NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers hosted the Valley Greyhounds on Friday night and pulled off a win with a final score of 36-22.
The Panthers put the first points on the board when Corbin Oliver rushed into the end zone from 4-yards out with 8:40 left to play in the first quarter. Dylan Dotson rushed in for the two point conversion to make the score 8-0.
Adam Falbo connected with Valley receiver Dylan Sargent with a 90-yard pass completion and score, the Greyhounds failed to convert the two-point conversion and the Panthers lead by a score of 8-6.
Jeremy Dillon scored next for the Panthers with 6:30 left to play in the first quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run. Tyler Conley connected with Oliver to add the two point conversion to make the score 16-6.
Oliver scored his second touchdown of the night with 31 seconds left to go before halftime from 4-yards out. Phillip Lucas rushed in the two-point conversion and the Panthers entered halftime with the lead by a score of 24-6.
To start the second half Jeremy Dillon rushed 37-yards to the end zone with 7:15 left to play in the third quarter. The Panthers failed to make the two-point conversion but stayed in the lead with a score of 30-6. Dotson scored again from 1-yard out with one second remaining in the third quarter, the two-point conversion failed and the score stood at 36-6.
Valley (Fayette) scored with 3:51 left to play in the ball game when Devon Williams connected with Blake Williams on a 58-yard catch and score. Sargent rushed in the two-point conversion and the score jumped up to 36-14 in favor of the Panthers.
With 45 seconds left to play in the game Garyn Pritt rushed 93-yards downfield for the Greyhounds and scored. Spencer Dean added the two-point conversion and the final score was 36-22.
The Panthers finished the game with 228-yards rushing on 39 total carries and 76-yards passing on four completions for 304-yards of total offense. Valley finished the game with 84-yards rushing on 22 carries and 128-yards passing on seven completions for 212-yards of total offense.
Lucas led the rushing attack for the Panthers with 66-yards on seven carries, Dillon rushed six times for 49-yards and two rushing touchdowns, Dotson finished with 35-yards on seven carries and one score and Oliver added two scores and 24-yards rushing on four carries.
Defensively Dillon and Ike Starr had four tackles apiece for the Panthers, Oliver and Noah Lucas had three tackles each and Oliver added one sack. Johnathan Blankenship had one interception and so did Dawson Elia. Chandler Runyon had one sack.
Tug Valley advances to a record of 5-2 on the season and Valley falls to a record of 0-7.
VF: 6 0 0 16 – 22
TV: 16 8 12 0 – 36
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] or on twitter @sidplaster)