ELMA, N.Y.-Iroquois was a handful for Sweet Home Friday night but the Panthers were able to stretch their winning streak against Section 6 opponents to 61 with a 27-13 win over the Chiefs at Iroqouis Friday night.
Sweet Home was penalized 15 times for 110 yards. Head coach John Faller was not pleased. He told Two On Your Side’s Stu Boyar “we accomplished winning but we were very poor in the penalty area. Some are aggressive mistakes, but that’s going to have to get cleaned up quite a bit. We hurt ourselves quite a bit tonight.”
Mark Walker and Brandon Smiley each had 10 yard touchdowns for Sweet Home.
Sweet Home was clinging to an 8-6 lead at halftime. Early in the third quarter the Panthers were facing a fourth and nine at the Iroqouis 30. That’s when Sweet Home came up with the big play they’ve been so used to making over the years. Quarterback Kevin Torrillo connected on a 30 yard touchdown pass with Jordan Evert to give the Panthers some breathing room. Evert also had 16 carries for 158 yards rushing. Torrillo was 10 of 17 passing for 129 yards with the touchdown and one interception.
Sweet Home struck again early in the fourth quarter, this time it was the defense putting points on the board. Justice Milton returned an interception 68 yards for a score and the Panthers were up 20-to-6. However Brad Achman scored from a yard out and the game tightened with Sweet Home leading 20-to-13. Achman finished the night with 90 yards rushing.
Sweet Home is at Niagara Wheatfield next Saturday afternoon.