Aug. 1—The Republican Herald will profile one of the area’s high school football teams entering this season each day between now and team scrimmages Aug. 20.
Today’s team is:
Head coach: Tom Gallagher (2nd season)
2021 record: 4-6
League/Division: Schuylkill/Colonial Gold
3 key players lost to graduation: OL Jake Bobbin, OL Ross Bobbin, TE/LB Gavin Guers
3 key returning players: Ian Donohue (sr., OL/DL), Tyler Miller (jr., RB/WR/DB), James Seaman (sr., RB/LB)
Breakout candidate: Will Jacobson (jr., QB)
Team strength: Athleticism and speed
Biggest thing you need to work on during preseason camp: Playing start to finish and running to the football.
Blue Mountain has a winning season if …: “We limit turnovers and can tackle well in space.”
Scrimmage: Saturday, Aug. 20, vs. Pine Grove, 10 a.m.
Schedule: Aug. 26, at Jim Thrope; Sept. 2, North Schuylkill; Sept. 9, at Northwestern Lehigh; Sept. 16, Pottsville; Sept. 23, at Southern Lehigh; Thursday, Sept. 29, Lehighton; Oct. 7, Wilson; Oct. 14, at Saucon Valley; Oct. 21, at Bangor; Oct. 28, Schuylkill Haven
Tomorrow’s Team: Panther Valley
— Compiled by Leroy Boyer