CEDAR GROVE,NJ - Max DeVito scored two touchdowns to lead the Cedar Grove Panthers to a 35-20 victory over Pascack Hills Cowobys in Cedar Grove on Friday night.
The Panthers struck first when QB Sammy Ventola found John Guaimano to complete a 20-yard touchdown pass with Ryan Lopez delivering the extra point. The Cowboys answered scoring twice in the first quarter to take a 14-7 lead.
DeVito scored his first touchdown with under five minutes left in the half, but Lopez missed the extra point leaving the Panthers trailing by one point. With under a minute left in the half, DeVito scored again on a 12-yard pass from Ventola with Mike Pronesti delivering on the two point conversion to give the Panthers a 21-14 lead going into the second half.
The Panthers continued to dominate in the third quarter as Ryan Turi scored on a two-yard pass from Ventola. Pascack Hills answered with a third touchdown, but was unable to overtake the Panthers who scored once again on a 9-yard run by Jake Ferrera.
Joe McCarthy led the defense for the Panthers with 16 tackles.
The Panthers improve to 4-3 for the season. They travel to North Warren on Friday at 7 p.m.
All photos by Jeanne Moreno.