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Football

Saturday, October 17, 2009
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Cody Remaley tries to bounce outside and avoid the tackle of Northwestern's Nick Boyd.

Cody Remaley's been his team's offensive workhorse for the entire season. Friday night in Slatington Remaley was almost his team's entire offense.

The junior back carried the ball on 49 of Northern Lehigh's 65 offensive plays, piling up 277 yards and leading his team to a 21-7 win over Northwestern.

"It helps not playing defense," he said. "I'm fresh the whole game."

Saturday, October 17, 2009
DOUG EDWARDS/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Jake Dunn (3) stands up Shenandoah's Eric Whalen.

So much for the Panther Valley football team being caught by any potential trap set by Shenandoah Valley.

With the Anthracite Football League title there for the taking the next two weeks with games against Tamaqua and North Schuylkill, there were some who theorized the Panthers were heading into a so-called "trap game" Friday against the visiting Blue Devils. Well, so much for theories.

Saturday, October 17, 2009
 BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Billy Angst (4) is wrapped up by Stroudsburg's Elvin Charles.

A game that looked like it might be decided by multiple touchdowns, came down to just a few inches.

Down 14 points at halftime, playing in miserable weather conditions, and staring a sixth straight loss firmly in the face, it would have been easy for Lehighton to pack it in.

Instead, the Indians packed a second half punch.

In the end, however, a fourth down run in Stroudsburg territory came up just short and Mountaineers held on for a 14-13 victory on Friday night.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pleasant Valley head coach Jim Terwilliger is no stranger to game-winning drives.

But on Friday night, instead of directing the march himself, he was watching from the sidelines.

The Bears' rookie mentor, who used to quarterback at East Stroudsburg University, had to like what he saw from his signal-caller.

After visiting East Stroudsburg North took its first lead of the game with 2:12 left to play, PV's Anthony Bumbulsky moved his team 64 yards on six plays for the game-winning touchdown.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pleasant Valley head coach Jim Terwilliger is no stranger to game-winning drives.

But on Friday night, instead of directing the march himself, he was watching from the sidelines.

The Bears' rookie mentor, who used to quarterback at East Stroudsburg University, had to like what he saw from his signal-caller.

After visiting East Stroudsburg North took its first lead of the game with 2:12 left to play, PV's Anthony Bumbulsky moved his team 64 yards on six plays for the game-winning touchdown.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Four weeks left in the regular season and by now you would think it would be pretty easy to figure out how things were going to work out on the gridiron each week.

In some cases that's pretty true, but in quite a few of the games on this week's list the word “toss-up" came up as I looked into the crystal ball hoping to find a little edge that would move me closer to the top spot.

How about the week that TJ Engle had. He picked up quite a few spots and gained so much confidence that he headed off to Florida for a week with the family at Disney World.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Usually when his team's going to be on live television, Joe Tout lets his players know that it's an opportunity to show a large audience what kind of football Northern Lehigh can play.

This Friday the Bulldogs' annual grudge match with Northwestern is going to be televised state-wide on PCN. But Tout has barely mentioned it.

"We didn't need to do that this week," said the fourth-year head coach. "It doesn't matter. Their kids and our kids want this game so badly. It's hard to describe."

The feeling is the same in New Tripoli.

Thursday, October 15, 2009
PV relies on Lawrence

For Panther Valley's Casey Lawrence, there's something special about playing against Marian.

For starters, his dad (Trevor) played for the Colts and was also an assistant coach under Stan Dakosty.

His brother, TJ, had 1,000-yard passing seasons for Marian in 2002 and 2003.

His grandfather (also Trevor) was the Panthers' head coach in the 1970s and early 80s.

Two years ago as a sophomore, Lawrence had his first varisty start against PV's biggest rival.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

TAMAQUA AT SCHUYLKILL HAVEN

WHEN

Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS

Tamaqua 5-1 overall (3-1 Anthracite League); Schuylkill Haven 4-2 overall (3-2 Anthracite League)

KEYS TO THE GAME

* Tamaqua needs to avoid the bad case of turnover-itis it developed in last week's 45-14 loss to North Schuylkill; the Blue Raiders committed five turnovers, resulting in 28 Spartan points.

* The Raiders must sustain drives against Schuylkill Haven's 50 defensive alignment and keep the pass rush of the Hurricanes' defensive ends from reaching QB Ryan Palsgrove.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

All coaches will tell you that injuries are part of the game in football.

Most will go out of their way to avoid mentioning injuries after a loss.

That's because they know that over time, things have a way evening out. One year your team might not suffer a key injury the entire season, the next you might lose several starters for a lengthy period of time. Most years, it lies somewhere in between.

But a few area teams have suffered so many key injuries this season, especially at the quarterback position, that OVERTIME has decided to look at it.