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Football team returns to BASD Friday

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Parkland football team is looking to rebound from just it’s third mercy-rule loss in school history.

The Trojans (2-2 overall, 1-2 EPC) have lost two straight games, both against Bethlehem-area teams. And another Christmas City team, Liberty, awaits this Friday night as Parkland heads to Bethlehem Area School District Stadium for the second week in a row.

Parkland and Liberty have a lot in common before their matchup Friday night. Both teams are 2-2 overall and each were defeated by identical scores of 44-7 last weekend. The Hurricanes fell by that margin on the road at Easton last Friday.

“Liberty is another very good team and we just need to do what it takes to get the win,” said Parkland head coach Tim Moncman.

Last weekend, Liberty quarterback Dallas Holmes ran for a 48-yard touchdown to tie the score 7-7 with 4:39 left in the first quarter, but the Red Rovers shut out the Hurricanes the rest of the game. The Hurricanes’ run game was held in check most of the game, finishing with just 98 total yards. That was all of the offense they mustered up.

The Trojans have played at less than full strength all season, with at least a few starters injured for each of their four games.

“We are getting a couple kids back this week so it should help,” said Moncman.

Parkland will square off with a hot and undefeated Nazareth Blue Eagles team the following week, so gaining some momentum against Liberty this weekend is important in vying for District 11 Class 6A playoff berths.