The Summit Hill Breaker Boys dropped a 48-20 decision to the Schuylkill County Wolfpack on Sunday in a Greater Eastern Football Association game.
The contest, which was played at the Ginter Stadium in Summit Hill before a strong opening weekend crowd, saw the Wolfpack jump out to a big first quarter lead and maintain the advantage throughout the contest.
After getting the first points on a safety, the Wolfpack added three more first quarter touchdowns to build a 20-0 first quarter lead.
The Breaker Boys responded with a touchdown drive to start the second quarter as John Zaprazny's touchdown reception cut the lead to 20-6.
After the Wolfpack answered with a Timmy McFarland touchdown, the Breaker Boys returned fire with another nice drive capped by Nate Shook's 10-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Nunemacher. The visitors added another score with 40 seconds in the half to increase the lead to 32-12.
Both offenses would quiet down in the second half. Panther Valley's final score came on a two-yard pass from Mark Fox to Josh Vega. Andrew Schlegel concluded the scoring with a two point conversion and the final score was 48-20.
The Breaker Boys, who played in the GEFA championship game last season under the name Summit Hill Tigers, got some outstanding performances in the losing effort.
Starting quarterback Shook completed 13 passes for 77 yards and two second quarter touchdowns. Shook was also the team's leading rusher, carrying the ball 10 times for 35 yards. Fox was the leading receiver with five receptions for 42 yards. Zaprazny added four receptions for 20 yards.
Defensively, Dean Founds had five tackles for the Breaker Boys while Tony Stoeckel and Jared Beers added four tackles each. Stoeckel added a forced fumble while Adam Coleman had an interception.Other defensive highlights were Dave Boyle's three pass deflections and Noel Abadia's two pass deflections.