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Quintin Downey

Quintin Downey

Spring Garden fullback Quintin Downey (4) runs by an open hole Friday night during Shades Mountain Christian. Photo pleasantness of Chris Tierce.

Dakota Lambert

Dakota Lambert

Spring Garden using behind Dakota Lambert tries to shake a Shades Mountain Christian tackler on a run Friday night. Photo pleasantness of Chris Tierce.



Posted: Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 1:18 am
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Updated: 2:31 am, Sat Nov 1, 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Spring Garden downs Shades Mtn. Christian, creates history

Shannon Fagan, Sports Editor

northwestgeorgianews.com

BIRMINGHAM – With their 25-6 feat during Shades Mountain Christian on Friday, a Spring Garden Panthers (7-3) done a small history.

They cumulative a runner-up symbol in Class 1A, Region 7 and will horde Marion County (5-5) this Friday to flog off a state playoffs. It will be Spring Garden’s initial ever home playoff diversion in a football program’s 43-year history.

“It’s large for us,” Spring Garden manager Jason Howard said. “It’s something we’ve talked about for a prolonged time. A lot of kids by a years have laid a substructure for this to happen. we consider we’ll have a lot of support and a fans will get behind this team. we consider we’ll container a place out. It should be a good atmosphere.”

Howard pronounced he’s unapproachable of this season’s organisation for creation this ancestral impulse in a program’s story happen.

“Nobody suspicion we could do it, though hat’s off to this organisation for creation it happen,” he said.

Friday’s playoff diversion will be a eighth postseason diversion in a school’s story and their initial given 2012. The Panthers are 3-5 all-time in a playoffs.

Sophomore fullback Quintin Downey led a Panthers on Friday with 116 yards on 16 carries with dual touchdowns. He also had a span of sacks on defense. Sophomore using behind Dakota Lambert tallied 111 yards on 19 totes and a score. Sophomore quarterback Ben Ivey combined 84 yards on 5 carries.

Downey delivered a game’s initial touchdown on a 4-yard run with 6:47 to go in a initial quarter. Sophomore Kaitlyn Rogers couldn’t bond on a additional point, gripping a measure during 6-0.

Lambert combined to a Panther lead with 8:39 remaining before halftime on his 9-yard touchdown run. The 2-point try failed, though Spring Garden was adult 12-0.

Senior fullback Matt Mullinax non-stop a third-quarter scoring on a 1-yard run during a 7:14 mark. Rogers missed a additional point, though a Panthers hold an 18-0 lead.

Downey scored his second touchdown with 3:33 to go in a third on a 10-yard run. Rogers combined a PAT, augmenting Spring Garden’s lead to 25-0.

Billy Parker had Shades Mountain Christian’s sole touchdown – a 1-yard run in a game’s final minute.

Austin Patterson led a Eagles (1-9) with 52 yards on 12 carries.

Junior linebacker Dylan Short led a Panther invulnerability with 5 tackles, including one for mislaid yardage, with a sack. Senior linebacker Kris Holcomb combined 4 tackles.

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Updated: 2:31 am.


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