We’re Number “Won”- PAHS Football


Courtesy of Johnathan Paroby

Junior Robert Walchak dives in an attempt to tackle the ACC quarterback. Walchak played football since he was young and has dreamed about winning the District Championship. “We deserved that win so much more than any other team in the district,” said Walchak.

The Pottsville Crimson Tide football team has been on a tear this season. They won their last two District playoff games. By succeeding in those games, the Tide secured a spot in the District XI Championship game on November 16th against Allentown Central Catholic.

The Tide players were more than ready for this game. Multiple players put in extra hours at practice. Since The Tide play at Northern Lehigh and they have a turf field, the Crimson Tide decided to practice at North Schuylkill which also has a turf field before the big game.

Sophomore Jason Fermaintt said, “My main goal is to win and make it to states. I’m not really focused on what I do, but I want to help the team as best as I can on special teams and hope that the Tide gets this win.”

Not only were the players prepared, but they were super excited to be in the District Championship. Junior Indiana Raess-Sausser said, “It’s a pretty amazing feeling practicing with these guys every day and making it this far with them.”

The Tide entered this game with a record of 10-2, leaving them a very good chance of winning. They ended up winning with a final score of 34-7. The Tide will play their first round of state competition on Friday November 22nd at Danville against Jersey Shore.