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Georgiana smothers Shields

The Georgiana Panthers used a big advantage in team speed to pull off a big 60-0 win over J.F. Shields on homecoming.

“We set several goals for this game, and we played a great game, particularly in the first quarter,” said head coach Shane Smothers. “I truly believed they learned their lesson last week that you can’t count the number of players on the sideline. We didn’t have a letdown this week.”

Georgiana wasted no time jumping on the Panthers from Beatrice.

LaJordan Crittenden scored with 9:29 left in the first quarter, and Deven Cheatham kicked the extra point.

That extra point was just a warmup for Cheatham, who exploded for touchdown runs of 60 and 42 yards to make the score 19-0.

In the second quarter, Kevin Brogden connected with Damien McIntosh on a 15-yard pass that made it 25-0, and McIntosh followed that with a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown.

The Panthers also got a rushing touchdown from Brogden, another score from Cheatham, and scores from Rickey Everett and Roderick Griffin.

The score was 46-0 at halftime, and Griffin and Everett added their touchdowns in the second half to make the final 60-0.

Cheatham ended the game with 211 yards on the ground, while Crittenden had 80 yards rushing.

Georgiana had 419 yards rushing in the game, and 478 yards of total offense while holding Shields to 23 yards rushing and seven yards passing.

“Now we’ve got our work cut out for us next week against McKenzie,” Smothers said. “They’re clicking on all cylinders. We’ve got to score some points, and we did that tonight.”

Georgiana hosts McKenzie next Thursday.