West Shamokin VS Penns Manor Preview


by Jake DeLuca

The West Shamokin Wolves varsity football team started off the season on the right foot – defeating Blairsville, a team who beat them on opening day last season.

The Wolves this week will have a chance to improve to 2-0 on the year and possibly redeeming another loss they suffered last year as they take on the Penns Manor Comets on Friday night.

Last week, in their 13-12 win over the Bobcats, West Shamokin put together a complete game. The Wolves ran the ball well posting 245 yards and both touchdowns of the game, and they playing hard nosed defense – allowing only 29 rushing yards.

This week, Wolves Head Coach Jon McCullough feels good about his teams chances.

“We feel good about ourselves, it’s nice to get that opening week win and not have the pressure heading into this game being 0-1. With Penns Manor, they’re very well coached, they were conference champions just two years ago,” McCullough said.

The Comets are 0-1 coming into this game after losing a lopsided battle at home against Northern Cambria 41-12, but McCullough is expecting their best.

“They’re going to be a confident group, they lost the first week but they beat us last year so they’re going to be confident coming in.”

“They’re going to be ready and I feel that we’re going to be ready as well. They’re running game and their quarterback are very dangerous, they have real good athletes. We have to hustle to the ball, tackle well, and not allow them to get any big plays on us. Offensively we have to finish drive,” McCullough said.

Kick-off is set for 7:00 PM at West Shamokin High School.