Emmaus traveled to rival Parkland on Friday night to fight for the Battle Of Cedar Crest. The trophy has spent the last year in Harold Fairclough’s office at Emmaus. Parkland was ready to take it back.
Emmaus started their freshman QB Jake Fotta who led Emmaus to a win last week. His confidence was high, but Parkland quickly frustrated the young QB. Emmaus tried everything, running, passing, even trick plays, but nothing could beat Parklands defense. Isiah Rico ran all over the Emmaus defense setting Parkland up inside the 30. Parkland’s Ty Tremba found Luke Dauberman on Parkland’s first possession for s touchdown. After one, the score was 7-0 Parkland.
Te second quarter was more of the same. Isiah Rico found every hole created by his offensive line and ran down the field for first and goal. He punched it in from three yards out. Parkland led 14-0 midway through the second. Emmaus found some momentum on their next drive but it wasn’t enough. Alex Orlando had to punt. The next drive for the Trojans was looking promising until Ty Tremba was intercepted by Jameel Sanders. The return set Emmaus up inside the 20. Emmaus got a field goal in the final seconds of the first half. It was 14-3 at halftime with Parkland leading.
Parkland’s momentum carried right into the third quarter. Tremba found Siggins for a touchdown on the first play of the third quarter. Parkland went up 21-3. Emmaus looked to find some offense, but the Trojans defense was too good. Camire had nowhere to run, and Fotta couldn’t find any open receivers. Parkland forced another punt. In the late third quarter, Parkland added a field goal to take a 24-3 lead after three.
In the fourth quarter, neither side found any offense. Emmaus’ defense continued to give the ball back to the offense, but they couldn’t find any success. Parkland eventually ran the clock out. Parkland won 24-3 at home against Emmaus and took back the Battle of Cedar Crest trophy.
Parkland finished the regular season at 8-2. Emmaus finished 5-5. Next week the playoffs start. Schedules and rankings are still TBD.
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