The Emmaus High School Marching Band was performing the 1982 Michael Jackson classic “Thriller” as the Parkland Trojans were on what proved to be their final offensive drive last Friday night. It was an apt musical selection, as this year’s edition of the Battle of Cedar Crest Boulevard was certainly a thriller.
Down four points with two minutes remaining, Trojan quarterback Tanner Lewis had his team on the move for the go-ahead and possible winning touchdown.
Last Friday night, the Emmaus football team became the Lehigh Valley’s pride and poise boys.
Trailing by seven points with seconds left and looking at a fourth and seven from the Nazareth 8-yard line, Emmaus needed a touchdown and had to keep cool.
The offense sent three wide receivers to the right and quarterback Ethan Parvel then went to his right on a designed rollout.
Last Friday night’s thrilling 43-42 last-second triumph over Nazareth left Emmaus football players buzzing.
But coach Harold Fairclough knows the season’s third game, which comes this Friday against Whitehall (0-2), is not going to be easy.
“This is the type of game you can get punched in the mouth,” the Hornet head coach said.
Emmaus football revved the engine, stepped on the pedal and tore out at 100 mph right over the Allen Canaries in their 2018 season opener Aug. 24.
The Hornets steamrolled the Caries 62-6 last Friday night in Emmaus. Here’s how they did it.
The Hornets showed great depth at the skill positions, with eight different men carrying the ball.
Emmaus posted 299 total yards with 249 yards coming through a blistering ground assault.