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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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pleasant Valley at

East Stroudsburg South

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Pleasant Valley 4-3 (2-1 Mountain Valley Conference); East Stroudsburg South 2-5 (2-2 Mountain Valley Conference)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Pleasant Valley def. East Stroudsburg North 36-13; Pocono Mt. East def. East Stroudsburg South 22-13

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It was a week full of fantastic finishes on the local high school football scene.

Unfortunately for area teams, almost all of them ended up on the losing side of the thrilling finishes.

Four of the eight games involving TIMES NEWS area teams were decided on scoring plays late in the final quarter with three of them occuring in the final three minutes.

Marian, Lehighton, Panther Valley and Northwestern all suffered heartbreaking losses while Northern Lehigh was the only area team on the winning side of a fourth quarter comeback.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's fair to say that it has been an up and down year for the Tamaqua Blue Raiders (3-4, 3-2 Anthracite) this season. Although the Raiders haven't been consistent as a whole this season there is no doubt that Tamaqua running back Jarred Muffley has been. The Raiders' back ran right through the eye of the hurricane last week pounding Schuylkill Haven for 272 yards on the ground and three scores to earn the week seven TIMES NEWS Player of the Week.

Monday, October 17, 2011
RICH GEORGE/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Palmerton's Travis Wolfe (left) brings down Bangor's Josh Wing after a short gain.

All of the pre-game talk before Palmerton hosted unbeaten Bangor on Saturday night was about Josh Wing, the Slaters running back who is the leading rusher in the Colonial League.

What the critics forgot to mention was the Bangor offensive line, who opens the holes to give Wing the daylight he needs to break loose.