Panthers put up 24 fourth-quarter points to rout Bath in homecoming victory, 44-25

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~ PVN staff report

SHENANDOAH, Sept. 30 — Senior quarterback Hayden Plum rushed for 230 yards and found the end zone four times, as the Panthers of Page County rallied in the second half of last Friday night’s homecoming game to rout visiting Bath County, 44-25.

Page County racked up an impressive 492 yards on the ground and only passed the ball one time during the game. The Panthers ran the ball 55 times. Senior Ty Davis scored twice while amassing 231 yards.

While Bath County hasn’t put up much of a fight in the past, the Panthers had to scrap early on to maintain their perfect record against them. Bath marched down the field on their opening drive — 60 yards in five plays — and put up 13 points in the first quarter. However, Page would get runs of 56 yards in the first quarter and 18 yards in the second from Plum to lead 14-13 at the half.

Plum would add another score in the third quarter on a 12-yard run, but Page exploded for 24 points in the final frame including two scores from Davis and one more from Plum.

The win snaps a three-game losing streak and moves the Panthers to 2-4 on a season that started at 1-1.

Next up, Page County (2-4) travels to nearby rival East Rockingham (2-4) for a Bull Run District matchup. The Eagles have a dangerous quarterback in junior Jakari Eaves, who through the first five games this season had made 128 pass attempts, with 65 completions for 1,011 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. East Rock fell to Strasburg last Friday night 40-0. The Eagles’ only two wins this season came against non-district opponents Rock Ridge and Turner Ashby.

Following the East Rock game, the Panthers will have a week off before hosting the Generals of Mountain View on Friday, Oct. 21.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.

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