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Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Nicholas seagreaves Special to the Press in Sports

On Friday Northampton hosted Pleasant Valley in an early Eastern Pennsylvania North Division clash.

The Konkrete Kids were hoping to continue their winnings ways after a big win against Dieruff (49-0) the week prior. Meanwhile the Bears came into this game looking for their first win of the season after losing to William Allen (14-33) last week.

This game was all Northampton from start to finish.

The Konkrete Kids jumped out to a 21-0 lead before the first quarter ended. Running back Aiden Jones scored two of those touchdowns while Pleasant Valley was looking poised to score, but ultimately couldn’t get over that last hurdle of Northampton’s defense.

Going into halftime the Kids were ahead of the Bears 29-0 and the second half was more of the same. Five different players outside of Jones scored rushing touchdowns. Tyrese Brandon, Ethan Deater, Joshua Gaycheck, Jared Russell and Nick Calazzo all ended up in the end zone for the Kids.

The final score was 63-0 in favor of the Kids.

Head coach Kyle Haas was in high spirits after the Kids second win in a row.

“We feel great after this win. The whole team played great, especially our offense,” said Haas.

Northampton’s offense has been clicking of late having scored 63 points this game and 49 points last week. A big key to this is that Haas has confidence in multiple players who he can give the ball too to make a play.

“We can give the ball to several guys and know that they have the ability to make a play,” he said.

After this huge win, he still sees room for improvement from his team though.

“[I think] our tackling can get better,” Haas said. “It’s something we have to keep improving on. We’ll go back to the film and see what else we can do better.”

Running back Adam Jones had two rushing touchdowns on the day and was ecstatic after the game.

“I’m so hyped [after the win]. We haven’t accomplished something like this in 10 years,” Jones said, referring to the team’s winning record.

Although its only Week 3 in the season, the last time the kids finished the whole season with a winning record was in 2008. Jones believes there is a new energy to the team and that’s thanks to coach Haas.

“Coach Haas changed the energy in the team. From the weight room back in December, to now, there is a different energy in the team,” he said.

“This school and community has a strong football tradition. I’m happy to be a part of this tradition and hope to make the community proud,” said Hass.

Looking ahead to next week, Northampton will travel to East Stroudsburg North. The Timberwolves will be looking for their first win of the season after narrowly losing to William Allen last week by a score of 18-19.

“We have to keep ourselves motivated. Our energy has to be high no matter who we play,” Haas said.

The Kids will hope to continue their winning ways and come back home with another victory.