North Penn rolls past CMVT
The Panthers dominated from the get go en route to a 42-0 win over CMVT in football action Friday.
North Penn started quickly, scoring on the second play from scrimmage as Taylor Hillson hit Sam Bohnert on a 36-yard pass play. After the Sam Rotella kick the Panthers led 7-0.
"When you jump on a team like that it helps," North Penn coach Tom Dickinson said. "We got excited."
Then at the 7:01 mark Hillson hit Devin Remley on a 64-yard scoring strike. The Rotella kick made it 14-0 Panthers at the end of the first quarter.
Just four seconds in to the second Remley punched one in from three yards out. Rotella added the point after to put North Penn up 21-0.
Then at 10:03 they made it 28-0 as Hillson hit Bohnert for a 16 yard scoring strike, followed by the Rotella extra point.
The Panthers weren't done yet, though.
With 2:59 left Dayton Wood scampered 39 yards on a punt return for a touchdown. Rotella added the point after to put North Penn up 35-0 at the half.
With 6:26 left in the third quarter Hillson got his fourth touchdown pass of the day, hitting Lucas Groover on a 25-yard scoring strike. Rotella added the point after and North Penn defense would go on to do the rest.
After a couple weeks of their passing attack sputtering North Penn had no trouble through the air Friday.
"It was on and we needed it," Dickinson said. "We needed to get back to it."
Hillson was 7-for-8 for 209 yards and four scores while Bohnert had two catches for 52 yards and two scores while Rotella had two grabs for 62 yards. Remley had the one touchdown catch while Groover had two catches for 31 yards.
On the ground Derrick Burd led the way with 50 yards on nine carries while Ryan Bogaczyk had 20 yards on four carries.
Defensively, Dickinson was pleased with his team's shutout. North Penn held CMVT to 26 yards rushing on 32 carries.
"The defensive line was key," the veteran coach said. "Of those 26 yards rushing 22 were on a fake punt. Truly 31 rushes for four yards."
With the win North Penn will now have a shot at finishing the year at .500 when they play Wellsboro next week.
"It's truly only one game less than we finished the season last year rather than that little run," Dickinson said.
The Panthers have a chance to win their fourth straight against their rivals.
"North Penn has never done that," Dickinson explained. "To have a class never lose to Wellsboro."