The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.
Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.
The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first loss.
The East Penn Conference announced pairings for championship week in field hockey and boys and girls soccer.
Field hockey action gets underway Saturday.
Emmaus earned the top seed and will take on Parkland, the eighth seed at Emmaus at 1 p.m.
Liberty is the four seed and will host Stroudsburg the fifth seed at 2:30 p.m. at BASD.
Pocono East is the third seed and will host sixth-seed Nazareth at 1:30 p.m. Easton is the second seed and will host Northampton at noon.
The semifinals are Tuesday, Oct. 16 with the finals on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Andrew Hozza has teed off in each of the last three District 11 Class 3A Golf Championship tournaments. Each year he’s gotten better and better.
This year he nearly went all the way, taking second place after three playoff holes against Emmaus’ Mitch Machulsky.
Both players shot 5-over par 75 to tie for first place Monday at Lehigh Country Club. In the playoff, they both bogeyed their first hole and parred the second before Machulsky took the title with a par on the third playoff hole.
At the beginning of the season cross country coach Dan Benner wanted the boys and girls teams to finish with winning records.
Over the past could of weeks, success in the finals three meets of the season resulted in just that as the girls finished 12-5 and the boys were 11-6.
“It was great that both teams had winning seasons, it has been awhile since we have had both teams accomplish that,” Benner said.
A win over Parkland is always cause for celebration, but in the case of the Konkrete Kids field hockey team’s 2-0 victory last Thursday, the win was neither a fluke nor an upset.
Tuesday night at Al Erdosy stadium was the stage for the Northampton boys soccer team’s Senior Night.
The following seniors and their parents were honored before the start of the game: Jacob Auger, Paul Connolly, Patrick Dancsecs, Dalton Domchek, Aaron Eberts, Camerone Giancaterino, Tanner Melinsky, and Maxx Venzke.
Now it is about how the Konkrete Kids respond.
The Kids seemingly were deflated after they watched Stroudsburg erupt for 27 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 34-26 victory over the Kids at Al Erdosy Stadium that snapped their five-game winning streak.
Northampton (5-2) has its opportunities in the opening half, as they were in position for several scoring opportunities. They did emerge with a 7-0 advantage at halftime held Stroudsburg to 81 yards of total offense in a game that likely decided the East Penn Conference North division.
Pete Schneider Gymnasium was filled with gray-clad spectators and signs of encouragement as Northampton hosted their Spike Out Cancer event on Thursday in conjunction with a volleyball match against Emmaus.
This year’s event held special meaning because it was held in support of girls volleyball head coach Jess Finlayson, who is battling brain cancer.
The emotion-filled pregame featured the two teams wearing matching gray warmups that read, “Team Jess No One Fights Alone” on the back.
Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.
Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.
The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.
According to The Fishing Wire service, the white water release that occurred on Labor Day weekend on the Salmon River (Oswego County) NY, is the trigger for large numbers of spawning Chinook and Coho salmon to enter the river. Each fall, the salmon run draws thousands of anglers to the river from across the northeast.