8.17.18 PARKWAY TOPS LEHMAN IN FINAL TUNE UP
The panthers didn't come out of last Saturdays scrimmage unscathed. Preston Stober, the Parkway starting QB was injured. But as the panthers have come to know, it was next man up. That next man is Eli Rich, it took a bit to get into a rhythm and he did a really nice job. The panthers first drive stalled out after they drove down the field. The cavaliers first possession was a one play drive, the QB made two jukes and scampered down the sideline for an 80 yard score. But Parkway answered right back with a really nice drive aided by several long runs by the "bull"(Jason Luth). He was not only running through people, he ran over them. At the end of one quarter, we had a 7-7 tie ballgame. The panther defense had a tackling miscue early that led to a touchdown, they soon stiffened up. Lehman didn't have much of a running game other than the qb, but he was very elusive. Parkway's defense allowed the cavs some yardage, but made stops when they needed too. The panther offense owned the second quarter with two scores. One of those was set up by a nice interception by Cory Walls and a few plays later, Jason Luth scampered into the end zone. The second score came with just 17 seconds left in the first half. It was set up by a fumble recovery by Jack Weh. After a few rushing attempts, Eli Rich went deep along the sideline and Gavin Stober hauled in a beautiful pass for the score. That made it a 20-7 panther lead after two quarters. Lehman got the ball to start the third period and were able to get a score, making it a 20-13 score. Parkway played a mix of starters and backups during the third quarter. It proved to also be successful as they found the end zone again. That pushed the score to 26-6 in the panthers favor. If you were adding along with me, the score would indicate that Parkway made extra points. Not something that we have been accustomed to. Cory Walls went 2 for 3 in that department. The scrimmage only lasted three quarters and the panthers get the victory before the season opener versus Crestview. Jack Weh had a really nice game for the panthers with an interception, a fumble recovery and he gained many yards in the running game. Eli Rich did a fine job stepping in at Qb, with several on the mark passes and nice running when he scrambled. The "bull" Luth was a beast running the ball all day long. They are just a few of the panthers that had a really good scrimmage and the team seems to be gelling.
8.11.18 SECOND TUNE-UP IS CLOSE TO CALL
8.7.18 VW TOPS PARKWAY IN FIRST SCRIMMAGE
The first scrimmage of the season left both coaching staffs with questions still to be answered, but that is to be expected. The cougars had a little more success moving the ball on offense than did Parkway. But the panther defense seemed to tighten up when they needed to. The hosts cougars also helped Parkway with some crucial mistakes. Van Wert did score one touchdown and were able to keep the visiting panthers out of the end zone. After the second interception of the night by Jason Luth, the panthers were in good shape to score. The cougar defense tightened up and were able to stop the Parkway effort. The junior varsity portion saw both the panthers and cougars scoring twice. Unfortunately it seems that Parkway may have suffered a crucial blow with an injury, but that is yet to be seen. Parkway will welcome the Paulding Panthers friday for the second scrimmage of the season.