Throughout the off-season, Tamaqua thought its offensive line would be its strength this season.
On Friday night, the men in the trenches proved that prediction to be true.
A dominant effort by the Blue Raiders up front allowed Sam Bonner's club to pull away for a 34-13 victory over Jim Thorpe in both team's season opener.
"Going into the season we knew we had experience there," said Bonner. "They're not the biggest but they fly around and get on people. I'm not sure what kind of numbers we had but obviously we ran the ball pretty well tonight."