The Little Panthers were in action up on “the Hill” in Pen Argyl on Sunday against the Green Knights. It was Week 3 of the Colonial League Youth Football League; the third week of eight regular season games.
This season the Saucon Valley youth coaches are, once again, recognizing 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 recognizes a player, or players, every week with a “Panther Pride” award. The cheer coaches 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 awards are meant to be 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.
Here we go with this week’s awards!
Game Summary: The Flags kept the momentum rolling that they started two weeks ago. According to Coach Peters, the Little Panthers were led by Daniel DeTello and Davis Spradlin. Coach Peters said that Dan was stout on the line at his center position not letting any of the Green Knights get to his running backs. Dan was also in the backfield on defense often pulling flags for a loss of yards. Peters said Davis was also a big-time run-stopper, not allowing any room for the Green Knights to maneuver. He was often found in the backfield being disruptive to the Pen Argyl offense. Davis also contributed on the offensive side with a few big runs leading to first downs to keep some Panther drives alive. Both Dan and Davis and the rest of the Panthers Flag team played another terrific game.
- Panther Pride: Daniel DeTello and Davis Spradlin
- Panther Spirit: Riley Basmagy, Zoey Kazan, and Amelia Roberts
Game Summary: The 90-Pounders found the win column this week! Their efforts and improvements finally paid off, big-time, with a 13-0 shoutout victory. The offense was led by scores from Noah Hubert and Brady Rohn. The defense was having a blast gang-tackling the Green Knight ball carriers. Pen Argyl struggled to get a single first down!
Gavin Brunnel, Liam Stoneback and Eli Szlachtianshyn were credited by Coach Hill for leading the Panthers to victory with their play on both sides of the ball. Coach Hill was relieved for his players because their hard-work has finally brought them some reward. “It’s all starting to click”, said Coach Hill.
Great job guys, keep working hard and you’ll get another win!
Panther Pride: Gavin Brunnel, Liam Stoneback and Eli Szlachtianshyn
Game Summary: The 110 Little Panthers won again with a dominant 28-0 performance over the Pen Argyl Green Knights. The Panther running-backs were like track stars with their longs runs up and down the field. Andrew Gilbert returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown and Jackson Albert found the end zone twice with big runs of 50 and 39 yards. Anthony Maholland also added a four yard plunge for the Panthers as well.
But, it was Chris Hill and Peter Albano that were recognized by the 110 coaching staff. Chris Hill was all over the field and made a fantastic interception that sealed the game. Peter Albano connected on 2 of 3 extra point attempts that rang up four points for his Little Panther teammates.
Great job 110’s, keep on rolling!
- Panther Pride: Peter Albano and Chris Hill
- Panther Spirit: Ava FaRannte and Nya Morris
Game Summary: The 130’s completed the Panther sweep of the Green Knights. For the third week in a row they were dominant with a 22-6 victory. The Panther offense looked good with the hard inside running of Tyler Pfizenmayer and the blazing speed outside of Josh Torres. Saucon jumped all over the Green Knights quickly going up 14-0 and they never looked back.
Coach Brown and Coach Schneider were quick to recognize Daniel Lanning, Dayton Alling and Travis Riefenstahl for their efforts. Lanning played great at defensive end when his number was called. Alling was credited for his tough offensive and defensive line play. Riefenstahl was commended for cooly leading the Panther offense against the aggressive, blitzing Green Knight defense.
- Panther Pride: Dayton Alling, Daniel Lanning and Travis Riefenstahl
- Panther Spirit: Kiersten Buki
Next Saturday, the Little Panthers will be back at Dimmick Park to take on the Catasauqua Rough Riders.
* Flags (10 a.m.)
* 90’s (11:30 a.m.)
* 110’s (1 p.m.)
* 130’s (2:30 p.m.)
Best wishes this season to all the Little Panther football players and cheerleaders!
The Source is with you!