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Konkrete Kids Stay Unbeaten With Impressive Performance Against Becahi

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| October 2, 2022

Northampton Gives EPC North It’s Only Win Versus EPC South on Cross-Over Weekend

BETHLEHEM- Under gloomy grey skies and a gentle tropical mist showering the playing surface at Bethlehem School District Stadium Saturday afternoon, the K-Kids of Northampton improved to 6-0 with a well-rounded performance in a 31-21 victory over Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks before a sparse crowd.

The Hawks went on an impressive opening drive covering 74 yards on 15 plays using up nearly half the quarter capped off with a Jacob Sutton two yard run with 6:10 left in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead.

That lead did not last long as Jaelin Richrdson took the ensuing kickoff at the 22 and dashed through a crease and sprinted down the Northampton sidelines for a 78 yard return and with Antonio Russo connecting on the PAT tied the game at seven.

The teams traded scores in the second quarter, Konkrete Kids running back Tristen Pinnock ripped off a 28 yard run breaking a tackle along the way to give Northanpton a 14-7 lead with 7:07 left till half. The drive covered 69 yards on eight plays.

A blocked punt by Becahi set the Hawks up at the Northampton seven. It only took Rahmel Terry one play to cover the distance to tie the score at 14 with 4:04 left on the clock.

Antonio Russo split the uprights on a 37 yard field goal as the scoreboard went to all zeros to indicate halftime with Northampton leading 17-14.

The second half was pretty much controlled by Northampton, after a fumbled punt by the Hawks, Northampton came up with ball at the Bethlehem Catholic 16. Seven plays later AJ Slivka found a lane into the end zone from four yards out and a 24-14 lead with 5:45 left in the third quarter.

The Golden Hawks face a fourth down decision and needing five yards for a first decided to go for it from the Konkrete Kids 45, but they came up short and Northampton took over at their 48. Nine palys later Russo found Tymir Williams down the middle for a 24 yard score to increase the lead to 31-14 with 10:39 left in the game.

Sutton got his second score of the game for Bethlehem Catholic with under two minutes left from two yards out on a drive that covered 34 yards to close out the scoring.

Northampton compiled 257 total yards in the contest 198 coming via the ground game. The win snapped an 0-7 weekend for the EPC North against the South with a point differential of 41 points per game. They also remaine the only other undefeated team along with Emmaus. Bethlehem Catholic dropped to 3-3 and on the verge of missing the 4A District XI playoffs. The Hawks have upcoming games with Easton, Parkland, Freedom and Central Catholic to close out the season. Northampton will be at home with 5-1 Pleasant Valley that should decide the North champion. The Bears lost their first game to Parkland Friday night38-7.

Northampton coach John Toman had this to say after his teams win Saturday.

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