Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Recap of Week #3, Shamokin gets first win under Foor

For the past two weeks, I had to wonder how Shamokin was going to score more than 14 points in a football game. This past week, the Indians looked like a wide open attack running out of the power-I.

The attack was as effective as it was diverse. Yes, say it was Central Columbia and yes the Indians should have won. But any win for Shamokin hasn't come this easy over the last few seasons. Four rushers for the Indians were around the 75 yard mark and Brent Forbes had 100 yards receiving. The defense did play two bad, most of Central's offense came on two big plays.

Can Shamokin continue against Shikellamy? Mount Carmel was able to hold Shik scoreless in the first half and around 50 yards of total offense. Shamokin even put a drive together against the Red Tornadoes. Everything came crashing down for the Red Tornadoes with 5 turnovers in the ball game.

On Saturday, I had a chance to talk to Daily-Item reporter Harold Raker about the Shik-Shamokin match up. We were trying to actually think back if it was the 1983 Shikellamy Braves that beat Shamokin. Shik had some good teams back then, beating Mount Carmel in 79, 80, 81 and 82.

Shamokin still has some brutal dates left after this weekend with Selinsgrove and Mountoursville back to back in week 6 and and 7. Hopefully, the game against Central will be the turning point.

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