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WWE Panthers ring two ‘Pride’ trophies

WWE’s Michael Barney sweeps left against a Rams defender.

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West Pittston’s Ethan Crake successfully caught this pass for a Rams touchdown as two Panthers defended.

The Rams Jordan Catling reaches high for a touchdown catch against WWE.

Kasey Crawn scampers for long yardage for a Panthers touchdown.

The Wyoming/West Wyoming/Exeter D-Team Panthers beat the West Pittston Rams 32-12 in the annual Ring of Pride game witch features a trophy for the winner.

Leo Haros and Rocco Pizano both scored a pair of touchdowns, while Joshua Stone scored a two-point conversion. Joseph Marranca, Lakota Caines, Anthony Van Auken and Hunter Lawall all had key blocks for the backs to score. The defense was quick and explosive with tackles made by Drew Mruk, Leo Haros, Rocco Pizano, Zachary Sheridan and Russell VanAuken.

The WWE Panthers C-Team also defeated the West Pittston Rams 40-20 bringing the "Ring of Pride" trophy back to Exeter.

The Panthers started the game by kicking off to the Rams. Panthers own Riley Rusyn recovered the kick off. Charlie Banashefski ran for the first touchdown of the game. The two-point conversion by Riley Rusyn was good, making it an 8-0 game.

Dominic Deluca scored a touchdown for the Rams bringing the score to 8-6.

Great blocking by the Panthers offensive line led by Dillon Williams, Jayden Rusyn, Nick Elko, and Charlie Banashefski allowed Riley Rusyn to run for 45 yards to set up for the touchdown. Rusyn scored the touchdown and Dillon Williams two-point conversion was successful.

The Panthers dominating defense led by Nathaniel May, Adam Wisnewski, Corey Mruk, Walter "Bear" Smith, Noah Valdez, Jack Dielo, and Caleb Graham held the Rams forcing them punt. The Panthers used it to their advantage by moving the ball down the field until Charlie Banashefski was able to break loose and ran the ball for a 55 yard touchdown to make the score 22-6. Two-point conversion by Dillon Williams was good.

The Rams offense took over and Dominic Deluca ran for the touchdown and the two-point conversion bringing the score to 24-14. A few carries by Riley Rusyn, Corey Mrukand Jacob Williams set up for another touchdown by Charlie Banashefski. The successful two-point conversion by Rusyn, made it 32-14.

After forcing the Rams to punt in the third quarter, Riley Rusyn ran the ball back for a 55 yard touchdown. Jacob Williams added two more points with a succesful conversion bringing the score to 40-14. The Panthers kicked to the Rams and Dominic Deluca ran it back for a Rams touchdown.

The WWE B-Team defeated the West Pittston Rams 12-0, and the A Team: was beaten by the Rams 46-6

WWE v. Swoyersville

Two weeks ago, the WWE Panthers C-Team beat the Swoyersville Sailors 36-0. On the first play of the game, Riley Rusyn ran the ball for a 60 yard touchdown to put the first points on the board. Dillon Williams successfully completed the two point conversion to bring the game to 8-0.

Caleb Graham ran the ball for a 50 yard touchdown and Nick Elko made the two point conversion to make it a 16-0 game. A big run by Jacob Williams set up the 15 yard touchdown run by Nick Elko. The score was 22-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Dillon Williams ran for a 45 yard touchdown in the second quarter to bring the score to 28-0 at the half.

Big runs by Nathaniel May and Adam Wisnewski set up the 5 yard touchdown run by Corey Mruk. Nathaniel May completed the two point conversion for a 36-0 lead. Bryce Hinkle, Alex Pierce, and Garrett Larson had carries to run out the clock and seal the victory for the Panthers.

Jack Dileo, Walter "Bear" Smith, Noah Valez, and Nasir Condry led the defense which only allowed one first down the whole game. Offense had great lead blocking by Jayden Rusyn, Cael Heck, Josh Jones, Jonathan Augustine, and Matt Clarke.

In other games, the D Team was defeated by Swoyersville 38-22; the B Team beat Swoyersville 24-20; and the A Team was defeated by Swoyersville 36-22.

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