The football team rolled past Silver Lake in its opener.
It was worth the wait.
The Whitman-Hanson Regional High football team legged its way to a season-opening win.
The Panthers rushed for 280 yards and three touchdowns to kick off the season with a 24-9 victory over Silver Lake.
Senior Cam Cummings (19 carries for 85 yards, 2 TDs) and junior Will Stafford (13 carries for 85 yards) ran for 85 yards apiece.
Senior captain Jason Murphy got W-H on the board first when found paydirt from 12 yards out.
Silver Lake cut it to 6-3 on a field goal before Cummings bowled his way into the endzone from 1 yard out in the second quarter.
Sophomore Cam Burrows hooked up with senior Declan Hanaphy on a 2-yard score to give the Panthers an 18-3 lead at the half.
WH takes advantage of a fumble deep in SL territory as Cam Burroughs hits Declan Hanaphy for the TD, 18-3 at half pic.twitter.com/V7dj78dwEJ
— Bob Rodgers (@WHathletics) March 12, 2021
Cummings capped W-H’s scoring in the third quarter with his second touchdown of the game — this time from 2 yards out.
The Panthers (1-0) are back in action next Friday, March 19, hosting Marshfield at 6 p.m.