CLYMER - Forget offensive balance. On Saturday afternoon Clymer's strategy was run, run, run.
Highlighted by a 98-yard quarterback keeper in the second quarter, Matt DeStevens gained 133 yards on just five carries, running back Jake Wiggers recorded 238 yards on 17 rushes and the Pirates (4-1) racked up 560 rushing yards to rout Panama, 55-7 in Class DD football action.
The Pirates threw just two times - both in the first quarter on two-point conversion tries.
Wiggers scored on touchdown runs of 35, 28, 11 and 78 yards; DeStevens found paydirt three times on runs of 98, 4 and 6 yards and Tom Heiser chipped in with a score in the fourth quarter from the nine.
Panama (2-3, 2-2) finally got on the board when Stephen Enlow, who finished with 132 yards on 17 carries, broke through the line for a 58-yard touchdown with six minutes remaining in the game.
Connor Payne made a team-high nine tackles for the winners.
Panama0 0 0 7 - 7
Clymer16 19 7 13 - 55
Cly - Wiggers 35 run (DeStevens pass).
Cly - Wiggers 28 run (DeStevens pass).
Cly - DeStevens 98 run (run failed)
Cly - Wiggers 11 run (run failed).
Cly - DeStevens 4 run (Dunnewold kick).
Cly - DeStevens 6 run (Dunnewold kick).
Cly - Wiggers 78 run (Dunnewold kick).
Cly - Heiser 9 run (kick failed).
Pan - Enlow 58 run (Eddy kick)
PINE VALLEY WINS
FORESTVILLE - Pine Valley (1-4) earned its first victory of the season with a 26-21 win over Forestville (0-5).
The first quarter was a scoring frenzy for both sides.
Jake Nosbisch got Forestville off to a quick start with his 56-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Forbes to open the scoring.
Nosbisch finished with 166 yards through the air and a pair of scores.
Pine Valley responded quickly with a drive that was capped by a 12-yard touchdown from Dan Weaver to Lucas Trombley.
Weaver was 6-of-11 passing for 55 yards a two touchdowns.
The Hornets' offense executed well too as Nosbisch connected with Caleb Makuch for a 76-yard quick strike that gave Forestville the lead 14-6.
Pine Valley closed the gap before the first quarter came to a close on Josh Kilburn's 3-yard run.
The second quarter belonged the Panthers, who scored on a 23-yard run from Kilburn and an 11-yard touchdown pass from Weaver to Trombley to take a 26-14 lead at the half.
The scoring all but halted in the second half as both defenses made adjustments.
The lone score of the second half came courtesy of Nate Maines, who scored from 35 yards out to bring Forestville within one score.
Kilburn led Pine Valley with 10 tackles and also carried the ball 16 times for 71 yards.
Nosbisch and Cody Jackson each recorded 10 tackles for Forestville.