The Panthers bounced back from last week's lost, whipping the Timberwolves on their home
field. Portville's Junior RB Joe Holcomb turned on the jet engines for 3 touchdowns, and both lines
came up big, despite some injuries.
This was a game that had several new faces stepping up to fill in the gaps. In
his initial game of the season, Garrett Stephen played some tough defense, complementing the work of many others like Jarid
Lowe, Brad Holcomb, Brad Hill, and Eric Caya (who was sick as a dog). Tim Zapel, Nick Prozeller, Josh Kausner, Dustin
Neudeck, Matt Burlingame, Shane Hood, and Matt Blue all contributed significantly to the victory.
QB Brian Nitsche ran for one TD, and he threw a beautiful 55-yard touchdown to a stoked
Kirk Austin. Brian also had an interception that almost went for six. Kicker Kris Young made all of his XP kicks
and saved a TD with a wicked tackle on a kick-off. Hampered by a sprain, lineman Matt Miller still did a number
on the opponents, while Jared Warner and John Freeborn got in some quality hits as well.
Destiny is still waiting for Josh Haynes to return a kick to the promised land,
and he almost did again in this contest. Alex Woodhead and Lowe also got in some rushing touches, while the whole team
blocked and tackled way better than they did a week ago.
Rivalry began in 1931
Portville leads series 11-2-1
1931 Portville 6 LV 0
1932 Portville 31 LV 0
1933 Portville 34 LV 0
1937 Portville 14 LV 0
1939 Portville 6 LV 6
1963 Portville 26 Catt 0
1964 LV 41 Portville 33
1965 Portville 36 LV 0
2000 Portville 13 C-LV 6
2001 Portville 31 C-LV 14
2002 C-LV 28 Portville 14
C-Bowl Portville 16 C-LV 13
2003 Portville 19 C-LV 13 OT
2004 Portville 40 C-LV 10