The weather could only slow down the Plymouth football team so much.
Playing in on-again, off-again heavy rain, the Panthers splashed to a 41-6 road win over Kiel in an Eastern Wisconsin Conference contest Friday night.
Plymouth (5-0, 4-0) took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a Kollin Neils 21-yard touchdown pass to Zac Cain. It stayed that way until Neils found Clay Henning for a 29-yard strike in the second quarter to put the Panthers ahead 14-0 at the half.
The Raiders (2-3, 1-3) tried to make it interesting with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jack Meunier to Austin Lieburn, closing to within 20-6, but Plymouth’s Cory Unger answered immediately after with a 41-yard scamper to make it 27-6.
Brad Trakel had a 67-yard interception return for a touchdown and Samuel Staehling added a 44-yard score in the fourth quarter.
Unger finished with 85 yards on just five carries and Eric Roberts rushed for 104 on 14. Neils completed 8-of-16 passes for 120 yards and two scores.
For Kiel, Meunier finished 5-of-11 for 99 yards, a touchdown and an interception while Aaron Field ran for 63 yards on 15 carries and caught two passes for 44 yards.
Plymouth hosts Campbellsport next week, then closes the regular season with match-ups against fellow unbeatens Kewaskum and Two Rivers.
Kiel travels to Sheboygan Falls in a key showdown for both teams’ playoff hopes. Both the Raiders and the Falcons (2-3, 1-3) must win out in order to qualify for the postseason.