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August 22, 2019
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Hoff: Saturday Afternoons in Wyomissing Hold a Special Place in Berks Football League

When early September rolls around, there are plenty of good football games on Friday nights in Berks County. You can head over to Birdsboro to catch the Blazers play, shoot up 422 to watch Exeter or Reading High host an in town rival, or take a trip over to Shillington to watch state title contender Governor Mifflin suit up.

Most high school sports enthusiasts would agree that there is nothing better than high school football under the lights. However one team in the Berks Football League keeps things interesting every fall weekend. The Wyomissing Spartans ask their visiting guests to go to war on Saturday afternoons.

Wyomissing has a football history that is hard to match in Berks County. The Spartans are the only state champion to represent the Berks Football League, clinching the PIAA Class AA title last season. Head coach Bob Wolfrum has the most wins in league history (240) and took the program to the next level.

There is as much excitement for high school football on Saturday afternoons as on Friday nights. One reason that comes to mind is the fact that the entire league gets an opportunity to focus on one single matchup on a Saturday afternoon. The visiting team gets a chance to change up their normal walk through routine with an extra practice to take on the Spartans. At Wyomissing home games, fans get a chance to walk around and see the other teams of the conference wearing their school colors proud as they take in a good Saturday afternoon football game. Most players might agree that it does not matter the time of day or place as long as there is a team lined up across them on that line of scrimmage their ready to go.

Saturday afternoon games may not be for everyone, but they are something we enjoy here at BIC Sports and hope they continue for many seasons!

About Dan Hoff

Dan Hoff is a graduate of Saint Pius X and West Chester University. Dan also runs the Tri County Basketball League and coaches boys basketball and lacrosse at the high school level.