Paola defenders Jake Karr and Isaac Meyers chase after a Tonganoxie running back. Karr had a team-leading eight tackles in a 62-7 win at Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 25.

OTTAWA — The Paola Panthers scored four touchdowns in the first quarter and four touchdowns in the second quarter on their way to a 62-7 victory on the road against the Ottawa Cyclones.

Paola had nine touchdown drives in the game Friday, Sept. 25, improving its record to 4-0 on the season.

The Panthers are back in action this week against Wamego for homecoming.

Jovanni Blackie ran the ball nine times for 149 yards and three touchdowns. Garrett Williams had five carries for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Williams completed four of five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Bo Robison caught three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. Pitzer had two receptions for 33 yards.

Jake Karr led the Paola defense with seven tackles. Layton Moore made six tackles. Caden Rhamy and Daquan Rogers each had five tackles.

Fletcher Aude opened the scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run. Williams had a 7-yard touchdown run. Blackie scored on a 12-yard touchdown run. Blackie scored on a 48-yard touchdown run, making it 27-0 in the first quarter.

Ottawa scored on a 43-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Paola answered with a 63-yard touchdown run by Williams. Brock Pitzer scored on an 11-yard touchdown run. Williams completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Robison. Pitzer scored on a 10-yard touchdown run, increasing the lead to 55-7 at the half.

Blackie scored his third touchdown of the game on a 38-yard run in the third quarter for the final of 62-7.

Ian Heid made eight of nine extra-point attempts.

Sports Editor Gene Morris can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or gene.morris@miconews.com.

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