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JV football wins, freshmen fall against Washington

Sep 14, 2017

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News

 

The freshman and junior varsity football teams played a couple of tight games against Washington this week. The freshmen fell 26-18 in Washington on Friday night and the JV squad topped the Demons 14-12 at home on Monday.

The freshmen trailed 13-12 at halftime on Friday. The Panthers scored on a 20-yard touchdown run by Brennen Bender in the first quarter to take the 6-0 lead and put up another score on a 42-yard pass from Jack Johnson to Chase Williamson after a couple of Demon touchdowns.

The Panthers scored again on a five-yard run by Mitchell Moothart in the second half but the Demons scored 13 more points to take the win, 26-18.

Johnson finished 3-9 for 72 yards and one touchdown. Williamson had two catches for 69 yards and a touchdown, and Bender had seven carries for 74 yards and a score.

Bender had 11 tackles on the night to lead the defense. Johnson had six tackles and the duo of Cooper Pullis and Williamson had five tackles apiece. They forced three turnovers on the night, getting an interception from Jaxon Glaha and fumble recoveries from Johnson and Oscar-Vasquez-Lopez.

The JV team had the last shot to draw some blood from Washington this year. Much like in the varsity and freshman games, the JV team scored first. Brody Bender threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Stukerjurgen to put the Panthers up 7-0 early.

Rhett Zeglen helped make it 14-0 when he picked off the Demon quarterback and took it all the way back to the house for a 57-yard pick-six. The Demons scored twice off of Mt. Pleasant turnovers but the Panthers hung on by two.

The JV Panthers ran for 106 yards and threw for 41 yards in the win. The defense finished with three sacks, two fumble recoveries, an interception and a defensive score.

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