Welcome to the 2020 Season of Hurricane Football!

By: Kerry Barket | SchuylkillHavenFootball.com | August 31, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Season of Hurricane Football!

2020 Schuylkill Haven Hurricane Football 

Welcome to the 2020 season of Hurricane football- the 96th in the history of the Schuylkill Haven Football program. In the previous 95 seasons, the Hurricanes have an all-time record of 580 wins, 387 losses and 27 ties in 994 games- a .597 winning percentage. The all-time record includes 45 wins and 22 loses in 67 playoff games- a .672 winning percentage.

                                                  Head Coach Mike Farr 

Returning for his 16th season, the Hurricanes are again led by coach Mike Farr- the 11th varsity head football coach at Schuylkill Haven High School. Through 15 seasons, Coach Farr has an overall record of 114 wins and 67 losses in 181 games- a .630 winning percentage.

2019 Season Recap 

The Hurricanes finished the 2019 season with a record of 5 wins and 6 loses and are the four-time defending Schuylkill Football League, Division 2 Champions- having compiled a record of 20-0 in four seasons of Division 2 games. The “4-peat” of Schuylkill League championships is a first for Haven High. The Hurricanes also finished as the District XI Class AA runner-up to champion Mahanoy Area- a championship that was determined by rating points and not head-to-head competition or playoff games. During the regular season, Schuylkill Haven beat the Golden Bears by a 57-19 score. The season ended with a 44-29 loss to West Catholic in the District XI/XII sub-regional semi-final playoffs.

DATE              HAVEN                     OPPONENT                    SCORE          Home: 3-2          Away: 2-3          Neutral: 0-1       

08/23                    7                         at Jim Thorpe                       10

08/30                  14                        vs Lehighton                         27

09/06                    7                         at Tamaqua                          37

09/13                  14                        vs North Schuylkill               47     

09/20                  67                        at Marian**                            0

09/27                  57                        vs Mahanoy Area**             19

10/04                  55                        at Shenandoah Valley**      0

10/11                  72                        vs Minersville**                     8

10/18                  61                        vs Panther Valley**              7

10/25                  17                        at Blue Mountain                 19

11/02                  29                        at West Catholic                   44               DXI-XII Class AA Sub-Regional Semi-final @ S. Phila.

                        400                                                                      218

** Schuylkill Football League games

 Head Coach: Mike Farr.

Assistant Coaches: Mike Tracey, Brad Biever, Cory Mentzer, Dennis Fink, Andy Fink, Evan Fink, Mike Feryo.

Team Captains: Steven Balulis, Kobe Brish, Kyle Donati, Mason Reber.

***Schuylkill Football League Division 2 Champions. ***District XI/XII Class AA Sub-Regional Semi-Finalist. 

2020 Season (pre-COVID)

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Schuylkill Haven Football team was going to be part of a scheduling co-operative between the Schuylkill and Colonial Leagues. The Hurricanes were slated to be in the White Division along with long-time foes Minersville, Mahanoy Area and Pine Grove. Also in the division were Colonial League members Catasauqua and Palmerton. 

2020 Season (post-COVID)

With the PIAA postponing the start of the 2020 season for 2 weeks, the Hurricanes will be playing an 8-game schedule comprised of only Schuylkill League teams. In the era of the “new normal,” the season will begin, oddly enough, with backyard rival Blue Mountain- a match-up that has been the final regular season contest for 58 seasons. Other traditional opponents, such as Minersville, Mahanoy Area, Shenandoah Valley,Panther Valley and Nativity, are also on the 2020 schedule. Full details can be found on the ‘2020 Schedules’ page.

                                                     HAVEN PRIDE!