Northern Tier Sports Report
As July winds down preparation for fall sports will wind up, beginning with NTL football’s Media Day on August 3rd.

With the Autumn season just around the corner, now’s a good team to look at the schedules for the four area football teams.


Aug. 26 at Sayre, 7 p.m.

Sep. 1 at NP-Mansfield, 7 p.m.

Sep. 9 vs Wellsboro, 7 p.m.

Sep. 16 at Towanda, 7 p.m.

Sep. 24 vs S. Williamsport

Sep. 30 at Wyalusing, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 vs Montgomery, 7 p.m.

Oct. 14 vs Athens, 7 p.m.

Oct. 21 vs Jersey Shore, 7 p.m.

Oct. 28 at Troy, 7 p.m.

Canton is coming off a historically good season, going undefeated until the state semifinals. They’ll look to repeat that success of another undefeated regular season but it won’t be easy.

They open things up by traveling to Sayre, a team that made districts a year ago. Their home opener is Week 3 against an always tough Wellsboro team.

Their Saturday game this year is Week 5, when they host another tough one in South Williamsport. 

After three of their first four games being on the road - including trips to NP-Mansfield and Towanda - three of their final four games are at home.

That stretch includes playoff teams Montgomery and Athens, along with perennial Class AAAA state power Jersey Shore.

The Old Shoe game will be played two days before Halloween at Troy.


Aug. 26 vs NP-Mansfield, 7 p.m.

Sep. 2 vs Milton, 7 p.m.

Sep. 10 at Northwest, 7 p.m.

Sep. 16 vs Canton, 7 p.m.

Sep. 23 vs Wellsboro, 7 p.m.

Sep. 30 at Athens, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 at Troy, 7 p.m.

Oct. 14 at Hughesville, 7 p.m.

Oct. 21 at Tunkhannock, 7 p.m.

Oct. 28 vs Wyalusing, 7 p.m.

The Black Knights have an early home heavy schedules, with four of their first five games at Endless Mountains Stadium.

They open with NP-Mansfield, followed by Milton, two teams that were in the playoffs a year ago.

In Week 3 they travel to NTL newcomers Northwest, before coming home again to take on league powers Canton and Wellsboro.

NTL play continues with trips to Athens and Troy, before hitting the road against Hughesville and Tunkhannock - two winnable games for the Black Knights.

They host the Bronze Helmet this year.


Aug. 26 at Bald Eagle, 7 p.m.

Sep. 2 vs Montoursville, 7 p.m.

Sep. 9 at NP-Mansfield, 7 p.m.

Sep. 15 at Wyalusing, 7 p.m.

Sep. 23 vs Athens, 7 p.m.

Sep. 30 at Wellsboro, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 vs Towanda, 7 p.m.

Oct. 15 at Northwest, 7 p.m.

Oct. 21 vs Loyalsock, 7 p.m.

Oct. 28 vs Canton, 7 p.m.

It’s a tough first two weeks for Troy, as they travel to Bald Eagle, then host District IV power Montoursville for their home opener.

Most of their league schedule is grouped in the middle of the season with NP-Mansfield, Wyalusing, Athens, Wellsboro and Towanda in succession.

In Week 8 they travel to NTL newcomers Northwest, then host another District IV power in Loyalsock for Week 9.

The Old Shoe is at home this year. Of course, Troy hasn’t quite figured out exactly where home will be, whether Alparon Park, Mansfield University, or some other, yet to be determined, site, but they will have home contests.


Aug. 26 at Nativity BVM, 7 p.m.

Sep. 2 vs Sayre, 7 p.m.

Sep. 9 vs Athens, 7 p.m.

Sep. 15 vs Troy, 7 p.m.

Sep. 23 at Montgomery, 7 p.m.

Sep. 30 vs Canton, 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 at Wellsboro, 7 p.m.

Oct. 14 at Montoursville, 7 p.m.

Oct. 21 vs NP-Mansfield, 7 p.m.

Oct. 28 at Towanda, 7 p.m.

Wyalusing opens with a different opponent in Nativity, a team that went 5-6 a year ago.

They follow that with back to back valley teams, then Troy, all at home. Things don’t get any easier in the middle of the season as they take on Montgomery, Canton, and Wellsboro - all playoff teams.

They travel to D4 power Montoursville, then host NP-Mansfield in their final home game of the season. 

The Bronze Helmet will be on the road.

The Rams will certainly have their work cut out for them, as nine of their 10 opponents were district qualifiers a year ago.

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