Panthers Tame the Leopards

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After a much needed bye week for the Panthers, it would not take them long to get things rolling again. The Banks County Leopards would travel to the mountains of Blairsville Friday night to take on your Union County Panthers. This was a huge region 8-AA match up for the Panthers. Just like most games this season the offense would explode earlier and often.

Union County would win the coin toss and elect to receive the ball to start the game and it was a great call by the Head Coach. Pierson Allison would come out throwing the ball all over the Leopards. The drive would result in a 35 yard receiving touchdown by Junior, Sawyer Drake. Then the high flying Panthers defense would take the field against the old school wing T offense Banks runs. Union would not budge a bit forcing Banks to a 3 and out on their first 4 possessions.

The second possession for the Panthers on Offense would go in the same direction as the first one. Pierson would work his magic just like all year and finish it off with a 14 yard touchdown strike to Kyle Morlock. Chayton Schafer would be the answer to the Panther’s 3rd touchdown when he caught a 25 yard pass. This would bring a end to the 1st quarter with the Panther’s leading 21-0. The second quarter would be similar. Kyle Morlock would catch another touchdown and Pierson would take one in from 54 yards out. Banks would answer making the score 35-7 at the half.

The old school wing T would eat 10 minutes of the 3rd quarter up and would end in a touchdown for Banks county. Howevere, with two minutes left in the 3rd the Panthers would take the ball down the field and score on another rushing touchdown by Pierson Allison. This would end the 3rd with the panthers leading 42-14. The 4th quarter would be a time for the Panthers to get some young guys in. Jonah Daniel would score on a 16 yard rushing touchdown on his first carry. Banks would eat the rest of the clock up and get them a field goal. When the final buzzer rang the Panthers came out on top 49-17. Union will travel to Ogelthorpe to take on the Patriots this Friday night.

Region Standings:

School Name *W-L *Pct. *PF *PA W-L Pct. PF PA Strk
Rabun County 4-0 1.000 197 57 6-1 0.857 300 126 6 W
Union County 4-0 1.000 171 67 7-0 1.000 300 87 7 W
Monticello 2-2 0.500 97 88 3-4 0.429 145 143 2 W
Elbert County 2-2 0.500 137 91 4-3 0.571 218 140 2 L
Banks County 2-2 0.500 87 134 3-4 0.429 137 184 2 L
Putnam County 1-3 0.250 82 156 2-5 0.286 145 252 1 W
Social Circle 1-3 0.250 88 156 4-3 0.571 229 170 1 L
Oglethorpe County 0-4 0.000 40 150 0-7 0.000 54 233 7 L

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