Monday, August 15, 2011

Silence on Clinton Avenue

With the start of official practice for scholastic football players in Pennsylvania, there will be at least one team gone from the annual August event.  Lourdes Regional will not field a football team and entered into a co-op agreement with Mount Carmel Area High School.  Economics and numbers finally caught up to the Red Raiders. 

This is kind of a far cry from the early 70's when Mount Carmel, Lourdes Regional and Shamokin won 3 consecutive Eastern Conference titles which was the only championship to be won.

Lourdes Regional has fielded a football since the early 60's when Leo Mulhall was the first head coach and is the namesake for the current stadium.

1 comment:

BillFrac said...

Sorry to see this happen, those were great rivalries and great teams.