Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Easton (PA) HS Football Team Plays Three Games in Eight Days

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Three football games in eight days!

As crazy as that sounds, the Easton (PA) Red Rovers did that last week on the way to a Pennsylvania district championship.  Easton beat Whitehall Saturday night 13-10 to advance to the state's Class AAAA quarterfinals on Saturday against defending state champ LaSalle College.

The victory came just two days after the Rovers lost 3-0 in overtime to arch-rival Phillipsburg (NJ) in a Thanksgiving morning snow storm.

It's not the first time Easton has played the 8-day tripleheader...it's happened five times in the last 10 years.  The reason, the school will never change its 104-year Thanksgiving Day tradition with the Stateliners.  That game means TOO MUCH to the school and the community.

The man that led the Rovers through that eight day stretch is head coach Steve Shiffert, who has been head man of the program for 18 years.

Click here to listen to an interview I did with Shiffert on Sunday on the National High School Coaches Association Sports Hour.

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