2 p.m. Saturday
The Coaches: Abingtonā??s Joe Repshis (63-20, 8th year); Dallasā?? Bob Zaruta (0-1, 1st year)
Last Meeting: Abington 35-6 in 2009
All-Time Series: Abington leads 1-0
Quick Fact: The only meeting was in the District 2 Class 3A playoffs at Scranton Memorial Stadium.
Scouting Abington: The Comets carried their late-season momentum from 201ā??1 into their opener, defeating Pittston Area 28-0. The defense returned two interceptions for touchdowns in recording its first shutout in 17 games. Abington passed well, but the running game might need tinkering.
Scouting Dallas: The Mountaineers drew a tough opener, losing 28-14 to Wyoming Valley West. QB Ryan Zapoticky and WRs Darik Johnson and Jason Simonovich looked good when time was provided. But Zapoticky was sacked seven times and the running game didnā??t do much. The defense gave up a few big plays that proved costly.
What To Expect: When Zapoticky has time, he can pick apart a defense. So the onus will be on the offensive linemen to provide better protection and more running room for the backs or a second loss is possible.
-- John Erzar