Spartans Overcome Slow Start, Win Gold Medals!

On a wet and miserable Thursday night, an hour away from home, the Wyoming Valley West Spartans came out of the gates slow. On the first drive of the game, Wallenpaupack completed a 3rd down pass for a 39 yard touchdown. That play capped a 58 yard drive for Wallenpaupack, and many of the home fans in attendance thought it was a sign of things to come for the remainder of the game.  Little did they know that the yards picked up during that drive would account for 71% of their total yards for the ENTIRE GAME.
The Spartan offense started the game just as slowly as their defense did, beginning the game with 3 straight 3 and outs. But, once they got started, they were tough to stop. Senior QB Rob Dwyer ran for 3 touchdowns, threw for another, and Senior RB Zach Davies added another rushing touchdown. Senior K Jake Gurtis put all 5 of his PATs through the uprights to give the Spartans a 35-7 victory.
With the victory, the Spartans (6-6) captured the first District 2 5A Football Championship in school history. The Spartans will now face Whitehall in the District 2/11 Subregional Championship game. That game will be played at Whitehall on Friday November 17th at 7:00 PM.

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Spartans Rout Abington Heights, Advance to Face Wallenpaupack

In a rematch of a game played 4 weeks earlier, the results of the second game were even more one sided than the first meeting.  In October, the Spartans beat Abington Heights by a score of 38-7.  In the rematch, the Spartans man-handled Abington Heights by a score of 63-14.
Following a string of very well played games by the Spartans, they may have put together their best performance of the season on this night.  However, there were still mistakes that need to be corrected.  After taking an early 21-0 lead, the Spartans allowed Abington Heights to hang around and get the score as close as 28-14.  From there, the Spartans put on a clinic of how to win in all three phases of the game.
The score at halftime was 47-14 in favor of the Spartans, with them adding to their lead early in the second half to put the game into a mercy rule setting.
With their big win on Friday, the Spartans now move on to face Wallenpaupack in a rematch of another game that took place earlier this year. The Spartans will travel to Wallenpaupack on THURSDAY November 9th to face off against Wallenpaupack at 7:00 PM.
Again the District 2 Class 5A Championship game will take place on THURSDAY November 9th.

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Playoff Game Rosters

Here are the rosters for the game against Abington Heights.

Rosters

Link to the online team store: WVW FOOTBALL TEAM STORE

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Spartans Mercy Rule Coughlin, End Regular Season with a Victory

On a perfect fall night for a football game, the Spartans put together a near perfect game. They controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, which severely limited what Coughlin was able to do offensively and hurt their chances of stopping the Spartan offense.
Valley West took control of the game in the second quarter, scoring 21 points. Then after halftime, they put the game away by scoring one touchdown in the 3rd quarter and another on the first play of the 4th quarter. With the JV offense on the field, they were able to punch in another score, to make the final score 42-0.  The Spartans finish the regular season at 4-6, which is the worst regular season record since 1993. However, they have a chance to improve that record in the postseason.

With the results of this week's games, WVW will be at HOME next Friday 11/3 and they will be playing Abington Heights.

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Spartans Score 39 Unanswered Points, Blowout Crestwood

After a rough opening minute to the game, many people thought the Spartans were in for another long night. But, they were wrong. After fumbling a snap on the opening drive and allowing a touchdown on the first defensive play of the game, the Spartans turned the game around, and in a BIG way. 
The Spartans would take a 32-7 lead into halftime after multiple forced turnovers gave them good starting field position and even a defensive touchdown for the second week in a row. The Spartans would then tack on one more touchdown in the second half to get to the final score of 39-7. 
The Spartans return home on Friday October 27th for their annual homecoming game against Coughlin.
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