Sunday, September 27, 2009

Going Home

On Saturday night, I had to chance to get to see my alma mater, Lourdes Regional, take on Freedom Village for homecoming. Lourdes won the game 28-0 in a driving rain. Former vice-principal, Leo A. Mulhall was honored for 31 years of service to the school with plaque that will be on display in the school lobby.

For lack of numbers, I was impressed with the Red Raiders enthusiasm. When they take the field, they play hard despite the numbers. John Vanaskie threw his first touchdown pass of his career after playing a soccer game earlier in the day.


It's what's on the scoreboard that counts. Southern Columbia, Shamokin and Marist on the collegiate ranks dominated on the offensive side of the line with their respective games this weekend, but none of the three had a win at the end to show for it.


Long days are turning into longer nights. On Friday, the Southern-Loyalsock game lasted nearly two hours and 45 minutes. This is the second game I have been involved in that went this long. Both neither had senior night or homecoming activities scheduled. Also, the game was ready was ready to start, but someone forgot to turn on the lights???

I don't know if it has to do with penalties, but the officials take a long time to spot the ball and reset play.


Two former area players led their respective teams to wins over the weekend. Dave Shinskie threw 3 TD passes for Boston College in an OT win again Wake Forest. Ken Schetroma led the Susquehanna Crusaders in tackles in a victory over Hobart.

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