Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shamokin vs. Shilkellamy Part 2

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," says the opening line of the Dickens' novel Tale of Two Cities. You are never as good as you are on your best day and never as bad as you are on your worst day.

Shamokin will travel to Sunbury to take on Shikellamy for the second time in three weeks.  Two weeks earlier the Indians lost to the Braves 44-0. The loss marked a two-game stretch for Shamokin where they gave up 99 points and scored 7.

This highlights an huge offensive drought for Shamokin.  After scoring 21 points in the first half against Montourville in a game the Indians held on to win, 21-17, the starting offense has just scored 7 points in the last 14 quarters.

The good thing about playing Shikellamy is that you seen their offense and speed.  The bad thing is that they put 44 points up rather easily and had 28 on the board before the end of the first quarter.

In the battle for the Coal Bucket last Friday against Mount Carmel, the defense came alive but was on the field too long.  The defensive backs improved in the tackling department.

This game is simple, offense moves the ball, Shamokin has a chance.

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