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Written by: Dave Druckenmiller on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
In week three, the big match-ups were the Parkland Trojans hosting the Nazareth Blue Eagles, The Easton Red Rovers going to Bethlehem School District Stadium to take on the Bethlehem Freedom Patriots, and The Emmaus Green Hornets going into Allentown to face the Allentown Central Catholic Vikings.
Parkland 43, Nazareth 40After the game was tied at 21-21 at the half, Nazareth built a 12 point lead in the second half. Coach Tim Moncman’s Trojans went on a 22 point run and beat the Nazareth Blue Eagles 43-40 in Orefield.
The battle was furious as Parkland had to overcome the loss of its quarterback, Ty Tremba, and overcame incredible performances from Nazareth’s Sonny Sasso and Nolan Lobb to earn the win.
Sasso, a first-year starter at quarterback, threw for 387 yards and four touchdowns and Lobb caught 13 balls for 268 yards and four TDs.
Running back Dalir Adams had 21 rushes, 173 yards, and 3 touchdowns for the Trojans and Quarterback Sonny Sasso had 12 rushes for 57 yards and a touchdown. Sasso also scored on a 63-yard run, while Lobb took an interception 39 yards to the end zone for the Blue Eagles.
Running back Trey Tremba Scored three touchdowns in three different ways in a 43-40 win over Nazareth on a 91-yard kickoff return, an 18-yard reception, and a 1-yard run.
Parkland goes to 2-0 and Nazareth falls to 2-1.
Northampton 35, Stroudsburg 14Hearts were heavy on this night for the Konkrete Kids after the loss of their offensive coordinator Mike Gurdineer to COVID-19 earlier in the week. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
The kids fell behind early again and Stroudsburg was up 14-0 after one quarter on Friday. Torched by running back Andre Reames, JR of the Mountaineers for an 88-yard touchdown run the Kids needed to bounce back. Down 21-14 at the half, the K-kids came back on a 28 point run and stifled the Stroudsburg team for a 35-14 win.
Northampton stays undefeated at 3-0, and Stroudsburg falls to 1-2.
Bethlehem Freedom 31, Easton 17Freedom playing without running back star Deandre Crawford, running back Jalen Fletcher picked up his game with 7 carries 76 yards and a 24-yard TD run. He also had a 21-yard touchdown reception for the Patriots.
On defense, Juan Feliciano forced 3 fumbles and had a1 tackle for a loss.Bethlehem Catholic goes to 1-2 after a tough start and Pocono Mountain West also goes to 1-2.
Bethlehem Catholic 55 Pocono Mountain West 7Quarterback Jared Richardson Completed 19 of 28 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 62 yards and two more touchdowns in Bethlehem Catholics 55-7 win over Pocono Mountain West.
Central Catholic 21, Emmaus 0Central Catholic came out on a mission and it just totally took the game to the Green Hornets, who were just outplayed for most of the game. Penalties at the beginning plagued the Green Hornets. Big plays for Allentown Central Catholic were the answer and the secondary was shredded for 225 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The star of the game on offense was quarterback Tamlin Ferguson who threw for 219 yards on 11 completions (17 attempts) and 2 touchdowns and 1 pick.
But the man that was uncoverable was wide receiver Griffin Patridge who hauled in 7 passes for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns and also registered a sack on defense.
Whitehall 30 Liberty 6Saquon Barkley came home to have his number retired and his jersey. He joins linebacker Matt Millen and Offensive Lineman Dan Koppen on the wall.
Running back Nigel Linton (15 carries-114 yards) scored 3 touchdowns and Liberty tried to stay in this game for 3 quarters. Racking up 406 yards of offense the Zephyrs just were way too much for the Hurricane. Whitehall just has too many athletes and go to 3-0 on the season, Liberty falls to 1-2.
East Stroudsburg South 34, Louis E. Dieruff 7East Stroudsburg South played with 19 players and left 42 at home. They had 10 players start both ways and had only 11 of their original starters that were able to play for the Cavaliers. They still won 34 to 7. The COVID-19 protocols kept them from their normal squad.
Pleasant Valley 42 William Allen 2Pleasant Valley played only its second game of the season but had no trouble over an outmanned William Allen Canary squad.
Pocono Mountain East 0, East Stroudsburg North 0Wiped out by COVID-19.
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