Emmaus senior quarterback Blake Reed and junior wide receiver Deonte Castro both had career-best performances in leading the Emmaus football team to a 28-13 victory over Liberty at East Penn School District Stadium on homecoming night last Friday.
This Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium a matchup of two Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division football teams come into the game after wins last weekend, and both teams could use another victory to improve their District 11 playoff standing.
Emmaus (4-3 overall, 2-3 EPC South) bounced back from a one-score loss to Freedom with a high-scoring 55-42 win last weekend at Nazareth. Liberty (3-4, 1-4) comes to Emmaus riding a two-game win streak with victories over Dieruff and Northampton the last two games.
When the Emmaus football team walked off the field last weekend at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium, the Hornets knew they let one slip away. They dropped another one-score game, and one that could have went in their favor if not for a couple of plays.
“We have to eliminate penalties and play with consistent energy and effort,” said head coach Harold Fairclough. “We had over 420 yards of total offense, but we consistently shot ourselves in the foot. We had a touchdown called back and a first-and-goal from the 10 yard-line and ended up with fourth-and-goal from the 25.”
When the Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams last took the court against each other two weeks ago, the Hornets accomplished a feat that was not only a long coming for them, but also every other team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11.
Emmaus swept the Trojans in straight sets two weeks ago, ending a 120-match win streak for Parkland dating back to 2009.
But beating a team twice in the same season, let alone in a two-week span is tough, and Parkland had even more motivation this time around.
It was a long time coming. For the entire Emmaus girls volleyball roster, it hadn’t happened during any of their high school careers.
When the Green Hornets took down rival Parkland in straight sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-16) last Wednesday night at Emmaus High School, it was the first victory for Emmaus over the Trojans since the 2013 season.
The Emmaus girls volleyball team has shown its talent at the beginning of the 2017 season.
The Hornets swept Bethlehem Catholic 3-0 last Wednesday.
The Emmaus football team bounced back from two straight losses with a win over Pocono Mountain West last Saturday to improve to 2-2.
The Hornets host Northampton Friday night hoping to start their first win streak of the 2017 season.
The Konkrete Kids have twice as many wins as they’ve earned the past two years as they are 2-2 this year with wins over East Stroudsburg North and Pleasant Valley.
Coming off last year’s league championship season, Emmaus had high hopes for this year’s Hornet football team.
After their first district playoff win since 2008, the Hornets wanted even more out of this season after going 9-1 in the 2016 regular season.
Despite two losses straight losses and a 1-2 record through three games, the team hasn’t changed its goals.
The Emmaus girls volleyball team has gotten a lot accomplished through just the first two weeks of the 2017 regular season.
In their first weekend of match play, the Hornets came out of the First Kill Tournament on top after defeating Liberty. The Hurricanes are the defending Eastern Pennsylvania Conference champions and beat Emmaus in the same game last year.
Emmaus won the 12-team tournament, posting a 9-3 record overall while proving to themselves and the district that they will be a force this season.
The Emmaus and Parkland boys soccer teams have been putting aside their heated rivalry, and instead have been coming together of late to play for a good cause.
For the fifth straight year, the Green Hornets and Trojans met on the field the Red Card Cancer Game, showcasing awareness for the illness and helping out a local family in need.
The teams wore uniquely colored shirts in pre-game warm-ups, and posed for a photo following the game with the words ‘Fight Cancer.’
The meaning of the game was a win, but the outcome wasn’t as good for Emmaus.