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Penns Valley Midgets top Lewistown late in early nail biter

By Kenny Varner

LEWISTOWN – In nail biting fashion, the Lewistown and Penns Valley Midget football teams battled to the very end until the Rams added some late points to take the Midget Consolation game 21-6 Sunday at Mitchell field.

Both Lewistown and  Penns Valley showed strong defensive prowess early on as the two combined for just one first half touchdown.

Penns Valley got strong running performances from Zach Rummel and Carson Webster. Both ran for over 50 yards in the victory.

Lewistown’s air attack was led by Liam Lynch.

The Panthers also got big runs from Cyrell Green and NaZea Traxler.

In the first, the Lewistown defense made the first statement, holding the Rams after it looked as if Penns Valley was heading into the end zone.

But the Panthers stopped the Rams on the 35.

Lewistown changed the field position as it quickly made its way down to the Penns Valley nine.

Penns Valley’s defense made its first standing holding Lewistown on the Penns Valley 35.

Offensively, the Rams started to roll down the field marching down the field on an 8-play drive.

On first and goal from the nine, Rummel got free around the end, making it 7-0 with 9:51 left in the half.

In the second half, the Panthers cut the Penns Valley lead to one when Lynch hit teammate Jaylen Bowersox on a 35-yard touchdown pass, cutting it to 7-6.

That would be all the scoring in the third as the drama would mount.

With five minutes left in the contest, the Rams would add to its lead when Rummel took a 4-yard run into the end zone. With the PAT, Penns Valley went up by eight points.

After another strong defensive stand by Penns Valley, the Rams added some insurance as quarterback Ethan Heltman scored on a keeper from four yards out, ending the scoring at 21-6 to concrete the win for Penns Valley.

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