So. Parkland 45,
The SPYA 125s rebounded from a tough opening day loss in a big way by blanking the Hokey Eagles 45-0 in a SYFL matchup on Saturday.
The Trojans (1-1) rushed for over 300 yards on the day. Dominic Nelson scored on a 80-yard run on the second play of the game as well as scoring on a 65-yard run on the Trojans second possession. Nelson ended the game with 167 yards rushing, five sacks and 10 tackles.
Going back to her days at Parkland High School, Temple University field hockey player Sydney Hibshman was one of the anchors of the Trojans defense.
After seeing time on defense and at the forward position in her first collegiate season as an Owl, Hibshman is entering 2012 at a new position. She'll be seeing plenty of time at either the left or right midfielder position.
While being accustomed to playing on the defensive end of the field for much of her career, Hibshman is excited about the switch.
South Parkland's youth teams began their Suburban Youth Football League campaign with wins over the Bethlehem Steelers at the 110- and 80-pound levels.
Beth. Steelers 32, South Parkland 6
The Bethlehem Steelers dominated South Parkland in their season-opening SYFL matchup on Saturday. Poor tackling and mistakes doomed the Trojans from the start. The Steelers struck first on a 60-yard touchdown run on the third play of the game.
John Laub was bred into the game of football. At the ripe age of six, Laub was out competing on the gridiron. He had the raw talent from a young age and that was due in large part to the legacy before him.
Laub's father, John, played football at the University of Delaware, and his grandfather, Doug, played at the University of Penn. He even has a second cousin known for his success in the game, former pro Matt Millen.
"It's a game I just grew up to love," said Laub. "It wasn't forced onto me, but when I picked it up, I just wanted to keep playing."
When it came down to choosing a college, it seemed all too easy of a choice for Kevin Herod, a senior fullback. The Parkland grad came through the Wing-T offensive set run by head coach Jim Morgans, and was recruited to do just that when he signed to play at Shippensburg University.
"When I came to visit Shippensburg, I liked the coaching staff and the way they run the Wing-T offense," said Herod. "Since it's what I ran at Parkland, I would be able to pick it up. I was also able to gain playing time right away since I was familiar with the scheme."
The tragedy that engulfed the Philadelphia Eagles organization Sunday morning was one of shock and sadness with the sudden death of Garrett Reid.
The 29-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid was found unresponsive in a Lehigh University dorm room at 7:20 am Sunday when he was found by an Eagles official.
The aftermath and questions that remain are now part of the puzzle that the Reid family, Eagles organization and fans seek in the wake of a family tragedy.