Monday, October 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:17 p.m.
Featured image: Proviso West defeated Proviso East on Oct. 6 at West in Hillside. | Luigi Miguel Villaviza Cabantog/Facebook
Proviso West defeated Proviso East High School 34-18 in the annual gridiron clash of crosstown rivalries on Oct. 6 at West. The victory was the first this season for the Panthers, 1-6, while the Pirates fell to 2-5 for the season.
The Panthers’ win was powered by the ground game of running backs Brandon Smith (#2) and Brandon Gwin-Smith (#8).
Smith, the MaxPreps Player of the Game, notched 21 carries for 174 yards and three touchdowns while Gwin-Smith carried 12 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns.
The Panthers’ defense also shined with a fumble recovery in the third quarter. East had three fumbles throughout the game.
West earned 356 total yards to East’s 166, with 330 of the Panthers’ yards earned on the ground.
The Panthers face the York Dukes on Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., at York while the Pirates face the Willowbrook Warriors on Friday, Oct. 12, 7:15 p.m. at home. VFP
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly noted that Proviso East was 2-6, instead of 2-5. We regret the error.
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