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Thursday, October 13, 2011

With only four weeks remaining in the regular season, the lead of this week's OVERTIME column will focus on the playoff outlook for some area football teams.

The bad news is that if the playoff started today, only one TIMES NEWS area team would be attending the District 11 dance.

Northern Lehigh, which is currently holding the fourth and final playoff slot in Class AA, would be the sole invitee. The Bulldogs will be in the playoffs if they can win out and have a shot even with one more loss.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Palmerton Head Coach Chris Walkowiak has always prided himself on the fact that his football teams were sound defensively. Last week however, it was the offense that catapulted the Bombers to a 21-0 lead and ultimately a 21-14 upset win over rival Northwestern. The win gave the Bombers a 4-2 (4-2 Colonial) record and is the reason why their game against Bangor (6-0, 6-0 Colonial) Friday night is the week seven TIMES NEWS Game of the Week.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Five weeks into the high school football season, I'm sitting a little better than last season. Six games behind co-leaders Jason Boris and Andy Steinmetz keeps me well within striking distance.

One of the problems I seem to be having is that Boris and myself be using the same crystal ball since he very rarely has one or two games different that me. The same seems to be the tale for this week where we differ on just one game.

This time, I have my fingers crossed that I get it right.

So as we enter the second half of the season, lets look at what we see:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The talk first surfaced back in July, when the PIAA Board of Directors unanimously passed at its first reading a proposal to cut the PIAA football season from 16 weeks to 15 weeks..

The final decision should come by the time the Board concludes its two-day meeting tomorrow.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Northern Lehigh Quarterback Dylan Hofmann may not possess the prototypical frame of a dominant signal caller, however his knowledge and skills in the game of football more than make up for it.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

North Schuylkill at Tamaqua

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: North Schuylkill 5-0 (5-0 Anthracite Football League); Tamaqua 2-3 (2-1 Anthracite Football League)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: North Schuylkill def. Marian 39-21; Pleasant Valley def. Tamaqua 28-14

NORTH SCHUYLKILL'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Mike Shinkus (21-200-2 TDs rush), QB Ryan Henning (4-10-17 pass, 8-14-TD rush)

TAMAQUA'S IMPACT PLAYERS: RB Jarred Muffley (24-107 rush) RB Dalton Nunemacher (6-103-TD rush), RB Tyler Hope (5-56-TD rush)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Northern Lehigh football team has enjoyed a lot of success so far this season dominating the opposition on both sides of the football.

However, week six of Colonial League action will bring a much tougher test for the Bulldogs in the form of the Pen Argyl Green Knights. The Knights are 5-0 (5-0 CL) and are surely looking to knock off the 'Dawgs who are also 5-0 (5-0 CL). Both teams have been putting up staggering numbers this season, but Northern Lehigh Head Coach Joe Tout believes whoever controls their emotions better will have the best chance of getting the win.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Can't believe we're closing in on the midway point of the high school football season as Week 5 is on the card.

It was a rough week for most of us in Week 4 with the majority finishing with 9-6 records, including myself.

As a matter of fact, the only writer to have a better week was Shawn McFarland, who was 10-5, and with the help of TJ Engle's 5-10 mark, made it out of the basement.

This week, there are quite a few tough games on the schedule so it might be a good week to try and make a move.

So no sense putting things aside, let's get to it:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pocono Mountain East at Lehighton

WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Pocono Mt. East 2-2 (1-0 Mountain Valley Conference); Lehighton 2-2 (0-1 Mountain Valley Conference)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Pocono Mt. East def. Stroudsburg 7-3; Pleasant Valley def. Lehighton 7-6

POCONO MOUNTAIN'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Charles Mann (1-2-30 TD pass), RB Devyn Papa (21-65 rush), WR Jake DeJohn (1-30 TD receiving)

LEHIGHTON'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Anthony Farole (10-22-102-TD pass, 16-100 rush), Jacen Nalesnik (6-10-TD rush)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Shiffert brothers combined to lead Northern Lehigh to an easy soccer victory to highlight Wednesday's rain reduced scholastic sports schedule.


NDES-No. Lehigh

Channing Shiffert and Zeb Shiffert both scored hat-tricks to help spark Northern Lehigh to a 9-0 Colonial League victory over visiting Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.

Channing became the first Bulldog in the program's history to score 50 career goals .

Thatcher George just missed out on a hat-trick as he finished with two goals, while Ryan Perkowski added a single score.