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.