Panthers close Rockies

PLYMOUTH — It’s never easy to beat a team twice, especially on the road, but NorthWood sure made it look that way.
The Panthers put up 406 total yards of offense while holding Plymouth to a mere 151, and NorthWood backed up its Week 9 defeat of the Rockies with a 49-16 rout at The Rockpile Friday.
Plymouth closes out its season at 4-7, while NorthWood (8-3) moves on to host Concord in the Class 4A Sectional 11 championship next Friday.
“We got beat by a better team,” said Plymouth Head Football Coach John Barron. “They were more physical than we were. It’s a funny game. We’re a team that has had trouble getting over negative plays. We had them early with some third and longs, and they just gutted us. They’re a good football team; they’re well coached, they play hard, they tackle well. They do all the things that add up to having success, and their kids play hard. They came over here and they beat a team that they had beaten, on the road. That’s hard to do. My hat’s off to them. They’ve got a good football team.”