Ethan Varney and Caleb May were a dynamic duo in Tug Valley’s home opener.
The Panthers cruised to a 32-12 win over Sherman Friday night.32-12
Varney and May linked up six times in the game going over 100 yards through the air.
However, Sherman was the first to score when their tailback ran in the end zone from 10 yards out with 2:58 left in the first quarter.
After showing his capability to run outside the pocket, Varney completed a pass to May to put them in scoring position.
Varney pulled the ball on a read option and took it in for a score from five yards out with 8:04 left in the first half. With a successful two-point conversion attempt, the Panthers took an 8-6 lead over the Sherman tide.
Sherman struck back on a 23-yard passing TD putting them up 12-8 with 2:12 left in the second quarter.
The Panthers got the ball with under 2:00 on the clock and marched 77 yards as the drive was capped off by a Varney TD pass to tight end Ethan Colegrove from eight yards out to put Tug Valley up 16-12 going into the half.
The Panthers defense continued to put a stranglehold on the Tide as Tanner Kirk got the ball back for the Panthers with 11:30 left in the third.
The Panthers continued gaining momentum. Varney connected with May again for a 30-yard gain that set up a Zack Savage TD run from 10 yards out.
After the Savage TD, the Panthers had another successful two-point conversion putting them up 24-12 with 7:09 left in the third quarter.
Varney and May hooked up again for a 25-yard TD pass with 2:41 left in the third.
That was Varney’s third total TD in the game putting the Panthers up 32-12.
Varney sealed the game with the Panther second interception on the day, but he wasn’t done then.
The Tug Valley quarterback uncorked one connecting with Easton Davis for 40 yards through the air.
Tug Valley was able to come out of the home opener with a huge 32-12 win over Sherman.