Northwestern Press

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Northwestern bounces back, beats Wilson

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

On their first two drives of Friday’s game against Wilson, Northwestern gained just 21 yards.

The good news is that was all they needed to score two touchdowns after opening the game with drives starting from the Warriors 10- and 11-yard lines, respectively.

The early field position battle helped Northwestern take a 31-14 win on their home field.

On their opening drive, Wilson (0-4) struggled to gain any ground and punted the ball away.

Tigers top Bangor

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The officials that did the Northwestern and Bangor football game last Friday probably had to have their throwing arms checked following the game. They got quite a workout tossing yellow flags as the two teams were penalized a total of 23 times in the game for 215 yards. The refs threw more penalty flags than the two quarterbacks threw passes. In all, there were 22 passes, compared to the 23 flags.

The bottom line, though, was a 29-21 win for Northwestern that moved the Tigers to 4-1 at the halfway point of the season.

Palmerton’s record might be deceiving

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s easy to look at a team’s record and make some assumptions about it. When one looks at Palmerton’s 1-4 record, it’s easy to assume this would be an easy week for Northwestern when it visits the Blue Bombers Friday night.

Look deeper though and some interesting things about Palmerton can be revealed, mainly the quality of competition that its had to play through the early going.

The teams that have handed the Bombers their four losses this season – Palisades, Southern Lehigh, Saucon Valley and Notre Dame - are a combined 15-5 on the season.

Sacco’s OT goal lifts boys soccer over SL

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh soccer team has a lot of goal-scoring weapons at its disposal. On Monday, though, it wasn’t one of the higher-profile players that scored the winning goal to beat Southern Lehigh 3-2 in overtime.

This time around, it was Jake Sacco, who is accustomed to coming off the bench to contribute but was on the field to start the overtime period for the Tigers.

Late in the first half, Southern Lehigh was awarded a penalty kick when one of its players was pulled down in the box.

Week 3 features strong run games

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Anyone who has watched high school football scores roll in the first couple weeks of the season knows just how potent the Palisades offense has been. The Pirates put up 49 points against Palmerton and then 61 against Wilson. It’s easy to say that the Northwestern defense is going to be the toughest Palisades has faced so far, which is where the challenge lies for the Tigers.

Football heads to Salisbury in Week 2

Friday, August 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern football team opened the season with a big 42-41 overtime win over Notre Dame last week.

The Tigers now have put that win behind them and are focused on the task at hand in week two, which takes them to Salisbury High School to face the Salisbury Falcons (0-1).

While the Tigers win was a bit of a surprise, the Falcons week one loss to Pen Argyl was also a surprise.

The game came down to the final five seconds when Green Knights quarterback Tadd Barr found tight end Connor Kupres for a five-yard touchdown pass that tied the game.