PANAMA, N.Y. — Both end zones were full of former Panama football players, going back 68 years — 50 for 11-man football.
So the setting was a tough one for the Clymer Pirates on a long Saturday afternoon where not much went right.
Clymer did not register its first first down until the 10:58 mark of the second quarter and never got inside Panama's 35-yard line.
Panama led 12-0 at the half and settled for an 18-0 win as the Pirates fell to 2-3 this season.
“We are starting to wonder what an end zone is, we haven’t been in one for two weeks,” admitted coach Marc Heiser.
Clymer again switched starting quarterback Dan Wiggers to fullback in the second quarter with Cliff Bailey calling signals. It didn't seem to matter as the Pirates' passing game was off the mark.
Overall, Clymer was 0 of 12.
Panama scored on its first possession after a 60-yard kickoff return by Derek Fye. Cody DiDomenico ran 4 yards for the touchdown.
Jacob Saulsgiver made it 12-0 on a 20-yard touchdown run as the PAT attempt again failed. Clymer had 30 yards in penalties on the drive.
Clymer's defense tightened in the third period as Panama twice got inside the 10-yard line and did not score.
The Panthers scored with 3:20 left in the game with DiDomenico running in from 2 yards out.
Clymer was led by Nick Heil with 20 carries for 76 yards while Dan Wiggers carried 10 times for 50.
Wiggers was 0 for 9 passing, Bailey 0 for 3.
Wiggers figured in 23 tackles. Bailey 14 and Cody Styers 13. Styers had a big tackle for a loss of eight when Panama had a fourth-and-goal from the Pirates’ five.
DiDomenico led Panama's rushing with 139 yards on 27 carries while Saulsgiver had 109 on 13 rushes.
Clymer is back home on Saturday versus Westfield.
First Downs 8 14
Rushes-Yards 31-138 57-211
Yards Passing 0 9
Total Yards 138 220
Comp-Passes-Int 0-12-1 1-6-0
Punts-Avg. 3-32.0 1-35.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 7-80 4-20
Panama 6 6 0 6 — 18
Clymer 0 0 0 0 — 0
Pa - Didominico 4 run (kick failed)
Pa - Saulsgiver 20 run (pass failed)
Pa- DiDominico 2 run (pass failed