Coming off one of its best games of the season, the Emmaus football team seemed ready to give an undefeated Parkland team a fight in the regular season finale last Friday night.
But the Trojans had other ideas. They capped their perfect regular season with a 42-7 win over the Hornets.
Parkland came out throwing the ball, with quarterback Michael Ruisch completing 16 of 23 first-half passes for 289 yards. He finished the game with 355 passing yards and three touchdowns.
While two young but up and coming Emmaus cross country teams competed at last Wednesday’s District 11 Championships, a pair of veteran runners took part in their final high school meet in the Lehigh Valley.
The Hornets finished fourth as a team in the boys and girls competitions. Each team had just one senior running and several younger harriers who could make Emmaus one of the top teams over the next three years.
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.