Teams always want to take a shot at the target on the back of the Emmaus field hockey team. This season, no team has come closer to the bullseye than Parkland, which battled Emmaus to overtime in their first regular season meeting and then stayed tough before bowing 3-0 in the final game of the season at Parkland High School.
Trojan goalie Brie Barraco turned away 26 shots in the latest battle between the two teams and Kelsey Higgins added a defensive save for Parkland.
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.
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.
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.
With playoffs set to open this weekend, the Emmaus boys soccer team appears to be heading toward the postseason with a head full of steam after wins over Northampton and Whitehall by a combined score of 9-0. The Hornets have games against Nazareth and Central Catholic to wrap up the regular season. After that the Hornets will await official word of who they’ll play in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference playoffs, which begin Saturday.
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.
When a team’s average margin of victory is nine goals and it wins by five, there’s sometimes a reason to be a little disappointed. Coach Sue Butz-Stavin thought her team could have played much better in a 5-0 win over Northampton (7-4 EPC, 9-4 Overall).
In the Emmaus boys soccer team’s second game of the season against rival Parkland, the two teams played much the same script as they did in the season opener. In both games, Parkland got an early goal to make things tough on Emmaus. In the latest game though, Emmaus couldn’t match Parkland’s effort and fell to the Trojans 3-0.
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.”