Thursday, August 3, 2023

Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association's Media Event Kicks Off Anticipation for Upcoming Season

BARNESVILLE –High School Football players, coaches, and the media congregated Wednesday for the highly anticipated annual Schuylkill County Football Coaches Association's Media Event. 

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Mountain Valley Golf Course in Barnesville, this event marked a pivotal juncture for football enthusiasts as they gathered to talk about the forthcoming season.

Representatives from all 16 teams hailing from Schuylkill County and the Schuylkill League were on hand, allowing the press a opportunity to connect with key figures shaping the local football landscape. 

At the heart of the event was Mike Farr, the President of the Football Coaches Association and Schuylkill Haven's head football coach. Farr extended a warm welcome to all attendees, encapsulating the shared enthusiasm pulsating through the gathering.  He also highlighted the notoriety of coal region football.

"In the last 4 years alone, our brand of football has taken a rise.  Back in 2007/2008, nobody even knew what coal region football was, but today it is a different situation. Today when we talk about Schuylkill County Football, people know about it, and we arguably have some of the best coaches in the state of Pennsylvania right here." Farr remarked, setting the tone for the electrifying atmosphere that enveloped the occasion.

A highlight of the event was the presence of Jim Toomey, a representative for the PIAA Referees within District XI. Toomey utilized the platform to shed light on forthcoming rule adjustments that will impact both players and coaches alike. His insights into these changes injected a sense of anticipation into the discussions, as attendees eagerly absorbed the implications of these adjustments.

Collectively, the event reverberated with a palpable sense of enthusiasm that echoed the sentiments of all those present. The camaraderie, the exchange of insights, and the collective aspiration for an enthralling high school football season were on full display, painting a promising picture for the times ahead.

Story and Photos by J. Reed / Skook News