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Football team faces rival Zephs on Friday

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Coming off its best win of the 2019 regular season, the Parkland football team will hit the road to play in a rivalry game at Whitehall on Friday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division action.

The Trojans (4-2 overall, 3-2 EPC South) battled back from down double-digits to take down Nazareth (5-1, 4-1) last Friday.

“It was a complete team win and we played the full 48 minutes,” said head coach Tim Moncman on last weekend’s win. “I was proud of the way we battled, but we can’t be satisfied. We have to know we’re in for a battle the rest of the way.”

The Trojans now set their eyes on a different test. Whitehall is on the opposite spectrum of Nazareth. The Zephyrs (0-6, 0-5) have not eclipsed the 28-point mark all season. The numbers and wins may not be there, but they are a team that always gets up when they play the Trojans every season.

“Whitehall always plays us tough,” said Moncman. “We just keep reminding them anything can happen on any given Friday night. We need to be ready to play every week.”

Whitehall is coming off a 42-17 defeat last Saturday afternoon at Bethlehem Catholic. Moncman will have his defense ready for some athletic weapons on the Zephyrs offense, including senior running back Ali Barkley, the brother of New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.

“Whitehall has some very good skill positions and a sophomore quarterback that is very athletic,” Moncman said. “We need to control the line of scrimmage if we’re to be successful against them.”

The winner of the game receives the Joe Gerencser trophy.