The 11-ranked Tug Valley Panthers used a balanced offensive approach to pick up a road win at the rival Tolsia Rebels on Friday.
The Panthers (5-1) outscored the Rebels 24-7 in the first half before tacking on 20 points in the third quarter to take the win.
For Tug Valley, Elijah Fluty was 13-of-20 passing for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns. Fluty also carried the ball twice for 15 yards and 1 touchdown. Jaxon Nenni-Mills was 5-of-11 passing for the Panthers with 82 yards.
Adam Slone carried the ball for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries. Bryson Elia had 76 yards and 1 touchdown on 5 rushing attempts. Elia also caught 3 passes for 33 yards and 1 touchdown. Austin Smith carried the ball 7 times for 31 yards and 1 touchdown. Smith also caught 2 passes for 28 yards.
Paul Preece led the Tug Valley receivers with 62 yards on 3 receptions. Julian Vance finished with 3 catches for 39 yards and 1 touchdown. Brady Brewer caught 4 passes for 37 yards. Ashton Davis finished with 2 catches for 2 yards. Michael Curtis added 1 catch for 1 yard.
Defensively, Tug Valley had 3 interceptions coming from Brewer, Preece and Elia. Hubert Marcum led the Panthers with 9 tackles.
For Tolsia, Luke Williamson completed 4-of-12 passes for 114 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions.
Levi Parsley had 46 yards on 9 carries. David Dingess finished with 9 yards on 7 attempts. Dingess also caught 1 pass for 66 yards and a touchdown.
Braden Ratcliff caught 2 passes for 46 yards. Cole Jordan had 1 reception for 2 yards. Jordan also led the Rebels with 5 tackles.
Tug Valley now has a bye week and will return to action in two weeks by hosting Mount View in Naugatuck.
Tolsia welcomes the Mingo Central Miners to town next week. The opening kick is set for 7 pm at Tolsia High School.
Photo Courtesy of Karen Watts