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BC's Williams leads the nation

Friday, November 22, 2013 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Lehigh Valley is certainly aware what Andre Williams can do out of the backfield after watching him at Parkland High School.

Now the entire nation is getting a clear view of the Boston College senior running back.

While Williams continues to make history in the collegiate ranks at Boston College, in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and in the entire Football Bowl Subdivision, he remains humble.

"I've been through my ups and downs at BC," Williams said. "I've been...

A wealth of skill players makes the read-option perfect for PHS

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

The read-option offense in football has made its mark at the collegiate and professional levels, and is now being utilized in the high school ranks too.

This type of offense entails getting the ball in the hands of the team's playmakers often, giving the quarterback a vast majority of freedom, and using a no-huddle approach that results in team's scoring at a high-rate.

In the Lehigh Valley Conference, no team is running the read-option offense as efficient as Parkland.


Cross completes 13 passes in win over Mountianeers

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team finished the regular season with nine wins, due in large part to an explosive rushing attack and a solid defense.

Both showed up in full force last Friday night, but it was another element that the Trojans utilized well to defeat Stroudsburg 35-21 in the Districts 2-11 4A Subregional quarterfinal at Parkland School District Stadium.

With teams realizing the weapons in the backfield, they will stack the box to slow down the strength of the Parkland (10...

Parkland, Whitehall meet again

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

When the Parkland football team knocked off Whitehall 21-12 almost two months ago, the defense was able to slow down the effective running game of the Zephyrs.

Ryan Bonshak and Saquon Barkley were held in check for a better part of the game. Bonshak was a nonfactor and, besides a 44-yard touchdown run, Barkley did not see the end zone more than once.

Head coach Jim Morgans hopes that what worked once will work again in favor of his Trojans.

"They are two really good...

Football takes on Mounties in districts

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland football team earned its second consecutive Lehigh Valley Conference championship a week ago with a narrow victory against Emmaus. Once again, the Trojans came a long way after an opening league loss at Easton, reeling off eight straight wins.

"These are just great kids we have here at Parkland," said head coach Jim Morgans. "They do an outstanding job and work hard in the offseason just doing everything we ask them to do. They really want to succeed and do well, and...

Trojans beat Emmaus for D-11 title

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Parkland and Emmaus boys soccer teams are no strangers to each other and their meeting in the District 11 finals wound up being a hard-fought 2-0 win for Parkland that propelled the Trojans into the PIAA Tournament.

Picking up the win was especially satisfying for Parkland, because it was without senior Belal Mohamed due to injury that he suffered in the semifinal game. The Trojans also had a couple other players banged up and suffered some injuries during the game, but were still...

Parkland edges Hornets, wins LVC

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by BY CJ Hemerly Special to the Press in HS Sports

Nothing is better than beating a rival. Except beating a rival to win a championship.

The Parkland football team accomplished that feat last Friday night at Orefield Middle School stadium, edging Emmaus 37-30 on senior night. The win gave the Trojans and Whitehall each a share of the Lehigh Valley Conference, the second year in a row that has happened.

"This game meant a lot to me because ever since I was little and playing at North Parkland we were rivals with Emmaus," said...

PHS harriers compete at states

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

HERSHEY - Parkland's Mikayla Stoudt has proven before that she can perform at a high level at less than 100 percent, earning a 19th-place medal at last year's PIAA Championships despite running with a broken bone in her foot.

This past Saturday, the Trojans' talented sophomore returned to Hershey and again impressed with a 14th-place finish in 19:08 on what proved to be a difficult day.

"I'm very happy with my performance," Stoudt said. "I didn't feel as well as I would have...

Girls soccer season ends in D-11 final

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Parkland's girls soccer team was in a position to exact some revenge against Easton for its loss to the Red Rovers in the Lehigh Valley Conference finals. But the Lady Trojans wound up on the short end of a 2-1 score in last week's District 11 Class AAA title game.

The game was a different style game than the two teams played for the LVC championship, which went to penalty kicks before Easton was awarded a 1-0 win, beating the Trojans 5-4 on kicks.

With 29-minutes left in the...

Late goal leads to loss in state tourney

Saturday, November 9, 2013 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

Over the course of five postseason gamestwo in leagues and three in districtsthe Parkland boys' soccer team hadn't allowed a goal.

When the Trojans opened up play in the state tournament, the defense kept District 1's Conestoga out of goal for nearly 78 minutes.

But with a little over two minutes to play in regulation, Conestoga was able to do something that neither of the Trojans' previous five opponents could.

Approaching Parkland's goal line, Kyle Pettican found Thijs...