PITTSBURG — The St. Mary’s-Colgan High School football team had everything working in the second week of districts, as the Panthers picked up their sixth win of the season with a 63-6 victory over Oswego on Friday.
It took all of 11 seconds for the Panthers to take the lead, as they went on to force a running clock in the second half and coasted to the finish line.
“I was absolutely pleased,” SMC head coach Shawn Seematter said. “We’ve been talking to them all week coming out and taking care of business early and they did that. I’m very proud of the way we executed and the way they showed up ready to play.”
Everything was going the way of the Panthers from the opening kick, as they jumped on a loose ball following kickoff and scored on their first play of the drive to go up 7-0.
Max Wilson scored his first of four touchdowns of the contest on a 34-yard run, before scoring again from 43-yards out on the first play of the Panthers’ second drive to increase the lead to 14-0 with under 10 minutes remaining in the opening quarter.
Colgan’s third touchdown of the game came via a 10-yard run by Domenic Bevilacqua to push the score to 21-0 at the six-minute mark of the first quarter.
The Panthers went on to score two more touchdowns before the end of the first quarter to make the score 35-0, as Wilson found the endzone from 77 yards out and Jeremiah Buche returned a punt 81 yards into the end zone.
The Indians hit the scoreboard in the third quarter on a three-yard touchdown run, but Colgan got the points back in the fourth, scoring on a 12-yard touchdown run by Blaise Dawson to seal the win.
Wilson picked up 265 yards on six carries, with four going for a touchdown.
Bevilacqua scored a pair of touchdowns on two carries for 38 yards.
The Panthers will take on Uniontown in the season finale at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
— Jordan Buckamneer is the sports editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @jbuckamneer.