Panthers use well-executed game plan to win

Published 10:56 pm Sunday, September 9, 2018


Chesapeake Panthers running back Kamren Harless (5) tries to outrun Symmes Valley Vikings’ defenders James Newcomb (27) and Josh Ferguson. The Panthers beat the Vikings 49-0 on Saturday. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker

CHESAPEAKE — When you do things right, good things happen.
The Chesapeake Panthers did a lot of things right on Saturday.
The Panthers put together a well-executed performance as they blanked the Symmes Valley Vikings 49-0 in a non-league game.
“We did execute better. We got some guys healthy and got some practice time in with them. We stayed healthy through the bam, we blocked well, backs ran hard,” said Panthers’ coach Andy Clark.
A total of 11 different running backs carried the ball as the Panthers ran 25 times for 266 yards.
The balanced attack was led by Donald Richendollar with three carries for 61 yards and Carson Nida with 54 yards on just two carries.
Logan Walsh added 44 yards on five attempts, Austin Browning 30 yards on three tries and Will Todd 29 yards on one rush.
Chesapeake (2-1) attempted only two passes and the one completion was a 29-yard hookup between quarterback Zander Schmidt and receiver Ian Hicks.
The Vikings (2-1) were limited to 70 yards of total offense with 63 coming on the ground.
“We were better on defense. We were more consistent with our tackling. We have room for improvement, but we did what we needed to do,” said Clark.
Chesapeake scored on its first four possessions of the game and took a 28-0 first quarter lead.
Nida bolted 43 yards for the Panthers’ first touchdown and Brady Wilson kicked the first of six extra points to make it 7-0.
Nida scored again on an 11-yard run for a 14-0 lead.
Walsh pounded into the end zone from a yard out as the lead went to 21-0 and Todd used his one carry to score from 29 yards out.
Richendollar scored twice in the second quarter as he ran 43 yards for a touchdown and then returned an interception 67 yards for a score and it was 42-0 at the half.
Schmidt and Hicks teamed up for the final score in the fourth quarter.
This Friday, Chesapeake hosts Gallipolis in an OVC game while Symmes Valley entertains Oak Hill in an SOC game.
Sym. Valley 0 0 0 0 = 0
Chesapeake 28 14 0 7 = 49
First Quarter
Ch — Carson Nida 43 run (Brady Wilson kick)
Ch — Dalton Nida 11 run (Brady Wilson kick)
Ch — Logan Walsh 1 run (Brady Wilson kick
Ch — Will Todd 29 run (Brady Wilson kick)
Second Quarter
Ch — Donald Richendollar 43 run (Brady Wilson kick)
Ch — Donald Richendollar 67 interception return (Brady Wilson kick)
Fourth Quarter
Ch — Ian Hicks 29 pass from Zander Schmidt (Lucas Shepherd kick)
First downs 3 11
Rushes-yards 31-63 25-266
Passing yards 7 29
Total yards 70 295
Cmp-Att-Int 4-7-1 1-2-0
Fumbles-lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties-yards 2-20 4-35
Punts-average NA 0-00.0
Individual Leaders
RUSHING — Sym. Valley: James Newcomb 2-2, Keifer Wilson 4-6, Derek Crum 4-9, Josh Ferguson 1-4, Nick Strow 4-6, Gavin Payne 2-minus 1, T.J. Wong 2-9, Ethan Patterson 5-13, James Ferris 2-10, Luke Leith 1-5; Chesapeake: Donald Richendollar 3-61, Carson Nida 2-54, Logan Walsh 5-44, Austin Browning 3-30, Will Todd 1-29, Kamren Harless 2-20, Zander Schmidt 3-14, Levi Best 1-14, Landon Preston 1-1, Ian Hicks 2-0, Grayson Walsh 1-0, team 1-minus 1.
PASSING — Sym. Valley: Keifer Wilson 4-7-1 7; Chesapeake: Austin Browning 0-1-0, Zander Schmidt 1-1-0 29.
RECEIVING — Sym. Valley Jack Leith 2-2, Ryan Lewis 1-7, James Newcomb 1-minus 2; Chesapeake: Ian Hicks 1-29.

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