Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Mahanoy Area Golden Bears Roar to Victory Over Panther Valley with Dominant 40-0 Win

Mahanoy Area won big Friday night in their win over Panther Valley.

The halftime scoreboard read Mahanoy Area 14, Panther Valley 0, but little did anyone know that the second half would be an explosive display of football prowess.

As the second half began, the Mahanoy Area Bears wasted no time extending their lead. Colm McGroarty, a force to be reckoned with throughout the game, took the kickoff and blazed a 72-yard path to the end zone, giving the Bears a commanding 21-0 lead.

The third quarter continued to be a showcase of Mahanoy Area's dominance. Kyler Quick powered through Panther Valley's defense, adding another touchdown to the Bears' tally, pushing the lead to 28-0.

Quarterback Levi Terry wasn't to be outdone. Terry connected with McGroarty on a 60-yard touchdown pass, leaving Panther Valley's defenders in his wake.

By the end of the third quarter, the score stood at Mahanoy Area 34, Panther Valley 0, and it was clear that the Bears were on the verge of a resounding victory.

One more score in the 4th quarter by McGroarty would seal Mahanoy's win 40-0.

With this win, the Bears clinched their first victory of the season, improving their record to 1-2. Their next challenge awaits as they prepare to host Catasauqua next Friday at 7 pm in front of their home crowd.

On the other side, Panther Valley falls to 1-2 after the tough loss and will have to regroup as they continue their journey on the road. Their next battle takes them to Shenandoah Valley this Friday, where they aim to bounce back from this setback and get back on the winning track.

Photos by Jocelyn Barrett / Danie Mae Photography

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