Archived Story

Panthers finish strong with win over Redmen

Published 1:11am Monday, October 29, 2012

Jim Walker


PEDRO — Friday’s game reminded Chesapeake Panthers’ coach Andy Clark of his team’s season.

After starting the year 1-4, the Panthers went 4-1 the last half of the season — all in the league — to finish at 5-5.

And after falling behind 7-0 to start the game, the Panthers scored 25 unanswered points to beat the Rock Hill Redmen 25-7 in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

“I thought we got better as the season went along and tonight I thought we played better after a slow start,” said Clark.

“They came out and had a nice drive and executed well. After that first drive, we settled down and did a better job.”

The Panthers’ offense did well with 332 total yards including 207 on the ground. Jacob Collins ran 13 times for 88 yards and a score. Nate Jones carried 13 times for 56 yards and quarterback Caleb Lindsey ran nine times for 41 yards and a touchdown while completing 7 of 11 passes for 125 yards and two scores.

Javon Thompson caught both touchdowns tosses as he had six receptions for 115 yards.

Rock Hill (1-9, 1-4) gained 118 of its 131 yards on the ground. Shane Harper ran 18 times for 93 yards and a touchdown.

The Redmen took the opening kickoff and drove for a score as Harper went the final 6 yards. Bryce Krum kicked the extra points for a 7-0 lead.

The Panthers responded with a scoring drive capped by Lindsey’s 13-yard run. Wesley Stephens kicked the extra point to tie the game with 5:11 left in the quarter.

Chesapeake scored three touchdowns over the final five minutes in the second quarter to take a 25-7 halftime lead.

Lindsey threw 34 yards to Thompson for a score to give the Panthers a 13-7 lead with 5:11 on the clock.

After forcing a punt, Collins scored on a 12-yard run with 1:40 left to make it 19-7.

The Panthers held and blocked a punt to set up a 25-yard scoring pass to Thompson with just 26 seconds on the clock.

“We blocked the punt, then we worked the clock well, threw a couple of nice passes and Javon made a nice catch,” said Clark.

The Panthers hurt themselves with penalties in the second half and neither team was able to mount a scoring drive.

Chesapeake 7 18 0 0 = 25

Rock Hill 7 0 0 0 = 7

First Quarter

RH— Shane Harper 6 run (Bryce Krum kick) 6:50

Ch — Caleb Lindsey 13 run (Wesley Stephens kick) 2:04

Second Quarter

Ch — Javon Thompson 34 pass from Caleb Lindsey (kick failed) 5:11

Ch — Jacob Collins 12 run (kick failed) 1:40

Ch — Javon Thompson 25 pass from Caleb Lindsey (kick failed) 0:26

Team Statistics


First downs 19 9

Rushes-yards 39-207 40-118

Passing yards 125 13

Total yards 332 131

Cmp-Att-Int 7-11-0 2-4-1

Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1

Penalties-yards 7-60 3-35

Punts-average 1-32.0 2-20.0

Individual Leaders

RUSHING—Chesapeake: Nate Jones 13-56, Jacob Collins 13-88 TD, Caleb Lindsey 9-41 TD, Brandon Clagg 4-22; Rock Hill: Shane Harper 18-93, Chance Blankenship 16-30, Jordan Blagg 2-7, Brandon Blankenship 1-3, Gabe Marzicola 3-minus 15.

PASSING—Chesapeake: Caleb Lindsey 7-11-0 125 2-TD; Rock Hill: Gabe Marzicola 2-4-1 13.

RECEIVING—Chesapeake: Andrew Saunders 1-10, Javon Thompson 6-115 21-TD; Rock Hill: Chance Blankenship 1-3, Austin Collins 1-10.


The Tribune believes it is possible for people with a variety of points of view to discuss issues in a civil manner and will remove comments that, in our opinion, foster incivility. We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. Responsibility for what is posted or contributed to this site is the sole responsibility of each user. By contributing to this website, you agree not to post any defamatory, abusive, harassing, obscene, sexual, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy this site, or that infringes on the rights of others. Any user who feels that a contribution to this website is a violation of these terms of use is encouraged to email, or click the "report comment" link that is on all comments. We reserve the right to remove messages that violate these terms of use and we will make every effort to do so — within a reasonable time frame — if we determine that removal is necessary.

Editor's Picks

Tackling addiction

Spectrum Outreach plans recovery housing for addicts   The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services on Nov. 10 announced a $10 million investment ... Read more