Medina Valley 8th grade Orange and White team travelled to Kerrville to take on the Spikes.
The White team game started by allowing the spikes to run back a punt to make it 8-0. The next defense series Geovonni Solis-Dews and Sebastian Medellin collected their first sacks apiece. The second quarter the defense still was dominating lead by Christopher Elizardo and Hunter Brown each collecting a fumble recovery. The Panthers came out strong in the 3rd quarter lead by Isaiah Moreno sacking the quarter back. In the end the panthers could not generate much offense falling 24-0.
The Orange team followed and the panthers came out flat. The Spikes got off to a big lead in the second quarter 20-0. The panthers had signs of greatness with Mason Vogel’s fumble recovery and a big run by Jordan Jasso. After the adjustments at half time the panthers came out for the hunt. On the kickoff Noah Caldwell recovered a fumble and set up Jordan Jasso 37 touchdown run to get the panthers on the board 8-20. Mason Vogel onside kick was recovered by Christian Flores and all the momentum was on our side. Run after run my Alexander Rivas, he set up Mason Vogel for a 5 yard touchdown run to make the score 14-20. The Panthers couldn’t be stopped and the next spike drive Mason Vogel recovered a fumble and later ran it in to take the lead 22-20. After big stops the spikes punted and pinned the panthers deep and couldn’t generate offense and punted and the spikes got lucky and returned it to the 3 yard line and later scored to make it 26-22. The panther had one last drive to score and was doing so with ease but came up one yard short under a minute. The Panthers played very tough and look to continue the momentum into next week. The White team will play La Vernia and the Orange team will play against SA Academy both teams will be at home. GO PANTHERS GO!!
The MVMS 7th Grade football team took on the Kerrville Spikes for 2nd week in a row. After not playing to the Panthers full potential last week both A and B team were thirsty for revenge.
The B team faced off for battle in the first game. The first quarter belonged to the Spikes as they went up 6-0. However the Panthers weren't going to be pushed around and came back to score right before half with a 39 yard run by Damian Loy. During the 3rd quarter the Spikes came back with a quick touchdown to take the lead 13-6. With the Panthers losing ground they took a chance on a deep pass that was completed to Thomas Pardo for a 61 yard TD. The Spikes were leading with 2 minutes left in the game when Adam Tunnel stripped the ball from a Spike running back and Gilmore with the fumble recovery. The Panther offense tried to get down field in time for a score but the clock did not work in the Panthers favor. After a hard fought battle the B team feel to the Spikes 13-12. The B team Panthers will play La Verna next week down at the track field. Come out and support! GPG
The A team squared up for the Spikes next still having some wounds from the last week loss. Despite those wound the Panthers knew they had to come out a redeem themselves. The first 3 quarters was a strong defensive battle. The defense for both sides held a shutout. Going into the 4th quarter the Panthers made a few offensive changes and magic started happening. After a long march down the field thanks to a strong offensive line and great runs by Alex Roth the Panthers got into the red zone. Shortly later quarterback Nick Rash had a 4 yard rushing touchdown and PAT run by Alex Roth to take the lead 7-0. A strong Panther defense got the ball back for the Panthers with 3 minutes left. With a 1:30 left the Panthers needed to convert a 4 and inches. Unfortunately for the Panthers the Spikes stopped them and had a chance to come back. A few short plays later the Spikes scored a touchdown to make the score 7-6. With a do or die PAT kick the Panthers brought all they had. A great defensive push and bad snapped caused a backfield tackle by Weston Marshall. With 33 seconds left on the clock Tivy had one more shot by recovering the onside kick. With the Panthers hands team in on kick return the kick was off. Even with a great onside kick Peyton Homann swallowed the ball up to insure the Panther victory and a final of 7-6! The A team Panthers will play SA Academy next week Panther Stadium. Come out and support!