Thursday, August 25, 2011

One Week and Wake Up Until Kickoff

Yes, it's hard to believe.  A little more than one week away from the kickoff of the high school football season.  Once again, Clear Channel Williamsport will be covering Shamokin Area, Mount Carmel Area and Southern Columbia on the BILL95 and VARIETY 99 stations. 

What's cooking after a week of practice?  On the very first day of practice Southern took a big blow with Tyrell Thomas being sidelined for the year with a knee injury.  The Tigers are going to lose over 1500 yards from scrimmage from the talented senior.  Tom Schetroma returns after sitting out the 2011 campaign with a knee injury. According to newspaper reports, Matt Moore looked good on the offensive side of the ball for the Tigers.

Mount Carmel looks to have their best team since 2008 when the Red Tornadoes lost in the state playoffs to Lancaster Catholic.  Once again, the Red Tornadoes look down both barrels with the opening two weeks against Selinsgrove and Lewisburg.  Reports out of the Green Dragon camp are that they are little dinged in the preseason.

Shamokin will be trying to implement more of a platoon system and also strengthen the secondary.  The are looking for a leader in the backfield in trying to replace Jared Montgomery.  They also need to find someone to take up the scoring slack.  A strong experienced offensive line and opening games against Mifflinburg and Jersey Shore may take some of the pressure off the young Indians.

As time permits in the following weeks you will see our radio schedule. Previews and interviews about upcoming games and a salute to the 1991 Shamokin Area Indians.  In 1991, they are the only Shamokin Area team since the jointure to finish the regular season undefeated.  The Indians lost to Conestoga Valley in the AAA state semifinals at Bucknell University.

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