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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Welcome to the postseason version of OVERTIME.

The TIMES NEWS has four teams Pleasant Valley, Northern Lehigh, Tamaqua and Marian playing in the District 11 playoffs this weekend.

Only twice since the District football playoffs began in 1984 has the area had more teams qualify.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

There were no championships on the line this past Friday night when Pocono Mountain West beat Lehighton, 16-14.

But there was a definite "bowl game atmosphere."

With Tom McCarroll coaching Lehighton and his uncle Jim McCarroll coaching Pocono Mountain West, the matchup became McCarroll Bowl #1. The two coaching staffs actually wore t-shirts that said exactly that.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

East Stroudsburg South and Pleasant Valley's annual matchup isn't a 'rivalry game' per se, but over the past two years it has had some serious implications on the Mountain Valley Conference race.

Since 2010, the Cavaliers and the Bears have entered their MVC battle separated by no more than a game in the standings. Two years ago both teams came into their week seven contest undefeated in the conference. Last year, although neither team had the season it envisioned, the Cavs and the Bears met with a 2-2 and 2-1 conference record respectively.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Some football teams are lucky enough to have a feature back that they can hand the ball off to when the game is on the line. In the pro ranks, the Chicago Bears had Walter Payton, the Detroit Lions had Barry Sanders and presently the Philadelphia Eagles have LeSean McCoy.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

When a new coaching staff takes over a program, it's nice to have an experienced class of seniors to ease the transition.

Unfortunately, for first year head coach Josh Snyder that wasn't in the cards he was dealt when he took over the Tigers this season, with only five returning seniors.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Schuylkill Haven at Tamaqua

WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Schuylkill Haven 3-3 (3-2 Anthracite Football League); Tamaqua 6-0 (4-0 Anthracite Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Shenandoah Valley def. Schuylkill Haven 21-7; Tamaqua def. North Schuylkill 24-10

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Will Casella (18-92-TD rush*), QB Ryan Fink

TAMAQUA'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Dalton Nunemacher (70-504-8TD rush, 13-320-4TD rec**), RB Tyler Hope (29-355-3TD rush**), RB Jake Love (71-469-5TD rush**), QB Nate Edmonds (22-50-570-8TD pass**)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Pleasant Valley football team faced a pretty tough opponent this past weekend in the Wyomissing Spartans. The Spartans were no run-of-the-mill squad, being ranked number three in class AA in Pennsylvania according to the Harrisburg Patriot News.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Last year, Caleb Johnson was just one of a handful of talented Northern Lehigh football players that helped the team reach the District 11 AA championship game for the third consecutive season.

Whereas Johnson was sometimes the third or fourth option in the Bulldogs' offensive attack in 2011, this year the senior has become the team's focal-point.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pen Argyl at Northern Lehigh

WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Pen Argyl 4-1 (4-1 Colonial League); Northern Lehigh 4-1 (4-1 Colonial League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Southern Lehigh def. Pen Argyl 28-20; Northern Lehigh def. Salisbury 38-6

PEN ARGYL'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Mike Racciato (17-129-2TD rush, 3-48 rec**), RB Mike DePaolo (11-57-TD rush, 4-82 rec**), QB Ryan Hunt (10-31-179 pass, 12-18 rush**)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Envision two rams lining up a yard apart from each other and locking horns for 48 minutes.

That is what the Anthracite Football League clash between Tamaqua and North Schuylkill could resemble come Friday night.

Both schools have been playing well this season, with Tamaqua (5-0, 3-0 AFL) atop the AFL conference standings.

The Spartans are coming into their match-up against Tamaqua with a 4-1 record, which is their league mark as well. That means the match-up between the Raiders and the Spartans have some pretty big AFL implications.