Both teams come into this Berks Football League matchup having won their season openers a week ago.
For Conrad Weiser, head coach Alan Moyer will look to build upon last week’s performance, a 48-20 victory over Blue Mountain. The Scouts outscored the Eagles 34-6 in the second half, following a 14-all tie at the break.
The Scouts saw breakout performances last week from junior running back Alex Guilbe and senior dual-threat quarterback Aidan Brosious. Guilbe, who takes over for last year’s leading rusher Angel Cruz, ran for 162 yards and a touchdown in his first start. Brosious attempted just three passes, completing two. However, the senior utilized his speed as he ran for 113 yards and four touchdowns.
The Scouts will look to get Dexter Jordan more involved offensively this week against the Spartans.
Defensively, Weiser forced five fumbles and recovered three of them. Forcing turnovers will be a big part of the Scouts plans if they hope to take down the defending Class AA state champions.
The Spartans head into this game with several new faces, having graduated almost all of their starters from the year before.
However, the inexperience did not show in Wyomissing’s week one victory over Schuylkill Haven.
Scott Kuczala impressed big time at the QB position for the Spartans, completing 4-of-7 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns in a 29-15 win.
The X-factor for this year’s Spartans offense seems to be junior halfback Thomas Paolini who combined for 201 yards of total offense (92 rushing, 102 receiving) in their week one victory. Paolini also serves as the team’s primary kick and punt returner.
Wyomissing also saw Sean Smith catch a 49-yard touchdown pass last Saturday.
Defensively, the Spartans looked a little shaky against the run allowing 238 yards on the ground to the visiting Hurricanes. However, they were phenomenal against the pass by allowing opposing QB Ryan Fink to complete only two of his eight attempts for a total of five yards. Bryan Weber intercepted a pass and returned it 58 yards for a touchdown last week.
Wyomissing has a strong front seven led by Cody Cox, Logan Jones, Brandon Workman, and Chris Eaton among others. If they can stop the run against Weiser, they will likely defeat the Scouts; however that is no easy task.
We will be in for a thriller on Friday night as these teams have very potent offenses and relatively untested defenses. Expect a shootout.
Prediction: Wyomissing 37 – Weiser 35