Article By: CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press
With the parity that exists in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division in 2017, every win is a big one.
After five mostly convincing wins to open the season, the Parkland football team came from behind for the first time this year, and held on for a 31-21 win last Friday night at Whitehall High School.
This week the Trojans host an undefeated Bethlehem Catholic in a battle between the last two unbeaten teams in the EPC.
The Golden Hawks come to Parkland School District Stadium Friday night in an anticipated matchup of defending District 11 champions. The stakes are high as the winner has a clearer path toward the league title. It is also homecoming for Parkland.
“The atmosphere should be the best so far this season,” said Trojan head coach Tim Moncman. “They are big and fast and can strike fast. It will be a huge challenge for us, but we’ll be ready.”
Becahi is coming off a 24-17 victory over Easton last weekend.
The Golden Hawks offense runs through the arm and legs of senior quarterback Javon Clements, who completed 10-for-17 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown against the Red Rovers.
Running backs Matt Bisko (10 rushes for 42 yards) and Tavion Banks (10 for 30) each found the end zone last weekend.
The Hawks’ defense was gashed for 246 yards through the air by Easton quarterback Scott Poulson.
With the successful season that senior quarterback Michael Ruisch is having thus far, it may be a game that he will need to take over.
“We are striving for balance but we know we have to throw to win,” Moncman said. “I think that we have the talent and have had the success to be able to be successful throwing and running the ball.”