PANAMA - Kyle Saxton and Steve Enlow combined for more than 200 yards rushing when Panama (3-1, 4-1) won its third straight home game on Saturday afternoon.
Saxton rambled 112 yards on 18 attempts while scoring three times and Enlow added 90 yards on seven carries in scoring once as the Panthers rolled over non-league Cassadaga Valley (0-3, 1-4), 39-6.
While Saxton and Enlow were taking care of the offense, tackle Jake Short took care of the defense with 19 tackles in a fine all-around performance.
At left, Clymer’s Mitch Einink intercepts a pass to help the Pirates clinch their Class DD victory over Pine Valley on Saturday. At right, Panama’s Kyle Saxton eyes the end zone during a touchdown run in the Panthers’ non-league win over Cassadaga Valley. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photos by Scott Reagle
''He was all over the field,'' said Panama coach Chris Payne about Short's performance.
Also playing superbly on defense for Panama were end Dylan Mescall with 16 stops and linebacker Dylan Bergman with 14 tackles.
Saxton scored the final three Panama touchdowns on runs of 10, 15 and 14 yards while Enlow started the scoring with a 60-yard run in the first quarter.
Bryce Payne hooked up with Ricky Eddy on a 13-yard scoring pass and Payne went over on a 11-yard run in the first half as the Panthers took a 25-0 advantage. Payne was 4-of-9 through the air for 73 yards.
Cassadaga Valley avoided the shutout in the final 12 minutes when Tyler Rendell went over from the 1.
Zach Mower carried the ball 26 times for 157 yards for Cassadaga Valley.
Cassadaga Valley 0 0 0 6 - 6
Panama 12 13 7 7 - 39
Pan - Enlow 60 run (kick blocked).
Pan - Eddy 13 pass from B. Payne (pass failed).
Pan - B. Payne 11 run (kick failed).
Pan - Saxton 10 run (J. Payne kick).
Pan - Saxton 15 run (J. Payne kick).
Pan - Saxton 14 run (J. Payne kick).
Cas - Rendell 1 run (run failed).
PIRATES WIN FIRST
CLYMER - Dylan Neckers provided the spark that Clymer (1-4, 1-4) ) needed to post its first victory.
Neckers returned a short kickoff to mid-field and then hit Brandon Moreash with a 30-yard scoring pass with two minutes left in the first half that sliced the Pine Valley lead to 12-6. After that, the momentum was on Clymer's side on the way to a 29-12 victory.
''We just dominated the second half on both sides of the ball,'' said Clymer coach Dave Bodamer. ''The boys up front starting creating holes and we were basically able to run whatever we wanted.''
Jake Wiggers, who was back in the Clymer lineup after missing last week's game at Cattaraugus-Little Valley with a sprained ankle, really benefited by linemen opening the holes as he gained 108 yards rushing in the second half. He checked out with 174 yards on 33 carries while making 13 tackles.
Mitch Einink of Clymer was in on eight tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble in the end zone for the last touchdown of a 22-0 second half.
Earlier for Clymer, Adam Einink scored his first varsity touchdown on a 1-yard run and Neckers went over from the 5 and passed to Wiggers for the conversion. Jared Dunnewold kicked three placements while making three tackles and adding two sacks.
Dan Weaver scored on a 3-yard run and Talon Snyder hit paydirt from 31 yards as Pine Valley grabbed a 12-0 lead in the first half.
Pine Valley6 6 0 0 - 12
Clymer0 7 8 14 - 29
Pin - Weaver 3 run (kick failed).
Pin - Snyder 31 run (kick failed).
Cly - Moreash 30 pass from Neckers (Dunnewold kick).
Cly - A. Einink 1 run (Wiggers pass from Neckers).
Cly - Neckers 5 run (Dunnewold kick).
Cly - M. Einink recovered fumble in end zone (Dunnewold kick).