Nick Cook and Kyle George have tried to be on the same page throughout the entire football season. But as the 2012 season continued to grind its way unfavorably for Northampton, the quarterback and wide receiver duo also deteriorated stat wise.
The two K-Kids hope things can pick back up this Thanksgiving when they take on rival Catasauqua in the final game of both team's regular season.
One thing for sure on the minds of both players is that they have the same mindset about this week's game.
Who said that watching television isn't good for you?
The father and son duo of Tim and Dan Caffrey obviously used the television to spark an idea to help people that were ravaged from Hurricane Sandy.
As coaches at Northampton and Whitehall's freshman football teams, the Caffrey's decided to team up their high school allegiances for a greater cause by collecting donated goods to help people in the town of Union Bay, NJ over the weekend.
Not a very shocking week in terms of wins and losses, but Parkland's 41-10 victory over Easton pretty much showed everyone what they needed to know about the Trojans. Clearly, the best team around, but it would be interesting to see what the Rough Riders of Catasaqua could do against the Trojans.
Since district sports are run by computers now, maybe we can assemble a computer generated mock Lehigh Valley championship game?
Now that would be fun. Wouldn't it?
1. Parkland (9-2)
Last week's rank: #1
Might as well just put Parkland in the championship.
It's been a long time since Northampton's football team experienced that winning feeling.
The hopes of a prosperous 2012 season appeared to be a reality after their week one upset over Stroudsburg, but that seems like an eternity ago for the Konrete Kids.
Northampton lost its sixth straight contest last Saturday night when they fell to Whitehall 45-3.
It was another somber night for the Northampton football team last Friday when they fell on the road against Liberty 21-14. The K-Kids fell behind 14-0 in the first half and 21-7 in the third quarter and could never level with the Hurricanes (2-7) en route to suffering their fifth straight defeat of the season.
"It's just inexperience," said head coach Jeff Brosky. "We're just too inexperienced on the offensive line and that's shown in every game this year. We didn't make plays when we had to and that showed throughout the game."
Finally, after nine weeks of the poll, we have a new king at the top and rightly so. Easton's slow demise, coupled with Parkland's rapid rise since week three of the season finally came to a head last week with the Rovers falling for the first time this season.
Whitehall makes a small jump as well, while Nazareth takes a nose dive in the poll.
With one week of action before districts, let's see who gears up for the postseason in the right way.
1. Parkland (7-2)
Last week's rank: #2
Trojans look to stay on top of their throne.
A lot of things went wrong for Northampton in last week's 42-12 home loss to Central Catholic and head coach Jeff Brosky hopes a lot of things go right for the K-Kids this week against Emmaus.
The Kids got themselves a wake-up call in the loss to Central, which saw them get man-handled up front, had them turn the ball over inside their own red zone and allow Central running back Colin McDermott to go off with a star-studded performance by scoring all six of the Vikings touchdowns during a 374-yard ground performance.
It was the type of game that Northampton needed to get back on track in Lehigh Valley Conference play last Friday against Bethlehem Catholic. The K-Kids (2-2, 1-2) blasted the Golden Hawks 35-6 at Notre Dame-Green Pond to spoil Becahi's homecoming night and propel themselves with a boost of confidence heading into this week's battle with Central Catholic at Al Erdosy Field.
Northampton used scores just before halftime and right after the intermission to break open a close contest into a mentally deflating task for Becahi.
We're into week four of the poll and not much has changed on the forefront. Easton maintains their stay at the top, while Nazareth gets a bump. Parkland picked up their first win of the year and Catasauqua looks to keep their Colonial League title aspirations rolling.
What's your team in store for this week? Check out the poll below.
1. Easton (3-0)
Last week's rank: #1
Of all the teams in the league, Easton always seems to not have a hard time so far this year.
The Pick: Easton 28- Central Catholic 13
2. Nazareth (3-0)
Last week's rank: #3
A week after football euphoria, Northampton's football team was grounded at Nazareth.
The Konrete Kids (1-1, 0-1) fell to the Blue Eagles 63-28 last week in a scoreline that can be deceiving to the average box score reader.
Nazareth (2-0, 1-0) exploded in the second quarter with 49 points, two of which were interception returns for scores to provide daggers in Northampton hearts.