WEEU’s Paul Roberts has confirmed that Pottsville will be leaving the Berks Football League. The move will go into effect in 2016. Sources say the Crimson Tide will be joining the Anthracite Football League which includes high schools closer to Pottsville.
Pottsville joined what was known at the time as the Inter-County League in 2004. The Crimson Tide went 10-2 that season including a 3-1 league record which was good for a first place tie with Gov. Mifflin.
Pottsville reached the Class AAA state championship game in 2005 and 2006. In recent years, however, the tide has turned in the wrong direction. In 2012, Pottsville finished 2-8 and only won one league game. Last year, the Crimson Tide went 5-6 with a 3-4 league mark. Pottsville has struggled to compete against the top programs in Section 1 of the Berks Football League. Over the last two seasons, Gov. Mifflin has defeated Pottsville by a combined score of 75-6.
Blue Mountain is also leaving the Berks Football League for the Anthracite Football League. The Eagles won four games last year; their final season in the BFL.