The Rough Riders pulled off a stunning win over Northwestern Friday night, scoring the winning touchdown with just 34 left to play, snapping their six-game losing skid. Miguel Hernandez picked off a Phil Dangello pass and returned it 80 yards to give the Roughs a 21-18 lead.
Few Penn State football games have the excitement of a clash between the Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes, and anyone who can’t make the trip to Ohio this year is invited to enjoy the next best thing – getting together with friends and family at the White Out Viewing Party at SteelStacks.
The free event on Sat., Oct. 28, presented by Penn State Lehigh Valley and ArtsQuest, starts at 3 p.m. and includes the big game shown live on the Levitt Pavilion’s large outdoor television screen.
Right now, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are in one of those grooves that most times a team can only dream about. At 5-1-0-1 on the season, Lehigh Valley is just percentage points behind Providence for the top spot in the Atlantic Division, but they do hold a one-point advantage over the Bruins, albeit with one extra game played than Providence.
It’s the final week of the football season and playoff spots are on the line. District 11 held a conference call to hash out scenarios Monday afternoon. Listed below are what each of the six classes are shaping up to look like.
1A (Four qualifiers)
1. *Williams Valley (9-0)
2. *Tri-Valley (6-3)
3. *Nativity (6-3)
4. *Marian Catholic (4-5)
Williams Valley heads into the tournament as the top seed.
2A (Four qualifiers)
1. *Palmerton (6-3)
2. *Schuylkill Haven (5-4)
3. Mahanoy Area (5-4)
4. Panther Valley (3-6)
It’s finally come to the last week of the regular season and with Halloween this week, which teams will provide their fans treats heading into playoff stretch?
It’s also rivalry week for the top seven teams in the poll with plenty of intriguing matchups.
Sit back, relax and eat some candy on this week’s edition of the top 10.
1. Parkland (9-0)
Last week’s rank: #1
Is Parkland the only consistent big school team?
The Pick: Parkland 28- Emmaus 17
2. Beth. Cath. (7-2)
Last week’s rank: #2
Bounce back week for the Hawks again.
When they travel to Northwestern Friday night, Catasauqua will look to end its losing streak and end the regular season on a high note.
The Roughies have been mired in a six-game losing streak, the latest was a 69-22 defeat to Southern Lehigh during their final home game of the season.
Southern Lehigh (8-1) still in the running for the Colonial League crown, jumped out to a 21-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and padded their lead to 42-14 at the half.
The Colonial League cross country meet was held at DeSales University last week and the Roughs Lexi Rushatz was among the top finishers for the girls.
Rushatz finished 16th with a time of 22:44.07. The freshman was a few minutes behind Martina Sell of Bangor, the overall girls winner who had a time of 20:15.13.
Rushatz splits her time between the cross country and soccer teams, so it’s a pretty impressive accomplishment.
“It went well,” said Rushatz. “The course was kind of tough, but you just had to start out strong.
Lexi Rushatz likes keeping being on the move.
The Catasauqua cross country and girls’ soccer team certainly can appreciate her efforts.
Rushatz, a freshman, finished 16th in the recent Colonial league championships at De Sales University. She ran the 3.1-mile course in 22:44.07. Senior Cam Ritter was the top boys’ finisher for the Roughies, as he recorded a 51st finish with a time of 20.01.52.
Along with cross country, Rushatz is the leading scorer for the girls’ soccer team that began district play Thursday against Moravian Academy.
The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.
The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.
District 11 held a conference call Monday afternoon aimed to provide clarity for the football postseason with two weeks left on the calendar.
Below you’ll find teams that have already clinched playoff berths heading into week nine and potential scenarios heading down the stretch.
All teams listed with * have clinched playoff berths.
1A (Four qualifiers)
1. *Williams Valley (8-0)
2. *Tri-Valley (6-2)
3. *Nativity (5-3)
4. *Marian Catholic (4-4)