Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Last year the Palisades football team beat Northern Lehigh for the first time in the school's history.

Cody Remaley and his fellow Bulldogs weren't about to let it happen two years in a row.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's not too often that a coach complains about a win being too ugly. In fact, Palmerton Head Coach Paul McArdle doesn't mind how ugly his team's 18-17 come-from-behind, last-minute win over Saucon Valley might have been.

In the final two minutes, Palmerton's senior quarterback Joe Weber connected with junior receiver Christian Marcin for two touchdowns, bringing his team back for the seemingly impossible win.

"We needed this win, without a doubt," a relieved McArdle gushed. "It was a 'must win' and it wasn't pretty but that's fine with me."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

MAHANOY CITY - Tamaqua's opening drive of the game against Mahanoy Area came up short on fourth down at the Golden Bears' 21 yard-line.

That turned out to be one of the few times the Blue Raiders were stopped, as they scored on eight of their next nine possessions to roll to a 55-0 Anthracite League victory Friday night at Alumni Field.

The triumph improved Tamaqua to 4-0 (3-0 league) for the first time since the 1962 Eastern Conference championship season.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

CENTER VALLEY – Long, time-consuming drives that don't result in points are just that – long and time consuming.

Northwestern had too many of them Friday night in a 16-7 loss to Southern Lehigh.

"The bend but don't break philosophy," said Southern Lehigh head coach Jon Toman. "They moved the ball on us but our defense made the plays."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A loan from the soccer team paid big dividends for the Pleasant Valley football team.

The defense then made sure the Bears were able to cash it in for a victory.

When the bottom line was tallied, Pleasant Valley benefitted from a huge second half windfall to post a 37-15 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton on Friday.

"We're stressing everything being positive this year," said PV rookie coach Jim Terwilliger. "Even though we were trailing at halftime, we stayed upbeat and positive.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Last week, I talked about how different it was to be last in our Grid Picks list and this week it isn't much different.

Still last, still four games out of first, but at least heading in to Week 4 I have some company. Bob Ford and TJ Engle have been kind enough to join me.

I've received words of wisdom from many that it's not where you start, it's where you finish so at least some of you have helped keep things on a positive note here.

This week seems to be another tough week, however, so we might as well get right to it.

Here goes:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The first Overtime column of the season features outstanding offensive and defensive performances by area teams, some individual excellence, a notable position change, and a controversial ending.

With week #1 of the high school football season officially in the books, it's time to head into Overtime.