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.
It may have been the first game of the season, but the Freedom defense looks like it’s in midseason form.
The Patriots (1-0)forced three turnovers and held Central Catholic (0-1) to seven three-and-out possessions in Saturday night’s 27-3 victory at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown.
Freedom entered halftime with a 7-3 lead and Central Catholic was never able to make up ground in the second half — literally. The Vikings produced negative net yardage for the first 19 minutes of the second half until generating some first downs in the game’s last possession.