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Emmaus soars by Stroudsburg in season opener

Written by: on Sunday, August 29th, 2021. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


STROUDSBURG, Pa. – Despite losing its original starting quarterback days before the game, Emmaus soared to a 51-0 win in its season opener against Stroudsburg on Friday night. The cross-divisional showdown entered the mercy rule midway through the contest as the Green Hornets put up 41 points in the first half.

Josiah Williams stepped in under center for Emmaus and they didn’t miss a beat. Williams went 3-7 passing with 126 yards and one passing touchdown. It was his first varsity passing touchdown of his career.

The Green Hornets’ offense did the rest of their damage on the ground and got some additional help from the special teams unit. The common thread between both of those was Tylik Jarvis. Jarvis finished the night with three carries, all of which were for touchdowns, for a total of 112 yards. He also returned a punt for a touchdown, one of two Stroudsburg punts that Emmaus converted into a score.

Emmaus built a 20-0 advantage in the first quarter and extended that to 41-0 at halftime with three more scores in the second period. The Green Hornets offense totaled 330 yards on just 290 plays.

Stroudsburg’s offense struggled to string together drives as the Mounties went 2-14 on third downs and 0-2 on fourth down conversion attempts. The hosts finished with 95 total yards of offense and seven punts.

After the cross-divisional battle, Emmaus returns to the South Division of the EPC and is set to host Freedom on Friday night in its 2021 home opener. Stroudsburg is scheduled to battle Pocono Mountain East on the road on Friday night. Both games are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs.

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