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Bethlehem Catholic’s defense stifles Parkland in 44-7 win for Golden Hawks

BETHLEHEM – The Golden Hawks defense shut down Parkland’s offense. Their running attack was too much for the Trojans defense in a 44-7 win. 

Bethlehem Catholic’s running attack was led by Malik Thomas and Tavion Banks. Thomas finished the night rushing for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Banks added 118 yards and two scores. 

It was a slow start as both defenses were strong early. The Golden Hawks finally got on the board. A line drive kick by Anthony Barczynski was good from 24-yards out. With 47 seconds left in the first quarter, Bethlehem Catholic led 3-0. 

A long drive by Parkland came up empty, and the Golden Hawks took over on their 29 with eight minutes remaining in the first half. Jared Richardson threw a bullet over the Parkland defender and hit Matt Stianche for a 19-yard touchdown pass. The Golden Hawks led 10-0 with 6:12 left in the first half.

A bad snap over the Parkland punter’s head set up the Golden Hawks next touchdown. Two plays later, Thomas made a nice cut and went in from 19-yards out. The Golden Hawks extend their lead to 17-0 with 4:40 remaining. 

Another drive and another touchdown by the Golden Hawks. Tavion Banks got the hand off, stopped, made a cut, and went gone 32-yards for the score. Bethlehem Catholic’s lead was up to 24-0 with 2:24 left in the first quarter. 

The Golden Hawks went into halftime leading Parkland 24-0. 

The Golden Hawks came out firing on all cylinders in the second half. Malik Thomas broke free and darted down the sidelines for a 54-yard touchdown run. The score was 30-0 with 6:13 left in the third quarter. 

Parkland finally got on the board. Quarterback Ty Tremba hit Dante Medlar for a 36-yard touchdown pass. The Golden Hawks led 30-7.

The Golden Hawks followed up with another possession and another score. Tavion Banks went in for his second touchdown of the night, this time from six yards out. It was set up by a Richardson to Eric Wert 54-yard pass. They led Parkland 37-7.

Bethlehem Catholic’s defense scored the final points of the night. Steven Hattala picked up a fumble and went four yards for the score. The final score was 44-7, Golden Hawks. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019 1 2 3 4 Final
Parkland 0 0 0 7 7
Bethlehem Catholic 3 21 13 7 44

First quarter

BC — Anthony Barczynski 24-yard field goal 0:47

Second quarter

BC — Matt Stianche 19-yard pass from Jared Richardson (kick good) 6:12

BC — Malik Thomas 19-yard run (kick good) 4:40

BC — Tavion Banks 32-yard run (kick good) 2:24

Third quarter

BC — Thomas 54-yard run (kick failed) 6:13

P — Dante Medlar 36-yard pass from Ty Tremba (Humza Imam kick) 5:17

BC — Banks 6-yard run (kick good) 3:51

Fourth quarter

BC— Steven Hattala 4-yard fumble recovery (kick good) 7:40

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