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

Ken Schetroma, a Southern Columbia graduate and now a teacher at Shamokin Area, will again join our sports staff in providing live "digital" football coverage each week, starting with tonight's season openers. For the opening week, Schetroma will be covering the first ever meeting between Shamokin Area and Line Mountain at Kemp Memorial Stadium.

Schetroma was on the state championship team for the Tigers during his sophomore year in 2006. He also played football for four years at Susquehanna University, graduating in 2013 with a degree in elementary education.

Check The News-Item's website as well as Facebook and Twitter for scoring updates, photos, videos, breaking news and more before, during and after games. Complete coverage of local teams as always will continue in the print and online editions every Saturday.

To get in on the action, like us on Facebook at News-Item Sports (facebook.com/newsitemsports), follow us on Twitter @NIsports (twitter.com/NIsports) and follow reporters, Wes Herrmann @Wes_Herrm (twitter.com/Wes_Herrm) and Ken Schetroma @kschectroma94 (twitter.com/kschectroma94). Or visit newsitem.com/sports to link to our Facebook and Twitter feeds.