Panthers Vs. Saints
After a win on the coin flip panthers choose to defer, Saints to receive the kickoff. After a 3 and out by each team, saints get their second possession and marched down the field to score the first touchdown of the day. Saints extra point was no good, saints lead 6-0. To start the 2nd quarter the Saints scored a quick touchdown, extra point no good, to bring their lead to 12-0. With the Panthers first possession of the 2nd quarter, they marched down the field controlling the ball for majority of the time. Getting down to the 16 yard line the panthers QB Joesph Guerra throws a 16 yard pass to King Lopez-Archibald resulting in a Panther touchdown! Extra point was good cutting down the Saints lead to 12-7 at the end of Half.
Panthers received the kick off after the half and worked their way down to the 1 yard line in which the saints defense forced a turnover on downs. With the Saints backed up to their own 1 yard line, on first down their QB was sacked by Defensive end Eric Portillo resulting in a safety, score now 12-9. Entering the 4th quarter Panthers hit the ground running and reached the 2 yard line, after a play for a loss and a penalty resulting in panthers in a 2nd and 15 situation. With a pass to up in the air, the ball was intercepted by the saints. After a few plays the Saints worked their way into the end zone to extend their lead 18-9. The Panthers had another chance to catch up, but fell short 18-9 to the Saints.
Players of the Week
SaintsThe Saints player of the week is Mikey Topper. After giving up a big play on defense Mikey stayed strong and came back with a gaming changing interception and run back. Mikey also made it happen with on the offensive side with a running TD. Mikey shows that you never quit and it’s not all about size… This kid has a huge heart!
King has become a leader on the team. As the starting QB, he has controlled his huddle, made sure that the players are in the right position on the line and keeps calm under any condition on the football field.
King had a great game this past Saturday against the Saints. King had a beautiful catch for a TD on a perfectly thrown ball from his QB that allowed him to continue in stride into the endzone. On defense, King contained his side of the field the whole game. He made crucial tackles on plays that were going his way.
King is a smart player on both sides of the ball. King continues to excel during practice and games. The sky is the limit with his football potential. King and his teammates have connected and bonded very well since day one of double day practice. You can see that bond everyday at practice and their interactions away from the field. King and his teammates take this game serious, but still have fun.
Keep it up King!
Cheerleaders of the Week
SaintsLilyana is a first year cheerleader. Her brother is on the Panthers. Lilyana was chosen as cheerleader of the week this week because she always tries her hardest. She has a bubbly personality and everyone loves to watch her cheer.
PanthersKaila is our Pantherette of the week. This is Kaila’s 2nd year cheering as a Panther. She has made amazing progress and growth this year. Her cheers and kicks are spot on, she gives awesome personality to everything she does on the sideline and the field especially in her dance routines. Kaila is definitely the loudest girl on our team no matter where she is in the line. She continues to strive in her tumbling skills, getting better and better every day. Kaila is an incredible member of our cheer team and that is why she is our Pantherette of the week!
Brian is an Assistant Coach for the Panthers and when he’s not coaching, he’s writing great game summaries for the website!