In Week 3 of New York Section 6 football, the Panthers of Portville crushed the Ellicottville Eagles 35-0 in the Panthers
first home game. Portville (2-1) got 2 TDs from RB Chris Hellwig, one from QB Aaron Caya, one from RB Trent Unverdorben,
and an interception return by Steve Buchanan. Justin Taylor kicked 5 extra points.
At half-time, PCS recognized the 100 career coaching victories for Gary Swetland, who achieved the milestone at Chautauqua
Lake after the first game of the season. Swetland is the all-time winningest football coach in school history,
surpassing Gary's legendary mentor, Bob Connell, 2 years ago.
As it stands after the Ellicottville win, the winningest coaches in Portville football history are:
Gary Swetland (1992-2009) 101-56-1 (.643) 17+ years
Bob Connell (1963-1979) 90-45-5 (.667) 17 years
Kevin Curren (1981-1991) 49-39-3 (.557) 11 years
Bud Fenton (1949-1958) 40-31-4 (.563) 10 years
Milt Latimer (1937-1943) 38-8-2 (.826) 7 years
Sophomore Hellwig now has 4 career touchdowns, still a long way from his older brothers. Adam Hellwig (#2 all-time
scorer) had 32 career TDs in 2001 and 2002, while Luke had 22 from 2006-2008.
The other top scorers in PCS history include #1 Brian Nitche (2002-4) 35 TDs and #3 Joe Holcomb (2002-5) had 29 scores.