Saturday, July 08, 2006

2006 PAC-10 High School Football Schedules

Phoenixville is the PAC-10 defending champion, but the Phantoms could be hard pressed to repeat with the loss of quarterback Bill Shirk, who led the league in passing. Phoenixville also has to replace Shirk's top receiver Chase DiFebbo, who averaged over 23-yards a catch.

Upper Perk could be considered one of the favorites because of the return of quarterback Sean Nevin, who finished second in the conference in passing. Nevin completed 136 of 235 passes with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Helping protech Nevin is tackle John Fieger, who earlier this week gave a verbal commitment to Pittsburgh.

Pottsgrove has some work to do in finding a replacement for running back Brent Carter, who's getting ready for his freshman season at Penn State. Carter, a starter since a sophomore, led the league in rushing last year.

St. Pius X returns its top runner and receiver. Senior Bruce Parkinson was second in the league rushing with 1,204 yards and 12 touchdowns. Senior Jordan D'Emilio ran for 587 yards last year and also caught 44 passes.

Now here's a look at the PAC-10 week-by-week schedule:

9/1

Boyertown @ Muhlenberg
Souderton @ Spring-Ford
Great Valley @ Phoenixville
Upper Perk @ Allen
Perk Valley @ Upper Dublin
Radnor @ Pottsgrove

9/2

Methacton @ Lansdale Catholic 1:00
Kennedy-Kendrick @ St. Pius X 1:00

9/8

Spring-Ford @ Upper Perk
St. Pius X @ Phoenixville
Wyomissing@ Pottstown
Pottsgrove @ Perk Valley
Owen J. Roberts @ West Chester East
Boyertown @ Lansdale Catholic

9/15

Pottsgrove @ Boyertown
Owen J. Roberts @ Spring-Ford
Upper Perk @ Phoenixville
Pottstown @ Perk Valley

9/16

St. Pius X @ Lansdale Catholic 7:00

9/22

Pottstown @ Phoenixville
Boyertown @ Downingtown West
Lansdale Catholic @ Spring-Ford
Perk Valley @ Owen J. Roberts

9/23

Upper Perk @ Frankford 11:00

9/29

Boyertown @ Pottstown
Spring-Ford @ Perk Valley
Pottsgrove @ Lansdale Catholic
Phoenixville @ Owen J. Roberts
St. Pius X @ Upper Perk

10/6

Owen J. Roberts @ Boyertown
Phoenixville @ Springfield Twp.
Upper Perk @ Pottsgrove
Perk Valley @ Lansdale Catholic

10/7

Spring-Ford @ Downingtown East 1:00
Pottstown @ St. Pius X 1:00

10/13

Boyertown @ Spring-Ford
Lansdale Catholic @ Upper Perk
Phoenixville @ Perk Valley
Pottsgrove @ Pottstown

10/14

Owen J. Roberts @ St. Pius X 2:00

10/20

Perk Valley @ Boyertown
Owen J. Roberts @ Pottsgrove
Upper Perk @ Pottstown

10/21

St. Pius X at Spring-Ford 2:00
Lansdale Catholic at Phoenixville 2:00

10/27

Boyertown at Phoenixville
Spring-Ford at Pottgrove
Upper Perk at Owen J. Roberts
Pottstown @ Lansdale Catholic

10/28

Perk Valley at St. Pius X 1:00

11/3

St. Pius X at Boyertown
Spring-Ford at Pottstown
Lansdale Catholic at Owen J. Roberts
Phoenixville at Pottsgrove
Perk Valley at Upper Perk

11/10 (Contigency games)

Great Valley at Boyertown
Downingtown West at Owen J. Roberts
West Chester Rustin at Phoenixville
Upper Perk at Quakertown
Pottstown at Upper Moreland
Pottsgrove at Hatboro-Horsham

11/10

St. Pius X at Lower Moreland
Spring-Ford at Methacton

11/23

Boyertown at Upper Perk 10:00
Phoenixville at Spring-Ford 10:00
Pottstown at Owen J. Roberts 10:00
St. Pius X at Pottsgrove 10:00
Lansdale Catholic at North Penn 10:30

Upper Perk's Fieger Commits To Pitt

Upper Perkiomen's John Fieger, one of the top offensive linemen in eastern Pennsylvania, will continue his football career at the University of Pittsburgh. Fieger, who stands 6-6, 285-pounds, verbally committed to the Panthers earlier this week, choosing Pitt over Connecticut, Rutgers, Temple and Virginia.

The two-year starter, who serves as The Tribe's offensive and defensive tackles, plus the team's long snapper, bench presses 300-pounds and squats 475-pounds, and runs a 5.1 40-yard dash.

To read more on Fieger's decision from The Morning Call, please click on the Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle headline "Upper Perk's Fieger Commits To Pitt.

Friday, July 07, 2006

2006 Mountain Valley Conference High School Football Schedules

In a little more than a month, high school football teams from across the Keystone State will take to the practice field. When August 14th rolls around, everyone will start with the same dream...a PIAA state championship. Here at the Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle, we're going to try to get you ready for every block and tackle.

Today we present the 2006 Mountain Valley Conference schedules. All seven of these schools play in the beautiful Pocono Mountains.

MVC

East Stroudsburg North Timberwolves
East Stroudsburg South Cavaliers
Lehighton Indians
Pleasant Valley Bears
Pocono Mountain East Cardinals
Pocono Mountain West Panthers
Stroudsburg Mountaineers

East Stroudsburg North

9/1 Delaware Valley
9/8 @ Wallenpaupack
9/15 Honesdale
9/22 @ Daniel Boone
9/29 Pocono Mt. West
10/6 @ Pocono Mt. East
10/13 Pleasant Valley
10/20 Stroudsburg
10/27 @ Lehighton
11/3 @ E. Stroudsburg South

East Stroudsburg South

9/1 Dieruff
9/8 @ Delaware Valley
9/15 Scranton
9/22 @ Pocono Mt. West
9/29 Stroudsburg
10/6 @ Lehighton
10/13 Pocono Mt. East
10/20 @ Pleasant Valley
10/27 Hazleton
11/3 E. Stroudsburg North
11/10 @ Northampton (contingency game)
11/23 @ Stroudsburg

Lehighton

9/1 Marian Catholic
9/8 @ Tamaqua
9/15 @ Wallenpaupack
9/22 @ Pleasant Valley
9/29 @ Pocono Mt. East
10/6 East Stroudsburg South
10/13 @ Stroudsburg
10/20 Pocono Mt. West
10/27 East Stroudsburg North
11/3 @ Jim Thorpe
11/10 @ Palmerton (contingency game)

Pleasant Valley

9/1 Nazareth
9/8 @ Williamsport
9/15 Wyoming Valley West
9/22 Lehighton
9/29 at Hazleton
10/6 Pocono Mt. West
10/13 @ E. Stroudsburg North
10/20 E. Stroudsburg South
10/27 at Pocono Mt. East
11/3 at Stroudsburg

Pocono Mt. East

9/1 @ Pottsville
9/8 Wyoming Area
9/15 @ Delaware Valley
9/22 @ Stroudsburg
9/29 Lehighton
10/6 East Stroudsburg North
10/13 @ East Stroudsburg South
10/20 Berwick
10/27 Pleasant Valley
11/3 @ Pocono Mt. West

Pocono Mt. West

9/1 Wallenpaupack
9/8 @ Crestwood
9/15 @ Kutztown
9/22 East Stroudsburg South
9/29 @ East Stroudsburg North
10/6 @ Pleasant Valley
10/13 Jim Thorpe
10/20 @ Lehighton
10/28 Stroudsburg
11/3 Pocono Mt. East

Stroudsburg

9/1 @ Northampton
9/8 @ Berwick
9/15 Hazleton
9/22 Pocono Mt. East
9/29 @ East Stroudsburg South
10/6 Wyoming Valley West
10/13 Lehighton
10/20 @ East Stroudsburg North
10/28 @ Pocono Mt. West
11/3 Pleasant Valley
11/10 @ Downingtown East (contingency game)
11/23 East Stroudsburg South

Big 33 Game Will Stay A Pennsylvania/Ohio Affair....At Least in 2007


Big 33 officials have voted to keep Ohio as Pennsylvania's opponent...at least for 2007. The Big 33's vote came on the heels of some disappointment from the Pennsylvania camp that Ohio may not have supplied its best roster because the Big 33 Game fell on the same weekend as the Buckeye State's very popular North-South intrastate all-star game in Columbus.

There was talk that game officials were considering replacing Ohio with Maryland, which took part in one of the best high school football all-star games in the country. The PA stars played Maryland from 1985 through 1992. Next year's game will be the 50th Big 33 Game.

One interesting note on this game is that every Super Bowl played has included a representative from the Big 33 Game.

To read more on the decision, please click on our headline "Big 33 Game Will Stay A Pennsylvania/Ohio Affair...At Least In 2007".

2006 Colonial League High School Football Schedule


The Colonial League is a 12-team league in District XI that has proven to be one of the best in the 2A leagues in Pennsylvania. Three of the last five 2A Eastern champs (Pen Argyl 2001, Northern Lehigh 2003, Wilson 2005) have come from the Colonial League, although all three have lost in the state title game in Hershey. Once again the league will be challenging for a state title with Wilson leading the way. The Warriors will be looking for a return trip to Hershey on the arm of senior quarterback D.J. Lenehan, who is getting looks from several Division I-A schools.

Bangor, Northwestern Lehigh and Southern Lehigh are 3A schools and are hurt by the fact that the other nine schools are in Class 2A. The league doesn't play any non-league opponents during the regular season.

Here's a look at the 2006 schedule. Friday night games start at 7pm, while Saturday games are at 1:30 unless otherwise noted.

For more on the Colonial League you can go to its website at www.colonialleague.org.

9/1

Northern Lehigh @ Bangor
Northwestern @ Notre Dame GP
Pen Argyl @ Saucon Valley
Wilson @ Palisades
Southern Lehigh @ Catasauqua
Palmerton @ Salisbury

9/8

Palisades @ Northern Lehigh
Salisbury @ Northwestern
Bangor @ Palmerton
Notre Dame GP @ Southern Lehigh

9/9

Catasauqua @ Pen Argyl
Saucon Valley @ Wilson

9/15

Saucon Valley @ Bangor
Palmerton @ Notre Dame GP
Wilson @ Catasauqua
Palisades @ Northwestern
Northern Lehigh @ Salisbury
Pen Argyl @ Southern Lehigh

9/22

Northwestern @ Bangor
Southern Lehigh @ Palmerton
Notre Dame GP @ Palisades
Catasauqua @ Saucon Valley

9/23

Northern Lehigh @ Pen Argyl
Salisbury @ Wilson

9/29

Notre Dame GP @ Northern Lehigh
Pen Argyl @ Palmerton
Bangor @ Palisades
Catasauqua @ Salisbury
Northwestern @ Saucon Valley
Wilson @ Southern Lehigh

10/6

Salisbury @ Notre Dame GP
Palisades @ Catasauqua
Saucon Valley @ Northern Lehigh
Pen Argyl @ Northwestern
Bangor @ Southern Lehigh

10/7
Palmerton @ Wilson 2:30

10/13

Catasauqua @ Bangor
Southern Lehigh @ Northwestern
Palisades @ Palmerton
Notre Dame GP @ Saucon Valley

10/14

Salisbury @ Pen Argyl 2:00
Northern Lehigh @ Wilson 2:00

10/20

Bangor @ Notre Dame GP
Palmerton @ Catasauqua
Northwestern @ Northern Lehigh
Southern Lehigh @ Palisades
Saucon Valley @ Salisbury

10/21

Wilson @ Pen Argyl

10/27

Wilson @ Bangor
Pen Argyl @ Notre Dame GP
Northern Lehigh @ Catasauqua
Northwestern @ Palmerton
Salisbury @ Palisades
Saucon Valley @ Southern Lehigh

11/3

Palmerton @ Northern Lehigh
Catasauqua @ Northwestern
Southern Lehigh @ Salisbury
Palisades @ Saucon Valley

11/4

Bangor @ Pen Argyl 2:00
Notre Dame GP @ Wilson 2:00

Sunday, July 02, 2006

East Tops West In Pennsylvania State Football Coaches All-Star Game

Mike Callahan of Hempfield and Graham Zug of Manheim Central starred for the East as it beat the West 20-14 in the 6th Annual East-West high school football all-star game sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association.

Callahan passed for two touchdowns, including a 68-yard bomb to Wilson's Brad Walter that ended-up being the game winner. Zug also caught a TD pass from Callahan, but really shined on the other side of the ball with two interceptions.

To read a complete wrap-up of the game, please click on the Pennsylvania High School Football Huddle headline "East Tops West In Pennsylvania State Football Coaches All-Star Game".