PHOTO: Colton Seymour had a three touchdown day for the Cusick Panthers on Friday. (KS Brooks Photo)
(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Colton Seymour is one of the best basketball players in the state of Washington regardless of classification. He is also pretty dangerous on the football field in the 1B classification.
A hardnosed Springdale Chargers team was excited to begin the season and they did battle with a NE 1B Panthers squad that had made the postseason last year. The Statesman Examiner’s Taylor Newquist was there reporting on how each touchdown was scored.
With a plowed field still having snow in the playing area, both teams slipped around but it was Colton Seymour’s three touchdown performance that lifted Cusick past the Chargers.
The Panthers struck first as Dylan Reijonen found Celias Holmes for a 52-yard touchdown pass. Still the Chargers played touch and towards the end of the first quarter pinned Cusick on their own two yard line.
But Seymour happened.
The speedy back took a handoff and ran 98-yards to the endzone to give the Panthers a two touchdown lead.
Springdale wasn’t done yet, as quarterback Austin Paladin hit Tomeko Cates for a 30-yard touchdown pass to make it a one score game.
But as halftime approached, Cusick got a long touchdown as Reijonen found the speedy Seymour on a long pass to go up 20-6 before both teams went into the locker room for the break.
The second half was less eventful. Seymour picked up his third touchdown with a running score as 8:21 was left in the game. Springdale’s Juan Ruiz – who typically does work on the offensive line – ripped off an impressive touchdown run with 5:34 left but the final score would be 28-12.
The Chargers are slated to play Curlew next Thursday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.