The Point Pleasant Boro Panthers are 2-0 on season. Does this sound familiar? This is now the second year in a row that the panthers have started 2-0. In fact, both years now the Panthers have defeated the same opponents to get to this point.
After defeating the Griffins of Donovan Catholic on Friday night by a score of 21-7, the Panthers have a lot to cheer about on this young season. However, the next stretch of upcoming games will test this group; as many went from underclassmen to Seniors. They have gone through the growing pains of a 1-9 season. Now after back to back 2-0 starts, it is time to finally time for this group to put the past behind them and move forward this year.
The Panthers would score three times Friday evening. The first score of the game came via a Nathan Husak 10 yard touchdown run. Then in consecutive quarters, Quarterback Noah Husak was able to widen the margin as he scored on a 15 yard run. Finally in the third quarter, it was Husak once again. This time it was a 31 yard run that would seal the victory for Point Boro.
I was able to catch up with Point Boro Quarterback Noah Husak after the game in which he contributed the early season success to everyone being on the same page. He added, “The entire defense did an exceptional job containing Donovan’s offense, who couldn’t get anything going. This gave our defense a lot of momentum Kyler Rossi (junior WR/DB) had a critical interception late in the game. Devin Connelly also added another pick. Brandon DeFeo had a phenomenal game and was aggressive throughout the contest, not allowing anyone to get past him. Offensively, the O-line had a great push which allowed myself and Nate to grind up the defense and wear them out. Overall, every man did their job to secure the win.” Donovan Catholic was able to score just one defensive touchdown coming on a Kyle Schremmer fumble recovery.
Point Boro will now return home to play Bishop Ahr of the Greater Middlesex Conference. This is a huge game for the Panthers. A 3-0 record would give them a little breathing room with tough divisional games on the horizon.