Panthers Pounce on Warriors

Est. Read Time: 6 mins

Taking part in a Saturday afternoon matinee, the Panthers of Saucon Valley prowled into Wilson Boro in search of their next prey.  Saucon previously defeated the Salisbury Falcons last week after dropping their season opener to Notre Dame.  The Wilson Warriors were searching for their first win of the season registering losses to both Pen Argyl and Palisades. Last year, when the Panthers and Warriors tangled, it was the Warriors who came out on top after surviving a late Panther attack.  So the stage was set:  Would the Saucon Valley Panthers get out of town with their second consecutive win?, or would the Wilson Warriors fight off the Panther invasion to secure their first win of the 2022 season?

Panthers Overcome Slow Start to Top Salisbury

Est. Read Time: 7 mins

The second week of the 2022 high school football season paired the hometown Panthers with the Salisbury Falcons.   Both teams dropped their season openers.  Saucon fell 41-34 to the Notre Dame Crusaders.  Salisbury lost 20-13 to Panther Valley.  Last year the Panthers defeated the Falcons 31-14. The stakes were high with both teams searching for their first win of the season.

Panthers and Crusaders Collide in Season Opener

Est. Read Time: 8 mins

The Saucon Valley Panthers and Notre Dame Green Pond Crusaders have had a colorful history of intense competition the past few years.  Perhaps it is the public school v. private school recruiting debate?  Perhaps it is the proximity of the two schools?  Maybe it is that the two sports programs have faced off in more than a few fierce battles in recent memory.  It is probably all of those things combined that gets the players and fans all fired up.  Well, whatever it is,  Friday night’s high school football clash did very little to dampen the turbulent relationship.  It was a bit of a slow start, but as the night wore on the Panthers and Crusaders treated those in attendance to a hard-hitting and entertaining contest that added up to 75 points scored and 900 yards of combined offense.