Week 3 of Friday Night Rivals featured the Montour Spartans at the Mars Fightin' Planets.
Mars won the last meeting between these teams, a first-round playoff tilt in 2014. Planets senior running back Isaiah Johnson finished sixth in the WPIAL last year with 1,600 rushing yards. Montour looks to build on a 6-4 performance from a year ago. Both head coaches have outstanding resumes – Scott Heinauer of Mars was recently inducted into the PSFCA Hall of Fame and has led the Planets to nine sectional titles, while the Spartans’ Lou Cerro has piloted his teams to three WPIAL championships.
In the end, the voters in our poll were right! Mars won the game with a final score of 35-14.
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