Southern Columbia Defeats Wilmington - Takes Home 9th Championship

In a game you heard on the WHLM stations Friday afternoon, Southern Columbia came out on top in the Class AA High School Football State Championship game against Wilmington by a score of 49-14. Wilmington led early, but Southern steamed back to tie the game at halftime 14-14, and controlled the second half to secure their victory, and their 9th State Championship. Southern Columbia is perfect on their 2018 season, at 16-0.

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Football Championships Under Way

Unbeaten Southern Columbia will try for the school’s 9th state football championship this afternoon when the Tigers play Wilmington in the Class AA Final at Hershey Park Stadium. Coverage on the WHLM stations begins with the pregame show at 12:30.

The state football championships got underway yesterday in Hershey. In Class A, Farrell routed Lackawanna Trail 55-7. In the Quad A final, Cathedral Prep beat Imhotep Charter 38-7.

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Busy Weekend Ahead For High School Sports

While Pennsylvania's high school football season ends with the state championships in Hershey this weekend, high school basketball's regular season begins tomorrow night. Locally the weekend schedule will be highlighted by several tournaments. At Berwick tomorrow night the 18th annual Joe Nespoli Boys tournament will feature Berwick against Selinsgrove and East Stroudsburg South against Wyoming Sem. Both the Bloomsburg and Central Columbia boys begin play tomorrow night in the First Columbia tip off tournament at Bloomsburg University. Bloomsburg will play Fleetwood while Central faces Jersey Shore.

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Southern Faces Wilmington In State Final

For the second straight season, the Class AA football final will feature Southern Columbia against Wilmington. Both teams won handily in last Friday's semifinals. Southern Columbia will be seeking the school's 9th state championship in the game that will kickoff Friday afternoon at 1 0'clock at Hershey Park Stadium. You can hear the action on the WHLM stations starting with the pregame at 12:30.

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SCA Football Could Face Rematch in State Final

Two years ago in the Class AA state final in Hershey, the Southern Columbia football team suffered the worst postseason loss in school history 49-7 to Steel Valley. The Tigers may have a chance to avenge that loss this season. Steel Valley plays Wilmington Friday night in one state semifinal while Southern Columbia goes against West Catholic in the other. The state final is scheduled for Friday afternoon, December 7 at 1 o'clock at Hershey Park Stadium.

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West Catholic Speed A Concern For Southern Columbia

When the Southern Columbia and West Catholic football teams met in the state semifinals in 2015, Southern Columbia's main concern was the team speed of West Catholic. The teams meet again in another state semifinal this Friday, and Tigers coach Jim Roth says that their speed is again a concern. Friday night's Southern Columbia- West Catholic game will be played at Bulldog Stadium at Northern Lehigh High School in Slatington. You can hear the game on the WHLM stations starting with the pregame show at 6:30.

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Run For The Diamonds On Thursday

Matt Gillette has finished first three straight times in the Run for the Diamonds. The native of Orefield, Pennsylvania will be back to try to make it four in a row when the 9 mile road race takes place Thanksgiving morning in Berwick. You can hear live coverage of the 109th Run for the Diamonds on the whlm stations Thursday morning starting with the broadcast following the 10AM news.

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