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Press photo by Mike Luberti Jr.Javon Clements hands off to Tavion Banks in last week’s shutout win over Northampton. Press photo by Mike Luberti Jr.Javon Clements hands off to Tavion Banks in last week’s shutout win over Northampton.

Becahi dominates Kids

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by James bunting Special to the Press in Sports

For Bethlehem Catholic head coach Joe Henrich, the Golden Hawks’ 48-0 victory over Northampton last week was the perfect result.

While he was certainly happy to leave Al Erdosy Stadium with a shutout victory, Bethlehem Catholic still made a number of mistakes that caught the coach’s eye and will help keep his team grounded this week in practice.

The Golden Hawks fumbled twice, committed six penalties for 55 yards, and dropped a wide-open touchdown pass through the hands of the receiver.

“I’m pleased with what we did obviously, but we can’t fumble on the 2-yard line and we can’t drop passes when we’re wide open,” Henrich said. “You hope those things are early-season type stuff and you’ll work them out.”

Tavion Banks rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries. Quarterback Javon Clements completed 6-of-10 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. Banks’ three scores came from 44, 36, and 45-yard runs.

Becahi’s defense held Northampton to 77 total yards and forced five turnovers and a safety. Carson Badamo and Shamus Williams each scored on fumble returns for touchdowns.

The Golden Hawks’ senior-laden defensive line spent most of the night in Northampton’s backfield. K-Kids quarterback Josh Smith generated negative 48 yards on 13 carries.

“Across the board our D-linemen is a group of really motivated kids that are physically prepared and are really hungry,” Henrich said. “I think that they really compete with each other for things, which makes it fun.”

The Golden Hawks travel to Emmaus for an important EPC clash this Friday.