YATES CENTER — It was all Panthers from the opening kick, as the St. Mary’s-Colgan High School football team earned its fifth win of the season with a 42-0 victory over Yates Center on Friday.
SMC scored 21 points in both the first and second quarter to build the 42-point lead, which led to a running clock in the scoreless second half.
Yates Center received the kickoff to begin the contest, but a fumble on the return gave the ball to the Panthers on the Wildcats’ 29-yard line.
On the first play of the new drive, Max Wilson ran the ball into the end zone to give SMC a 7-0 lead.
Cade Simmons gave the Panthers their second touchdown of the game on a 54-yard run to increase the lead to 14-0 at the seven-minute mark of the opening quarter.
Colgan’s defense forced a punt in the following possession and scored on the first play of the drive, as Simmons found Trevor Graham on a 42-yard touchdown pass to push the score to 21-0 with less than five minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Jeremiah Buche hauled in a 16-yard touchdown pass from Simmons in the early going of the second quarter, before finding the end zone again from 54-yards out to push the score to 35-0 with seven minutes remaining in the first half.
Buche went on to score one more time before the end of the first half, as he returned a punt 64 yards for a touchdown.
With the running clock in effect during the second half, neither team was able to hit the scoreboard.
Colgan will host Oswego at 7 p.m. on Friday.
— Jordan Buckamneer is the sports editor at the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @jbuckamneer.