Georgiana junior varsity football tops Elba 18-6
Published 12:31 am Saturday, September 27, 2008
The Georgiana Junior Varsity football team picked up an 18-6 win Monday night over Elba at Harmon Field.
“It was a big win for us,” said coach Kirk Norris. “The JV is 2-2 now, and counting the varsity’s games, it’s the third win in a row for the program.”
Elba put up the first points of the game after a Georgiana fumble.
“We fumbled it and gave them good field position, and they got it and scored from inside the 30-yard line,” Norris said.
On the next possession, the Panthers scored on a 51-yard toss sweep to Rodrick Griffin.
The two teams went into the locker room tied at 6-6.
The second half belonged to the Panthers.
Facing third and 15 with 4:32 left in the third quarter, Rickey Everett broke a quarterback keeper for 63 yards.
The two teams traded possessions, and Elba made it inside the Georgiana 10-yard line.
“We had a great defensive stand to stop them on fourth down,” Norris said.
The Panthers were forced to punt, but Trey Brockman later scored from 30-yards out on a screen pass to go up 18-6.
Terrell Gandy intercepted a long pass by Elba to seal the game and the Panthers ran out the clock.
“It was good to get a win at home for the home crowd,” Norris said. “It was good for the parents to come out and see, and we’re getting a lot of work in for the future.”
The Panthers will play Brantley next Monday in Brantley.
“They beat us here at home 14-6 earlier this season, so we’re looking for a little revenge,” Norris said.