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Tide roll past Panthers, 35-7

Written by: on Sunday, September 12th, 2021. Follow Tyler Trumbauer on Twitter.


POTTSVILLE, Pa. – Pottsville jumped out to a 21-0 lead and rolled to a 35-7 victory over Saucon Valley on Friday night at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. The win moved the Tide to 2-1 while the loss dropped the Panthers to 1-2.

The hosts cruised down the field on their opening possession that lasted six plays and was capped off by a five-yard rushing score by Amari Dunn. Later in the first quarter, the Tide took it in for a touchdown on the ground again, but this time with a 55-yard scamper by Travontai Davis.

Pottsville took that 14-0 lead into the locker room after a scoreless second quarter. In the third period of play, the Tide went back to work offensively, but this time through the passing game. Jazce Carabello Snowell found Raeff Dicello for a 19-yard touchdown on fourth down to extend the advantage to 21-0.

Saucon Valley’s offense had a response on its next possession with a lengthy drive that finished with a two-yard quarterback sneak by Dante Mahaffey. That was the lone score of the game for the Panthers as the Tide scored two more times in the closing period to seal the home win.

In total Pottsville finished with 422 yards of total offense with 287 yards of that in the running game. Davis led the way with 190 rushing yards on 14 carries and one touchdown. Dicello recorded 87 receiving yards on five catches with one touchdown as well.

Friday’s game was the third consecutive home contest for Pottsville to start the 2021 season.

Pottsville is set to visit Blue Mountain on Friday night while Saucon Valley is scheduled to visit Wilson on Saturday afternoon.

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