Parkland Press

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Trojans look to win sixth straight game

Thursday, October 24, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Parkland football team is not only playing its best football of the 2019 regular season, but it has all of the ingredients it anticipated for success this year back and healthy.

After several key players missed some time throughout the first eight weeks, the Trojans (7-2 overall, 5-2 EPC South) had everyone back last weekend and they overmatched Easton 27-9 for their fifth straight victory. Parkland will now host rival Emmaus (5-4, 3-4) in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division showdown on senior night Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium.

“We are continuing to try and get better before the playoffs,” said head coach Tim Moncman. “The team has come together and is completely healthy.”

Parkland had its ground game clicking against the Red Rovers as Isiah Rico finished with 25 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown, and fellow running back Angel Santos had nine carries for 37 yards and a score. Then defensively, the Trojans limited Easton to 175 yards of total offense and 69 yards on the ground.

Parkland will look to do more of the same this weekend as it tries to continue its momentum into the District 11 4A tournament.

“We want to go in to the playoffs on a high note and send our seniors out with a win at home,” Moncman said. “That’s the most important thing.”

The Green Hornets are also coming into the game off of a victory, as they upset Bethlehem Catholic last weekend 27-13, climbing back from being down 13-0 in the second quarter to outscore the Golden Hawks 27-0 the rest of the way. Emmaus running back Brandon Camire totaled three rushing touchdowns and 215 yards on 36 carries. He will be a focal point for Moncman and his defense.

“Emmaus has an outstanding running back and has been very explosive on offense,” said Moncman. “Defensively they are very aggressive with their blitzes and create some problems for our line.”

After this weekend’s game, both teams are set to play in districts beginning the following weekend.