After securing their first win of the season, the North Penn Panthers faced a tough Bloomsburg team on the road the following week. North Penn received another strong outing from quarterback Colton Litzelman who passed for 226 yards and two touchdowns, but couldn’t keep the game close throughout.
The Panthers kept the game close in the first quarter matching scores with Bloomsburg with a touchdown pass from Litzelman to Brandon Thompson. Going into the second quarter the score was 7-6 favoring Bloomsburg with the game still within reach.
Heading into the second quarter, Bloomsburg running game came alive with two long rushing touchdowns it brought the lead to 21-6 with the Panthers unable to score in the second quarter.
In the second half, Bloomsburg continued to run the ball well, scoring on another long touchdown to bring the lead up to 28-6. The Panthers in turn responded with a second touchdown pass from Litzelman to Kolton Roupp this time, but still needed a lot of help in order to attempt any sort of comeback.
In the final quarter of the game Bloomsburg continued to dominate on the ground, scoring two more rushing touchdowns in order to finish the game out at 42-12. The Panthers struggled to run the ball in this game, with Bloomsburg only allowing 65 yards on 27 carries. Despite the lack of a running game, Litzelman continues to play well, with his third straight game with a passing touchdown, and his first game of the season topping the 200-yard mark. He also spread the ball out well with seven different receivers recording a reception led by Kaelen Matczak with four catches for 81 yards and Noah Spencer with four catches for 74 yards. Also Thompson and Roupp each added touchdown receptions.
The Panthers look to get back to .500 this week when they travel to Troy for a matchup against the 2-1 Trojans.
Team Stats: NPM BG
Plays: 53 67
First Downs: 13 21
Penalties: 5 11
Penalty Yards: 45 100
NPM- Colton Litzelman 17-26 2 TD
NPM- Bryan Bogaczyk 11-35; Noah Spencer 8-0; Koleton Roupp 3-12; Colton Litzelman 3-18; Cameron Fabian 2-0.
NPM- Kaelan Matczak 4-81; Noah Spencer 4-74; Koleton Roupp 3-25 1 TD; Bryan Bogaczyk 2-29; Mtchael Tice 2-0; Brandon Thompson 1-12 1 TD; Logan Tokarz 1-6.