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Known as the Battle for the Coal Bucket, the rivalry between the Shamokin Area High School Indians and the Mt. Carmel High School Red Tornadoes has been heated for years. Both teams hit the field Friday with equal conference standings, but Shamokin looks for a win after last year’s 28-1 loss to Mt. Carmel, who took home the Coal Bucket for the 23nd year in 2018.


Shane Weidner
Shamokin Area High School


Nathan Grimes

Shamokin Area High School

Nate is a 3-year letter winner and football and will be a 4 year letter winner in Track this year. He is a member of the Chemistry Club, Chorus, Chamber chorus, National Honors Society, AV Department, High School Music lead actor, and Competition Show. Nate plans to major in bioengineering in college and go to medical school to pursue orthopedics.
Mike Makowski

Mount Carmel Area High School

Michael Makowski is a senior distinguished honors student at MCA. His activities include four years as a National Honor Society inductee, technology education club member, member of the varsity track and field and varsity football programs, student body leader, and Divine Redeemer Church volunteer. Upon graduation, Michael will be furthering his education, studying for his doctoral degree in a Pharmaceutical Program.


Phil Manney

Shamokin Area High School

Mike Terry

Mount Carmel Area High School


The Mt. Carmel Red Tornadoes and Shamokin Indians are two highly competitive rivals that put on a show for the fans tonight. This game was relatively low scoring but stayed close the entire time. Mt. Carmel stuck first a goal-line toss into the end zone. Shamokin soon scored a touchdown of their own after a huge run. The Red Tornadoes went on a scoring run building a slight lead over the Indians. As the clock was winding down in the 4th quarter, Shamokin was able to close the scoring gap some but ultimately it was not enough to overcome Mt. Carmel. With a final score of 28-22, the Mt. Carmel Red Tornadoes were crowned the winners of this game.