PITTSBURG — The St. Mary’s-Colgan High School football team took care of business in regionals, as the Panthers took down Lyndon 48-6 on Friday inside Carnie Smith Stadium.
Colgan had the momentum from start to finish, expanding a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter to a 35-6 advantage by the end of the second en route to getting the win.
“We’ve come so far since week one,” SMC head coach Shawn Seematter said. “We talked about injuries we had early and how our kids battled through it, and we were able to get some young kids playing time. They continued to get better all season. Come in and get the first-round game against a tough team like Lyndon, we prepared all week and took care of business.”
Colgan took control of the contest in the opening minutes, going up 7-0 on the strength of a 15-yard pitch-and-catch from Bryce Hutchins to Max Wilson.
Wilson later broke free for a 41-yard run, which set up a 15-yard touchdown run by Cade Simmons to give SMC a 14-0 advantage heading into the second quarter.
Colgan went on to score three more times in the second quarter to increase the lead to 35-0.
Wilson scored his second touchdown of the game and the Panthers’ first of the second quarter on the strength of a 64-yard run.
Simmons followed up with a 25-yard touchdown run, before Hutchins found the end zone from 17-yards out.
The Tigers were able to hit the scoreboard in the final seconds of the second quarter, but still trailed by 35-6 heading into the locker room at halftime.
The Panthers sealed the win with two more touchdowns in the second half, scoring on a touchdown pass from Hutchins to Jeremiah Buche and an interception returned for a touchdown by Trevor Graham.