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Palmerton Blue Bombers

Palmerton Blue Bombers
Palmerton Blue Bombers
Head Coach: Chris Walkowiak
PIAA District 11 - Class 3A
Schuylkill Colonial League - Red
12-1 0.923 7-0 1.000 7-0 5-1 L1

10:00 am

@ Hanover Area

Memorial Stadium


7:00 pm

@ Lehighton

League Game

W, 54-30

7:00 pm

@ Catasauqua

League Game

W, 27-7

7:00 pm

vs. Palisades

League Game

W, 54-23

7:00 pm

@ Jim Thorpe

Division Game / League Game

W, 41-31

7:00 pm

vs. Notre Dame-Green Pond

Division Game / League Game

W, 46-21

7:00 pm

vs. Pine Grove

Division Game / League Game

W, 41-22

7:00 pm

@ Salisbury Township

Division Game / League Game

W, 60-20

7:00 pm

vs. North Schuylkill

Division Game / League Game

W, 48-14

7:00 pm

vs. Tamaqua

Division Game / League Game

W, 34-14

7:00 pm

@ Northern Lehigh

Division Game / League Game

W, 47-13

7:00 pm

vs. Jim Thorpe

Playoff Game

W, 37-7

7:00 pm

vs. North Schuylkill

Playoff Game

W, 32-24

7:00 pm

@ Northwestern Lehigh

Lehighton HS
State Playoff Game

L, 8-58


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Palmerton’s Machalik signs LOI to become a Mountain Hawk

December 20, 2023  |  

Matthew Machalik, the Palmerton Blue Bombers Mr. Everything, signed his LOI today to join a slew of other Pennsylvania talent coming to roost at Lehigh. Aside from Lehigh, he also held offers from Navy and Lafayette.  Machalik, the 2023 Colonial League Offensive MVP, led the Blue Bombers to an undefeated (10-0 ) 2023 regular season […]

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Northwestern Lehigh Goes Back-to-Back as District Champions in Convincing Fashion.

November 18, 2023  |  

Northwestern Lehigh captures District XI 3A Championship in convincing fashion   LEHIGHTON- On paper this game looked like it could be destined to go down as an instant classic. Both Northwestern Lehigh and Palmerton came into their much-anticipated contest as unbeaten at 12-0. Both teams were ranked by in the top ten teams in […]

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Instant Classic: Facing Adversity, Palmerton Rallies to Advance in District XI 3A Playoffs

November 11, 2023  |  

Palmerton Blue Bombers rally late to advance to the District XI 3A Championship game.   PALMERTON-  In a season like no other for the Palmerton Blue Bombers, with their undefeated season on the line, not to mention their historic playoff run also in jeopardy, they scored the last 16 points in the waning minutes of […]

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Around District 11 with Pam and Guy: Great Comeback by the PV Bears

November 8, 2023  |  

The start of the playoffs is bittersweet. The big games are coming up, where the top teams face off head-to-head on the road to the state finals (almost said the road to Hershey). But it also means the regular season is over. Teams are putting away the pads until next year, there will be fewer […]

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District XI Class 3A Semi-Finals Preview and Bracket: Schuylkill-Colonial League Football

November 7, 2023  |  

In this bracket, WOW, is about all I can say about it. The top 4 seeds all took care of business in last week’s first round, the closest being a 30 point victory for the Blue Bombers of Palmerton over Jim Thorpe 37 to 7. The other 3 games were Notre Dame-Green Pond taking down […]

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Hittin’ The Road With Travelin’ Matt (Playoffs Week 1)

November 6, 2023  |  

Each week Travelin’ Matt traverses Pennsylvania attending the hottest high school football games and best match ups in the Commonwealth.  Follow his exploits each week as he documents his journey from Week Zero to the Pennsylvania State Football Finals!   Wednesday, November 2 The State of PA Football – Live at MaGerks’s (Lionville)    Thursday, […]

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Protime’s Pigskin Parlance – Milestones, Record Breakers & Game Shakers – Top Receivers Edition

November 1, 2023  |  

Protime’s weekly column will attempt to get readers up to date on current football facts, stats, and miscellaneous tidbits of information from across the entire state of Pennsylvania.  His crack staff of one will peruse some, but not all newspapers and other sources for hopefully what will be up to date scoop on the previous […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial Football League Final Regular Season Stats: OFFENSE/DEFENSE/SCORING

October 31, 2023  |  

HERE ARE YOUR SCHUYLKILL-COLONIAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE LEADERS AT THE END OF THE REGULAR SEASON !! OFFENSE: PASSING: RUSHING: RECEIVING: OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWNS: DEFENSE TOTAL TACKLES: SACKS: INTERCEPTIONS: Follow for all your high school football updates, scores, stories, rankings and more ! You can also follow us on Twitter at @PaFootballNews and on Facebook at Pennsylvania Football News, […]

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Hollywood’s Cutting Room Floor-Colonial/Schuylkill League Rivalry Edition

October 23, 2023  |  

As We Enter The Last Week of the Regular Season in the Colonial/Schuylkill League So Much Yet To Be Decided. It seems like it was just yesterday, that the Pennsylvania Football News staff was having their coaches kickoff cookout at the Forge Eatery and Pub up in Berwick in late August. In a blink of […]

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Hollywood’s Cutting Room Floor- Colonial/Schuylkill League Edition Week Nine.

October 18, 2023  |  

After Eight Weeks of the High School Football Season Seven Teams From the Colonial/Schuylkill League Have Clinched a Spot in the Upcoming District XI Playoffs. There are 32 open spots in the District XI playoffs from 1A to 6A, however there are no Colonial/Schuylkill League teams in the 6A classification. After week eight Minersville has […]

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Palmerton Blue Bombers Make a Statement in Enormous Win Over North Schuylkill.

October 14, 2023  |  

Palmerton Improves to 8-0 a Record they have not matched since 1951. PALMERTON- North Schuylkill scored on a 34 yard pass from Caden Mengel to Joey Flail early in the third quarter to cut the Palmerton lead to 32-24 at the nine minute mark. The Spartans attempted on onside kick where after a scrum ensued […]

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Hollywood’s Cutting Room Floor- Colonial/Schuylkill League Edition for Week Eight

October 10, 2023  |  

Seven down and just three games left in the regular season in the District XI Colonial/Schuylkill Football League. Heading into the final stretch of games in the Colonial/Schuylkill League, we have three teams that have clinched a District XI playoff berth. Palmerton and Northwestern Lehigh in class 3A and Southern Lehigh in 5A. The fourth […]

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Hollywood’s Cutting Room Floor-Colonial/Schuylkill League Week Six

September 27, 2023  |  

Time to make the turn into the second half of the regular season in the Skook/Colonial League. Taking a look back on week 5 and check out the match-ups for week six and we’ll take a look at the updated District XI power rankings. Southern Lehigh, Noorthwestern Lehigh and Palmerton all come into week six […]

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Hollywood’s Mid-Season Report Card: Colonial/Schuylkill League

September 26, 2023  |  

Here is how it look at the half-way point of the 2023 Colonial-Schuylkill League Regular Season. We are the end of September is upon us and the chill of Autumn has arrived. We have also only have just 5 weeks left of the high school football regular season in the Commonwealth and right now it […]

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Palmerton Ends Drought and Overwhelms Notre Dame Green Pond in Marquis Contest

September 23, 2023  |  

Near decade long losing streak came to an end in a dominate Blue Bomber performance Friday night. PALMERTON- The Palmerton Blue Bombers came into Friday night’s Colonial/Schuylkill League contest determined to end a nine game futile effort to knock off the Crusaders of Notre Dame Green Pond, and when the clock struck zero to conclude […]

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Jim Thorpe vs Palmerton GAME HIGHLIGHTS 9/15/23

September 21, 2023  |  

Game Highlights of the week 3 matchup between the Jim Thorpe Olympians and the Palmerton Blue Bombers.

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Hollywood’s Cutting room floor: Week 4 Colonial/Schuylkill League Edition

September 19, 2023  |  

AS we reach the halfway point of the regular season, here is how the Colonial/Schuylkill League breakdowns. After the fourth week of the high school football season closed out this past weekend in the Colonial/Schuylkill League League there are just three teams still undefeated heading into week five: Palmerton, Northwestern Lehigh and Southern Lehigh. Palmerton’s […]

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Palmerton holds off Jim Thorpe to stay Undefeated on the Season.

September 16, 2023  |  

Jim Thorpe- The undefeated Blue Bombers, lead by their Sr. quarterback Matthew Machalik, cruised in to this Friday night matchup the winners of their previous 3 contests and hoped to come away with another victory against the Olympians of Jim Thorpe.  It did not take long for Palmerton to get on the board as they […]

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Around District 11 with Pam and Guy: A Homecoming for Pam

September 7, 2023  |  

Around District 11 with Pam and Guy: A Homecoming for Pam It was a somber week for us, as we had the sad responsibility of planning Guy’s mother’s funeral. But as is so often the case for us and so many others we found escape in sports. This week we managed to take in four […]

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2023 Schuylkill/Colonial League Preview: *RED* Division

August 24, 2023  |  

2023 SCHUYLKILL/COLONIAL LEAGUE PREVIEW *RED DIVISION* 2022 RED Division Standings This RED division preview is going to be fun, yet tough as well. Many good, all around teams play in this class. Who’s ready to dive in ? North Schuylkill Spartans Head Coach: Walter *Wally* Hall(11th season, 88-28-0) 10 seasons, 10 winning records, 10 playoff […]

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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to Know Palmerton OL/DL Clayton Christman

July 18, 2023  |  

Clayton Christman Center and D-Tackle Palmerton Class Of 2024 Jersey #75 HT/WT 5’9 225 lbs Awards The “Sledge hammer” award my sophomore and junior year. (Given to the hardest working player in the offseason/season) Twitter @ClayChristman75 Coach Walkowiak: “Clayton is an old school football player who does not come off the field. He is a […]

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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Palmerton QB Matt Machalik

May 7, 2023  |  

Matt Machalik QB, S Palmerton Class Of 2024 Jersey #2 HT/WT 6’1/195 Other sports Basketball 2022 AAA Sportswriters All-State Team – Quarterback, 2022 PA Football News 3A Coaches Select All State Team – 1st Team Offensive Athlete, 2022 Co-Offensive Player Of The Year Colonial League Football Coaches Association All League Team, 2022 1st Team QB […]

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Spartans Defuse the Blue Bombers in District XI Showdown

November 10, 2022  |  

North Schuylkill reigns victorious over Palmerton in this semifinal matchup.  Joey Flail had 3 touchdowns and Gavin Mentzer had a strong kicking and punting performance for North Schuylkill. The North Schuylkill Spartans and the Palmerton Blue Bombers pushed their battle up one night due to impending rain. The Spartans won the coin toss but chose […]

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2022 PIAA District XI Class 3A Semi-Final Preview: Palmerton at North Schuylkill *Round-2*

November 9, 2022  |  

\ 2022 PIAA District XI Class 3A Semi-Final Preview: Palmerton Blue Bombers(7-4) at North Schuylkill Spartans(9-2) *Round-2* click to see brackets Earlier this season, about four weeks ago, North Schuylkill hosted the Blue Bombers in a matchup that saw the Spartans defeat the Blue Bombers 35 to 21. Palmerton, who took an early lead, was […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial Review, Preview and Predictions for Week-9 !

October 21, 2022  |  

WEEK-8 REVIEW: Week-8 saw a couple upsets if you will with Blue Mountain losing to Saucon Valley 24 to 21, and Bangor taking down Northwestern Lehigh 27 to 21. One game that was somewhat of a surprise, not because of who won or lost but the score, I feel many believed never thought there would […]

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Spartans roll to victory 35 to 21 after falling behind 14 to 0 early !

October 15, 2022  |  

Spartans roll to victory 35 to 21 after falling behind 14 to 0 early ! Coming into the game, most people believed this one could get very offensive as both teams have very quick, and potent offenses. This assumption would be proven correct early on but not before Blue Bomber’s quarterback Matt Machalik, would throw […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial Preview and Predictions for Week-8 !

October 14, 2022  |  

Follow @PFNDan570FB and @BPtashinski on TWITTER for LIVE SCORING UPDATES from in-game coverage around the Schuylkill-Colonial Leagues Week-7 Review: Last week we saw some good, hard fought battles, even some upsets as some would say between teams in both the Schuylkill-Colonial Leagues starting with the game of the week, Notre Dame-GP falling to Northern Lehigh […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial Preview and Predictions for Week-7 !

October 4, 2022  |  

Follow @PFNDan570FB and @BPtashinski on TWITTER for LIVE SCORING UPDATES from in-game coverage around the Schuylkill-Colonial Leagues Week-6 Review: Notre Dame-GP took down the Spartans of North Schuylkill 36 to 24 last Friday night behind their leader Danny Darno, AJ Lozano and Josh Ludlow. Quarterback Darno finished the game with 368 total yards of offense, […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial League Mid-Season Report and Standings

September 28, 2022  |  

Schuylkill-Colonial League Mid-Season Review and Standings In the GOLD Division, we see a 2-way tie at (2-0-0) Northwestern Lehigh(4-1-0), and Southern Lehigh(4-1-0) leading the way. Last year’s defending Red Division Champions, Leading the way for the Tigers is senior quarterback Cade Christopher, who has thus far thrown for 271 yards on just 22 of 55 […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial Preview and Predictions for Week-5 !

September 20, 2022  |  

North Schuylkill Spartans(3-1) at Northern Lehigh Bulldogs(4-0) Last Meeting: Spartans won 56 to 42(2021) Streak: North Schuylkill has won (1) Key Player(s) to Watch: North Schuylkill – Jared Tanari(RB/OLB), Steven Davis Jr.(DE/T) Northern Lehigh – Austin Smyth(TE/DE), John Abidelli(CB/RB) Preview: Last time the Bulldogs defeated the Spartans was back in 2011 when Northern Lehigh won […]

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Around District 11 We Go: The Travels of Guy & Pam Week 3, 2022 – PSAC Edition

September 14, 2022  |  

Around District 11: The Travels of Guy & Pam Week Three: Tour de PSAC 2022.5.  Another four football game week for Pam & Guy.  We started out with a high school varsity game on Friday night.  On Saturday, we began the latest of our quirky goals, a two-year plan to visit all 16 colleges (+1) […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial League Preview and Predictions for Week-3 ! Game Highlights

September 8, 2022  |  

Schuylkill-Colonial League Week-2 Review: Week 2 saw some mild upsets and a couple scores that I for one did not see coming. The big one I definitely didn’t see coming was Palisades taking down Wilson by a score of 31 to 6. The next one, I thought could go either way but chose wrong, was […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial League Preview and Predictions for Week-2 !

August 31, 2022  |  

Schuylkill-Colonial League Week-1 Review: Last weekend we saw some great football action, some close tough games, some not so close, streaks ended, and more. To start it off, I traveled to Ashland to watched the game between Mt. Carmel and North Schuylkill. Mt. Carmel ended a 7 game losing streak to the Spartans winning 25 […]

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Schuylkill-Colonial League Week-1 Quick Preview and Predictions

August 25, 2022  |  

Schuylkill-Colonial League Week-1 Preview: The 2022 Pennsylvania high school football season is officially here with week-1, or week-0 as some call it, starting tomorrow. This season looks to be very eventful and exciting between the two co-op leagues as some teams have been moved from one division to another, other teams have been moved up […]

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2022 Schuylkill Colonial Conference Preview: “RED Division”

August 20, 2022  |  

2022 Schuylkill/Colonial Conference Preview: “RED Division” 2021 FINAL Division Results: TEAM – Regular Season Record – (Division Record) North Schuylkill Spartans – 9-1 – (7-1) Notre Dame Green Pond Crusaders – 7-2 – (5-1) Northern Lehigh Bulldogs – 7-3 – (5-2) Jim Thorpe Olympians – 6-4 – (4-3) Tamaqua Blue Raiders – 2-6 – (2-4) […]

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2022 PFN Player Spotlight: Matthew Machalik-Palmerton Blue Bombers

July 19, 2022  |  

Matt Machalik School: Palmerton Blue Bombers Class of: 2024 GPA: 3.6 Jersey Number: #2 Position(s): QB/FS Ht: 6’0 – Wt: 195 Notable Awards: 1st Team All-State Writers 2nd Team All-State Coaches Super 16 Dream Team Eastern PA Football 1st Team Times News Offensive Player of the Year Other Sports: Basketball TWITTER: @machalikmatthew _____________________________________________ Why do […]

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Rosters Announced for Inaugural Schuylkill vs Colonial League All Star Game ! @Colonial_League @SchLeague

April 2, 2022  |  

Official Rosters Announced for the Inaugural Schuylkill vs Colonial League All Star Game… Players on teams from around both Leagues will compete in the first ever Schuylkill vs Colonial League All Star game being played at Rotary Field in Schuylkill Haven, Pa on May 21st, 2022 at 2:00pm. The All Star game will be played […]

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Schuylkill vs Colonial Leagues Set to Battle it Out on the Field in 1st. Annual Schuylkill/Colonial League All Star Game

January 30, 2022  |  

All Star Game LOGO designed by: Tara Robinson and Mike Farr Rotary Field at Schuylkill Haven to Host 1st. Annual Schuylkill vs Colonial League All Star Game May 21, 2022 @ 2pm! Last year we witnessed the first year for the Schuylkill/Colonial Leagues Co-Operative Schedule between the two District XI leagues. With much success and […]

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Blue Bombers Got Framed Saturday Afternoon In Lehighton by a Pack of Bulldogs. @AthleticsNLsd @PalmertonHigh

November 14, 2021  |  

Matt Frame Sliced the Palmerton Defense to the Tune of 334 Yards and Five Touchdowns. Lehighton- On a cold, dreary and rainy backdrop to the PIAA District XI 2A Championship Saturday afternoon in Lehighton, a star shone brightly for the Bulldogs of Northern Lehigh, running back Matt Frame was on top of his game leading […]

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Hollywood’s Cutting Room Floor- District XI Playoff Edition

November 10, 2021  |  

A Review of the This Past Weekend’s Playoff Games in District XI and a Look Ahead to Five District Championships This Upcoming Weekend. PIAA EASTERN CONFERENCE 4A CHAMPIONSHIP BANGOR 49 SAUCON VALLEY 14 Hollywood attended four District XI playoff games this past weekend, including a Thursday night Eastern Conference 4A Championship. My first ever trip […]

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Palmerton Overcomes Lethargic Start to Overcome Battlin’ Miners. @PalmertonHigh @MinersFB

October 23, 2021  |  

Blue Bombers Got Off to Shaky Start but Survived Friday Night Over a Determined Minersville Squad. PALMERTON- Opportunities only knock once, so the saying goes. Thankfully for the Palmerton Blue Bombers football team they received more than their fair share. After not taking advantage early, they managed to convert enough of their chances in a […]

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Hollywood’s Take On Week #9 Double-Dip Preview and Predictions.

October 21, 2021  |  

Previews and Prediction of the Two Contests I will be Attending in Week #9. 6-2 MINERSVILLE BATTLIN’ MINERS at 7-1 PALMERTOM BLUE BOMBERS FRIDAY 7PM Palmerton is riding a six game winning streak after losing 17-14 to Jim Thorpe on September 3rd. They come in averaging just over 43 points per game led by sophomore […]

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PFNDan’s Double Down Schuylkill/Colonial League Preview for Week-5 September 23rd thru 25th Schuylkill League Edition! @SchLeague @Colonial_League

September 23, 2021  |  

PFNDan570FB will not be making predictions this week as I am off on vacation for my wife and I 10th year anniversary. **Games Played at Schuylkill League Teams Home Field** Friday Night Lights: Nativity BVM Green Wave(2-2) at Panther Valley Panthers(0-2) Last Meeting: 2019 – Nativity BVM won 31 to 2 Nativity enters tomorrow night’s […]

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PFNDan570FB’S Schuylkill/Colonial League Review: September 17th & 18th with Video Highlights ! @SchLeague @Colonial_League

September 22, 2021  |  

Schuylkill and Colonial League Review: Week-4 ! FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: This past weekend I started outside of the Schuylkill/Colonial League, as I traveled down south a bit to cover a game between two undefeated teams at Governor Mifflin stadium, and to witness one of the states top running-backs in Nicholas Singleton of Governor Mifflin. Though […]

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PFNDan’s Double Down Schuylkill/Colonial League Preview and Predictions Week-4 September 17th thru 20th! Schuylkill League Edition @SchLeague @Colonial_League

September 16, 2021  |  

This week’s edition of Triple D, aka: Dan’s Double Down: **Games Played at Schuylkill League Teams Home Field** Games of the Week FRIDAY NIGHT: Williams Valley Viking(3-0) at Minersville Battlin’ Miners(2-1) Last Meeting: 2019 – Williams Valley won 39 to 7 Minersville comes into this weekends matchup winners of 2 straight, shutting out both opponents […]

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PFNDan570FB’S Schuylkill/Colonial League Review: September 2nd thru 5th @SchLeague @Colonial_League

September 7, 2021  |  

The Schuylkill/Colonial League teams were back in action this last weekend after Hurricane Ida threatened the area with heavy rain Wednesday thru Thursday morning causing major flooding and postponements, in certain areas. To start the week off, I was able to catch the game between the Class 4A Northwestern Lehigh Tigers, Honorable Mention in the […]

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2021 PFN Team Preview: The Palmerton Blue Bombers @PalmertonHigh

June 15, 2021  |  

The Palmerton Blue Bombers Head Coach Chris Walkowiak Assistant Coaches Mike Falcone Fred Lesher Logan Lesher Mark Versuk Will Cameron Junior Ortiz Chris Frace Matt Guedes 2020 Season Record 3-5 2021 Palmerton Blue Bombers Team Page 2021 Schedule DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME/SCORE 08-21   vs. Bangor (SCR) 10:00 am 08-27   vs. Lehighton (0-0) 7:00 pm 09-03   @ Jim Thorpe (0-0) 7:00 pm […]

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2021 Player Preview: Matthew Machalik-Palmerton Blue Bombers @MachalikMatthew @PalmertonHigh

June 10, 2021  |  

Matthew Machalik Palmerton Area Blue Bombers Class of: 2024 GPA: 3.5 Position(s): QB Ht: 6’0  – Wt: 190   Other Sports: Basketball Awards: Times News 2020 All Area Team – Athlete all-star Morning Call 2020 All Colonial League Team – Honorable mention 2020 Palmerton Football Grid Iron Awards – Co-Offensive MVP 2020 Stats: 8 Games Played […]

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#Palmerton dismantles Pen Argyl to earn initial win @PAKnightFball @andrewsabo05

September 23, 2018  |  

Andrew Sabo heads for the endzone PEN ARGYL- Palmerton came into Saturday’s afternoon game with Pen Argyl winless in its’ first four games, albeit they played the class of Colonial League to start the season: Palisades, Southern Lehigh, Saucon Valley and Notre Dame-Green Pond, a combined 12-4 coming into the weekend. The Bombers, to their […]

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