Salisbury Press

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Southern Lehigh rolls to win over Falcons in season finale

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The chips were stacked against Salisbury even before Friday’s kickoff against Southern Lehigh in the regular season finale. The Falcons were without a number of their play makers due to injury and other factors.

The path to victory got even more difficult when junior quarterback Jacob Kamp went down with an injury early in the second quarter.

Southern Lehigh scored on its first four drives and never looked back, putting an on offensive clinic in its 51-7 victory over Salisbury at Southern Lehigh High School. The Falcons managed just 114 yards of total offense.

Falcons focus on unbeaten Indians

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Whether it finished as the No. 7 or No. 8 seed in the District 11 Class 3A rankings, the opponent that awaited Salisbury in the playoffs was going to be a very strong team.

The bright spot for Salisbury, however, is the fact that it has qualified for the district playoffs. It’s what head coach Andy Cerco and the Falcons hope is a turning point in the right direction toward becoming a regular visitor to postseason football in future years.

Bombers hang on to beat Salisbury

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A 21-0 deficit isn’t what Salisbury head coach Andy Cerco had in mind when his team hosted Palmerton on Friday night. Many teams would have rolled over facing such a large early deficit, but his Falcons quickly righted the ship.

Those 21 points, however, proved to be just a little too much to overcome. Salisbury (4-5) rallied to tie the game at 42-42 in the fourth quarter, but the Blue Bombers (6-3) closed the game with two touchdowns to secure the 56-42 win on Friday night.

Rivals square off in season finale

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Southern Lehigh may be atop the Colonial League West Division, and Salisbury has hopes of making it to the .500 mark as the regular season nears a close.

But records will be thrown out the window when the two rivals square off on Friday night in a battle of school districts linked by Route 309.

The Spartans (8-1) look to keep the momentum of a five-game win streak going when they host the Falcons (4-5) at 7 p.m.

Young Falcons miss soccer postseason

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury boys soccer team is one that can usually be penciled into the district playoff bracket before the season even begins.

The District 11 web site doesn’t even go back far enough to find a year when the Falcons weren’t in the postseason tournament.

Even the best programs suffer a down year once in a while, and this year was it for Salisbury. The Falcons missed out on districts for the first time since 2000 when they finished 7-10-2 overall and 5-8-2 in the league.

Field hockey qualifies for districts

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

To say the Salisbury field hockey team endured a rough past few seasons would be an understatement. The Lady Falcons never won more than three league games in any of the previous five seasons.

Not only did this year’s squad eclipse that mark with an 8-7-1 record in the Colonial League, but Salisbury tied its league win total over the past four years combined. The Lady Falcons also finished just a half game behind Saucon Valley (9-7) for the fourth and final playoff spot.

Falcon football hosts balanced Blue Bombers

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Salisbury football team hopes to keep its momentum going in search of its third consecutive win on Friday night when it hosts Palmerton (5-3). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Salisbury High School.

When the Falcons (4-4) welcome a Blue Bomber offense that is one of the more balanced in the Colonial League. That offense is led by senior quarterback Tekoah Guedes.

Falcons beat NL, get back to .500

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Weeks five and six figured to be a tough stretch for the Salisbury football team with games at Notre Dame (Green Pond) and unbeaten Palisades, two of the top teams in the Colonial League. But since those back-to-back games in late September, the Falcons seem to have gotten back on track.

Salisbury (4-4) improved to .500 with its second straight win on Friday night, a 34-13 victory over Northern Lehigh (0-8). After falling behind 7-0 early, the Falcons scored five of the final six touchdowns to keep their district playoff hopes very much alive.