate Colin Holmes

 

BY THE NUMBERS

 

 

6,438

Combined yards rushing for Dunmore’s Colin Holmes and Kyle Lasher in their careers. They also had 101 touchdowns.

 


 

5,230

Career passing yards for Western Wayne’s Scott Walck to rank 8th on the LFC all-time list. He also had 47 touchdown passes in his career.

 


 

3,678

Combined passing and rushing yards for Scranton’s Jacob Watts in his career.

 


 

1,756

Total passing, rushing and receiving yards for Abington Heights’ Colin McCreary. He also had 104 extra points and 296 total points, while averaging 35.7 yards per punt and 36 career touchbacks on kickoffs.

 


 

343

Career tackles for North Pocono senior linebacker Tyler Musgrave.

 

 


 

264

Career tackles for Abington Heights defensive lineman Logan Hivner. He also had 57 tackles for loss with 14 sacks.

 

 


 

COVERAGE DAYS 7 and 8

 

In the last couple of days we profiled two of the standout players from last season.

North Pocono running back and defensive back Matt Craig helped lead his team to a District 2 Class 4A championship, while Abington Heights two-way lineman Nick Badalamente helped his team to a District 2 Class 5A title.

Matt Craig
Photo by Jason Farmer

 

Nick Badalamente
Photo by Jason Farmer

 

Not too bad.

Both will be featured players in the Dream Game.

 


 

Scenes from practice for

83rd Scranton Lions Club

Dream Game

Photos by Christopher Dolan

 

 

 


 

HERE IS WHAT THE SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE FOR THE TIMES-TRIBUNE

 

  • Wednesday: Starting lineups.
  • Thursday: 83rd Scranton Lions Club Dream Game coverage (Shhhh. … I heard a rumor the Dangerous Donnie Collins may be making an appearance).