Panther Pregame Football Focus: Saucon Valley v. Bethlehem Catholic

For the fifth year in a row the Saucon Valley Panthers (10-2) will square off against the Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks (9-3) in District XI postseason play.  Last week, the #2 seeded Panthers advanced by defeating the #3 seeded Northwestern Lehigh Tigers while No. 1 Bethlehem Catholic thumped No. 4 Pottsville.  This season’s District XI 4A championship showdown will take place at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium (Liberty High School) with a 7 p.m. kickoff.  In addition to securing the 2018 District XI title, a victory will keep the hopes for a PIAA state championship alive for one of these teams while a loss will bring the 2018 season to a close for the other.

Panther Pregame Football Focus: Saucon v. Lehighton (Brought to You by Vassi’s Drive-In)

With last week’s victory over Colonial league rival Palisades to conclude the regular season, Saucon Valley (8-2) was able to secure the #2 seed in the PIAA District XI 4A tournament. Saturday night, the Panthers will play host to the visiting Lehighton Indians (4-6) who are members of the Schuylkill League.  It has been a long time since Saucon Valley high school football has hosted a District XI playoff game.  If the Jungle is a rockin’, don’t bother knockin’.  Just c’mon in and cheer the Panthers to victory!

Panther Pregame Football Focus Homecoming Edition: Saucon v. Northwestern Lehigh (Brought to You by Vassi’s Drive-In)

The Saucon Valley Panthers (7-0) are on a roll.  After last week’s win over the Wilson Warriors, Saucon now turns their attention to the Northwestern Lehigh Tigers (5-2).  The Panthers defeated Northwestern 49-21 last year. But, this year’s Tigers are much bigger game.  Northwestern Lehigh suffered a 35-34 loss to Palisades during week three and were defeated 45-21 by the much improved Spartans of Southern Lehigh last week.  Friday night is the Panthers’ 2018 Homecoming and the game will be a signature win for either program.  It doesn’t get much better than this!

Panther Pregame Football Focus: Saucon v. Wilson (Brought to You by Vassi’s Drive-In)

After last week’s big win at Bangor, the Saucon Valley Panthers (6-0) return home for a Friday night football fight against the winless Warriors from Wilson (0-6).   The Warriors most recently fell 28-7 to Pen Argyl last week. Last season, the Panthers scalped the Warriors 42-14.  Friday night should serve as a final tune-up before the Panthers hit the challenging homestretch of their 2018 Colonial League schedule.

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.