The News-Item encourages readers to follow our local high school football coverage at, through Facebook and on Twitter.

Ken Schetroma, a Southern Columbia graduate and now a teacher at Shamokin Area, will join our sports staff in providing "digital" football coverage each week, starting with tonight's season openers.

Schetroma was on the state championship team for the Tigers during his sophomore year in 2006 and looks forward to getting back on the sidelines at all the local stadiums where he played his high school ball.

He also played football for four years at Susquehanna University, graduating this spring with a degree in elementary education.

The News-Item will use its website, Facebook and Twitter to post scoring updates, photos, videos, breaking news and more. Complete coverage of local teams as always will continue in the print and online editions every Saturday.

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