Lehighton 41, Panther Valley 0

Lehighton 0 21 14 6 - 41

Panther Valley 0 0 0 0 - 0

L – Zellers 10 run (Nalesnik kick)

L – Zellers 73 punt return (Nalesnik kick)

L – Angst 39 interception return (Nalesnik kick)

L – Nalesnik 9 run (Nalesnik kick)

L – Nalesnik 1 run (Eckert kick)

L – Ruzicka 13 run (kick failed)

L PV

First Downs 12 8

Rushing Yards 34-140 28-49

Passing Yards 70 63

Total Offense 210 112

Passing 5-8-0 6-18-2

Punts 2-37 6-28

Fumbles (lost) 6-2 2-1

Penalties (yds.) 2-27 5-43

Rushing – Lehighton: Nalesnik 7-106, Zellers 5-23, Farole 9-15, Ruzicka 4-15, Otto 1-8, McEvoy 1-2, Balliet 1-1, Hine 1-(-1), Coleman 2-(-3), Ebbert 1-(-10), Storm 2-(-14); Panther Valley: R. Smith 17-43, Weaver 1-14, Keo 1-2, Buss 2-1, R.Nase 1-0, Dillard 3-(-5), German 3-(-6).

Passing – Lehighton: Farole 3-4-0-28, Nalesnik 1-1-0-24, Hine 1-3-0-18; Panther Valley: German 5-13-1-40, McArdle 1-4-1-23, Weaver 0-1-0-0.

Receiving – Lehighton: Farole 1-24, McEvoy 1-18, Strauss 1-13, Nalesnik 1-9, Linaberry 1-6; Panther Valley: Weaver 3-26, Dillard 2-27, R. Smith 1-10.

QUICKHITTERS

The skinny: In the inaugural Bo Tkach Foundation Under the Helmet Football Classic, Lehighton scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams to post a 41-0 shutout of Panther Valley.

The offensive standout: Lehighton's Jacen Nalesnik captured the Offensive MVP Trophy by carrying seven times for 106 yards, including two touchdowns, out of the wildcat formation. Nalesnik also kicked four extra points, completed one pass for 24 yards and hauled in one reception for nine yards.

The defensive stopper: The Defensive MVP Trophy went to Lehighton defensive back Billy Angst, who gave the Indians a 21-0 lead late in the second quarter with a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown.

The turning point: Lehighton scored three touchdowns, on just one offensive play, in a span of 4:28 in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead. The Indians were aided by a punt return for a touchdown and an interception return for a score to blow the game wide open.

The records: Lehighton improves to 2-1 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 0-3.

From the coaches mouth: "It's an honor to win the Bo Tkach Trophy. The kids knew tonight's game was important on so many levels and I'm just so proud of how they played and handled themselves tonight." – Lehighton head coach George Ebbert.