The Little Panthers were in action Saturday at Dimmick Park against the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs. It was Week 2 of the Colonial League Youth Football League; the second of eight regular season games.
This season the Saucon Valley youth coaches are, once again, going to recognize the efforts of their boys and girls as they participate in the football and cheerleading experience. Saucon Source is proud to be partnering with the coaches to share the kids’ successes this season with you!
Football will recognize a player or players every week with a “Panther Pride” recognition award. The cheer coaches will choose deserving girls and identify them with a “Panther Spirit” award.
The recognition of the kids can relate to anything from effort or enthusiasm to the acknowledgement of a great performance. Maybe the award will be for being a good teammate or volunteering their time. It can be for any number of positive things.
The recognition is a fun and special way for the coaches to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication the boys and girls invest in the football and cheer programs.
Game Summary: The flag team had another great showing with Zach Henn and Xander Farkas stepping up as leaders. Zach was a force on the offensive line and even had two carries with one being a 50 yard TD run. He was also in the backfield on defense pulling flags and stopping the Bulldogs for loss of yards. Xander had a great defensive game which included a couple of good runs and great flag pulling at the end of the game to stop the Northern Lehigh offense. Coach Peters said, “Overall it was another great team effort with plenty of good blocks and flag pulls!”
- Panther Pride: Zach Henn and Xander Farkas
- Panther Spirit: Kaylyn Cody, Nadiya Vutech and Eva Wolf
Game Summary: The 90-Pounders didn’t quite get into the win column this week, but they are getting closer. Against the Bulldogs, they were able to score their first TD in two years. It is a little step in the right direction. The team keeps improving every practice and every game. They continue to take positive steps forward.
Brady Rohn was recognized by Coach Hill for his efforts on both sides of the ball. “Brady plays with a whole lot of heart and determination,” He said. “He is what you love to have in a football player.”
Great job guys, your hard work is going to pay off!
Panther Pride: Brady Rohn
* Panther Spirit: Zeva Ann Cooney, Makayla Guerrero and Charlotte Miller
Game Summary: The 110 Little Panthers won their first game of the season by a convincing 24-0 score. The offense methodically moved the ball and the defense shut down the Bulldog attack. Coach Wolfe commented that his team continues to improve every week.
Andrew Gilbert and Caleb Grim were recognized for their practice and game efforts. It is Andrew’s first year ever playing football and he scored his very first touchdown against Northern Lehigh. Caleb was pointed out for being a team leader and his consistent play on the offensive and defensive lines.
Way to go 110’s, we are Panther-Proud of you!
- Panther Pride: Andrew Gilbert and Caleb Grim
- Panther Spirit: Emma Fenstermacher and Chloe Luckenbach
Game Summary: These 130’s are looking good. For the second week in a row they won convincingly. This time it was 35-0. The Panthers ran hard between the tackles and used their speed to regularly get outside the Bulldog defense. Touchdowns were scored by Josh Torres, Connor Nicholas, Connor Drake and Tyler Pfizenmayer. Alex Magnotta kicked two extra-points and Travis Riefenstahl scrambled to run in another.
The hard-hitting defense led by Connor Drake, Julian Newhart and Mason Beckowski harassed the Bulldogs the entire game and still has not given up a score this season. This team is hard-working and hard-hitting!
- Panther Pride: Julian Newhart, Alex Magnotta and Connor Drake
- Panther Spirit: Carolyn Marouchoc
Next Sunday, the Little Panthers will take a road-trip to Pen Argyl.
* Flags (11 a.m.)
* 90’s (12:30 a.m.)
* 110’s (2 p.m.)
* 130’s (3:30 p.m.)
Best wishes this season to all the Little Panther football players and cheerleaders!
The Source is with you!