Hornets pull out late win
The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.
The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.
Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.
Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback Nate Nimeh completed 11 of 18 passes for 176 yards and a score.
Whitehall quarterback Anthony Nanoah threw three touchdowns while completing 10 of 16 passes for 158 yards. Allen Negrete caught six passes for 69 yards and was one of three Zephyrs to haul in a touchdown pass, along with Mekhi Lee and Joseph Herman.
Whitehall falls to 0-2 with the loss. The Rovers improve to 2-0.
The Hornets beat the Eagles with a late touchdown and two-point conversion for a 42-43 win.
Trailing 42-35 and facing a fourth and seven from the Nazareth 8-yard line, the Hornets’ Ethan Parvel found Izaiah McPherson in the end zone for a touchdown with under 10 seconds left in the game. Emmaus then went for the win as senior running back Lubens Myers (26 carries, 134 yards, 2 TD) took and handoff and scampered into the end zone to move his team to 2-0 and drop the Eagles to 1-1.
Parvel threw three touchdowns passes in the game and ran for another, rushing 12 times for 50 yards. He completed 10 of 18 passes for 113 yards and found three different teammates with touchdown passes. Deonte Castro caught five balls for 63 yards and a score, while John Ferris caught two passes for 32 yards and a touchdown.
The Konkrete Kids shut out Dieruff 49-0.
Northampton took a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back.
Cam Eaton threw a pair of touchdown passes in the game and running back Tyrese Brandon hit pay dirt three times in the first quarter by catching an Eaton pass for a score and running for two more.
Justin Feguson and Owen Baker also ran for Northampton touchdowns, while Jared Russel caught a pass for a score. Nick Caiazzo had a fourth-quarter interception that went 21 yards for a Kids TD.
Northampton improves to 1-1 with the win, while Dieruff falls to 0-2.
Pocono Mountain East-Liberty
The Hurricanes beat Pocono Mountain East 42-7 to improve to 2-0 this season.
The Tigers pulled out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and held on to beat Salisbury 28-14.
Northwestern ran for 257 yards in the game, with Nick Henry (18 carries, 162 yards, TD) leading the way.
Quarterback Devon Bollinger completed 8 of 18 passes for the Tigers while throwing for 126 yards and four touchdowns. He completed TD passes to four different players (Henry, Justin Rodda, Ryan Haas and Tyler Lobach).
The Falcons’ Tim Buda led his team’s rushing effort with 106 yards on 16 carries, including one touchdown. Chad Parton also ran for a Salisbury touchdown.
The Bulldogs and Rough Riders met up in a rare Thursday night game this week.
Northern Lehigh, which went winless last season, improved to 2-0 with a dominant 48-0 performance over Catty.
The Bulldogs’ Justin Paul piled up 195 yards on 14 carries while running for a pair of touchdowns.
For more about these games, as well as Saturday’s Freedom-Bethlehem Catholic and Parkland-Central Catholic match ups, see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.