Panthers grind out 25-18 win over Mississinawa Valley

By Eddie Mowen Jr. -

UNION CITY — Twin Valley South rushed for over 300 yards to hand Mississinawa Valley a 25-18 defeat in a physical game on Friday, Sept. 21.

Isaac Clark rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns and Cade Cottingim had 119 yards rushing on 12 carries and touchdown. He also returned a kickoff for another score.

The Blackhawks scored less than a minute into the game for a 6-0 lead on a 62-yard run.

Clark scored on a 5-yard run and the point after gave South a 7-6 lead entering halftime.

Early in the second half, Cottingim broke free for a 55-yard TD to give his team a 13-6 lead.

The Blackhawks answered using their passing game with Trent Collins hooking up with Blake Scholl on a 25-yard pass to cap the drive. That made the score 13-12 in favor of TVS.

South regained the momentum almost immeadiatly as Cottingim returned the ensuing kickoff back for a touchdown to put the Panthers up 19-12.

South’s last score came from a grinding, clock-eating drive where they took about seven minutes off the clock and plunged across the goal line with about a minute left in the game to take a 25-12 lead.

MV scored late and attempted an on-side kick, which South recovered to secure the win.

South (3-2, 2-1 CCC) is scheduled to host Fort Loramie (4-1, 3-0) on Friday, Sept. 28 in key Cross County Confernce contest.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.