City Times Staff
PITTSVILLE — One play would be the difference in a nail-biter of a playoff game last night, as Pittsville overcame a tough Assumption squad 34-27 in the first round of the WIAA playoffs.
A strong rushing attack from Assumption would continue to be their calling card, as Cole Statz and Jake Sullivan took on the brunt of the Royals offense. Sullivan would rush for over 100 yards, throw for over 100 yards, and throw for two touchdowns. At halftime, the Royals led the Panthers 14-13.
However, late in the game, with Pittsville up 27-20, a fumbled pitch from Sullivan to Statz would be picked up and run the other direction for a defensive touchdown that would secure the game for the Panthers. The Panthers’ defense also secured multiple interceptions, as the story of the game’s difference really comes down to turnovers.
Assumption finished third in the Cloverwood conference and on the heels of four straight regular season wins, and finish 6-4 on the year. Pittsville will go on to face Edgar in second round playoff action.