West Gadsden put a damper on Sneads’ homecoming festivities last Friday night when the visiting Panthers took a 31-21 football win over the Pirates.
“A win is always nice,” West Gadsden head coach Joey Striplin said. “And it’s really nice to pick one up on the road.”
The Panthers never really put this one away until late when they held off a Sneads drive and then ran the clock out.
Two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, four extra point kicks and a field goal accounted for the West Gadsden scoring.
Marquez Brown caught the two touchdown throws, which came from Qwuantrezz Knight on distances of 10 yards and 25 yards.
Antonio Murphy ran in a touchdown from 12 yards out and Miguel Davis scored the other on a 3-yard run.
Israel Grande had the kicking scores with a 30-yard field goal and four point-after kicks.
The Pirates’ sophomore runner Antwan Green scored on runs of 45 and 16 yards.
The win got West Gadsden’s record to 4-1. This week the Panthers will travel to Bristol for a 7:30 p.m game against District 4-1A Liberty County.
The Bulldogs also sport a 4-1 mark and the winner of this match will have an early inside track for a district title.
BOBCATS SUFFER FIRST LOSS
Munroe found themselves up 21 to 6 over Jacksonville Cedar Creek in the Gateway City Friday night.
The Bobcats ended the game with those same 21 points but the home team added 30 in the second half, sending Munroe home with a 36-21 loss.
It was the Bobcats’ first loss this season and also marked the first time they have been scored on.
Myles Edwards scored two touchdowns for Munroe and had a two-point conversion in the game, getting one six-pointer on a 34-yard pass from Will Harris and the other on a 3-yard run. His two-point conversion was also on a pass from Harris.
Jalyn Lewis scored the other Munroe touchdown with a 78-yard kick-off return and Cole Skipper finished the scoring with an extra point boot.
The Bobcats allowed the 36 points in spite of two defensive pass interceptions by Bo Bailey and one each by Lewis and Skipper.
Munroe’s record is 3-1. The Bobcats will host Aucilla in a Panhandle Conference North Division game Friday night at Corry Field at 7:30 p.m. It will also be a renewal of the Interstate 10 Trophy game.
LOSES TO WAKULLA
East Gadsden found themselves up 26-7 over Wakulla Co. in Medart last Friday night before losing to the home-standing War Eagles 34-26.
The loss left East Gadsden with a 2-3 record as they ready for a home game against Marianna this Friday night.
It will be the Jaguars’ first district 1-4A game. East Gadsden has been district champions the past two years.