By Jacob Mathias
In their first game of the fall football season, the Stevens Point Area Senior High School Panthers routed the Wausau West Warriors 35-10 in a preseason match-up Thursday night.
The match was tied 7-7 at the end of the first quarter after touchdowns by Panther running back Gus Turner-Zick and Warrior Payton Nelson, but the Panthers jumped ahead with a touchdown and a field goal before the half was out. The Warriors remained behind for the rest of the game.
Turner-Zick was the game maker on Thursday, scoring all four touchdowns for the Panthers with a total of 304 rushing yards.
The Warriors only other score came from a field goal in the 3rd quarter by Travis Lang.
The Panthers take on the Wausau East Lumberjacks next Friday at Goerke Field. Kickoff is at 7:00 PM.