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Monday, October 31, 2011
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 – 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.
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
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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.
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
Monday, October 3, 2011
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
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