This weekend, thousands of students and fans renew a time-honored tradition here in Schuylkill County.
It’s high school football season.
Coal Region Football 2019 – Week 1 Preview
And Coal Region Football 2019 is ready to kick off.
A total of 16 teams are on our radar this season and all but one gets things started tonight at 7 o’clock.
It’s a non-league week so you’re going to see some unfamiliar names on the schedule. And in some cases, local teams play each other when they otherwise wouldn’t.
Here’s a look at the Week 1 schedule, starting with the games Friday night:
Blue Mountain at Muhlenberg
Nativity BVM at Millersburg
Williams Valley at Minersville
Jim Thorpe at Schuylkill Haven
Pine Grove at Northern Lebanon
Tamaqua at Line Mountain
North Schuylkill at Loyalsock Twp
Lehighton at Fleetwood
Pottsville at Hazleton
Mahanoy Area at Tri Valley
Shenandoah Valley at Morrisville
Marian Catholic at Midd-West
Week 1 Games in Schuylkill County
If you’re just looking to take in a game locally, you’ve got a few good choices on the schedule.
In Minersville, the Battlin Miners host Williams Valley.
Or you can head down to Schuylkill Haven and see the Hurricanes play up and take on Jim Thorpe in front of their home crowd.
And in another local contest Friday night, you have an excuse to drive out to the Hegins area to see Tri-Valley host Mahanoy Area.
All the other local teams are on the road this week and that includes the lone Saturday matchup when Panther Valley takes on Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech.
North Schuylkill Ready for a Big Season
Keep your eye out for Tamaqua as well, according to the experts.