When Spencer Cole’s three-pointer cut East Stroudsburg South’s lead to six points with a little less than three minutes remaining in the district 6A finals, the sea of orange on Northampton’s side were ready to blow the lid off Easton Middle School’s gym.
The Kids had cut the deficit to two possessions, a huge comeback after trailing by 13 points at the end of the first quarter. They got to that point by hitting six threes in the fourth quarter, including an Aidan Ellwood drive and foul, that brought them to the brink of tying the game with just two more treys.
With the game against Northampton on tap for this weekend, the Zephyr football team knows that they’ll be in a for a fight in their annual end-of-season grudge match.
While Northampton’s record is sub .500, the Zephyrs can’t afford to be complacent knowing that the Kids would like nothing better to end their season on a winning note.
They’ll once again be playing for the Cement Bowl Trophy, with Whitehall keeping a firm grip on the hardware since 2009.
The Konkrete Kids are still looking for their first division win in football and would like nothing better than to earn that initial victory at Whitehall's expense.
The Kids have only managed one win this season, and when the Zephs travel to Andrew S. Leh Stadium in Nazareth to play Northampton on Saturday, their minds will be focused on pulling the upset over playoff-bound Whitehall.