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Parkland Gets Bounce Back Win Over Rivals Friday Night. @PHSTrojansFB @ZephyrsFootball

Written by: on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021


Parkland Rebounds Nicely After Tough Loss Last Week In Convincing Fashion.

OREFIELD- The cream of the crop always seems to rise to the top when facing adversity. Take for instance the Parkland Trojan football team Friday night, after a heart-breaking loss to Allentown Central Catholic 14-7 last Saturday night as a last second game-tying touchdown pass hit the turf at J. Birney Crum Stadium, the Trojans were handed their initial setback of the season. But, the squad took it in stride and got back to work in preparation to face rival Whitehall Friday night and the dividend paid off behind the punishing running of Dahlir Adams and two touchdown passes from Luke Sprang to Jack Harrison the Trojans pinned a second consecutive loss on the Zephyrs 27-7 in a key Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South contest on a perfect October evening.

The Zephyrs, though got on the board first on their opening drive after forcing a Trojan punt on a five play 55 yard drive culminating in a 38 yard pass from Nick Kaintz to Damonte Foreman with just over three minutes played for a quick 7-0 lead. That would be the last time Whitehall would threaten the remainder of the game.

Parkland(4-1) would tie the score at seven when Adams got the first of his two touchdowns on the night from 10 yards out capping a 10 play 82 yard drive with 8:06 left in the second quarter.

Taking advantage of a 13 yard punt return, Parkland would start a drive from the Whitehall 44 with about three minutes left and drive to the Zephyrs 13, from there quarterback Luke Sprang found Jack Harrison in single coverage near the goal line and placed a perfect toss for the score and a 14-7 lead at intermission.

Whitehall(3-2) who started off the season as hot as any team in the EPC after three games and who were ranked sixth in the latest state rankings in the class 5A were held to single-digit in scoring for the second consecutive game a 26-7 loss to Emmaus prior to not playing last week due to Covid issue at Easton. They could not keep the Park;land offense off the field in the second half.

Adams converted his second touchdown on the night from a yard out, again taking advantage of great field position following a Zephyr punt at the visitors 42 an eight play drive and a 21-7 with 4:01 left in the third quarter.

Parkland’s linebacker Victor Pagen then picked off an errant Nick Kaintz pass at the Zephyr 46 yard line midway through the final quarter. Methodically advancing the ball towards another score Spang again found Harrison down the right sideline on a fade route from 14 yards out the PAT was no good and the score stood at 27-7 with 2:21 remaining in the game for the final margin of victory.

The Trojans will be on the road next Friday to face East Stroudsburg South at the Purple Pit. The Cavaliers are 4-2 after a tough 21-20 loss to Northampton Friday night after being up on the K-Kids 20-0. Whitehall will try to stop a two game slide, but against a hot Bethlehem Freedom team at Zephyr Stadium. The Patriots are 4-2 coming off an impressive 42-7 thrashing of Allentown Central Catholic last night.

Here are post-game comments from Parkland running back Dahlir Adams.

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