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a 23-7 loss to the War­riors at home. Havre de Grace went onto win seven reg­u­lar-sea­son games and cap­ture the 1A East Re­gion Cham­pi­onship, be­fore fall­ing in the 1A State ti­tle game in Bal­ti­more. Mean­while, Per­ryville missed out on the play­offs for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive sea­son and suf­fered its first los­ing record un­der head coach Chris John­son.

This year, it will be the Pan­thers who will make the trip across the river with re­venge on their minds.

Ris­ing Sun at Elk­ton Fri­day, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. Not only did Ris­ing Sun sur­prise the high school foot­ball world a sea­son ago by win­ning six games af­ter not win­ning sin­gle one the year be­fore, but it nearly shocked even­tual Susque­hanna Divi­sion cham­pion Elk­ton in the process.

A week af­ter top­ping Bo­hemia Manor for its first win in more than a year, the Tigers nearly up­ended the 3-1 Golden Elks, who needed a late touch­down to pull away from their up­set-minded ri­vals.

Lead­ing by five, Elk­ton’s Travon Downs ex­ploded for a 39-yard touch­down to seal the win in the third quar­ter. One of the game’s

high­lights came just be­fore half­time when Ris­ing Sun sacked the quar­ter­back in the end zone for a safety to cut the de­fect to 14-9.

It proved to be note­wor­thy as the Elks fin­ished the reg­u­lar sea­son hav­ing outscored the re­main­der of their Susque­hanna Divi­sion op­po­nents 251-19.

Bo­hemia Manor at North East

Fri­day, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. A pair of long­time coaches stepped down in the off­sea­son as Bo­hemia Manor’s Todd Shives and North East’s Bill Rus­sell de­parted af­ter 25 com­bined years at their re­spec­tive schools. The re­sult is a new era as the Ea­gles tabbed of- fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Joe Graf and the In­di­ans hired Red Lion Chris­tian coach Chris Sch­le­ich to take over the pro­grams.

Both new coaches will go head to head on Hal­loween week­end when North East hosts Bo Manor in a late-sea­son show­down.

The In­di­ans, who fin­ished with­out a win a year ago, will be hop­ing for a few vic­to­ries un­der their belt when this game ar­rives, while the Ea­gles will be set­ting their sights on a fifth straight trip to the post­sea­son.

Ris­ing Sun at Per­ryville Fri­day, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Last year’s matchup be­tween Ris­ing Sun and Per­ryville re­sulted in post-game fire­works af­ter the Pan­thers ac­cused the Tigers of run­ning up the score in an even­tual 38-8 fi­nal. While it’s a new sea­son, the late-game dra­mat­ics will not likely be for­got­ten when Ris­ing Sun makes the trip to Per­ryville.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing an ev­er­im­por­tant Susque­hanna Divi­sion con­test in the fi­nal week of the sea­son, the Pan­thers will take to the grid­iron hop­ing to leave their mark af­ter the Tigers sur­prised by win­ning six games a year go.

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