The defense gets credit for a safety, but Snider coach Kurt Tippmann would like his special teams to receive part of the accolades.
The Panthers turned the trick not once – but twice – in a 49-12 win over Harding on Friday.
On the first one in the first quarter, Snider punter Tyler Williams' 51-yard punt helped put the Hawks at their own 1-yard line.
Two plays later and the Panthers are tackling Harding's Myikell Payne in the end zone, and Snider led 9-6.
On safety No. 2, Snider kicked off to the Hawks, who had returned the ball to the Harding 44 but a block in the back penalty moved the ball to the 8. After a sack of Zac Haydock pushed the ball back a yard, a bad snap sailed into the end zone where Haydock recovered the ball for the defensive two points and a 42-12 lead in the fourth quarter.
"The safeties come from great special teams play," Tippmann said. "We spend a lot of time on special teams. Our guys who run down there to cover it did a nice job of pinning them. It's the field position, more than anything, and then the defense made nice plays to stop them for safeties."