Mountain Echo

  • March 18Congratulations to our speech team members who went to States!

  • March 15Pre-orders for Devon Fagan's book are available in Mrs. Harris's room

  • March 13Talent Show Friday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium

  • March 13Plan to visit the Skills USA bake sale on the bridge on 3/14 and 3/15

  • March 9There will be a bake sale on the bridge on 3/12 and 3/13 to support Mito Awareness Week

  • March 8Junior Class Executive Committee will be holding fundraisers on bridge 3/11-14

SPORTS COMMENTARY: Felus turns football team around in third season

Back to Article
Back to Article

SPORTS COMMENTARY: Felus turns football team around in third season

Robert Ferrell

Robert Ferrell

Robert Ferrell

Rob Ferrell, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Mountain Lion head football coach Nick Felus is finally turning his program around. After dropping out of the WPIAL and returning to the Mid-Penn conference, Felus and his squad are showing signs of improvement.

Altoona’s first run in the Mid-Penn didn’t go as planned with a overall record of 27-35 through six seasons. Their run in the WPIAL was even worse as they went 24-53 through six seasons. The Mid-Penn took a vote in favor of letting Altoona rejoin the conference.

After going 2-8 in his first two seasons as head coach, Felus moved his team to the Mid-Penn and went 3-7 in their first season back in it. The record might not show it, but Altoona took a big step in the right direction towards turning their program around. Altoona only lost three games that were lost by three points which is huge.

It’s also major that they weren’t shut out in any game for the first time since Felus took over. They also had their first shutout win since he came. A big note on offense is how much better Altoona did in the run game. Altoona beat their last years rushing yards with four games still left in the season which is huge.

Defense is where things really got turned around. After getting blown out week in and week out in the WPIAL, Altoona had those three really close games, one more win, and only got blown out in two games against state ranked opponents.

People in the community will always try and bring this team down and rant about how they want Coach Felus fired, but in the end, he’s really turning this program around.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Lady Lions eliminated in first round of playoffs

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Wrestlers place at district, regional competitions

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Indoor track gives athletes winter competition

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Gymnastics team competes in league competition

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Swimmers celebrate senior day

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Girls’ basketball team strives for playoffs

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Changes coming for football team coaching staff

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Boys’ basketball team seeks to improve record

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Gymnastics team seeks fifth undefeated season

  • SPORTS COMMENTARY:  Felus turns football team around in third season

    Sports

    Golf transforms students to gentleman

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of Altoona Area High School
SPORTS COMMENTARY: Felus turns football team around in third season