Editor’s Note: Delayed post. This story is being published later than expected. The successive game stories will be published the week of Oct. 7, in advance of the Little Panthers’ final regular season games at home (Dimmick Park, Hellertown) against Palisades on Saturday, Oct. 13. We apologize to the players, fans, boosters, coaches and community for any inconvenience the delay in publishing this content may have caused.
The week 4 matchups versus the Bangor Slaters took place in nice weather at home in Hellertown’s Dimmick Park on Sept. 15.
Rookie Flag Division
This contest featured some good running and a nice team effort on defense. Touchdowns were scored by Levi Miller, Andrew Hastie, Jayden Reifinger and Bradley Stetch, and the offense also featured nice long runs by Miles Bartholomew and Trevor Kichline. Leading the way on defense with two pulls a piece were Trevor Kichline and Jayden Reifinger.
Competitive Flag Division
This week saw them pull out a single-score victory over the visiting Slaters. Taylor Rohn started the game absolutely on fire with a 60-yard touchdown, and then on defense made a sack and five straight solo stops while leading the defense overall with nine. Chipping in also with two stops a piece were Xander Farkas, Ricky Favere and Daniel DeTello, whose stops were both behind the line of scrimmage. Zachary Henn broke off a long touchdown run in the 4th quarter to seal the win for the Panthers as they improved to 3-1 on the season.
100 Pound Division
This group put in a solid effort but found themselves short on the scoreboard. Jakob Ziegler, Timothy Mawson and Liam Stoneback had strong performances on defense, each notching multiple tackles. Offensively, Ezekiel Deily had some good runs on the day, while Noah Hubert scored the only touchdown.
120 Pound Division
Their string of utter domination continued again this week as the Panthers improved to 4-0 on the season with a resounding 28-0 win over the Bangor Slaters. This was their fourth shut-out victory in a row, and Coach Erik Schneider referred to his defense as “relentless” and featuring some hard-hitting by Peter Albano and Andrew Gilbert. They produced three red zone stops including an interception by Jack Robertson in the end zone and a turnover on a blocked punt by Constantine Donahue, who contributed a pair of touchdowns on offense as well, including an 84-yard sprint. Also scoring a pair of touchdowns was Landon Beckowski. After the game Coach Brown congratulated the offensive line for opening huge holes and spoke about next week’s game versus the Catasauqua Rough Riders as a big challenge for them.