The final week of the regular season is upon us. And that normally means two things: playoffs and cold weather. Well, so far, one of those is correct.
While Mother Nature has November confused with October so far (I mean who doesn't love 70s in early November) why waste the chance to go out and enjoy possibly the last of the nice weather and see the Spartans take on Williamsport Friday night at 7 pm @ Williamsport. The address for Williamsport's stadium can be found under the schedule.
But, if you can't make the game, it will be broadcast live over the internet. Go to www.pasportslive.com and click on Williamsport Football. This site will work on mobile devices as well as desktop/laptop computers.
And don't forget, the always reliable and friendly team of Rick Staron and Dave Tosh will also be broadcasting the game on the NPF Sports Network!
We hope to see you all there!
After a tough first half, that saw numerous turnovers by both teams, the Spartans came out for the second half and continued to do what they do.
The Spar tans held a 7-0 lead going into the half, but came out and scored 5 straight touchdowns to increase the lead to 41-0, before giving up a touchdown on what was basically the last play of the game, for a final score of 41-6. So while the defense's streak of not giving up a touchdown is over after 16 quarters (beginning of the 4th quarter of Coughlin until 8 seconds left against Scranton), the team's winning streak sits at 9.
After last week's win against Hazleton, the Spartans clinched a District 2/4/11 playoff spot. And after defeating Scranton, the Spartans have guaranteed themselves a home game for week 11. Now, there are way too many scenarios that can play out to determine who the Spartans will face, but as soon as we know who it will be I can guarantee you it will be posted here first! So keep checking back often next weekend to find out!
Now, onto the stories from last night's game:
We also had our Head Coach Pat Keating make an appearance on WNEP2's Coaches' Corner this week:
As always, stats will be posted later.
Now lets take another look at the season stats totals from after Week 9:
On a night where a new Mr. and Ms. Sparta were named, the Spartans made sure everyone could enjoy their homecoming festivities by defeating the Hazleton Area Cougars 49-3
Before we get to the news articles, I would like to congratulate senior Tight End/Defensive End Chris Reese on being named Mr. Sparta 2015. After a very emotional and character defining few weeks, Chris took home the crown after the votes were cast by the entire senior class. Chris follows in the footsteps of last year's starting quarterback, Brady Davison, and current head coach Pat Keating to be football players that were named Mr. Sparta (there are plenty of others as well). Also, we would like to congratulate Megan Menzel on being named Ms. Sparta 2015.
(photo by photographybyjay)
Onto the news:
More links will be posted as they become available.As always, stats will be posted later.
Last night in Mountain Top, the Spartans came out flat in the first half but still found a way to battle through it and come away victorious against the Crestwood Comets.
News Stories and Highlights:
Some notes from last night's game:
- The Spartan Defense held their opponents scoreless again last night. This marks the second game in a row that the Spantans have posted a shutout, after not having a shutout in the 20 games before this streak.
- Sean Judge continued his outstanding season adding 2 different types of Touchdown to his portfolio. In the second half of the game, Judge took a toss from QB Aaron Austin before throwing it back to Austin and watching him scamper down the field for a Touchdown. Then, Judge fielded a punt cleanly and used his athleticism along with excellent blocking from his teammates to return the punt 80 yards for a Touchdown. For this season, Judge now has 17 Touchdowns including rushing, receiving, passing, interception returns, fumble recoveries, and punt returns.
Well, another Friday night has come and gone, and the result stays the same for the Spartans. They earned another home win, this time earning their first shutout of the season, against the Dallas Mountaineers in a game that ended at 56-0.
Now some links:
WBRE (The Spartans highlights begin with 3:20 left in the clip)
There also seems to have been some coaches that made their way into the student section last night.
Coach Jackson and Coach Mucha were so thrilled that they even had to take a picture with their favorite ones.
Now the big question floating around the coaching staff is who else has their own fathead? You will have to come to the games and keep checking back here to find out!
As always, defensive stats will be posted later
In the first poor weather game of the year, the result stayed the same for the Spartans. The Spartans offense continued to roll and the defense came up with enough stops and big plays, to see the Spartans raise their record to 5-0 on the year after defeating the Crusaders 49-20 at Spartan Stadium.
Here are the professional game stories and television highlights:
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- Last night's win guaranteed that the Spartans cannot finish the season with a losing record. This will be the 20th straight season that the Wyoming Valley West Spartans will finish the year with a non-losing record!
- The kid just keeps going. The season Sean Judge is having on the offensive side of the ball is outstanding, but his big plays aren't limited to just the offensive side of the ball. Sean scored another defensive touchdown this week, this time on a fumble recovery. That marks his 4th defensive touchdown of the season, 2 interception returns and 2 fumble recoveries.
This past week, easternpafootball.com named one of our Spartans their Defensive Player of the Week for Week 3. With 2 INTs, that were both returned for TDs, Sean Judge was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Congrats to Sean for being recognized on his tremendous accomplishments! Let's hope he keeps it up tonight against Coughlin, at 7pm at Spartan Stadium!
As promised, here are the season stats, after Week 4. For the next time these are posted, I will find a way to make the images better/bigger.
SPARTANS WIN!!! SPARTANS WIN!!
The Spartans continue their hot start to the 2015 by manhandling the Berwick Bulldogs 34 - 6 in the highly anticipated 2015 version of this longstanding rivalry. I would go more in depth, but I'll let you read the professional's versions of the game instead
WBRE (Note -- Make sure you click on part 1, it is the first game they talk about)
Along with this game being a rivalry game, the Spartans had something extra to play for. Good friend of the program Rick Staron shares the story.
One note from this weekend's game: The loss that the Spartans handed to the Dawgs on Friday night was also their coach's, George Curry, 100th loss. So while the fans from Berwick thought he might get his 400th win against the Spartans, he walked away with a very different number.
Check back later on for the stats from this week, and I promise that I will put season totals up this week. (If you read Rick's article you will see why they weren't posted last week.)
Week 4 Stats:
Well it's Saturday, so that means its time for the recaps from last night's game!
Sorry for the lack of links this week, but none of the TV stations have anything up yet.
During the week, we will be posting updates about acquiring the tickets for this week's game as well as posting the season up to date season stats. So keep checking back!
Sorry for the inactivity this weekend, but we are back at it.
Lets get started with the newspaper articles and TV station highlights:
WBRE (Note: the Spartans highlights begin with 3:52 left in the video)
Before we get to the week 2 stats, I promised you the week 1 defensive stats, so here they are:
Now we get to the week 2 stats:
As we stated when we launched this website, we want to make this your one stop shop for all of your Spartan Football news. So every Saturday, or at our earliest convience, we will post the local news articles, notes you won't get anywhere else, and the team official stats from the previous night's game (defense will take longer to post than offense).
So without making you wait any longer, here are some links to the news articles:
-One big piece of information that is missing from all of the other types of media you will read about this week's game is the fact that with this win Coach Pat Keating has now reached the 50 win mark in just his 7th season in charge of the WVW Football program. Congrats Coach Keating on this amazing accomplishment.
- The Spartans are at home this week against Delaware Valley, in a rematch of last year's District 2 AAAA Championship game. One big difference this year though, is that the Spartans are at home this time. #OURHOUSE
Less than 12 hours until the opening kickoff of the 2015 WVW Spartans Football season! And I think our seniors say it best when they tell all competition to....
As the season gets ready to kickoff on Friday, the varsity team has named the Team Captains for the 2015 season. They are highlighted on the left-hand side of the web version of the site. The captains are as follows (numerically listed):
#16 Devon Weidman -- WR/DB
#44 Billy Davison -- LB/FB
#67 Kris Wolfe -- G/DT
#79 Jason Wall -- T/DT
#85 L.J. Wesneski -- TE/DE
#90 Chris Reese -- TE/DE
Over the past 5 to 6 years, we have utilized twitter (@wvwfootball, don't forget to follow us) to do score updates. Well this year, thanks to the launch of our website, we have the ability to do the score updates right on the website. On the mobile app it will appear on under the scoreboard heading. On the desktop site, we are currently working on getting the scoreboard added to the home page, but it still appears under the scoreboard heading.
One other thing to note for home games. As we announced previously, with the launch of the website we have discontinued the programs that were typically sold at the home games. We will have a limited number of rosters available, for free, on a first come first serve basis. We are asking any and all fans that have the capabilities of looking at the roster on the website to not take one of the handouts, and for large groups to share a copy or two. This will make it easier for fans that do not have smart phones or internet access on their phones to have access to the same information.
This will be repeated next week before the first home game, but we thank you for your cooperation.
Welcome to the official website home of the Wyoming Valley West Spartans Football Team. Our goal is to make this website your one and only stop for information regarding the Spartans.
As of right now, the varsity roster is up to date. The Junior High roster is up, and we are in the process of uploading their individual headshots. Now this may take a few days, but I promise to complete it as quickly as possible.
Being partnered with mobitree, we are pleased to announce several extras that are new to our program. First off, at home games, there will be no more programs for sale, with the website replacing the need for them. Instead, fans will be given a free roster handout featuring both teams rosters.
Also, we will be featuring our student athletes more than we ever have. The seniors will be featured weekly throughout the season and beyond in a yet to be named feature that will help you, our fans, get to know our players better.
One special feature for the app: In the schedule section, if you click on a game, the app will redirect you to your phone's navigation app, and you will be given directions to that game's stadium.
Now this is not just a during the season website either, this will be up and more importantly UPDATED YEAR ROUND! The past results section, as of right now, runs through the 2009 season. This section will be updated frequently and will go back as far as possible. We are in the process of gathering past game films to begin a weekly look back at some plays/games from our very rich history.
Thanks for visiting and come back often!
Please make sure to bookmark or favorite this page, and remember to visit it often!
The Wyoming Valley West Football team has partnered with G.S. Designs to offer our athletes the chance to buy Under Armour gear right from G.S. Designs. You can access the store by clicking here. The store is only open through June 12th.
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