In a shocking revelation, Emmaus' football team actually showed they had guts and beat a rough and tumble Easton squad.
That's what we took away from week five, as the Rovers were brought back down to reality and Emmaus fans must be thinking 'what if' their first couple of games didn't start so poorly.
Like they say, every dog has its day, and the Hornets had theirs. Bethlehem Catholic is certainly having their time as well and Parkland appears to be the king again as week six picks are ripe for your reading.
1. Parkland (4-1)
Last week's rank: 3
Sophomore Celine Asmar and Freshman Emily Yenser may be two of the younger players on the Whitehall girls' tennis team, but you wouldn't necessarily guess it based on their performance this season.
During Monday's LVC Girls' Tennis Tournament at Parkland High School, the No. 4 doubles duo took even another step forward.
Entering the tournament with an 8-1 regular season record when pairing up together, Asmar and Yenser won their first two doubles matches en route to a finals appearance against Parkland's Libby Gardner and Kristen McCarty.
When Whitehall scored its first touchdown against Parkland High School, a 44-yard burst by Saquon Barkley on their opening play from scrimmage, it seemed to portend a big night for the maroon and gold.
But after getting the extra point blocked, the Zephs fortunes were altered, forcing them to chase that point the rest of the game.
With match play over and leagues behind them, the Whitehall golf program now focuses its attention on next week's District 11 Championships.
Monday's qualifier, held at Mahoning Valley Country Club, featured Patrick Glasgow for the Zephyr boys. Head coach John Conrad said that junior battled all day, but his round wasn't up to his expectations, finishing with a 100.
"I guess you have those days sometimes," said Conrad.
The Whitehall girls volleyball team got back on the winning track, shutting down the Huskies as they continue their march toward the postseason.
After dropping three consecutive matches, the Zephs found some home cooking to their liking, toppling Dieruff High School 25-9, 25-10, 25-17 at Zephyr Gymnasium on Monday night. Their season record now stands at 4-6.
In the game of golf, small mistakes here or there can have a lasting impact on one's final score.
That was the case for two of Whitehall's top golfers during Monday's Lehigh Valley Conference Golf Championships at Bethlehem Golf Club.
Loran Pritchard shot an 87 during the tournament, and finished in 5th place for the girls division. Despite a subpar day on the course in her eyes, she's aware that a few miscues had an effect on her final position.
Finally, we get to the point of the season where we see some rivalry games. It starts with the cornfield battle with Whitehall traveling to Parkland on Friday night and the start of the city battle in Bethlehem, as Becahi hosts Liberty on Saturday afternoon.
It's the time of year where games mean more and playoff races heat up.
So check out the poll as we reach week five.
1. Easton (4-0)
Last week's rank:1
Just another walk in the park for the Rovers this week.
The Pick: Easton 35- Emmaus 14
2. Whitehall (4-0)
Last week's rank: 2
As they prepared for the Nazareth Area High School, Whitehall head football coach Brian Gilbert said that the Blue Eagles had a habit of trying to get under your skin.
Well, it was the Zephyrs who caused most of the irritation, especially for the Eagles defense as they rolled over Nazareth 27-7 last Friday to stay unbeaten as they head into their annual grudge match against Parkland High School.
Whitehall recently competed in the 7th Annual PIAA Foundation Cross Country Invitational.
The boys took 19th overall in the event.
Junior Gabe Lamm took 32nd in the event with a time of 17:27. Brian Plucinsky took 82nd in 18:34.
Jean Carlos Falcon was 123rd in 19:13 and Calvin Schneck was right behind in 124th in 19:14. Elliot Miller was 139th in 19:35. Andrew Sassaman was 158th in 19:53 while Kevin Thomas was 166th in 20:02.
Head coach Mike Lelko has been pleased with the boys effort this season as they continue to head to postseason meets.
Right now the Whitehall field hockey team is gaining some traction, and that means bad news for their upcoming opponents.
Winners of their last three of four games, the Zephs demonstrated Saturday against Bethlehem Catholic High School that they are combining a strong offense with a stout defense to climb back toward the .500 mark.