Parkland Press

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Focus shifts to PM West

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by CJ HEMERLYSpecial to the Press in Sports

On Friday night the Parkland football team will make the trek to the Poconos, its longest road trip of the season.

The challenge will be to stay motivated after a close 28-14 win overCentral Catholic last week, the Trojans first real test of the season after two blowout wins the first two weeks of the season.

Pocono Mountain West has lost its first three games by double digits to Whitehall, Stroudsburg and Bethlehem Catholic. The Panthers fell 54-6 to the Hawks last Saturday.

“They have a good team,” said head coach Jim Morgans. “It may not show it in their record, but those lopsided losses also don’t show the whole game. They were right there with Whitehall and Stroudsburg in the first half. We have to be prepared and ready to go up there and come out with a win.”

Morgans highlighted West’s running back as a potential threat that his team must prepare for.

Parkland comes off a strong performance last week when starters played a full game for the first time all season. With a matchup against Easton just two weeks away, it will be good for the Trojans to be battle tested more than just one week. It would also be wise for Parkland to not look past the Panthers with Whitehall and Easton on deck.

“We know what we have to do,” said Morgans. “The kids are good in the fact that they love playing football. They don’t think about next week’s game or the game after that. They are thinking about winning the game that’s in front of them.”