November 25, 1983 Howie Miller tallies a game-high 23 points and also pulls down six rebounds to help Tamaqua open the season with a 62-52 victory over Allentown Central Catholic. The Blue Raiders, coached by Ed Wise, also receive 16 points and 14 boards from Ed Titus. Tamaqua trails early in the contest, but Frank McCarroll comes off the bench to spark a comeback. McCarroll finishes with 12 points. The winners also receive seven points and six rebounds from Mike Myers.