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Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18, 2000 Matt Borger carries 17 times for 195 yards and the game's only touchdown as Pleasant Valley earns a 9-3 victory over Abington Heights to claim the Eastern Conference Division IV championship. Justin Kashner gives the Bears, coached by Tony Caracio, a lead with a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter. Borger, who also intercepts a pair of passes on defense, breaks free for a 72-yard TD run in the third frame.

Friday, November 18, 2011

BY ED HEDES

Just two more weeks of Grid Picks remaining on the 2011 schedule here and I'm still trying to make it over the hump to try and finish in the top half of the standings. I'm also trying to make sure that the guys behind me stay there.

Would you believe some of them want to finish ahead of me so bad, they've turned to outside sources to do their picks for them?

Doesn't matter since my Ol' Crystal Ball still has a little bit of life in it...might trade it in for a new one for next fall, but it'll be ok to take me through the final weeks.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 17, 1934 An 80-yard scoring drive in the second quarter proves to be all Tamaqua needs in gaining a 6-0 victory over Summit Hill. A 12-yard run by "Bingo" Heisler helps set up a short touchdown plunge by Boroscius. The Hillers threaten in the second half but are turned away by two big defensive plays. After a blocked punt, Boroscius makes a touchdown-saving tackle inside the 10-yard line. The Raiders also avoid another SH scoring chance when Donahue intercepts a pass.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Starting out the season 2-4 is not where Tamaqua Head Coach Sam Bonner envisioned his football team would be by week six in the 2011 season. However, the Raiders (6-5) have bounced back from a rough start and are in position to win an Eastern Conference Division II Championship.

Thursday, November 17, 2011
bob ford/times news Northern Lehigh's defense has allowed just over seven points a game this season. The Bulldogs have been led by six returning starters from last year's team. They are, from left, Kirk Bender, Trevor Yashur, Caleb Johnson, David Getz, Kyle Greenawalt and Drayton Budhoo. On Saturday, Northern Lehigh will go after its second straight District 11 Class AA championship when it faces unbeaten Pen Argyl.

Northern Lehigh and Pen Argyl's match-up this Saturday could be called a couple of things.

It could be termed 'The Rematch.' 'The Sequel.' 'Bulldogs-Knights Part Two.'

It can also be described as something else the 2011 District 11 Class AA Championship Game.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

William Allen and Dieruff will join the Mountain Valley Conference in football beginning in 2012 for at least the next four years, it was announced at a press conference held by the Allentown School District on Tuesday.

The two Lehigh Valley Conference schools announced their plans to leave their conference for the MVC, making the Mountain Valley Conference a nine-team league.

The vote by the Mountain Valley Conference was 6-1 in favor of adding Allen and Dieruff for football. The only vote against the expansion was cast by Lehighton.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16, 1970 Terry McElmoyle runs for three touchdowns to help Marian roll to a 41-8 victory over Weatherly. McElmoyle reaches the end zone on runs of five, 34 and 15 yards, and adds an extra-point and two-point conversion. The Colts, coached by Joe Leonzi, also receive TD runs from Mike Murphy, Bob Sverchek and George Diabes. Marian's defense limits the Wreckers to just four first downs and intercepts three passes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15, 1997 Northwestern's defense holds Marian to minus-three yards rushing and Jon Suter carries 17 times for 144 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers earn a 16-6 victory to claim the District 11 Class AA championship. Suter's 75-yard scoring run in the first quarter breaks a tie and puts Northwestern, coached by Bob Mitchell, ahead for good. Josh Snyder adds a 32-yard TD run while Jeremy Rex boots a 38-yard field goal. The winners finish the contest outgaining the Colts, 334-96.

Monday, November 14, 2011
bob ford/times news Northern Lehigh's Dalton Johnson (80) goes high to intercept a pass in front of the Bulldogs' David Getz (21) and North Schuylkill's Glenn Weist.

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS It was a play they haven't used all year.

In fact, it was a play that was used against them the previous week.

On Saturday, in the District 11 Class AA semifinals, it turned out to be the play of the game.

Leading 7-0 late in the first quarter, Northern Lehigh faced a third-and-nine deep in its own territory. But by taking a page out of Palmerton's (and Central Catholic's) play-book, the Bulldogs not only converted but extended their lead.

Monday, November 14, 2011

November 14, 1980 Mark Hogrelius throws three touchdown passes to help Pleasant Valley post a 28-0 Centennial League victory over Slatington. Hogrelius hits Allan Johnson for two of the scores, one from eight yards away and the other on a 52-yard hookup. The Bears' QB, who finishes 8-of-13 for 158 yards, also tosses a seven-yard TD to Glenn Leidy. PV, coached by Tony Caracio, also receives 137 yards rushing and a touchdown from Brian Hummer.