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.

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“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.