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Tamaqua Blue Raiders

Tamaqua Blue Raiders
Tamaqua Blue Raiders
Head Coach: Sam Bonner
PIAA District 11 - Class 3A
Schuylkill Colonial League - Red
 
 
OVERALL PCT CONF PCT HOME AWAY STREAK
5-6 0.455 4-3 0.571 2-3 3-3 L1

08-19
9:00 am

vs. Hamburg

Scrimmage

-

08-25
7:00 pm

vs. Northwestern Lehigh

League Game

L, 6-49

09-01
7:00 pm

vs. Lehighton

League Game

L, 6-28

09-08
7:00 pm

@ Notre Dame-Green Pond

Division Game / League Game

L, 13-60

09-14
7:00 pm

vs. North Schuylkill

Division Game / League Game

L, 15-38

09-22
7:00 pm

@ Salisbury Township

Division Game / League Game

W, 49-18

09-29
7:00 pm

vs. Jim Thorpe

Division Game / League Game

W, 14-7

10-06
7:00 pm

@ Pine Grove

Division Game / League Game

W, 42-3

10-12
7:00 pm

vs. Northern Lehigh

Division Game / League Game

W, 23-13

10-20
7:00 pm

@ Palmerton

Division Game / League Game

L, 14-34

10-27
7:00 pm

@ Panther Valley

League Game

W, 35-7

11-02
7:00 pm

@ North Schuylkill

Playoff Game

L, 17-55

 

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South Scores Big in Second Half to Take the 2023 SCFCA North v South Senior All Star Game

November 23, 2023  |  

In what started out sorta slow, with the score 14 to 6 at halftime, suddenly opened up in the second half with the South outscoring the North 29 to 6 to win the 2023 SCFCA NvS Senior All Star game 35 to 20 behind a powerful running attack from the game’s South Offensive MVP Parrish […]

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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 www.pafootballnews.com 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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SCFCA announces DATE/ROSTERS for the 2023 North/South Senior All Star Game !!

October 18, 2023  |  

SCFCA North/South Senior All Star Game will be played on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 at Schuylkill Haven’s Rotary Field. Scheduled kickoff is set for 7:00pm ! *Admission to the game is $5.00 at the gate*   2023 South All Stars 2023 North All Stars # Name School # Name School 1 Lorenzo Yourey Minersville 2 […]

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Tamaqua Extends Win Streak to Four by Defeating Northern Lehigh Thursday Night.

October 13, 2023  |  

Blue Raiders Take Control Late in the First Half to Rally Back From 7-0 Deficit in Victory Thursday Night. TAMAQUA- In a key Colonial/Schuylkill League Red Division Football game Thursday night, the Tamaqua Blue Raiders used a late first half touchdown to propel themselves to a 23-13 win over Northern Lehigh Bulldogs on Senior night […]

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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 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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North Schuylkill Rolls To A Victory Over Tamaqua Thursday Night.

September 15, 2023  |  

North Schuylkill Spartans jumped out to a 31 point lead on Tamaqua Thursday night en route to a 38-15 win. TAMAQUA- The North Schuylkill Spartans are on a mission! Two weeks ago a disappointing 18-17 loss to rival Blue Mountain was a stinging blow to Coach Wally Hall’s squad, but then a shutout win over […]

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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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STRONG WORDS spoken at this years SCFCA Media Day held at Mountain Valley Golf Clubhouse !

August 4, 2023  |  

Many members of the media from all over the region came in support of the 2023 SCFCA Media Day held at Mountain Valley Golf Course’ Clubhouse. The event was sponsored by The Funding Zone, @TheFundingZone @MSFundingZ on Twitter. Schuylkill Haven Hurricanes Head Coach Mike Farr started things off by letting everyone know how big and […]

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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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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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Jim Thorpe dominates Tamaqua on Homecoming Night 42 to 6

October 1, 2022  |  

Jim Thorpe’s Junior DT/T, Noah Rosahac with the Homecoming Queen after the game ! In what I thought was going to be a much closer battle, turned out to be not even close. You could almost smell the intensity from the Olympians sideline and crowd before the game, and especially during the pregame entry for […]

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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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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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Schuylkill League teams square up in the ring on Media Day at Fighter’s Heaven !

August 11, 2022  |  

Schuylkill League teams square up in the ring on Media Day at Fighter’s Heaven ! On Wednesday August 10 2022, Fighter’s Heaven in rural Deer Lake, Pennsylvania hosted the 19th Annual Media Day for the 16 Schuylkill League teams. Things were started off with Schuylkill Haven Head Coach and league President, Mike Farr stepping into […]

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Schuylkill League All Stars took the field today for practice 2 before their big game vs the Colonial League All Stars !

May 16, 2022  |  

Team Skook took the field today to complete their second and final practice before the big game between the Schuylkill and Colonial League All Stars. The Schuylkill League All Star squad looked ready to go and get at it today at Rotary Field in Schuylkill Haven in preparation for next weekend’s Inaugural Schuylkill/Colonial All Star […]

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Team Schuylkill preps for first ever Schuylkill vs Colonial League All Star game May 21, 2022 !

May 1, 2022  |  

The first ever All Star game between the Schuylkill and Colonial Leagues is set for May 21, 2022 at 2:00pm at Rotary Field in Schuylkill Haven, Pa. Today, for the first time, Team Schuylkill, or as it’s known around this area, Team ” Skook ” took the field for their first of two practices before […]

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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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PFNDan570FB’S Schuylkill/Colonial League Review of Week-8 ! @SchLeague @Colonial_League

October 17, 2021  |  

PFNDan570FB’S Schuylkill/Colonial League Review of Week-8 ! @SchLeague @Colonial_League **Review is from Schuylkill League teams games that were played at home** Let’s start it off with the game I attended… Jim Thorpe traveled to Tamaqua to take on the Blue Raiders. Jim Thorpe’s defense shut down, and out the Tamaqua offense, limiting them to just […]

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UPDATED 10.17.2021 Jim Thorpe pulls away in second half, shuts out Tamaqua 34 to 0… Photo Gallery Included @JTOlympians @TASDAthletics1

October 16, 2021  |  

Jim Thorpe pulls away in second half, shuts out Tamaqua 34 to 0 ! Tamaqua would get the opening kickoff to begin the game and would start the opening drive at their own 33 yard line. After a few plays, the Blue Raiders would end up punting. Jim Thorpe would start their opening drive at […]

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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 10th thru 13th with Photo Galleries added ! @SchLeague @Colonial_League

September 15, 2021  |  

  Schuylkill and Colonial League Review: Week-3 was one for the books, at least for me as far as memories being made. To start the weekend off, I headed east, down to the Lehigh Valley area Friday night for a non Schuylkill/Colonial League game to witness more history being made at Zephyr stadium with former […]

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Northern Lehigh Defeats Tamaqua in Weather-Shortened Contest 21-0 @athleticsNlsd

September 13, 2021  |  

Officials Call Game at Halftime Due to Severe Weather in the Area. @BPtashinski on Twitter TAMAQUA- All eyes were on the radar loop Monday night at Tamaqua Area Blue Raider Stadium. Heavy rains, winds and lightning was expected to hit the area around eight o’clock as Northern Lehigh and Tamaqua met on the gridiron, but […]

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PFNDan’s Double Down Schuylkill/Colonial League Preview and Predictions Week-3 September 10th thru 12th! Schuylkill League Edition

September 7, 2021  |  

This week’s edition of Dan’s Double Down: Games of the Week: FRIDAY 7PM Jim Thorpe Olympians-(1-1) at North Schuylkill Spartans-(2-0) at Ghosh Orthodontics Field at Spartan Stadium Last Meeting: 2020 – Spartans won 36 to 0. The Spartans enter this game winners of 14 straight Schuylkill League regular season games dating back to October 5th, […]

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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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PFNDan’s Double Down Schuylkill/Colonial League Preview and Predictions ! Schuylkill League Edition

September 3, 2021  |  

This week’s edition of Dan’s Double Down: Games of the Week: Wyomissing Spartans(1-0) vs Pottsville Area Crimson Tide(1-0) The Spartans have won 3 of the last 5 vs the Tide, including the last time these two have met at which saw Wyomissing win in overtime 21 to 20. Players to watch in this game will […]

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2021 PFN Player Profile: Jacob Wasserleben – Tamaqua @wasserleben1 @TASDAthletics1

August 21, 2021  |  

Jacob Wasserleben Tamaqua Class Of 2022 Tackle and Defensive End Jersey # 54 HT/WT 6’0 / 208 Other sports Track & Field T102 Lineman of the Game Twitter @wasserleben1 Why do you play football? I play football because I love the sport and always enjoy playing under the lights on a Friday night Who is […]

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2021 PFN Player Profile: John Klein-Tamaqua Blue Raiders @_johnklein_ @TASDAthletics1

August 18, 2021  |  

John Klein Tamaqua Blue Raiders Class Of: 2023 Position(s): TE, LB Jersey#: 12 Ht: 5’11 – Wt: 175 Other Sports: Track And Field Awards: None at the moment Twitter: @_johnklein_ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Why do you play football? I play football because I love the game and always have. Who is your favorite sports star and why? Saquon […]

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2021 PFN Player Profile: Steven Kostecky – Tamaqua @kostecky_steven @TASDAthletics1

August 16, 2021  |  

Steven Kostecky Tamaqua Class Of 2022 wide receiver and cornerback Jersey # 2 HT/WT 6’3 180 Other sports  track and field Twitter @kostecky_steven Why do you play football? I decided to try it out in 6th grade, and fell in love with it very quickly. Who is your favorite sports star and why? Calvin Johnson. […]

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North Schuylkill gets 2nd straight win in the 4th Annual Schuylkill United Way High School Football Challenge (gallery included) @NSAthletics1 @SchUnitedWay @ASmarkanic

June 23, 2021  |  

Dr. Andrew Smarkanic, Football Event Coordinator Ghosh Orthodontics Field at Spartan Stadium Schuylkill County 6.22.2021 4th Annual Schuylkill United Way High School Football Challenge For the last 4 years, with the 2020 event being canceled due to the COVID pandemic, theSchuylkill United Way and its partners have put together a growing and challenging event known […]

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OLYMPIANS KEEP TITLE HOPES ALIVE WITH LATE DEFENSIVE STAND TO STAVE OFF TAMAQUA @JTOlympians @TASDAthletics1

October 20, 2018  |  

JIM THORPE- With their backs against the wall and knowing any chance to possibly claim a share of a Schuylkill League I Title hanging in the balance, the Jim Thorpe defense rose to the occasion by forcing Tamaqua into three straight incomplete passes in the waining seconds from inside the Olympians ten yard line to […]

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