Wootton scored two touchdowns 1:45 apart in the third quarter to break a scoreless tie and went on to defeat Quince Orchard, 21-7, last night at Wootton in a game between previously undefeated Montgomery County teams.

Mike Mehok threw a 15-yard pass to Ed Reilly for the first score with 4:21 left in the quarter. Quince Orchard then fumbled the kickoff and two plays later Darrell McGraw ran 20 yards for the second touchdown.

The victory leaves Wootton 4-0 but Coach Bob Hampton said his team still has a tough season ahead. "We have four games remaining and we have to win all of them or maybe lose one," he said. "But this was a big one."

The Panthers' Kai Hebron rushed seven times for 77 yards in the first half but did not carry the ball in the second.

"I believe I should have run the ball more considering how well I did in the first half," he said. "But those fumbles killed us and I didn't get the chance."

Quince Orchard (3-1) fumbled twice in the third quarter, leading to both scores. Wootton took the second-half kickoff and moved to their 30, but were stopped. The Panthers then fumbled the punt to give the Patriots the ball at the Quince Orchard's 32. Four plays later, Mehok connected with Reilly.

"The play before, the coaches noticed {Reilly} was open, so we just ran the same thing and it worked," said Mehok, nine of 19 for 81 yards.

Quince Orchard fumbled again to set up McGraw's touchdown run. McGraw led the Patriots in rushing with 76 yards.

The Panthers closed to 14-7 in the fourth quarter when Vinnie Arianna threw a 42-yard pass to Ray Gray on fourth down with four minutes left.