HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Third-quarter swell rises Spring Garden past …
September 15, 2014 - garden totes
SPRING GARDEN – Spring Garden football manager Jason Howard pronounced there was zero special he pronounced to his Panther players during halftime of Friday night’s Class 1A, Region 7 strife with Gaylesville.
He simply challenged them to play adult to their capability.
That elementary summary sparked a Panthers in a third quarter. They incited a parsimonious six-point diversion during halftime into a 26-point romp, eventually winning by a final of 33-13.
“We came out flat,” Howard pronounced bluntly of a Panthers’ first-half effort, that they led 13-7. “We had a outrageous throng here, and we unhappy everybody for a initial dual quarters. we approaching them to step adult and play a improved code of round that we design to play, and they did (in a second half).”
The Panthers (3-0, 2-0) took a second-half kickoff and usually indispensable 3 plays to find a finish zone. Sophomore tailback Dakota Lambert dashed 58-yards for his initial touchdown of a night. Sophomore fullback Quintin Downey’s 2-point acclimatisation run gave Spring Garden a 21-7 lead.
It took a Panther invulnerability only one play to give their offense a round back.
Gaylesville comparison quarterback CJ Williamson fumbled a snap, that was picked adult by Panther youth lineman Sam Parris during a Trojan 41-yard line.
After a chastisement on initial down corroborated Spring Garden adult to a possess 46, comparison Kyle Reece took a handoff and went a distance. Senior kicker Andrew McLarty’s additional indicate pushed Spring Garden’s lead to 27-7 with only underneath 10 mins left in a third.
But a Panthers weren’t calm with interlude there. They forced Gaylesville (0-3, 0-1) to punt on a subsequent drive, though comparison punter P.J. Pangle was met by several Panther defenders and brought down for a detriment during a Trojan 20.
Four plays later, Lambert scored again on a 15-yard run that put a diversion on ice during 33-7.
“I feel like we set a tinge for a second half in a initial 6 mins of a third entertain – offensively and defensively,” Howard said. “We were means to get to a edge. We knew they were going to jam us adult a center flattering well. In a initial half, we didn’t get to a edge. We talked about environment a corner and removing outward all week. We weren’t means to do that, though in a second half, Dakota got outward and we were means to disencumber it adult and strike some curve things off-tackle on them with a other backs. we feel like a second half we played well.”
Early on, however, it was a Trojans who played well. They marched 59 yards in 14 plays on their opening expostulate – 12 of that were carries by comparison using behind Dylan Evans. The expostulate culminated in Williamson’s 10-yard touchdown toss to comparison receiver Tristan Stalker. Junior kicker Brandon Barnes’ additional indicate gave Gaylesville a 7-0 lead with 4:33 left in a initial quarter.
“After that initial drive, we suspicion we were going to have a good night,” Gaylesville manager Kyle Garmon said. “We tranquil a line scrimmage. Things looked like they were going a way, though afterwards a penalties started. We had an interception, that we take a censure for, and afterwards we had dual bad snaps on punts. We only shot ourselves in a feet a second half.
“We should have done some arrange of composition for a discerning pitch, that he (Howard) hadn’t run all year. We never practiced to that one play. We substantially didn’t speak adequate during a week about curve responsibilities. He runs a curve weakside, and we didn’t do a really good pursuit of fortifying it.”
Spring Garden managed to tie a diversion during 7 with a discerning 6-play, 54-yard expostulate in that sophomore quarterback Ben Ivey found an open hole adult a center and scooted 39 yards for a touchdown.
After a Trojan punt, a Panthers put together a prolonged expostulate that stalled when McLarty missed a 27-yard margin goal.
However, Reece gave Spring Garden a round behind by picking off Williamson 4 plays later. He returned it to a Trojan 14, that set adult a Downey 1-yard touchdown run. McLarty done a additional point, though Gaylesville had jumped offside before a kick. After relocating a round up, McLarty’s re-try was blocked, gripping a measure during 13-7 during halftime.
“I talked to a seniors during halftime, and we talked about being a mature team,” Howard said. “Part of being a mature group is being means to hoop success. we felt like they came out a initial 6 mins of a third entertain and we started playing.”
Lambert led a Panthers with 97 yards on 13 carries with dual touchdowns. Reece had 4 carries for 70 yards and a score. Downey delivered 41 yards on 10 totes.
Evans led Gaylesville with 53 yards on 18 carries. Senior using behind Gordon Walters rushed for 93 yards on 9 attempts, with 76 entrance on a Trojans’ final touchdown with 5:50 left in a game.
Gaylesville looks to put an finish to a three-game movement when it travels to another Region 7 opposition Valley Head on Friday. Spring Garden puts a 3-0 record on a line when it hosts Class 2A Gaston.
“We’re a lot happier being 2-0 (in a region) than 0-2, though we’ve got a lot of football to play,” Howard said. “We step out of a segment for a subsequent dual weeks, though we’ve got to get improved those subsequent dual weeks before we get behind in a segment for a subsequent four. We’re where we wish to be during this indicate of a season.”