Football - Boys Varsity
vs. The Village School
|Date:||October 26, 2017|
THE PANTHERS WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
The Presbyterian School Panthers squared off with the Village School Vikings for HJPC Div. II supremacy. The game was everything a championship game should be. There were highs and lows, palpable intensity and drama like you wouldn't believe...
The game started as most of our games this season with a long Mark D'Andrea TD run. The Panthers also tacked on a short TD reception to George Still. An interception return for a touchdown by the Village, the result of a questionable play-call, took the championship game into half-time with one possession being the difference.
The Vikings tied the game late in the 3rd quarter with a short TD pass. After losing possession of the ball, the Vikings were poised to take the lead but instead were denied by our stout defense and gave the possession back to the Panthers on the 2 yard-line. Subsequently, PS took the lead with another D'Andrea TD run and headed into the 4th quarter up six points.
The Panthers pulled away from there. The defense was dominating against the Vikings passing game, which had a lot of success in the first three quarters. The defensive pressure of Caden Rice, Lawson Huff, Hutch Coward and William Husted frazzled the opposing quarterback while Nicholas Oldham and Brayden Crow provided some much needed pass deflections from their safety positions. Other defensive contributors were: Charlie Funderburk, Jakob Fjeld-Hansen, Leo Filardo, Bonner Johanson and Christopher Means.
William Barboza did a great job with his kick-off deep to keep the Village returners from their big play potential while our kick coverage group: Matt Lewis, Elliott Crantz, Styles Creduer, Jadir Da Silva, Matthew Godinich and Matthew Kallmeyer did a great job of staying in their lanes and making great tackles.
The Panthers pulled away late in the game with a brilliant TD reception by Ben Norvell, who took a short D'Andrea screen pass more than 70 yards for the score, and a pick-6 by cornerback Andrew Parks. The game was then sealed by a great jump ball interception by Cooper Murray. Final score was 30-12 in favor of your Presbyterian School Panthers, who had an undefeated season!
Congratulations, Gentlemen on a fine season.