Panthers rip Raiders
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
CHESHIRE — The Chesapeake Panthers were good from start to finish.
The Panthers showed no signs of a letdown as they used a strong running game and six interceptions to rout the River Valley Raiders 62-14 on Friday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.
The Panthers returned three of the picks for touchdowns.
“We played well. We were worried we might have a letdown but the kids came out and played like they should have. They came out and played hard and physical. I was pleased how we started,” said Clark.
Chesapeake (5-2, 2-0) rolled up 450 yards of total offense including 377 on the ground.
Patrick Hintz ran just six times and racked up 198 yards rushing while scoring three touchdowns.
Brandon Noble added 71 yards on nine carries and quarterback Austin McMaster was 2 of 4 passing for 73 yards. Both completions were for touchdowns to Javon Thompson.
River Valley (1-6, 0-2) was held to 138 total yards with just 27 net yards rushing. They also lost a fumble to give them seven turnovers.
Clark praised River Valley despite the lopsided score.
“Their kids never quit. That’s a big difference in their team this year. They play hard all the time,” said Clark.
Chesapeake wasted little time scoring as McMaster hit Thompson on a 60-yard touchdown pass just 23 seconds into the game.
Taylor Banaei recovered a fumble and returned it inside the 15-yard line and set up a 1-yard scoring run by Dylan Nichols and it was 14-0.
Hintz got loose on a 64-yard scoring run at the eight-minute mark and the leadwas 22-0.
Austin Whobrey hit Trey Noble with an 80-yard TD pass as the Raiders made it 22-7, but Thompson caught a 13-yard scoring strike from McMaster and then returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown on the final play of the first quarter to open up a 36-7 lead.
Hintz had a 26-yard touchdown run late in the half and the lead was 42-7 at the half.
Tommy Noble picked off a pass and ran it back 60 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter and Hintz raced 90 yards for a score with 4:03 on the clock and it was 56-7.
The Panthers final score came in the fourth quarter when Caleb Lindsey returned an interception 24yards for a touchdown.
River Valley completed the scoring when Patrick Williams ran 43 yards with 6:06 to play.
Chesapeake 36 6 14 6 = 62
River Valley 7 0 0 7 = 14
Ch – Javon Thompson 60 pass from Austin McMaster (Jacob Wells kick) 11:37
Ch – Dylan Nichols 1 run (Jacob Wells kick) 9:13
Ch – Patrick Hintz 64 run (Tommy Noble pass from Caleb Lindsey) 8:00
RV – Trey Noble 80 pass from Austin Whobrey (Jacob Leach kick) 2:57
Ch – Javon Thompson 13 pass from McMaster (Jacob Wells kick) 0:54
Ch – Javon Thompson 40 interception return (Jacob Wells kick) 0:01
Ch – Patrick Hintz 26 run (kick failed) 3:09 6 minutes
Ch – Tommy Noble 66 interception return (Taylor Banaei kick) 9:23
Ch – Patrick Hintz 90 run (Taylor Banaei kick) 4:03
Ch – Caleb Lindsey 24 interception return (kick failed) 9:34
RV – Patrick Williams 43 run (Jacob Leach kick) 6:06
First downs 12 3
Rushes-yards 43-377 29-27
Passing yards 73 111
Total yards 450 138
Cmp-Att-Int 2-4-0 6-17-6
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-1
Punts-average 1-35.0 2-27.5
Penalties-yards 13-125 9-50
RUSHING—Chesapeake: Patrick Hintz 6-198, Nate Jones 8-39, Austin McMaster 3-7, Brandon Noble 9-71, Dylan Nichols 5-21, Chad Meadows 1-2, Josh Browning 7-19, Jacob Collins 4-20. River Valley: Austin Whobrey 11-minus 20, Lewis 1-minus 5, Patrick Williams17-52.
PASSING—Chesapeake: Austin 2-4-0 73; River Valley: Austin Whobrey 6-16-5 111, Trey Noble 0-1-1.
RECEIVING—Chesapeake: Thompson 2-73. River Valley: Trey Noble 3-92, Ethan Dovenbarger 2-13, Patrick Williams 1-6.
MISSED FIELD GOALS: None.