Fisher’s Football Fix

Hope everyone enjoyed themselves this weekend! Let me go over the scores of the games I discussed last week.

The Berwick Bulldogs defeated the Wyoming Valley West Spartans 42-28

King’s Monarch’s Lost to Lebanon Valley Dutchman 38-17

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-16.

Now, moving onto this week.

For high school the 4-0 Crestwood Comets are taking on the 1-3 Tunkhannock Tigeers. The Comets are off to their best start since the 2009 season and are looking to keep their undefeated streak alive behind running Frank Aigeldinger who rushed for three touchdowns and 88 yards on 16 carries this past week against the Wallenpaupack Buckhorns. Quarterback Jay Popson added a touchdown run and went 6-16 for 116 yards and one interception, but may have to play better against a Tigers teams that could easily be 2-2 after only losing 12-10 against the Pittston Area Ptatriots this past week. The Tigers are being led by Ryan Cylinski who came off a 132 yard and one touchdown performance. This Wyoming Valley Conference matchup should be better than the records indicate.

College I’m going back to the Misericordia Cougars  this week for they are hosting Mid-Atlantic Conference rival  the Wilkes University Colonels. These two teams are only a 20 minute drive from one another and are big rivals in other sports as well, but for now I’ll stick to the football aspect. The cougars (0-3) are coming off a 52-14 loss to the Lycoming Dutchman. the Dutchman held Cougars sophomore quarterback Jeff Puckett to only 49 yards rushing after he ran for 309 in week one and 159 against Delaware Valley. the Colonels (1-2) are coming off a loss as well to Widener University in which they only had 58 yards passing total amongst their three quarterbacks but still managed to give up 107 yards rushing for the Colonels. The Cougars are still looking for their first win on program history, and this week could potentially be it.

In regards to the National Football League the undefeated Miami Dolphins are traveling to take on the undefeated New Orleans Saints on a Monday Night Football showdown. Both teams sit at 3-0, but something’s gotta give. The Saints currently hold the number six offense while the Dolphins hold the number 22nd defense in a big mismatch, but the Dolphins have an 11th ranked offense as they go up against a Saints defense that ranks close to the bottom of the league with the 29th rated defense. Drew Brees threw for three TD’s and ran for another in last week’s win over the Arizona Cardinals and Ryan Tannehill led a terrific game-winning drive against the Atlanta Falcons. It’ll be a Dolphins team on a hot streak against a Saints team back with a vengeance after the 2012 season riddled by the bounty scandal, so it’ll be a fun game to watch.

That’s all for this week, I’ll be back with more games to talk about next time. Have a good weekend everyone!

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