Monday, October 31, 2011

Missed field goal gives win to Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings survived a late missed field goal attempt by Carolina's Olindo Mare and beat the Panthers 24-21 at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday.
Mare missed the 31-yard attempt wide the left with 29 seconds remaining after the Panthers (2-6) had driven from their 24 to the Vikings 13.
Minnesota (2-6) had taken the lead on a 31-yard field goal by Ryan Longwell with 2:43 remaining.

Hoover Spoils Patriots Undefeated Season Attempt

HOOVER – Connor Short threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns as No. 7 Hoover (9-1) ended the regular season with a win over No. 7 Bob Jones (9-1) in a matchup of ranked Class 6A teams. Short completed 21-of-28 passes and connected with Josh Jackson on scoring strikes of 12 and 40 yards. “Connor has started to come into his own as our quarterback,” Hoover wide out Caleb Sims said. “He had a great game for us tonight and made some big plays for us.  He is getting better each week and we need him with the playoffs starting next week.” While Short was executing the game plan for the Bucs offense, Hoover's defense physically manhandled the Patriots. Trent Dunn and Brad Shaw combined for 19 tackles and three sacks as they chased Bob Jones quarterback Jeffery Moss all over the field.  If Moss wasn’t running around, he was overthrowing receivers. “I told our kids that we had to get more physical, and I am proud of the way they played,” Hoover coach Josh Niblett said.  “Except for a couple of trick plays,  I thought we played a solid game on defense.” After Andrew Dunn booted a 20-yard field goal to cut the Bucs’ lead to 6-3, Marlon Humphrey took the ensuing kickoff 96 yards straight up the middle of the field for a touchdown. “Any time your defense or special teams can score, that is huge,” Niblett said.  “Overall, we played  a solid game. Now, we have to come to work and maintain that level for five more weeks.” Dakota Daniel scored on a 27-yard run. He finished with 75 yards rushing on 12 attempts. Michael Powers connected with Jarrett Brown on a 31-yard scoring pass. Kyler Jackson added a 10-yard touchdown run to complete the scoring for the Bucs. Nick Richardson found Moss on a double pass for 12 yards for Bob Jones’ only touchdown. Both teams are headed to the state playoffs next week. Jeff George, Birmingham News, October 27, 2011.

Panthers over Bronchos

OCTOBER 28th- The Panthers clinched a playoff spot with a thrilling 36-29 come-from-behind win over Odessa.

MOJO opened the game with a 65 yard scoring drive, capped by Jack Wilkins' 20 yard touchdown run. Odessa's Johnny Campos answered with a TD run of his own to tie the game at 7-7. MOJO made it 14-7 with a 23 yard TD by JaQuille White. After forcing a punt, Permian looked to extend their lead but the Bronchos had other ideas, stepping in front of a Wilkins pass and taking it back for the score. Wilkins hit Van Powell from 20 yards out to make it 21-14, but the Bronchos responded with a 78 yard scoring drive. The PAT hit the upright, leaving MOJO ahead 21-20. On the next Permian possession, Clay Adams was stripped of the ball in a pileup, with the Bronchos recovering. Campos got Odessa into the endzone with five seconds on the clock. The Panthers went into the break down 26-21.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Bronchos extended their lead with a 40 yard fourth quarter field goal. Kacey Ryan came off the bench in relief of Wilkins, and on the fourth play of the drive hit Andrew Perez for a 59 yard catch-and-run touchdown. Van Powell made a diving catch to get the two point conversion, and the game was tied 29-29 with 3:33 remaining. A big stand by the MOJO defense forced the Bronchos to punt, setting up the wild finish. On the first play of the ensuing drive Powell took a screen pass from Ryan, bounced to the outside, then raced up the sideline for the 85 yard touchdown that won the game.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Panthers over Lee Rebels

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OCTOBER 21st- The Permian Panthers improved to 2-1 in league play with a 17-16 win over Midland Lee.

MOJO got off to a good start, receiving the opening kick and marching down the field on a 15 play scoring drive. Jack Wilkins hit  Van Powell from 10 yards, and the Panthers were up 7-0. The Rebels fumbled the ensuing kickoff, with Jordan Leake recovering to set the Panthers up at Lee's 35 yard line. Wilkins would hook up with Powell again from 11 yards out. MOJO went into the lockerroom with a 14-0 lead.

Bob Jones Finally Wins at Ogle Stadium

DECATUR, Alabama – Fifth-ranked Bob Jones High and Decatur were dead even at halftime Friday night, each with three points and 98 total yards. But the visiting Patriots rode two big plays to a 17-3 win at Ogle Stadium. Unbeaten Bob Jones improved to 9-0 overall and 7-0 in Class 6A, Region 8. “It’s just an historic win for us,” the Patriots third-year coach Kevin Rose said. “Bob Jones had never beaten Decatur at Decatur High School. That was our objective all week. We just continued to play great defense. And our offensive line took control of the game. It was a total team effort. All three phases of the game contributed. No turnovers.” Nick Beavers had 12 carries for 145 yards and one touchdown, an 89-yard burst up the middle on the Patriots first play from scrimmage at 7:58 in the third quarter. “I just saw the opening, and I took it and just ran for my life,” the senior running back/kick returner said. Senior quarterback Jeffery Moss, who has committed to play basketball at Murray State, completed 11-of-15 passes for 87 yards. “We had that big run our first play second half,” Moss said. “And the rest of the way it was just defense.” The Patriots defense made the second big play when Reggie Ragland sacked Decatur quarterback Will Laughlin, forcing a fumble. Rishad Goode scooped up the loose ball and ran 95 yards for a touchdown with 5:41 left in the game. “I was thinking we got a little relief so that was good for us, so the defense has got to step up,” said Ragland, a senior linebacker/receiver who has committed to Alabama. He finished with eight tackles, including his sack. Andrew Dunn made a 36-yard field goal with nine seconds left in the first half. He also averaged 32.6 yards on his six punts and put the ball in the end zone on a kickoff. Decatur (4-5, 4-3) got a 41-yard field goal from Jackson Walraven with 3:45 left in the second quarter. “That’s a very good football team,” Red Raiders coach Jere Adcock said. “They’re very athletic, they’re extremely well coached. We were very well prepared for them. I thought our kids played very well. Like all great teams, great players, they made the plays when they had to make them.” The Huntsville Times, October 21, 2011.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Permian Lose our to Cooper

Abilene Cooper showed the step-up in class that Permian will need to do if they are ever to challenge for the title again, when they defeated the Panthers 55-35.

Bob Jones Clinches Region Title

MADISON, Alabama –  Thirty-four Bob Jones seniors helped the Patriots win the 6A, Region 8 championship on Senior Night. “This victory means a lot for us,” said senior Reggie Ragland. “It solidified as region champs. It was a very good night for us seniorwise because we went out with a bang.” Bob Jones (8-0 overall, 7-0 region) scored on each of its first-half possessions. Quarterback Jeffery Moss connected with Ragland with 9:10 left in the first quarter on a 19-yard scoring pass. It was the first of five touchdown passes by Moss. Adam Dunn ran the two-point conversion. Midway through the first quarter, Jamel Harper scored on a 33-yard reception. Nick Richardson scored on 10-yard and 28-yard catches. Nick Beavers had a 27-yard touchdown reception, while Kevin Wright completed a halfback pass to Ryan Crooks midway through the second quarter. Adam Dunn made good on all PATs. Sparkman’s only score came in the third quarter on an 8-yard pass from Grant Banks to Tyler Caldwell. Moss finished with 147 yards, completing 9 of 14 passes. Carlton Rice for The Huntsville Times, October 14, 2011.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Manly Wins GF and Scores Kangaroo Spots

The Manly Sea Eagles took advantage of some dodgy refs calls to steal away from the New Zealand Warriors to take the NRL 2011 Premiership 24-10. The Manly Sea Eagles seem to get the rub of the Green with several obstruction penalties not blown and a sensational Anthony Watmough play the ball as he faced the sideline. But as everyone knows, you play to the whistle and Manly did that well.

Manly were rewarded with five players named in the Kangaroos squad for the Four Nations tournament. The squad is:

Darius Boyd, Daly Cherry-Evans, Cooper Cronk, Robbie Farah, Paul Gallen, Keith Galloway, Greg Inglis, Chris Lawrence, Luke Lewis, Darren Lockyer, Corey Parker, Matt Scott, David Shillington, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Dave Taylor, Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston, Akuila Uate, Anthony Watmough, Tony Williams, Jharal Yow Yeh.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Grand Final Day Prelims

Well, What a cracker so far. The Bulldogs won the NSW Cup in the final in the final seconds 30-28 after the Auckland Vulcans came home strongly to come within a whisper of stealing the game. The Bulldogs were the Minor Premiers and deserved to win, and to win in the final seconds of the game was a fitting finale.

The Toyota Cup was another cracker with the New Zealand Warriors seemingly home and hosed at 30-16, although they started to close up shop and this combined with a Cowboys team finally starting to work the big Warriors around, came home to level it on the hooter. Kyle Feldt had a chance to win the game for the Cowboys, but failed with his conversion attempt. In Golden Point time, Jordan Meads of the Warriors slotted a field goal to win 31-30

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Geelong AFL Premiers

The Geelong Cats defeated the Collingwood Magpies to take the 2011 Premiership at the MCG today. The Cats trailed at quarter and half-time, but a strong second half saw them overtake the Magpies with momentum and steal the game 119-81 and winning  by 38 points. It was the Cats third premiership in five years and has set themselves up as one of the great sides in history.

Patriots remain unbeaten at 6-0

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Bob Jones did its homework. The sixth-ranked Patriots, hoping to exploit an opening they saw on film, picked apart Huntsville’s secondary and again played stout defense Friday night to remain unbeaten at Milton Frank Stadium. Bob Jones scored on its first four possessions – converting third-and-long three times and fourth-and-4 once – and went on to a 37-15 victory. The Patriots (6-0, 4-0 in Class 6A, Region 8) led 28-0 at halftime. “A solid win over a good football team,’’ Bob Jones coach Kevin Rose said. Huntsville fell to 3-3, 2-2. The Patriots got 220 passing yards from quarterback Jeffery Moss and seven catches for 167 yards from

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