The Hornets didn’t need a statement win. But they sure wanted one badly.
With two weeks remaining the in the regular season, the Emmaus football team put together it’s best overall game of this season and came away with a 30-20 win over Easton.
Emmaus played its best defensive performance of the year, while making plays on special teams and showing a balanced offense. The Hornets (6-3) also cut down on penalties and mistakes that have plagued them this season.
Shane Artis and Michael Sosnowski have been among the top 10 in all of the Colonial League regular season cross country races this year. But the Salisbury sophomores still felt some nerves heading into last Wednesday’s league championship meet at DeSales University.
When the race started the nervousness left and they let their ability take over. Artis ran to a ninth-place finish in 17:41.35. Sosnowski was not far behind in 15th place in 18:01.52.
Abby Dalton knew she was a few places back of the position she hoped to be at the start of last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cross Country Championships.
The Emmaus senior wanted to be out near the leaders at the start of the race and in first place at the end of it. But she got stuck early and was 20 seconds behind her usual time in the first mile. She battled back to earn a seventh-place, finishing in 19:59.30.
The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.
The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.
The Emmaus golf team competed in last week’s District 11 Class 3A Championship Tournament.
The Hornets finished fourth as a team led by freshman Michelle Cox, who shot 82 for third place in the girls tournament.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.
Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.
The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.
Needing a win to stay above .500 this season, Emmaus went to Nazareth hoping for a quick start. The Hornets got what they were looking for.
Although the Blue Eagles made it close for most of the game, Emmaus left Andrew Leh Stadium with a 55-42 that keeps it in the top five in the District 11 Class 6A rankings with three games left in the season.
Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.
The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.
Michelle Cox might not have played her best golf in last Monday’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference golf tournament, but the Emmaus freshman got her high school tournament golf career off to a great start with a first-place finish in the girls.
Cox shot 82 to finish nine strokes ahead of Stroudsburg’s Olivia Patrow last week at Woodstone Golf Club.
“I feel like I hit the ball fine,” said Cox, “but I didn’t putt well so there’s still that element of disappointment.”
Something had to give when the Emmaus offense and Freedom defense met up Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.
The Hornets came into the game averaging 43.2 points per game. The Patriots’ defense had been allowing just over 10 points per game and was coming off a 24-17 loss to Parkland, the most points it had given up all season.
Freedom’s defense won the battle Friday night as it kept the Hornets out of the end zone until late in the third quarter en route to a 24-17 win.