The Saucon Valley Panthers and Bangor Slaters earned the right to extend their season and compete in the Eastern Conference Championship football game this past Thursday night. The ECC started in 1922 and was once the prized, de facto state title game.
The Saucon Valley Panthers got to play a football game Saturday night at Montford E. Illick Stadium on Saturday night. The stands were empty, but after missing almost two full weeks of practice due to a positive COVID test in which the entire football team was required to quarantine, Saucon Valley finally was able to take the field against the Bangor Slaters. With all the high hopes and excitement that a new season brings, Saucon’s football future was finally under way. However, with only two days of practice after the prolonged layoff, the Panthers struggled to find any sort of consistent rhythm. Saucon Valley was far from a fine-tuned machine.