Panther Pregame Football Focus: Saucon @ Salisbury (Brought to You by Vassi’s Drive-In)

Well, here we go again Panther fans.  Saucon Valley (3-0) hits the road for a Friday night football fight against the Salisbury Falcons (1-2).  The Panthers are coming off a character-building win against the Palmerton Blue Bombers.  Salisbury is fresh off their first victory over the Wilson Warriors after a couple of losses to Pen Argyl and Northwestern Lehigh.  With a handful of athletic playmakers who are a threat to score with every touch of the ball, the Falcons would like nothing better than to beat the Panthers and climb to a 2-2 record.  Once again, this Colonial League matchup has some of the key ingredients for a nail-biting classic.

Panther Pregame Football Focus: Saucon Valley v. Bethlehem Catholic (Brought to You by Braveheart Highland Pub)

For the fourth year in a row the Saucon Valley Panthers (7-4) will square off against the Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks (9-2) in the District XI finals.  The No. 3 Panthers stole the show (and the ball) last week to advance with a lopsided victory over No. 2 Allentown Central Catholic.  No. 1 Bethlehem Catholic thumped No. 4 Pottsville 48-7.  This year the showdown will take place at Nazareth Area High School with a 7 p.m.  kickoff.  A victory will keep the hopes for a PIAA state championship alive for one of these teams while a loss will bring the 2017 season to a close.

Panther Pregame Football Focus: Saucon Valley v. Allentown Central Catholic (Brought to You by Braveheart Highland Pub)

The post-season begins on Saturday night for the No. 3 seeded Saucon Valley Panthers as they travel to Muhlenberg College to mix it up with the No. 2  Allentown Central Catholic Vikings in the PIAA District XI AAAA semifinal.  On the other side of the bracket, No. 1 Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks take on the No. 4 Pottsville Crimson Tide.   A win will keep the season alive for these competitors while a loss brings about the end of the 2017 season.

Panther Pregame Football Focus: Saucon Valley @ Palisades (Brought to You by Braveheart Highland Pub)

Friday night the 6-3 Saucon Valley Panthers will travel to the 9-0 Palisades Pirates for the Colonial League finale. The Panthers will be trying to play the role of spoiler against the Pirates. A Panther win will force currently undefeated Palisades to share the League title with Southern Lehigh if the Spartans can hold off the Salisbury Falcons in their finale. Otherwise, a Saucon loss leads Palisades to being the undisputed, 2017 champs.

Panther Pregame Football Focus: Saucon Valley @ Wilson (Brought to You by Braveheart Highland Pub)

The Saucon Valley Panthers (5-2) have finished their weekly preparations and are primed to hit the road for a Saturday afternoon matinee in Wilson where they will take on the Warriors (4-3).   With overcast skies, light winds and temperatures forecast to be in the low 70’s, Saturday afternoon should be yet another great time for some high school football.  So, Panther Nation, if you’re not going to Harvest Fest at Dimmick Park why not come out to support your Panthers as they take the trip to earn win number 6.