The Parkland football team has seemed to find its groove of late, regaining healthy players and playing the Parkland football that the program has been accustomed to over the last decade.
The Trojans (5-2 overall, 4-2 EPC Skyline Division) are riding a three-game win streak and will host Stroudsburg (4-3, 4-2) Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference cross-divisional game.
The Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams have been in a lot of competitive matches throughout the years, and the rivals have always shared high and low times against each other.
Following a 3-1 match win early in the regular season for the Trojans at Parkland High School, the Green Hornets returned the favor on their home court, taking care of the rematch 3-1 by scores of 25-21, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22 last Thursday night at Emmaus High School in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Skyline Division action.
The Parkland football team continued its surge as it scored a season-high 35 first-half points and held on to defeat rival Whitehall 48-29 last Friday night in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division game at Whitehall High School.
The Trojans (5-2 overall, 4-2 EPC South) have now won three games in a row after losing two straight. Getting players healthy and younger players gaining experience has helped them get back into the winning ways.
When the Parkland and Emmaus boys soccer teams met in just the second game of the 2019 regular seasonr, the Trojans took control with the game’s opening goal only to see the Green Hornets score two unanswered, including the game-winner in overtime.
After that game, Trojan head coach Patrick Birns said that the two teams would see each other again, maybe more than once.
Statement wins don’t often come in September, but the victory Parkland earned last weekend was one.
Trailing by double-digits in the fourth quarter, the Parkland football team scored 14 unanswered points to secure an important come-from-behind 21-17 win over previously undefeated Nazareth last Friday night in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division action at Parkland School District Stadium.
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 Parkland girls volleyball team had its most challenging portion of the 2019 regular season schedule this past week. Following an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference match at East Stroudsburg North, a 3-0 victory, the Trojans were downed in five sets to perennial District 11 power Bethlehem Catholic, and then defeated Allen in straight sets.
The Parkland football team got some confidence and momentum back with a 35-7 win last Friday night at Liberty. The victory halted a two-game slide. It may have come at just the right time as the Trojans (3-2 overall, 2-2 EPC South) welcome undefeated Nazareth (5-0, 4-0) Friday night at Parkland School District Stadium in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division showdown.
The win was a welcoming sign to the players and coaches and all around the program.
The Parkland girls soccer team has had its tight games and then its had some easier ones during the 2019 season so far.
But the common theme has been that the Trojans (11-0 overall, 10-0 EPC) have still come out on top over any opponent that has been put in front of them on their schedule thus far.
The Parkland football team was reeling, both on the field and off. It was facing a two-game losing streak and was forced to deal with some injuries to key players. It needed some positive energy to hit the program.
Some came last weekend.
With the score tied 7-7, the Trojans scored the next 28 points to win 35-7 over Liberty in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division game last Friday night at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.