Latest Tri-Valley News

  • Vote Now: Colonial-Schuylkill League Player of the Week
    Alex Achenbach, Williams Valley, jr., RB/DB: Achenbach flashed terrific form as Williams Valley battled Loyalsock before tumbling 35-29. In addition to rushing 26 times for 156 yards and two scores, Achenbach caught four passes for 72 yards and another TD as the Vikings rallied from a 27-6 halftime deficit to make things really, really interesting.  […]
  • Vote Now: Week 5 Mid-Penn Conference Player of the Week Sponsored by Crown Trophy of Harrisburg
    Vote now for your 4th Down Magazine Mid-Penn Conference Player of the Week Sponsored by Crown Trophy of Harrisburg (in Lemoyne). Our poll will remain open until Tuesday evening at 11 p.m. Vote once per hour for your favorite competitor. Editor’s note: We have implemented new safeguards to prevent voting which falls outside the spirit […]
  • Sunday Morning QB: Hershey finding its confidence; CD making strides; West Perry advances to 5-0 for the fifth time in school history; intriguing Colonial division race shaping up and more
    Halfway through the regular season there are still plenty of teams that continue to ride the consistency roller-coaster. Week-to-week results continue to span the gamut and that always makes high school football more fun. For example, this week Trinity started to climb out of its tailspin by nearly doubling up Boiling Springs, once-beaten East Pennsboro […]
  • Scenes from Hershey’s 28-21 victory against Milton Hershey
  • 4th Down Magazine Mid-Penn Conference Player of the Week Sponsored by Crown Trophy of Harrisburg
    Editor’s note: Irregular voting in both our Mid-Penn and Schuylkill League polls disqualified several candidates from consideration.  Our team at 4th Down reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who gains an advantage through voting outside the spirit of the rules. Our team is also working to implement new safeguards for our next polls to […]
  • The Preview: Greencastle-Antrim at East Pennsboro
    7 p.m. Thursday, East Pennsboro HS Stadium THE BLUE DEVILS (4-0, 1-0): You see the sterling record, so of course this Franklin County program has all its cylinders well-oiled and firing. It’s been a combination of a strong push up front, which has allowed RB Tavon Cooper to routinely break into the second level, and a […]
  • Results: Picks and Predictions for Week 5
    EXPLAINING OUR PICKS: The 4th Down Magazine crew picks all games involving Mid-Penn Conference teams, as well as Schuylkill-Colonial League games featuring former members of the now-defunct Twin Valley Conference. Come playoff time, they’ll expand to include all District 3 teams, as well as the local District 4, District 6 and District 11 programs. Then […]
  • Mid-Penn Liberty Division News and Notes: Line Mountain poised to streak?; UD going for back-to-back triumphs; JB set to square off again unbeaten West Perry and more
    Can they make it two straight? That’s the question Line Mountain (1-3) hopes to answer in the affirmative when Brandon Carson’s club pays a visit to Susquenita (1-3, 0-1) this weekend for their Mid-Penn Liberty Division opener. The last Liberty Division squad to begin league play, Line Mountain wrapped up its difficult non-conference slate last […]
  • Schuylkill League News and Notes: Tri-Valley aims to remain unblemished; Pine Grove looking to end skid and more
    Well, maybe some of the luster has rubbed off. Only some, however, not all. And for those who happen to call the upper end of Dauphin County and/or western Schuylkill County home – say, somewhere near the U.S. 209 corridor – and you’re not enthused by any of the other local high school football matchups […]
  • Andy Shay’s Elite 11 after Week No. 4
  • Eric F. Epler’s State High School Football Rankings after Week 4
    CLASS 6A  Rank – Team – District – Record — Result  1. St. Joseph’s Prep (12)         – 2-1 – 1  2. Garnet Valley (1)                – 4-0 – 2  3. Emmaus (11)                      — 4-0 – 4  4. State College (6)                 – 4-0 – 5  5. North Allegheny (7)           — 4-0 – 6  6. Coatesville (1)                    — 4-0 – 7  7. Cumberland Valley […]
  • By the Numbers: A look at the Week 4 statistical leaders in the Mid-Penn Conference
    Passing: Stone Saunders, Bishop McDevitt: 18-of-27, 238, 2 TDs Riley Harmon, Chambersburg: 21-of-29, 233, 4 TDs Drew Branstetter, Camp Hill 25-of-36, 203, 1 TD Landen Eichhorn, Mifflin County: 10-of-16, 188, 3 TDs Bennett Secrest, Cedar Cliff: 14-of-31, 157, 1 TD, 1 INT Daniel Painter, Hershey: 8-of-20, 145, 1 TD, 3 INTs Derek Gibney, Susquenita: 7-of-22, […]
  • Vote Now: Week 4 Colonial-Schuylkill League Player of the Week
    Note: Voting more than once per hour will not be allowed. Before this week’s–and every future week’s–voting is official, we will be removing any votes cast outside the spirit of the contest. Vote now for your 4th Down Colonial-Schuylkill League Player of the Week Sponsored by Crown Trophy of Harrisburg (in Lemoyne). Our poll will […]
  • By the Numbers: A look at the statistical leaders in the Colonial-Schuylkill League in Week 4
    Passing: Travis Riefenstahl, Saucon Valley: 14-of-25, 192, 1 TD, 2 INT Dan Darno, Notre Dame-Green Pond: 12-of-16, 148 Dante Carr, Minersville: 7-of-11, 138, 3 TDs Isaac Whiteash, Williams Valley: 11-of-23, 134, 1 TD, 1 INT Ben Kreitzer, Nativity BVM: 5-of-11, 114, 1 TD Bruce Hopeck, Marian Catholic: 6-of-10, 108, 1 TD Rushing: Samuel Spolski, Nativity […]
  • Vote Now: 4th Down Magazine Week 4 Player of the Week Sponsored by Crown Trophy of Harrisburg
    Vote now for your 4th Down Magazine Mid-Penn Conference Player of the Week Sponsored by Crown Trophy of Harrisburg (in Lemoyne). Our poll will remain open until Tuesday evening at 11 p.m. Vote once per hour for your favorite competitor. Cole Bartram, jr., RB, Northern: In a 17-6 stunner to hand Shippensburg its first loss […]