Phillip Coers, Dylan Binion, and Jack Bauer combined for six rushing touchdowns in guiding the Panthers to a 45-19 Three Rivers Conference crossover win in Kewanee.
The Panthers (1-0) used a 26-point fourth quarter to break the game open after leading 19-13 after three quarters. Dvaree Thompson also added a 75-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.
Austin VanVynck had two touchdowns for Kewanee.
Amboy 15, St. Bede 14: With his team down 14-8 at halftime, Drake Barlow ran for a 68-yard touchdown with 7:14 remaining in the third quarter to put the Clippers ahead in a Three Rivers Conference crossover win.
Dallas Appleman added a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter to complement the scoring for the Clippers (1-0). He was the Clippers’ lead rusher with 102 yards on 20 carries. Barlow added 109 yards on eight carries.
St. Bede (0-1) passed for 192 yards on the night.
Aquin 31, AFC 15: The Raiders enjoyed a 15-14 lead going into the fourth quarter at Freeport in NUIC Upstate play, but the Bulldogs scored 17 unanswered points in the final 8 minutes to seal the win.
All of the Raiders’ points came in the third quarter. Kevin Kurz recovered a fumble for a 30-yard touchdown, while Jacob Hilliker found Trevor Ramsey for a 48-yard connection.
Jake Hageman led the Raiders (0-1) in rushing with 45 yards on 16 carries. Hilliker passed for 57 yards on seven attempts, both to Ramsey.
Orion 33, Fulton 26: The Steamers dropped their season opener on the road in Three Rivers Conference crossover action.
Tyler Sweenie and Jason Osborn each scored two touchdowns for the Steamers (0-1). Sweenie’s runs were both in the third quarter and tallied 46 and 40 yards. Osborn had a 2-yard run in the third quarter and caught a 45-yard pass from Sweenie in the fourth.
Orion (1-0) led 14-0 at halftime.