After Tamaqua qualified for the postseason the past two years, expectations were high on Stadium Hill entering this season.
Tamaqua was returning its entire backfield, including leading rusher Grif Griffiths, who gained 1,333 yards on the ground and scored 14 touchdowns last year.
However, the Blue Raiders got off to an 0-3 start and dropped six of their first seven games. Four of those losses came by a TD or less.
The Raiders could haved packed it in and looked towards next season, but Griffiths and company weren't going to give up on this year.