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Little Mingoes topped Panthers in John Tennis Towing Bowl

LEWISTOWN – In one of the Juniata Valley Football Leagues oldest rivalries, the Little Mingoes and Lewistown Panthers met in the John Tennis Towing Bowl.

The first half belonged to the Little Mingoes as it rolled out 18 unanswered points and also taking an 18-0 lead into the intermission.

However, the Panthers started out the second half in a big way when running back Shane DeArment got his team on the scoreboard thanks to a big run in the beginning and end of the second half.

But it wouldn’t be enough for the Panthers to comeback as the Little Mingoes went onto the win 25-14.

In the first quarter, the Little Mingoes opened the game with the first offensive possession and slowly and methodically moved the ball downfield and took valuable time off the clock.

On the 14th play of the Little Mingoes drive, they got the ball to Adam Wolfley. Wolfley did not disappoint as he sped around the end for an 11-yard touchdown run, making it 6-0 with 1:59 left in the first quarter.

On the Panthers first possession of the game, tragedy struck when the ball was fumbled and was recovered by the Little Mingoes.

Using its strong running game, the Mingoes went on another lengthy drive. This drive was capped on the sixth play of the drive. Much like the first drive, the Little Mingoes went back to Wolfley once again. Wolfley picked up touchdown number two, busting his way through the line for a 1-yard TD run.

With a 12-0 lead, the Mingoes forced the Panthers to go for it on fourth down and got the ball back yet once again.

This time quarterback Colby Treaster muscled his touchdown in from one yard out for the 18-0 halftime lead.

Opening up the second half, DeArment cut the lead to 18-6 on a 52-yard run.

The “Green and White” added some insurance points midway through the third when Treaster and Wolfley hooked up on a 40-yard touchdown reception, upping the score to 25-6.

The Panthers weren’t able to recover but did cut the lead late. It would be DeArment that would get the nod as he scored and the offense completed a 2-point conversion, making the final score 25-14.

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