Thursday, October 21, 2010

High School Football America Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Game Day at Pius X

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Getting ready to head to some high school football in the Bay Area, and also to console Phillies fan, who may be contemplating jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge if the Giants current play continues in Game 5.

During the flight, I'll be editing the second part of a three-part video that gives my readers an inside look at the first game of Pius X head coach Phil Stambaugh's coaching career.

If you've been following throughout the season, you know that I've been given full access to the Pennsylvania Catholic school that is one of the smallest in the nation playing 11-man football. The Royals have 63 boys in the school...50 play football for the proud program.

With a very young team this year and the loss of one of its co-captains Zack Cinelli to a knee injury in the second scrimmage of camp, the Royals stumbled out of the gate to an 0-3 record. However, they've now put together four straight wins an have a shot at an All-American Conference championship, plus a berth in the District 11 Class A playoffs.

In Part 1 of my behind-the-scenes look at the Royals, I feature the Royals' September 4th game against Pottstown, which plays two classification higher than than Pius. This episode takes you from the beginning of the day at 7:30 a.m. at Amelio Scott Alumni Stadium in Roseto, Pennsylvania to the team getting ready to go out on to the field for its pre-game warm-ups.

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