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Thursday, September 2, 2010
Remaley continues to be Nolehi's workhorse

He lines up in the backfield, looking straight ahead at his offensive line.

Across that line are defenders staring and pointing, shifting and inching forward in anticipation.

It doesn't matter that you can't recognize the No. 2 on his jersey anymore, having been covered by mud and grass stains. It also doesn't matter that he's already carried the ball 30 times and he's been knocked around for three-plus quarters.

It doesn't matter, because everybody on the field knows what's going to happen next.

Cody Remaley is going to get the ball.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A year ago at this time, the Pleasant Valley football program was coming off of a 1-9 season and looking for a fresh start with new head coach Jim Terwilliger.

Twelve months later the Bears aren't looking for another fresh start. They are looking to keep the momentum going.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It has been more than a half century since Tamaqua achieved what it has done on the gridiron the past two seasons.

The Blue Raiders followed up 2008's 8-4 record and Eastern Conference Class AA title game berth with the school's first-ever District 11 football playoff berth last year, finishing with an 8-3 mark.

The last time Tamaqua put together back-to-back eight win seasons was in 1956-57.

Admittedly, that is a tough act to follow, but the return of their entire backfield gives the Raiders reason for optimism this season.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Last season, a very talented senior class left an exclamation point on the Panther Valley football program!

Led by the three-headed monster of quarterback Casey Lawrence, running back Kyle McAvoy and wide receiver Jake Dunn, the Panthers averaged nearly 30 points per game (29.1) and finished the year with a 9-3 overall record (their best season since 1992 when they finished 10-3).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The 2009 football season was one that the Palmerton Blue Bombers want to forget.

After back-to-back trips to the District 11 Class 2A championship game, the Blue Blue Bombers went 1-9 in the Colonial League despite being in a number of games that they just couldn't finish.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New and improved.

That could be the motto of the Lehighton football team in 2010.

With an entirely different offense in place and a switch in their primary defense, the Indians will definitely have a new look.

After struggling with injuries and depth during a one-win season a year ago, head coach George Ebbert is hoping the changes lead to vast improvement.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Any time the word 'spread' is used to describe an offense, it conjures images of big plays, of backs with lots of running room and receivers catching the ball in stride.

Northwestern hopes to make some of those plays this season as it spreads out its Wing-T offense. However, with a new group of skill position players and an experienced line, it might not be the backs and receivers that carry the Tigers to success this season.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

When you are coming off an outstanding season that ended with District 11 Class 2A silver medals and you return a 2,000-yard rusher things might seem to look pretty rosy.

That's the case at Northern Lehigh this season as Head Coach Joe Tout welcomes TIMES NEWS Player of the Year Cody Remaley and Patriot League recruit back as well as some good skill players in Matt Gill and Jake Kern to build a team around that should contend for the Colonial League title and get another shot at district gold.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It was never in Marian's plans (in 2009) to be 3-7. After all, the school's gridders have a near opposite winning percentage (.690) in 33 years under veteran Coach Stan Dakosty.

So, when the bottom fell out last Fall after a 6-5 season the year prior, giving the Blue and Gold a sub-par two-year record of 9-12, everyone in Colt Country - the coaches, players and fans - felt the need to join forces to return Marian football to its glory years.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A year ago, Jim Thorpe suffered its first-ever losing season under the guidance of head coach Mark Rosenberger.

Rosenberger said that this year's squad knows what happened last season and is in the process of taking the right steps in getting back to its usual winning ways.

"It comes down to - first of all - to learn from the mistakes of last year," said Rosenberger, who holds a career record of 80-46 with the Olympians in 12 seasons. "I think this year our seniors have shown some great leadership.