The Coal Crackers are 8-0 after fighting off a tough Lehigh Valley Steelers team, holding on for 22-16 road victory.

The Coal Crackers lost the time of possession battle, at least in part due to a quick strike offense. Timmy McFarland connected with JJ Moran and Kevin Warren on long TD passes. McFarland also added a 1-yard TD run.

Defensively, Anario Thomspon and Travis Williams lead the charge, each with an interception. Williams' interception ended a late charge by the Steelers, allowing the Coal Crackers to run out the clock. Joshua Shilko added a fumble recovery.

The Coal Crackers return home for their final regular season home game against the Burlington County Blackhawks.The game is scheduled for October 2nd at 4 p.m. at the Simon Kramer Institute, 15 Alliance Street in New Philadelphia.