The 106th Annual “Backyard Rivalry” featuring the Mahanoy Area Golden Bears & the Shenandoah Valley Blue Devils will take place Friday evening at Alumni Field located in Mahanoy City. As stake will be the coveted Anthony Damato, & Jerome Szematowicz Trophy which honors hometown heroes who were killed in the Second World War. As a prelude to the game the Rotary Clubs of both Mahanoy City & Shenandoah sponsor a banquet for the coaches and the senior players of each team who were presented with special participation plaques.


Shown seated in photo (L-R): Brian McClure (MA), Jacob Storm (SV), Henry Blume (MA), Nick Krusinsky (SV), Jason Richmond (MA), & Nick Gurski (SV). Middle Row: Mike Huggins (SV), Ryan Jessman (MA), Riley Miller (SV), Bailey Forte (MA), Clarence Grutza (SV), & Chris Kline (SV).

Back Row: Jeremy Markiewicz (MA), Mike Nedinsky (SV), Corbin White (MA), Jeff Hollinger (SV), Troy Kimmel (MA), & Dominic Streisel (MA).