Panorama Pythons defend home against Sylmar Spartans


Coach Adrian Beltran

The Panorama Pythons defeated the Sylmar Spartans 57 - 28 in their Valley Mission League matchup at home on Thursday September 14, 2023.

The Pythons dominated the game, and the Spartans were not able to really challenge for the victory on the road. Sylmar made an effort to fight back, but had no answer for the power running game of the Pythons. The offensive experience and flair of Panorama, led by junior quarterback Keanu Kelly, left the Spartans with no answers defensively. Kelly finished the game with 21 carries, 227 rushing yards, and five touchdowns. After the third quarter the Pythons were in control and gave their home crowd more offensive action.

Junior running back Christian Vargas also provided the home crowd with memorable moments with his performance. Vargas finished the night with 27 carries, 359 rushing yards, 2 rush touchdowns and three 2 point conversions. Another honorable mention is fullback Christian Miranda. Miranda had 5 carries for 68 yards, and a touchdown in the game. The Pythons finished the game with 649 total yards.

Coach Adrian Beltran of Panorama was pleased with the performance of his side. Beltran pointed out the importance of their preparation and the goals for the Python program. We want to be a higher tier program, we want to be competitive.” He went on to add, “After being short the last two years we are motivated (to win championships).”

Beltran attributes the Pythons’ success to the coaching staff and student athletes who grind every day. “Shout out to the O-line who were amazing. We are a dominant running team.” Now with a 5 - 0 record, Panorama will travel to Van Nuys (2 - 2) on Friday September 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM. Sylmar will look for their third victory this season when they host Reseda (0 - 5), also on Friday. at 7:00 PM.

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