By Kaylee Lindenmuth
MAHANOY CITY - The Golden Bears entered Friday night's game on the District XI Class AA playoff bubble, trailing Palmerton in power rating, which determines district playoff seeds, but not in record.
Tonight, Mahanoy Area earned another victory, blanking Panther Valley 35-0 on homecoming night, improving to 4-4 on the season. The Blue Bombers of Palmerton sit #4 and play tomorrow, looking to improve to 3-5 against Wilson Area in an afternoon game. Currently, the Blue Bombers would make the AA field on account of a .001 advantage in power rating over Mahanoy Area..
With two weeks left to play, the Golden Bears have Marian and Shenandoah Valley left as they continue to contend for a playoff spot in AA.
Friday night's game took place on a muddy field, turning the Golden Bears' white bottoms and the Panthers' white uniforms brown quickly.
Scoring for Mahanoy began early, with a run at the 9:33 mark in the first giving the Bears' a 7-0 lead.
A long pass to #20 MJ Terry scored the next touchdown minutes later, with 6:45 remaining in the first.
With 6:02 remaining in the first half, the Bears scored again, 21-0.
The final score of the first half came with 48.6 remaining, giving the Golden Bears a 28-0 lead entering halftime.
The final score of the game would come in the third quarter, finalizing a 35-0 victory for the Bears'.
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