Unbeaten Pates come to Orefield
The Parkland football team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a dominating win at Easton last Friday night. Now this weekend, the Trojans will face another test and look to take down Freedom (7-0), the only remaining unbeaten team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
A week after the Trojan defense was burned by Liberty for 41 points, it did not allow a touchdown from the Red Rovers in taking a 21-3 victory.
“That’s what we talked about all week, that the defense was going to set the tone for this football game,” said head coach Jim Morgans. “They did. They played the way they were capable of playing.”
They are once again going to be put to the test with facing the Patriots Friday night.
Freedom is coming off a 29-6 win over Whitehall last weekend. Just like the Red Rovers like to do, Freedom is a run-first type of offense. They scored all four touchdowns on the ground, and ran for 211 yards on the Zephyrs.
“It’s a similar type offense that we just saw with Easton,” said Morgans. “They will look to run the ball, and they do a good job at that.”
Andres Santos and Jonah Gundrum split the four touchdowns between themselves. Gundrum tallied a team-high 81 yards rushing to go along with his two scores.
Offensively, Parkland scored its three touchdowns last weekend through the air with Devante Cross hitting Kenny Yeboah for two scores, and Zach Bross for one. But the offense always looks to use the legs of Cross along with his arm.
It is homecoming weekend for Parkland, and the Trojans will look to keep their shot at the EPC South crown in front of them with a victory this Friday night at Parkland Area School District Stadium.