A look back at the Wyoming Area, Pittston Area football seasons

November 5th, 2015 8:54 am

It started with Bob Barbieri and Jack Henzes. Forty-nine years later, it’s up to Pittston Area coach Jim Norris and Wyoming Area coach Randy Spencer.

The Patriots and Warriors will meet for the 51st time — 49th consecutive season — at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 at Wyoming Area’s Anthony “Jake” Sobeski Stadium in West Pittston. Currently, Wyoming Area holds an all-time series lead of 26-24.

These photos take a look back at both the Patriots’ and Warriors’ seasons in preparation for the big game.

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Wyoming Area kicker David Klaproth, left, and holder Steve Homza celebrate a successful field goal against Dallas as referee Chuck Suppon signals the press box.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PSD101815WA-DallasFB_4-1-.jpgWyoming Area kicker David Klaproth, left, and holder Steve Homza celebrate a successful field goal against Dallas as referee Chuck Suppon signals the press box. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area kicker David Klaproth (27) and holder Steve Homza (2) watch the ball sail through the uprights for a field goal as Dallas’ Christian Roberts goes for the block.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PSD101815WA-DallasFB_3-1-.jpgWyoming Area kicker David Klaproth (27) and holder Steve Homza (2) watch the ball sail through the uprights for a field goal as Dallas’ Christian Roberts goes for the block. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Pittston Area Quarterback Walter Coles (12) rushes past Coughlin’s Jeremy Welles (5) for a 25-yard gain to reach the first down.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PSD101815PAfootball1.jpgPittston Area Quarterback Walter Coles (12) rushes past Coughlin’s Jeremy Welles (5) for a 25-yard gain to reach the first down. Sean McKeag | Sunday Dispatch
PIttston Area’s Rich Wallace (2) scores Pittston Area’s first TD on a 94-yard kick-off return in the first period against Wyoming Valley West.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PA-WVW-2.jpgPIttston Area’s Rich Wallace (2) scores Pittston Area’s first TD on a 94-yard kick-off return in the first period against Wyoming Valley West. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Pittston Area’s Kyle Petroski can’t haul in a pass against Valley View.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PA-VV1.jpgPittston Area’s Kyle Petroski can’t haul in a pass against Valley View. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch
Pittston Area’s Carmen Falcone powers for yardage against Valley View.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PA-VV3.jpgPittston Area’s Carmen Falcone powers for yardage against Valley View. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch
Pittston Area’s Kyle Petroski hauls in a touchdown pass against Valley View.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PA-VV4.jpgPittston Area’s Kyle Petroski hauls in a touchdown pass against Valley View. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area wide receiver Ryan Murray, right, evades Wyoming Valley West tacklers.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PSD090615WAfootball_2.jpgWyoming Area wide receiver Ryan Murray, right, evades Wyoming Valley West tacklers. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Pittston Area’s Jaylin Williams (7) moves in on the Comets’ Anthony Duboski (21) for the tackle.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PA-AH-ftbl-3.jpgPittston Area’s Jaylin Williams (7) moves in on the Comets’ Anthony Duboski (21) for the tackle. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Prior to the start of the game against Abington Heights, former NFL’er and Pittston Area alumn, Jimmy Cefalo, spoke to the Patriots prior to the game.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PA-AH-ftbl-1.jpgPrior to the start of the game against Abington Heights, former NFL’er and Pittston Area alumn, Jimmy Cefalo, spoke to the Patriots prior to the game. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Carmen Falcone (34) finds an opening for extra yardage for Pittston Area against Abington Heights.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_PA-AH-ftbl-2.jpgCarmen Falcone (34) finds an opening for extra yardage for Pittston Area against Abington Heights. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Pittston’s Walter Coles (12) passes for a touchdown that brought Pittston Area to lead 14-7 in the first quarter against Crestwood.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TTL092715HSFPittAreaCrest2-1-.jpgPittston’s Walter Coles (12) passes for a touchdown that brought Pittston Area to lead 14-7 in the first quarter against Crestwood. Sean McKeag | Sunday Dispatch
Crestwood’s Seamus Rother (15) holds off Pittston Area’s Paul Brady (8) while he runs for a first down.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TTL092715HSFPittAreaCrest3-1-.jpgCrestwood’s Seamus Rother (15) holds off Pittston Area’s Paul Brady (8) while he runs for a first down. Sean McKeag | Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area’s Brian Miles, right, makes good yardage as Berwick’s Justin Groshek and Luke Fisher make the tackle.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Berwick-WyoAreaFB_2.jpgWyoming Area’s Brian Miles, right, makes good yardage as Berwick’s Justin Groshek and Luke Fisher make the tackle. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area’s Donovan O’Boyle, left, intercepts the ball ahead of Tunkhannock intended receiver Mike Taylor.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WA-TunkFB_2.jpgWyoming Area’s Donovan O’Boyle, left, intercepts the ball ahead of Tunkhannock intended receiver Mike Taylor. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area quarterback P.J. Angeli runs a keeper for a touchdown against Tunkhannock.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WA-TunkFB_1.jpgWyoming Area quarterback P.J. Angeli runs a keeper for a touchdown against Tunkhannock. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area running back Brian Miles, left, carries the ball as Scranton Prep’s Braden Burrier defends.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WA-PrepFB_3.jpgWyoming Area running back Brian Miles, left, carries the ball as Scranton Prep’s Braden Burrier defends. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area’s MarcAnthony Minichello, left, catches a pass deep in Cavalier territory.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WA-PrepFB_2.jpgWyoming Area’s MarcAnthony Minichello, left, catches a pass deep in Cavalier territory. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch


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