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Hawks top Whitehall

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

A always makes a team feel good, but last week’s 56-21 victory over Whitehall was especially what Bethlehem Catholic needed.

Coming off an upset loss to Nazareth the week before, Becahi relied on its ground game with 343 yards rushing to overtake the Zephyrs.

Tavion Banks had his first monster game of the season, running for 124 yards and four touchdowns to lead the way.

Zaheer Seabrooks added 112 yards and a score rushing as well, as the Hawks used their size up front to dominate Whitehall to the tune of 536 total yards.

It was a welcoming sight for head coach Joe Henrich to finally see his offensive line put on the type of display to open rushing holes for the running backs, something that was lacking the last couple of weeks for the Hawks.

“I felt like the last three weeks we didn’t do a really good job getting the running game with our offensive line,” said Henrich. “I know Tavion was frustrated with how things have been going, but he got an opportunity to break some runs and it worked out for us. We did a good job across the board and the big thing is to just keep building off this.”

Banks scored twice from inside the five yard line last week, while also ripping off TD runs of 45 and 24 yards. Seabrooks lone TD run came off 50 yard score to show that Becahi (4-2) was opening things up front against a struggling Whitehall (1-5) squad.

Quarterback Zamar Brake had an efficient game, going 11-of-15 for 193 yards and a score as well, finding Matthias Dobbins on a 50-yard TD throw on the night. Brake also added two rushing TD’s from close distance (one and four yards respectively) in the game.

The Hawks now host a 4-2 East Stroudsburg South team on Saturday night. Henrich hopes that after getting some confidence back last week, the momentum can push forward heading into a showdown with an EPC North contender.

“It’s always important to come back and win after a loss,” said Henrich. “The big thing for our guys is just coming out and playing focused every week. It doesn’t matter who we play. This is more about ourselves at this point of the season. We have to build off the win and be prepared to play East Stroudsburg South.”