Concerned about the Lakers' passing attack, Port Byron spread out its defenders - and paid for it early in the third quarter, when John Parsons, from his own 38, found a big hole and took off on a 62-yard dash to the other end zone.
Not until the latter part of the period did the Panthers, trailing 21-0, get on the board, marching to the Lakers' two before Jonah Snyder found Schyler Delmarter in the end zone. But Skaneateles answered with one more scoring drive of its own, capped by Matt Lee's one-yard plunge.
Skaneateles knows the sort of challenge that ITC presents. In just its fourth season as a varsity squad, the Eagles have won its five games by a combined margin of 166-23, giving up just two defensive touchdowns and shutting out three opponents.
Though the Lakers are virtually assured of a Section III Class C playoff berth, the clash with ITC will largely determine whether Skaneateles will get to start that post-season quest at home, or face a more challenging road to back-to-back sectional titles.