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Panthers Send Gators Back to the Swamps
Supported by a large crowd of spectators, the mighty Panthers of Portville disposed of the A-L Gators 31-7 on a cool Friday night, perfect for football.  PCS finishes the regular season at 7-1 and now prepares for the first round of the playoffs.
The Gators upset Portville last year, the only loss of the regular season, so the home team was pumped up for another tough go at it.  Allegany played hard, especially in the first half, but Portville's offensive machine and elastic defense were too much...to the delight of the many Panther fans.
PCS QB Brian Nitsche initiated the scoring in the first quarter, when a broken pass play resulted in a 67-yard zig-zag run to the end zone.  "The kid reminds me of our QB John Depp back in '78," noted Panther alumnus and Internet celebrity Moke Jaekle. "I couldn't miss seeing Brian and company roll over our nemesis."
In the 2nd quarter, Nitsche hit Kirk Austin for a 11-yard strike for gold - the wide reciever's 7th of the season.  Kirk also had two big interceptions during the contest, while Matt Miller recovered a Gator fumble.
Kris Young made his 3rd field goal of the year in the 3rd quarter, a 25-yarder that put Portville up 17-0.  Josh Haynes took back a couple of his patented punt returns for good gains, and RB Alex Woodhead ran the ball well with his partner in the backfield, Joe Holcomb.
Joe scored the final 2 TDs of the game - runs from 20 and 6 yards out, giving him 13 total for the '04 campaign.  Lineman Ross Degolier had one of his best games, while Matt Steen, Colin Sullivan, George Lewis, Walt Harris and other youngbloods got a chance to taste some of the action.
Big Joe had 24 carries for 196 yards rushing, while Brian had 113 yards on 5 attempts, plus 3 of 7 in passing...2 to Kirk and one to Brad Holcomb.  Alex had 6 carries for 59 yards running.
Portville only had five penalties and two punts.  They had 15 first downs, 2 interceptions, and one fumble lost.
Alle-Lime scored with less than 2 minutes to go, but the big rivalry's "rocking chair" goes back to School Street this year.
Portville travels to Cleveland Hill for the first round of the playoffs - Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 pm.

Trips to the E-Zone: #82 Austin grabs six

Moke goes back to PCS for Allegany-Limestone game

Going into game #8 against the Gators at home, the Panthers are on their way to scoring more points than any team in Portville history.
That distinction goes to the 2001 squad that tallied 275 points (30.3 per game) and a 7-2 record, led by QB Chet Holcomb and RB Adam Hellwig.
The 1942 Panthers had 242 points (34.6) in a 7-0 campaign and only gave up 13 total points.
The 2004 team has 234 points (33.4) and 32 touchdowns, including:
Joe Holcomb - 11 TDs
Kirk Austin - 6
Brian Nitsche - 5
AlexWoodhead - 4
Bullet Holcomb - 3
Jarid Lowe - 2
Josh Haynes - 1
Brian has also thrown for 10 TDs on 42 of 84 passes for 723 yards with only 2 interceptions.
Kris Young has kicked 15 of 16 extra points and has made 2 field goals.
PCS POINTS BY QUARTER:   57   84   40   53
The Panthers have accumulated 2,354 yards of total offense, which does not include 528 yards of penalties.  They have 1,631 yards rushing and 723 passing.
PCS has had 373 total offensive plays, which includes 19 punts.  They score a TD 11% of the time.
Joe Holcomb has 751 yards running the ball, giving him 1,834 in his career (3rd place all-time).
Nitsche is th all-time leading passer, completing 195 of 413 for 2,969 yards and 32 TDs (16 picks). 
Chet Holcomb is 2nd with 161 of 348 for 2,496 yards and 21 TDs (14 int).
PCS has had 13 turnovers.
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The BoxBoys were hoping for a shut-out, but will take this fine win

Rivalry Began in 1930
PCS leads series:  44-27-2
1992   Allegany 22      PCS 20
1993   Allegany 24       PCS 22
1994   PCS 13        Allegany  6
1995   PCS 28      Alle-Lime  0
1996   PCS 40     Alle-Lime 15
1997   PCS 14      Alle-Lime  6
1998   PCS 18     Alle-Lime  0
1999   Alle-Lime 14      PCS  6
2000   Alle-Lime 21     PCS 16
2001   PCS 40     Alle-Lime 18
2002   PCS 42      Alle-Lime  6
2003   Alle-Lime 32     PCS 29
2004   PCS 31      Alle-Lime  7