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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



Friday, 7 p.m.


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


* 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.

Monday, October 12, 2009

PEN ARGYL - Ever-opportunistic Northern Lehigh had too many weapons, too much Cody Remaley and too much Jake Kern here on Saturday afternoon at Pen Argyl's Alumni Stadium, literally running away with the host Green Knights, 48-21, winning for their fifth time in six starts.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Flail - 1. (noun) hand threshing instrument consisting of a wooden handle at the end, of which a shorter stick is hung as to swing freely;

2. (verb), to thrash, to beat hard;

3. North Schuylkill junior defensive back Kody Flail.

Kody Flail earned his own place in the lexicon, as a synonym for "opportunistic", following his remarkable performance against Tamaqua Friday night.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Panther Valley's offense is finally clicking on all cylinders.

And it's no coincidence that they're doing so with the improvement of the Panthers' offensive line.

With only two returning starters up front, two players moving there from the backfield, and others stepping in, it took some time for the men in the trenches to gel.

Now that they have experience together, the numbers are getting scary.

Friday night at Marian, PV racked up an impressive 334 yards by halftime and rolled to a 47-14 Anthracite Football League victory over the Colts.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

With Minersville and Jim Thorpe both entering Friday night's contest at 1-4, something had to give.

Fortunately, for the Olympians it was a big defensive stand in the final minute that proved to be the difference as they held on for a 28-20 Anthracite League victory.