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Double-sessions underway on local gridirons

Patriots, Warriors, Blue Devils all home Friday night with scrimmages

Above left, Old Forge quarterback Colin Carey drops back during practice on Monday, and above right, Brian Tomasetti carries the ball during the Blue Devils workout.

Above, Pittston Area quarterback Anthony Schwab looks downfield during a passing drill on Monday on the practice field at Pittston Area High School.

photos by rick notari

Pictured above left, Pittston Area’s Tyler Roman hauls in a pass during practice on Monday. Above right, Wyoming Area linemen Carl Zielinski (71) and Shawn Whiting (72) go through a drill on Tuesday at Jake Sobeski Stadium.

Above, Wyoming Area’s Nick O’Brien makes a tackle in a drill on Tuesday morning.

All three local high school football teams opened practice this past Monday with customary double-sessions.

Mother-nature cooperated for the most part as teams officially opened the season under overcast skies and 70-degree days during the first few days of practice.

Pittston Area, Wyoming Area and Old Forge completed their first week of practice with scrimmages yesterday. The Patriots traveled to Abington Heights, the Warriors hosted Scranton Prep, and the Blue Devils traveled to North Pocono.

All three teams will be home this week when Pittston Area hosts Dunmore, Wyoming Area hosts Valley View and Old Forge hosts Lakeland. All three games will be played Friday night.

PA at Tunkhannock back to Friday Night

The Pittston Area game against Tunkhannock to open the season is back on for Friday night at Tigers Stadium.

The game originally scheduled for Sept. 2 was moved to Saturday afternoon early last week but was returned to Friday night later in the week.

Kickoff is 7 p.m.

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