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Pete’s Top-10: The Trojans back on top

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

They say defense wins championships and Emmaus showed they have a lot of things to clean up on that side of the ballfollowing last week’s 42-35 loss to Whitehall.

Meanwhile, teams like Parkland and Easton continued to throttle teams on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 13 combined points last week.

As we enter week three, we have a new team at the top, as the top five has shuffled too, but how long will the pecking order last?

1. Parkland (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #3

Didn’t take long for the Trojans to get back on top.

The Pick: Parkland 30- Liberty 14

2. Bethlehem Catholic (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #2

Hawks first real test of the year comes against a hungry Emmaus team.

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 35- Emmaus 24

3. Whitehall (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #4

Zephs have to rebound from an emotional win over Emmaus.

The Pick: Whitehall 42- Nazareth 21

4. Easton (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #5

Rovers look like they have more bite this season.

The Pick: Easton 21- Freedom 14

5. Emmaus (1-1)

Last week’s rank: #1

Hornets tumble after poor defensive display against Whitehall.

The Pick: Bethlehem Catholic 35- Emmaus 24

6. Freedom (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #7

First real test for the Pates this season.

The Pick: Easton 21- Freedom 14

7. Liberty (1-1)

Last week’s rank: #6

Liberty needs to figure out things with brutal stretch on tap.

The Pick: Parkland 30- Liberty 14

8. Southern Lehigh (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #8

Spartans have a chance to take the lead on Colonial League title.

The Pick: Southern Lehigh 31- Notre Dame GP 20

9. Palisades (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #9

Impressive shutout over Wilson last week. Pirates look to keep rolling.

The Pick: Palisades 35- Northwestern 7

10. Saucon Valley (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #10

Panthers shouldn’t have any problems again.

The Pick: Saucon Valley 42- Palmerton 7

Last week’s record: 8-1

Overall record: 18-1