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From the Sidelines with Larry Spegar Vol 509

Written by: on Monday, October 5th, 2009. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


Welcome fellow sports fans to the coverage for Week No. 5 of the 2009 Season. It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the year already.

In District 2 action, ABINGTON HEIGHTS easily rolled over WALLENPAUPACK 38-0 to remain undefeated. The Comets seem to be hitting on all cylinders and are poised for honors in the AAA Class. Ironically, the Buckhorns are a AAAA competitor and have proved tough competition for all prior opponents. The Comets held the Buckhorns’ star TB, Joe DeFebo to under 100 yards. ABINGTON HEIGHTS, under the capable leadership of Head Coach, Joe Repshis are looking for more good things this season.

BERWICK, another impressive AAA team to date was upended at home on Friday by the likes of a certain highly ranked buzzsaw by the name of SELINSGROVE. The Seals ruled the night, worthy of a title, Operation Seal, by dismantling a good BERWICK team at the latter’s own Crispin Field. Impressive to say the least and watch for the Seals to make plenty of noise down the road in further action.

In AA competition, the toast of the town remains DUNMORE. The Bucks flexed their muscles again on Friday night with a nice 48-7 pasting over a highly regarded team from WESTERN WAYNE, who had been off to one of their best starts in many years. The Bucks, led by one of Pennsylvania’s greatest all time coaches, Jack Henzes, are proving to be once again the top of the line for District 2 teams. DUNMORE may very well make another exciting run at State Honors.

In A action, OLD FORGE continues to dominate. For small schools, be on the lookout for the Blue Devils, for they have been punishing teams all season with explosive offense and a very stingy defense. Look for the Blue Devils to make plenty of noise come November as well.

Rounding out the schedule, VALLEY VIEW breaks out into the win column with a 17-12 win over LAKELAND. DELAWARE VALLEY handed NORTH POCONO its first loss of the season, 27-13. This contest featured former players from the 1991 Eastern Conference Champion North Pocono Team, namely, Keith Olsommer(DELAWARE VALLEY) and Jason Sepkowski(NORTH POCONO). Remember the dramatic come from behind win in the waning seconds with Olsommer catching the slant in pass for a TD and stirring celebration at NORTH POCONO. The BERWICK team that day featured a pretty good QB by the name of Ron Powlus, who went on to NOTRE DAME fame, as well as a brief career with the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES. To add, Head Coach of the ’91 Trojans Championship Team was Nick Donato, who continues to do a fine job now with SCRANTON PREP, who easily handled MONTROSE this past Friday night 41-0.

Congratulations to Henry Hynoski, former superstar TB at SOUTHERN COLUMBIA, who has enjoyed a nice start to this 2009 season as the starting Fullback for the PITTSBURGH PANTHERS. PITT, led by Head Coach, Dave Wannstedt is off to a nice start and Hynoski has seen plenty of action. On Friday night, Hynoski was in his regular stellar form, including scoring a TD and paving the way for other runners in PITT’S big win over LOUISVILE on the road. The game was televised on ESPN 2. Good Luck to Henry and the Panthers the rest of the way.

Finally, I am excited to report that Judge Tom Munley and I will be co-hosting the next edition of THE SPORTS EXPRESS on Monday October 5. The program is filmed monthly and airs at select times courtesy of Comcast and The Electric City TV Network Channels 61 and 62. Judge Munley, a knowledgeable and avid sports enthusiast, joins with me to discuss many aspects of current sports, including high school football. Thanks for tuning in.

Good Luck to all teams in the upcoming Week No. 6.

See You On The Sidelines!

Larry Spegar

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One Response to “From the Sidelines with Larry Spegar Vol 509”

  1. footballfan says:

    how come nobody is talking about bayard rustin? the defending district one champs. Its probably the toughest district in eastern pa. Its okay though rustin will see selinsgrove in the playoffs and end all this talk about the seals.