Five weeks into the season, Parkland had a 2-2 record and the thought of a return to the District 11 Class 6A championship game seemingly was a distant one.
Injuries to Nick Dawkins and Dante Medlar, among others, played a major role in the Trojans’ mediocre start.
Eight weeks later, Parkland was one play away from collecting its seventh district title in the last eight years. Instead, the Trojans fell to Nazareth, 22-21, in overtime on one of the most memorable plays in Lehigh Valley football history.
The Parkland girls volleyball 2019 season came to an end just two wins shy of a state championship for the second straight year. But this season also saw the Trojans experience a ton of success and it will go down as one of the best seasons in program history.
After completing the regular season near the middle of the pack in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Parkland stormed through the postseason, winning both the East Penn Conference and District 11 4A championships. It was the sixth consecutive district title for the Trojans.
In the eighth week of the 2019 regular season, the Parkland football team made quick work of Stroudsburg. Three weeks later in a postseason game, the Trojans did the same thing to advance their season.
Third-seed Parkland went into halftime ahead 35-0 in bringing in to play the mercy rule, and beat the sixth seed Mounties 35-7 last Friday night in the District 11 Class 6A quarterfinal round at Parkland School District Stadium.
In the rubber match of this season’s series between the Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams, neither team gave in, and several sets were decided by just a few points. One set even went well past the 25-point mark that usually ends a game.
The Parkland girls volleyball team has taken on an unfamiliar role, but they have flourished. Being labeled as more of an underdog this postseason, the Trojans have risen to the top, just like they’ve done for most of this decade.
Parkland was the sixth seed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament and took down three teams seeded higher to win the championship. Now in the District 11 Class 4A Tournament, the Trojans are the fifth seed and have beaten two teams positioned better than them with a shot at a third for the title.
The Parkland football team is playing its best football of the 2019 season to date. Following a 24-3 victory over rival Emmaus last weekend in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference regular season finale, the Trojans (8-2 overall, 6-2 EPC South Division) are riding a six-game win streak heading into postseason play.
Parkland opens the District 11 Class 6A tournament as the three seed and will host Stroudsburg, the sixth seed, this Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium.
The Emmaus football team did not have a lot of answers for the Parkland defense in its most recent rivalry game. The Trojans (8-2 overall) used their stout front seven to stifle the Green Hornets (5-5) offensive attack in winning the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division regular season finale 24-3 last Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium.
It is the sixth straight victory for Parkland, which, as in plenty of years past, is playing its best football at the end of the season.
Since even before the 2019 regular season started, the Parkland football team was playing shorthanded because of injuries to some key players. Well that all changed last week.
The Trojans were finally back to full strength after eight weeks and they used their depth and talent to take down Easton 27-9 last Friday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division game at Cottingham Stadium.
The win was the fifth straight for Parkland (7-2 overall, 5-2 EPC South).
The Parkland girls volleyball team had an unexpected path in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament. As an underdog in every match, the Trojans were in a position they normally don’t see themselves in.
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.