On Saturday the Little Panthers had the honor of playing at the Saucon Valley High School stadium and battling the Palmerton Blue Bombers. It was Week 5 of the Colonial League Youth Football League; the fifth 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 on rolling Saturday afternoon at the high school stadium. The Palmerton Blue Bombers are always a tough team but the Panthers came ready to play from the first snap. The team was led by Henry Lookenbill, Luke Peters and Julian Lopez. Henry played on both sides of the ball and was tremendous both blocking and penetrating into the Bombers backfield. Henry’s blocking also allowed for the running backs to run wild. Luke was awesome on defense as well. He was the ultimate run-stopper, clogging up the middle the entire game. Julian was great from his defensive cornerback position. He made it nearly impossible to run outside in his direction. Julian also contributed with a 55-yard touchdown. Overall, it was an awesome team effort with six different players finding the end zone!
- Panther Pride: Henry Lookenbill, Julian Lopez and Luke Peters
- Panther Spirit: Grace Keeney and Jazzy Maguire
Game Summary: It was a heartbreaking, overtime 13-7 loss for the Little Panther 90’s. The game was back and forth and could have gone either way. Jake Ziegler showed up and played his heart out from his wing-back and fullback positions. The Panthers will get back at it Tuesday to prepare for Salisbury.
Panther Pride: Jake “the Snake” Ziegler
Panther Spirit: Diana Jo Hill and Emma Hill
Game Summary: The 110’s played tough and got the 20-6 victory over Palmerton on Saturday. The Panthers were in “Battle-Cat” mode earning scores from Jackson Albert and Eli Torres. Peter Albano kicked the PAT for the Panthers. On the other side of the ball, the Saucon displayed a bend-but-don’t-break defense. Saucon Valley gave up some yards, but only yielded the one score.
Coach Wolfe recognized Joey Griffith and Hector Mateo as leading the Panther efforts for playing hard from their offensive/defensive line and nose guard positions.
Panther Pride: Joey Griffith and Hector Mateo
- Panther Spirit: Jaelynn Frey and Brianna Jackson
Game Summary: The Panther 130’s remain unbeaten and sit at 5-0 after a dominant performance over the Blue Bombers. The Panthers scored early and often as the mercy-rule went into effect in the early 3rd Quarter. Touchdowns were scored by Josh Torres, Constantine Donahue, Tyler Pfizenmayer, Landon Beckowski, Mason Beckowski. Donahue’s 75-yard touchdown was his first touch of the season as he is recovering from an injury sustained in a preseason scrimmage. The final score was 33-0
- Panther Pride: Landon Beckowski, Mason Beckowski, Constantine Donahue and Jared Rohn
- Panther Spirit: Lily Walser
UP NEXT: Next Sunday, the Little Panthers will be at Salisbury to take on the Little Falcons.
* Flags (11 a.m.)
* 90’s (12:30 p.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!