It took us a couple extra days to file this Week 5 Coal Region Football recap because we finally got caught up counting all the points scored in Minersville last week.
Schuylkill County Football – Week 5 Recap
Here’s a look at the action from Friday night …
Scoreboard Operator in Minersville Earns Pay
Prior to Friday night’s contest with Schuylkill Valley, Minersville had been outscored in its first 4 games (a 2-2 record in them) 80-78.
On Friday, those numbers nearly doubled in a single game. The Battlin’ Miners jumped out to an early lead but by the final buzzer, the leaves started changing and Minersville came up short in a wild 70-49 loss.
That’s a total of 119 points in a single game. At one point during the fourth quarter, teams with really tired defenses were exchanging touchdowns about every two minutes.
The 70 points is a school record for Schuylkill Valley, located in Leesport.
And the 119 points combined for the two teams represents a Berks County football record.
The @SVAthletics beat Minersville 70-49. That is the highest scoring football game involving a Berks team in the history of our county!
— Paul Roberts (@PaulRobertsWEEU) September 21, 2019
Of course, that’s all great news for Schuylkill Valley but Minersville drops to 2-3 in the non-league portion of its schedule. However, they might be one of the stronger teams coming out of Schuylkill League Division 2 this year and a defeat like that could really help bring a team together for the critical part of the season.
Tamaqua, Haven Dominant in Schuylkill League Openers
Tamaqua made sure it didn’t get caught looking past Blue Mountain Friday night. The Blue Raiders plucked the Eagles 49-14 to start Schuylkill League Division 1 play for each.
And in Division 2, Schuylkill Haven crushed Marian Catholic, 54-0. That was Haven’s first win of the season.
Williams Valley Stays Unbeaten
The Vikings trounced Juniata on Friday night, 49-15. Williams Valley stays unbeaten (5-0) on the season and is now 4-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference. They need to keep it going because they’re just trying to keep pace with Upper Dauphin.
The Trojans (also 5-0, 4-0 TVC) pasted Williams Valley’s big rivals Tri-Valley on Friday, 60-14. Those two teams are locked atop the Tri-Valley Conference.
And right behind them is another mutual rival, Pine Grove. The Cardinals ran off another conference win Friday night, topping Susquenita, 27-14. They’re just a game behind in the conference standings at 3-1 on the season.
Here are the other non-league finals from Week 5 of Coal Region Football …
- Jim Thorpe 41, Midd-West 0
- North Schuylkill 29, Mount Carmel 17
- Mahanoy Area 36, Hamburg 28 (OT)
- Nativity BVM 47, Shenandoah Valley 0
- Pottsville 57, Interboro 8