By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | August 27, 2016
North Penn-Mansfield's offense looked in mid-season form as they rolled over Northwest 41-6 in football action Friday.
The Panthers scored 28 points in the first quarter and didn't let Northwest get on the board until late in the fourth.
Brendan Hill had 185 yards rushing on five carries with three touchdowns while through the air Brock Burleigh was 8-for-11 for 101 yards with a touchdown.
Garrett Bickhart (three catches, 37 yards) and Joel Whitteker (one catch, 45 yards) were Burleigh's big playmakers.
Kipp Hillson started the Panther scoring on a one-yard run with 9:13 left in the first quarter. Justice Garth added the point after to make it 7-0.
Then with 6:51 left to play Hill ran it in from 15 yards out as Garth added the extra point to put the Panthers up 14-0.
Then Burleigh hit Bickhart on a 30-yard scoring strike with 4:19 left in the quarter. Garth hit the point after for the 21-0 lead.
Hill scored the final touchdown of the first quarter, a 58-yard run with 52.1 seconds on the clock. Garth's extra point was good for the 28-0 lead.
Northwest's defense stiffened a little in the second but with 2.1 seconds to go in the half Hill went the distance of the field, 92 yards, to pay dirt for North Penn-Mansfield's fifth touchdown of the half. Garth's kick was good and the Panthers led 35-0 at the break.
After a scoreless third quarter Northwest got on the board with a rushing touchdown with 5:24 left in the game.
Hunter May scored the final North Penn-Mansfield touchdown, a two-yard run with 24 seconds to play. The kick failed.
All told the Panthers had 411 yards of offense, 315 of that on the ground, while allowing just 231.
The Panthers will host Athens next Friday.