Cecil Whig - - SPORTS - By ADRIAN MARTIN Spe­cial to the Whig

NORTH EAST — The Per­ryville foot­ball team sent a clear mes­sage to the Susque­hanna Divi­sion with Fri­day’s win: watch out.

The Pan­thers scored on all but two drives in their 56-26 vic­tory over host Ris­ing Sun. Per­ryville (4-1 over­all, 1-0 divi­sion) came in high from the first win on its brand new turf foot­ball field last week.

“It’s all about get­ting bet­ter and im­prov­ing every week,” Pan­thers head coach Chris John­son said. “We did some things re­ally well of­fen­sively. We ex­e­cuted at a very high level. I told the kids if we can be this good of­fen­sively, there’s no rea­son we can’t be this good de­fen­sively. Ris­ing Sun tries to pound it, eat up clock and we were hav­ing a hard time shut­ting them down tonight.”

The Pan­thers uti­lized a good bal- ance of the run and pass­ing games to help them take a 35-6 lead by half­time. The ground game took com­plete con­trol from there, as se­niors Caleb Robin­son and DJ An­der­son com­bined for 244 yards.

Robin­son was par­tic­u­larly lethal in the sec­ond half, gob­bling up 83 of his 138 yards on just three car­ries. On sev­eral of his big runs, Robin­son skill­fully side-stepped or spun away from would-be tack­lers in the sec­ondary, and let his speed take care of the rest.

“It’s just nat­u­ral; it’s not some­thing you can think about when you’re run­ning,” he said. “If you think about it then that’s when you get tack­led or you do some­thing stupid. The strat­egy was just keep the ball and run it down their throats. This is a ri­valry and it’s al­ways a fight every year, no mat­ter what their record says.”

Per­ryville took just 92 sec­onds to get on the board in the first quar­ter, as quar­ter­back Dayvon Montz capped a 52-yard drive with a 14-yard touch­down pass to Matt



Per­ryville se­nior run­ning back Caleb Robin­son (30) rushes with the foot­ball while Ris­ing Sun se­nior Randy Leonard (11) pre­pares to make a tackle Fri­day. The Pan­thers pre­vailed, 56-26, in Susque­hanna Divi­sion ac­tion.

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