Panthers clip Falcon’s wing for Homecoming win

Doreen Stockdale
Thursday, October 10, 2019
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The Park City Panthers (3-1) easily defeated the visiting Twin Bridges Falcons (2-1) in a Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 4.

The Panthers started strong with quarterback Carson Baker scoring with an 11-yard run in the first minutes of the game. Baker completed a 50-yard pass to Garrett McMillen for another touchdown, with Corbin Downing catching the extra point throw from Baker. Park City scored twice more in the first quarter with a 1-yard run for Tucker Johnstone and a 2-yard run for Garrett Zimdars.

Baker ran in for the two-point conversions on the last two touchdowns of the quarter making the first quarter score 30-0. G. Zimdars scored in the second quarter with another 2-yard run. McMillen scored the extra points receiving the pass from Johnstone. Baker scored with three seconds left in the half with a 1-yard fumble recovery. He then completed the two-point conversion to McMillen.

The score at halftime was 46-0. Twin Bridges scored first in the third quarter with an 18-yard pass from Bryce Nye to Trystan Harmon. Park City responded with a 49-yard pass from Baker to McMillen. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 52-6. The Panthers were able to score once in the fourth quarter with a 35-yard run from G. Zimdars, with a final score of 58-6. “I am proud of the effort that the boys put forth in our Homecoming game,” Panthers’ Coach Mark Rathbun said.  “We capitalized on an early turnover, the defense played very well, the offense was balanced and the ball bounced our way most of the night, for a solid team win. We are looking forward to competing with Joliet next.” This week, the Panthers will travel to take on Joliet on Friday, Oct. 11.

TWIN BRIDGES   0    0    6    0    6

PARK CITY          30  16  6    6   58