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Panthers upend ‘Dub-Dub’

Corydon Central recorded its third-straight shutout Friday night with a 26-0 win over visiting West Washington.
The Panthers (6-1, 2-1 Mid-Southern Conference) scored all the points they’d need in the first quarter when running back Jon Windell scampered 43 yards for the touchdown.
A 30-minute deluge of rain just before game time turned the field into a sticky mess and hampered the offenses of both teams.
“It was probably the muddiest game I’ve ever seen,” Corydon assistant coach Kerry Zimmerman said. “I don’t know how the kids stood up. When we went out there to shake hands after the game it was like we were walking on ice.”
Windell went on to rush for 101 yards and scored three touchdowns against the Senators (3-4).
In the second period, Windell marked a four-yard touch for a 12-0 lead at the intermission.
Corydon found the end zone twice more before the final horn, with Windell adding a one-yard dive and quarterback Justin McPherson hitting one of his favorite targets in Nevin Dunaway for a 35-yard strike.
“We wanted to firm up our passing, but couldn’t quite get it done with the conditions we were in. The footballs were just caked with mud,” Zimmerman said.
Corydon recovered several fumbles by West Washington and Steven Walker picked off a pass as well, Zimmerman said.
JV takes a split
Corydon’s JV team knocked off Paoli, 27-0, two weeks ago and got clipped by Clarksville this week, 18-15.
In the loss to the Generals, Eric Fowler had a nine yard run for a score and Travis Basham added the kick for a 8-0 lead.
Clarksville got on the board with a safety in the second period, but Fowler answered in the third with an eight yard run to the end zone. Jason Ward added the two-point run.
Clarksville came back thanks to an 18-yard romp by Colin Davis. Leroy Wilson ran the ball in for the PAT.
In the final quarter, Jason Bates caught a 14-yard pass from Wilson, who also ran the ball in for the PAT to give Clarksville the win.
Defensively for the Panthers, David Terhune had 19 tackles.
In the victory over Paoli, David Terhune scored on an 11-yard pass from Alex Zimmerman and Will Heitkemper rushed for the point-after. In the second period, Terhune had another 15-yard pass from Zimmerman, but the run failed to give Corydon a 14-0 lead at the half.
Brandon Wood caught a 17-yard pass from Zimmerman for a score in the third quarter as Basham added the kick.
Wrapping the scoring up for the night was Terhune, who snared a 24-yard pass from Zimmerman, who threw for 118 yards.
Corydon rushed for 165 yards.
Terhune and Ralph Weaver each had nine tackles on the night.