Stars Shine Bright Under Friday Night Lights

WEST PITTSTON, Pa. -- It's not every Friday night that a high school football game starts with a flyover.

But this wasn't your typical high school football game.

Undefeated Southern Columbia traveled to West Pittston to take on unbeaten Wyoming Area in a matchup between two of the top teams in our area.

"It's spectacular the way it came together. I was kind of nervous earlier in the week because it was on, then it was off, then it was on again. I'm glad it came together like it did and they were able to pin two amazing teams together," Dave Noblit of Elysburg.

A few weeks ago, the two schools agreed to a schedule change with hopes this would be a game that would fine-tune each program for a deep playoff run. An estimated 7,000 fans were on hand to catch the game. The hype leading up to kickoff made this one of the more highly anticipated high school football games this year has seen in recent memory.

"It's a great experience because, in both leagues, they play teams that are a little bit inferior to their level of competition. So, this gave both teams an opportunity to head up against equal talent, even though the score is not reflective to the talent Wyoming Area has," David Amico of West Wyoming said.

And while both teams entered the game undefeated, there was a high level of respect between the two schools and fan bases. Wyoming area gave a warm welcome to Southern Columbia, and the tigers welcomed the talent.

"The stadium is packed and they're really into the game and we're really into the game and when we were driving into town this evening, there were balloons everywhere, so we're happy that everybody is excited that we came to town," Sherry Humphrey of Elysburg said.

And everybody in attendance seemed happy this game went down.

2 comments

  • Charlie 42

    Now that’s an a** whoopin, and not to take anything away from WA, but Southern is just so far above any other teams, not just in our state but nationwide. Good luck to both teams from here out, it was like being at a college game, what an atmosphere

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