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EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.


The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from quarterback Ethan Parvel in a 62-6 rout of Allen.

Sone Ntoh had 74 yards and a pair of scores, while Lubens Myers added 57 yards and two touchdowns for Emmaus.

Parvel completed five of eight passes for 50 yards and two scores.

East Stroudsburg North-Freedom

Freedom cruised to a 68-14 win over the Timberwolves.

Nine different Patriots reached the end zone in the game as Vince Reph was the only player to hit pay dirt twice. Reph caught two 11-yard touchdown passes from Jared Jenkins.

Jenkins opened his 2018 season with a 9-for-12 effort that included five touchdown passes and 125 yards in the air. Mason Panik led the Freedom ground game with 93 yards and a touchdown. Reph (3 receptions, 42 yards) and Rontay Dunbar (3 catches, 52 yards, TD) were two of seven Patriot receivers to haul in passes in the win.

Bethlehem Catholic-Dieruff

Tavion Banks scored three touchdowns as the Hawks rolled to a 54-6 win over the Huskies.

Banks piled up 103 yards on 10 carries, while also making a pair of reception for 32 yards.

Zamar Brake completed six of his eight pass attempts for 103 yards and one touchdown, which was caught my Matt Stianche. Brake spread the five completions for four different receivers in the win.


Six-time defending district champ Parkland beat up on the EPC North’s newest member, Northampton, in a 41-0 win.

Liberty-Pleasant Valley

The Hurricanes shut out Pleasant Valley, 42-0.

Notre Dame (GP)-Northwestern

A Connor de Wit extra point in overtime gave Northwestern a 42-41 Colonial League win over Notre Dame.

The Crusaders got the ball first in overtime and scored a touchdown, but the failed extra point set the stage for Tiger quarterback Devon Bollinger to run for a score and de Wit to seal the victory.

Bollinger ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns in the game, while completing nine of 15 passes for 113 yards and no interceptions.

The teams combined for 825 yards of offense. The Tigers grinded out 21 first downs and ran the ball for 312 of their 425 total yards. Notre Dame had just 11 first downs while throwing for 348 of its 400 total yards.


The Slaters topped the Rough Riders 42-12 in Colonial League action.

PRESS FILE PHOTO Freedom quarterback Jared Jenkins throw for five touchdowns on opening night.