The Panther Valley Breaker Boys rallied for a 33-28 victory over the Scranton-based the NEPA Shock.
The Breaker Boys (1-1) fought back time-and-time again against the Shock as they overcame deficits on five different occassions.
It didn't take the Breaker Boys long to grab the lead. On their first play from scrimmage, the Breaker Boys' talented running back Jay Torres hauled in an 18 yard pass from Brock Mitchell. A 12-yard run by Torres followed before a 13-yard touchdown pass from Craig Zurn to Mark Fox put PV up 6-0.
The Shock answered right back to take an 8-6 lead and begin a pattern that saw the teams alternate scores.
The Breaker Boys' touchdowns came on a touchdown pass from Mitchell to Nunemacher; a seven-yard pass from Zurn to Torres; a 43-yard screen pass from Zurn to Torres; and a Mitchell to Nunemacher scoring pass. The final Mitchell to Nunemacher TD pass came with the Breaker Boys trailing 28-26 and proved to be the game-winning score.
On the day, Mitchell was 10-for-14 for 136 yards three touchdowns. Zurn added 99 total yards and also tossed two touchdown passes. Nunamacher and Torres had identical performances at wide reciever for the Breaker Boys as both players had eight receptions for 107 yards and two TDs.
On defense, the Breaker Boys got huge games from Bryant Butala (12 tackles, three sacks) and Danny Reed (11 tackles, one interception). Danny Thorpe and Steven Padillas contributed six tackles each while Monty Lash, Damian Lewis and Scott Silverstein each recorded four tackles.