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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jim Thorpe at Lehighton

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Jim Thorpe 1-8 (1-7 Anthracite Football League); Lehighton 3-6 (1-5 Mountain Valley Conference)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Marian def. Jim Thorpe 45-14; East Stroudsburg North def. Lehighton 42-21

JIM THORPE'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Patrick Duvigneaud (has thrown or rushed for a touchdown in every game this year), WR Khaaliq Lynch (second in TIMES NEWS area in receiving)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Marian running back Paul Martin has been used to getting all the attention this season, but it looks like there is a new sheriff in Hometown.

The Colts apparently have a second running back with game-breaking abilities in junior Dylan Quirk. Martin certainly won't mind sharing the lime light with Quirk, especially if he keeps helping the Colts get victories.

Friday, October 28, 2011

With the regular season winding down, most of the guys took a big hit last week, all except for Jason Boris, who has just about locked up the 2011 title.

Not that we are all throwing in the title, but after his 12-3 week, no one is even close to him anymore.

Why does Boris do so well?

Maybe it's because he studies these games for days like there was a big cash prize on the line and the rest of us realize it is for amusement only. Some of our writers even let their friends, mothers or daughters make the picks for them.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's hard to believe, but the 2011 high school football season is already into the home stretch.

The first eight weeks of the season haven't been extremely successful for the majority of area teams. Heading into this week's action, Northern Lehigh is the only local team with a winning record. The Bulldogs (7-1) are also the only area team that appears likely to be headed to the District 11 playoffs.

But despite the lack of overall team success, the season has produced some outstanding individual highlights so far.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Agosto does it all for Indians

The Eagles have Mike Vick, Baylor has Robert Griffin III, and the Lehighton Indians (3-5, 1-4 MVC) have Josh Agosto. The Lehighton quarterback certainly isn't on the the level of Griffin or Vick, but to the Indians he is just as important.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Catasauqua at Northern Lehigh

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Catasauqua 6-2 (6-2 Colonial League); Northern Lehigh 7-1 (7-1 Colonial League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Catasauqua def. Palmerton 35-0; Northern Lehigh def. Bangor 20-7

CATASAUQUA'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Jake Bloszinsky (5-10-88-3 TDs pass), RB Sa'Quon Burton (2-49-TD rec, 1-1-36-TD pass), WR Vinny Pellechia (2 TDs rec)

NORTHERN LEHIGH'S IMPACT PLAYERS: DL Kyle Greenawald, LB Kirk Bender, DL Caleb Johnson, LB Dalton Johnson, DB David Getz, DE Nick Valentini, LB Kyle Schomp, LB Dratyon Budhoo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Every year since 1961, Pleasant Valley and Pocono Mountain East have met and competed for the right to hoist the Old Oaken Bucket.

The winner gets to keep the Bucket for a year. The loser is left pondering of ways to steal it.

Monday, October 24, 2011
Jim Thorpe's Khaaliq Lynch (19) runs with the ball after catching a pass in the second quarter against Schuylkill Haven. Coming toward him is the Hurricane's Brandon Cooper (40).

Apparently the message got through loud and clear to Jim Thorpe's P.J. Johnson.

It was midway through the first quarter, Jim Thorpe's offense was sputtering like a Model T with bad plugs, when one of the coaches screamed at Johnson, "Make something happen."

He did.

Friday, October 21, 2011

When you have the worst week out of all of the writers there's not much you have to brag about and that's the case here.

Going 9-6 when quite a few guys were 12-3 is definitely nothing to brag about.

So there is nothing left to do but put the nose to the grindstone and try and bounce back a little bit.

Jason Boris and Andy Steinmetz might feel like it's a two man race, but don't count out that Bob Ford who is lurking in the shadows.

Meanwhile, this guy will just try to make it back up into the shadows.

So with Week 8 knocking on the door, here goes:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Let's face it the Colonial league football conference is loaded with talent this season and there is another great game on tap for Friday night. Northern Lehigh (6-1, 6-1 Colonial) will try to continue to stay on course for the postseason in week eight squaring off against Bangor (7-0, 7-0 Colonial) in the TIMES NEWS Game of the Week.

Although the 'Dawgs have already played and lost to Pen Argyl, which was the squad favored to win the Colonial League, an even bigger threat may be looming with their week eight opponent.